Daily Focus, April 17, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12 (“So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21

Remember These In Prayer:

Skylar Strong, 19-year-old daughter of Judy Strong, is scheduled to have a catheter implanted today at Holston Valley Medical Center.  This will be used for her home dialysis treatments, which will begin in a couple of weeks.  Pray for God to watch over our young sister as she awaits a kidney transplant.

Ron Edlin, older brother of Joyce Hall, came through his surgery on Tuesday, a surgery that lasted nearly eight hours.  Four bypasses were done, and a heart valve was replaced.  Pray for strength and recovery, as he will remain hospitalized for a few days.

Jane Fillers is recovering at home following her lithotripsy procedure on Monday.  Pray that all will go according to plan, and that our sister will soon be feeling much better.

Judy Jones has been battling pneumonia and other difficult health issues in recent days.  Say a prayer that she will soon be feeling much better.

Lucy Hagerty is recovering from skin graft surgery on her leg on Monday.  She may have been discharged on Tuesday from Johnson City Medical Center, though we had no confirmation of that.

Jade Vance, daughter of Stephanie and Isaac Vance, is on a trip to Houston, Texas with her robotics class from David Crockett High School.  They are competing in a world competition after taking first place in state.  Our prayers for safety in travel have been requested by Dean and Kenn Neal, Jade’s grandparents.

Gene Clemons and Sam Akers, two brothers in Christ from the Pikeville, Kentucky area, are on their way to China to teach the gospel and to encourage brethren.  Pray for safety and good health while they are away, and that the Lord will open doors of opportunity.

What Will Be Your Priority this evening at 7:00?  Will you be among the number who come together to study God’s word, or those who pursue other matters?  Nothing is more important than your immortal soul, and Bible study prepares us for an eternity with Christ.

You’re Coming Through!  The appeal yesterday for office items for one of our college students drew some responses.  Still needed: White boards, and some more folding chairs.  If you can help with these, call the church office or contact me.

Singing Ahead: The Abingdon Church of Christ will host their annual Old Fashioned Gospel Singing on Friday, May 3, from 7:30 until midnight.  Refreshments will be served at 10:00.  Everyone is invited.

Don’t Look Now, But …  *  “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.”  (George Will)  *  “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  (Proverbs 27:1)