Daily Focus, September 27, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 16:1 – 17:13 (“On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.”  Romans 4:20

Remember These In Prayer:

Lee Davis remains in Nashville to receive chemotherapy infusions, which are scheduled to go through Sunday.  He and Carla will stay in Nashville another week for labs and checkups before returning home.

Brenda McKinnis is scheduled to undergo a biopsy next Thursday.  A recent MRI showed something in a lymph gland, and her doctor wants to study this more closely.  She asks for our prayers that all will turn out well.

Julie Muse, sister of Luanne Hoilman, has had no improvement in her vision following the eye cataract surgery she had earlier this week.  It’s possible for improvement to take as long as three months, she has been told.  Pray that the Lord will help bring about healing.

Becky Blacklidge is receiving antibiotics for ear infections in both ears.  She reports that the vertigo she has been experiencing is improving.

Bonnie Franklin is still having some cloudiness in her vision following recent cataract surgery.  Pray for the Lord to help her return to clear vision.

Lucy Hagerty is continuing her recovery from hip surgeries; she is at Agape Rehab Center.  She must decide in the next few days whether to consent to another surgery to strengthen her pelvis.  Pray for God to grant her wisdom to do the right thing, and that He will help her heal and be relieved of pain.

Lynda Gray continues to recover from knee replacement surgery last week.  She is at Princeton Transitional Care, and is doing well.

Wendy Clark, sister-in-law to Gay Clark, has been moved out of ICU to a regular room as she continues to recover from major abdominal surgery.  She has now resumed the radiation treatments she was receiving for the brain tumor recently found.  She is also working with physical therapy to regain her mobility.

Kristi, sister-in-law to Leslie Ellis, is recovering following major surgery on Friday which was aimed at stopping internal bleeding.  Keep her in your prayers as she recovers.

Seth Gilliam responded to the invitation Wednesday night to ask for prayers for someone who is going through a stressful time; it also affects him.  The Lord will know the details of this need.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  Take time to learn the latest news and service opportunities from among your Central family.

Relief Effort Ending Sunday: This coming Sunday will be the last day to give toward relief for those affected in The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian.  Our own Colleen McAlister is preparing to leave to help with the efforts; she knows first-hand what it is like to lose a home to a hurricane.  Our funds will help purchase two generators that she will take with her; any additional funds will be used for needs that she will encounter.

All Lessons Are Now Available!  Greg Ryan posted the lesson from Wednesday night, presented by Blaine Kelly on our web site.  Now all four of the lessons from our series on “God’s First Institution: The Family” are ready for you to hear.  Go to this site to find these.

Get His Attention:  *  “To get a man’s attention, just stand in front of the TV and don’t move.  He’ll talk to you.  I promise.”  (Tim Allen)  *  “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”  (1 Peter 3:7)