Daily Focus, May 15, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 31:1-31 (“An excellent wife who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels.)

This Week’s Memory Verse:The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”  Psalm 24:1

Remember These In Prayer:

Suzanne Gunter remains at Franklin Woods Hospital, as she struggles with effects of the pancreatic cancer that was only recently diagnosed.  She will soon be discharged to go home under hospice care.  Keep our sister in your prayers, as well as Chig, David, and all of her family.

Brittney Thornton, a young college student from our area, has been dealing with significant pain and depression as she suffers from a brain tumor.  Our prayers have been requested.

Monday Night Service: There are only two weeks remaining in our current session of Monday Night For The Master.  Join several of your Central family this evening at 6:00 for a delicious meal, a brief time of prayer, and simple ways to serve the Lord.

Off To A Good Start!  The gospel meeting with the Lebanon (VA) Church of Christ got off to a good start yesterday morning.  114 were present for morning worship, and a good number were present for the evening service.  One young lady asked for prayers for forgiveness for bad choices she had made.  Keith Hovis and his family are doing a great work with this congregation.  Keep our effort in your prayers.

Another Way To Help: Scott Chisam, cousin of Ben Shew who was killed last week in a work accident, sends another way to help Ben’s wife Caitlin and their two young children.  “GoFundMe” is a way to make an online donation to worthy causes; one such account has been set up for the Shew family.  If you’d like to contribute toward their ongoing expenses, click here.

Are We So Different?  *  “I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry.  And I know you do the same things too, so we’re really not that different, me and you.”  (Colin Raye)  *  “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”  (1 Peter 3:8)