Daily Focus, July 16, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 5:1 – 6:17 (“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”)

This Week’s Memory Verse: “And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.”  Hebrews 5:9

Remember These In Prayer:

Jan Bennett is scheduled to undergo endoscopy today as doctors try to learn why she has been having problems swallowing lately.  She is also recovering from a fall she suffered on Sunday in which she hit her head on the pavement.  She has a black eye and some skinned places, but thankfully no bones were broken.  She asks that we pray for good findings today.

James Hunt came through his diagnostic procedure on Monday, and no problems were discovered.  His doctors are searching for the reason why he has suffered blood loss in recent weeks.

Janice Moze‘s niece passed away last week at the age of 56 after battling pancreatic cancer, we learned on Monday.  Keep Janice and all of her family in your prayers.

Bandy Tester continues to recover at home from surgery on Friday to repair her heel.  She will have to keep weight off that foot for quite some time.

Jerry Pierce is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday as doctors will examine more closely some growths that were recently discovered on his neck.

Lucy Hagerty continues to recover from recent hip repair surgery at Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Johnson City.

Amy Leonard, niece of Dawn Cox, Ann Cunningham, and Sherrell Shepard, is at Johnson City Medical Center after undergoing surgery for stomach ulcers.  Prayers for her recovery have been requested.

Becky Chisam, sister of Scott Chisam, was admitted to Johnson City Medical Center on Sunday after it was determined she has cellulitis in her leg.  Earlier last week she broke some bones in that foot.  It is best that there be no visitors, but she would appreciate our prayers.

Carolyn Tallman, wife of a man with whom Dan Bowman served in the Army Reserves, has been sent home with hospice care; she is suffering from terminal cancer.  Dan also worked with Carolyn’s son at NFS.

Dan Bowman’s father is at home resting after being hospitalized last week.  Dan thanks everyone for the prayers offered for him.

The family of Katie Gardner is mourning her passing on Friday as a result of a horrific crash in Telford.  Katie, age 27, was the niece of Robert Harrison; her five-month-old son, Gabriel, was also killed in the crash, as was 2-year-old Ginger Hooks.  On Sunday morning Robert asked for our prayers for the family following this devastating accident.

Jim Roten, cousin of Fred Roten, is under hospice care in Ohio.  Fred has asked that we remember him in prayer.

Ronnie Rogers, husband of Carol Trent’s sister Cindy, is recovering at home from surgery last week to remove a brain tumor.  The surgeon felt good that all of the tumor was removed, but lab results had not yet come in as of our last update.

Just Over Two Weeks Away: Our 4th Annual Mountain Empire Men’s Fellowship is coming up quickly, on Saturday, August 3.  We want every man at Central to be here for challenging messages and strengthening fellowship.  If you’ve not yet registered, please take two minutes to do that right now.  Go to this site.

Another Special Day: On Sunday, August 4, President David Shannon of Freed-Hardeman University will be with us at Central to speak in our Bible study hour as well as our morning worship assembly.  David is well-known for being a powerful speaker and a genuine Christian.  There will also be a fellowship meal after morning worship, so plan on joining us for some excellent food and get to know others of your Central family.

Make A Difference:  *  “Be the reason someone smiles.  Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness of people.”  (Roy T. Bennett)  *  “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”  (1 Peter 4:9,10)