Daily Focus, December 6, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 23:1 – 24:10 (“The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has executed and accomplished the intents of His heart.  In the latter days you will understand it clearly.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”  1 Peter 3:12

Remember These In Prayer:

The family of Ethan Brown is mourning his passing on Wednesday evening following a tragic accident on Saturday evening.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 at the building of the Central Church of Christ, and a Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3:30.  A private committal service will be held on Monday at 10:00.  Morris Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Davis continues to need our prayers.  Carla reported on Monday that his critical blood count levels continue to decline.  Pray for God’s powerful intervention.

Edie Lowry remains at Quillen Rehab Hospital, room 106.  She reported on Tuesday evening that no progress has yet been realized; she has had little use of her left side since her stroke several days ago.

Brenda McKinnis met with specialists on Tuesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  She learned that the lymph nodes recently tested came back negative, as were the wide margins.  She will follow up with her surgeon in six months, and will be returning for other procedures in the weeks to come.  On December 13 she will meet with the medical oncologist here in Johnson City, and is hopeful that no treatments will be scheduled based on these recent findings.

Jazmine Ryan, daughter of Megan and Greg Ryan, will enter residential treatment this Saturday in Atlanta.  Say a prayer that their efforts will be helpful for her.

Crystal Clark is scheduled to undergo surgery on December 12, and will be off work for a few weeks as she recovers.

Becky Blacklidge‘s recent heart tests have all shown her heart to be in good condition.  She sends her thanks for the prayers offered for her.

Joe McAmis, brother-in-law of Arlene Kellum’s sister Carol, has learned that he has pancreatic cancer that has already spread to his liver.  He will not likely live long with this condition.  Prayers for him and for his family have been requested.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  Take some time to learn the latest news from among your Central family.  This is your family; be involved!

The 55-Plus Dinner will not meet in December, as has been the custom for the past few years.  Plan to join the group in January for more great food and warming fellowship.  Call Ruth Earnest if you have any questions.

A Cappella Excellence: Click here to watch a performance of “Carol Of The Bells” by a trio that call themselves “Sisters”.  It’s less than three minutes long, and may help get you into the spirit of the holiday season.

Answers We Need:  *  “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”  (Ronald Reagan)  *  “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”  (Psalm 119:9-11)