Daily Focus, November 8, 2018

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

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 5:1 – 6:21 (“The ark of the Lord was in the country of the Philistines seven months.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”  Romans 12:18

Remember These In Prayer:

Marie Dye and many family and friends are mourning the passing of Thurman Dye this morning at 1:15 at his home.  Thurman had just been sent home from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon after struggling with congestive heart failure, and his condition grew worse after that.  Arrangements for his funeral have not yet been made, but Morris Baker Funeral Home will be in charge.  Pray for God’s comfort and guidance to be with our sister Marie.

Austin Hamilton is at Woodridge Hospital for treatment of difficult emotional issues he continues to have.  Ask the Lord to bless our young brother with effective results.

Janice Moze is dealing with new health issues that could prove to be significant.  According to a report we received last night, the problem is with her lungs.  Pray that God will bless Janice, and will provide answers and healing.

Tina Thornton, a lady from the community for whom we have prayed in recent weeks, is scheduled to have a toe amputated today.  She has asked for our prayers.

Robert Smith‘s evaluation by the VA on Wednesday resulted in no changes to his current living situation.  Becky, his daughter, sends her thanks for the prayers offered for him.  Remember Robert with your cards, phone calls, visits, and prayers.

The annual Biblical Viewpoint Lectureship will conclude this evening at 7:00.  Hosted by the Elizabethton Church of Christ, the theme has been “It Is Well With My Soul”.  I will speak this evening on “In The Final Hour”.

Digging Deep: The monthly gathering of women studying “Digging Deep In God’s Word” will be this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. downstairs.  Speak to Debbie Ingram if you have questions.

Support Sought:  Cathy Carter-Bisner is scheduled to appear at a hearing on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 at the Washington County Courthouse in Jonesborough (the new Justice Center).  She asks for our prayers for God’s help, and would appreciate anyone who can to come support her.

Bearing Fruit:  *  “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”  (William Arthur Ward)  *  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  (Galatians 5:22,23)