Daily Focus, May 20, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 18:1 – 19:41 (“He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”  (John 17:17)

Remember These In Prayer:

Sherry Carden was admitted to Franklin Woods Hospital on Saturday evening after experiencing pressure in her chest and an elevated pulse rate.  Tests on Sunday did not show any heart issues.  She was to have been discharged Sunday evening to go home, and she will follow up with her personal physician early this week.

Dave Clark is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday in Knoxville.  Prayers for all to go well would be appreciated.

Carl Walker, neighbor and friend of Central, was admitted to Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday with an advanced case of pneumonia.  His condition is concerning.  Say a prayer that Carl will regain his health, and that his wife Sheila will be given strength and peace.  To send a card of encouragement, their address is 600 Crowell Lane, Johnson City, TN, 37601.

Janice Moze was feeling well enough to be with us on Sunday morning in worship.  She is now waiting to hear from The Cleveland Clinic about a consultation regarding her need to have a heart valve replaced.

Lucy Hagerty was also with us in Bible study and worship on Sunday morning.  She will soon be scheduled for surgery to repair a hip.

Juanita Mathes was also with us in worship on Sunday morning.  She is recovering from cataract surgery on both her eyes, and from swelling issues due to poor circulation.

Steve Savoy, a resident of Watauga Square Apartments who participates in Bible classes and worship services offered there, is recovering from foot surgery last week.

Bradley McFarlane, grandson of Becky Blacklidge and great-grandson of Bonnie Franklin, is recovering at his parents’ home from outpatient surgery last week.

Don and Sheri Blackwell, who work with the Southaven (MS) Church of Christ, are both recovering from injuries received in a recent ATV accident.  Don’s spinal injuries are threatening to leave him paralyzed from the waist down.  Keep this couple in your prayers.

Monday Night For The Master will meet this evening at 6:00 for its final session before summer recess.  Come join us for a delicious meal, a brief time of prayer, and simple ways to serve the Lord.

High Rock’s “Open House”: On Saturday, June 1 High Rock Bible Camp will host “HRBC Family Day” from 2 – 7 p.m.  The day is designed to give children (ages 6-13) and their parents a preview of what to expect if they come to a session of camp.  Bible classes for both children and adults will be offered as well as games and arts & crafts.  A meal will also be provided, and all of this will be free!  Please make your plans to bring your children to this event.

Another Class Graduation: On Friday evening 11 men graduated from the most recent offering of “Christians Against Substance Abuse” at the Carter County Annex of Northeast Correctional Complex.  To earn their certificates they attended fourteen two-hour sessions of class as well as many hours on their own to study the lessons and do their homework.  Pray that these men will live the principles they learned from God’s word.  Marshall Danby was the instructor for this course.

What My Example Should Do:  *  “Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief in God.”  (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)  *  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)