Daily Focus, April 7, 2018

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

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 4:1-27 (“Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.)

This Week’s Memory Verse:Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”  Colossians 3:2

Remember These In Prayer:

Thurman Dye remains hospitalized at Johnson City Medical Center after suffering congestive heart failure.  By Friday morning he was already doing better.  Adjustments are being made to his medications and to his heart pacemaker. He will likely remain at JCMC for at least a couple more days.

Ron Tester is scheduled to consult with specialists on Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center, with surgery scheduled for later in the week to remove the mass from his brain.  Ron and Bandy plan to leave on Monday for Durham.

Alvin Bailey is scheduled to meet with heart specialists on Tuesday at Bristol Regional Medical Center to discuss the best approach to correcting the two blockages that were recently found.

Robin Wishon is scheduled to meet with surgeons next week in Tampa, Florida regarding her spinal issues.  She is also recovering from a recent fall in which she suffered broken ribs.

Kathy Shoun, sister of Kenn Neal, came through her surgery on Thursday evening to remove her appendix.  According to Dean, she will be discharged to go home in a couple of days.

Jay Grindstaff, son of Charlie, will travel to Cleveland Clinic later next week to begin exams in preparation for surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

Sheila Minier, dear friend of Kathy Torgerson, is scheduled to have open heart surgery on Monday.

Becky Gross, Cheryl Whitted’s sister, is at Durham-Hensley Health & Rehabilitation, room 4 after breaking her leg in a fall earlier this week.  If you’d like to send a card, address it to 55 Nursing Home Road, Chuckey, TN, 37641.  Cheryl expects Becky to be at this facility for about three months.

Tomorrow Is The Lord’s Day: Prepare your heart to enter into God’s presence to worship Him in spirit and truth.  Join us for Bible study at 9:15, and at 10:15 and at 6:00 for worship.

Questions About Drug Abuse?  Tomorrow evening some of Central’s men who have expertise in dealing with aspects of drug abuse will answer your questions on the subject.  Tell others about this opportunity, and be here at 6:00.

Final Call For Lucy’s Birthday:  If you’d like to wish Lucy Hagerty a Happy 70th Birthday (which was yesterday), bring a bag of groceries, cleaning supplies, or personal hygiene items to the building tomorrow to be placed in our pantry.  There is also a box on the counter at the main Welcome Center for cards.  Thanks, Lucy, for thinking of others on your special day!

Why Worship God?  * God wants us to worship Him. He doesn’t need us, for He couldn’t be a self-sufficient God and need anything or anybody, but He wants us. When Adam sinned it was not He who cried, ‘God, where art Thou?’ It was God who cried, ‘Adam, where art thou?’”  (A.W. Tozer)  *  “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”  (John 4:23)