Daily Focus, July 9, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3:1 – 1 John 1:1 (“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”  Ephesians 4:7

Remember These In Prayer:

Bandy Tester will undergo surgery on Friday to repair the heel that was crushed in a fall last week at her home.  The earlier reports of dislocated toes and ankle do not now appear to be an issue.  Her recovery will be long and difficult.

Ronnie Rogers, husband of Carol Trent’s sister Cindy, is being evaluated after an MRI detected a brain tumor on Sunday.  Our continued prayers have been requested for Ronnie, Cindy, and their son C.J.

Larry Smith, father of Conor McKinnis’ boss, has just been diagnosed with bladder cancer.  He will be seeing a specialist soon, but the family asks for our prayers as this process gets underway.

Kathy Kidwell, a resident of Watauga Square Apartments who participates in our Bible studies and worship there, was to have undergone procedures on her leg on Monday.  We’ve had no update on how things went.

Don Burleson, friend of Jane and Jim Fillers, has been in ICU at Johnson City Medical Center as he battles pneumonia.

Jim Roten, cousin of Fred Roten, is in declining in health as he remains hospitalized in Ohio.  Doctors have said they are unable to do anything more to help him.

The family of Ruth Newton, wife of Roy Newton, continues to mourn her passing on Sunday afternoon after a brief battle with lung cancer.  Roy is known to several at Central through his tireless labors for the Kingdom in various ways.  You may view Ruth’s obituary by clicking here.

Some of our youth group are in Nashville this week, working with the Inner City Ministry.  Say a prayer that they will be kept safe and healthy, and that their faith will grow.

Phone Number Correction:  The phone number we gave in Sunday’s bulletin for Wanda Lewis was for the office; her personal number is 904-432-1503.  She is now living in an assisted living community in St. Augustine, Florida.  She misses all of her Central family.

The Numbers Are Climbing as men register to attend the 4th Annual Mountain Empire Men’s Fellowship.  This event, scheduled for Saturday, August 3, promises to be our best yet.  Go to this site to learn more details or to register online.  It only takes two minutes to register, so do it now!

Work To Be Done:  *  “In every community, there is work to be done.  In every nation, there are wounds to heal.  In every heart there is the power to do it.”  (Marianne Williamson)  *  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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 5:14-16)