Daily Focus, January 3, 2020

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

Daily Bible Reading: John 8:1-59 (“And He who sent Me is with Me.  He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Remember These In Prayer:

Lee Davis continues under hospice care at Johnson City Medical Center; plans to move him to another facility have been put on hold.  For now it is best that there be no visitors.  Carla and Lee deeply appreciate the prayers being offered for them.

Jordan Simerly continues to undergo evaluations for the lymphoma he was recently found to have.  Nothing has yet been said about a program of treatment.

Juanita Mathes is at Quillen Rehab Hospital as she recovers from a fall at her home a few days ago.

A close relative of one of our members was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night after a fall at their home, which resulted from very low sodium levels.  They are improving, and may be discharged to go home today.  They do not wish to be identified, but the Lord will know the one for whom you’ll be praying.

Jennifer Easterling is scheduled to undergo thyroid surgery on January 8 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport.  She will likely be kept overnight following the surgery.  She would appreciate our prayers for all to go well.

Mary Lou Cooper is scheduled to undergo surgery on January 16 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  This is a follow-up procedure to the surgery done a few weeks ago, as the surgeon wants to make sure all traces of the cancer have been removed.

Martha Forbes, aunt of Rebekah Hunt, has been having quite a difficult time with fractures in her lower spine.  Rebekah asks that we pray for her relief.

The family of Sullivan Davis, a 3-year-old twin, is mourning his unexpected passing on December 29.  Becky Blacklidge remembers teaching Sullivan’s father, Clint, in Sunday School several years ago at the Northeast Church of Christ.  Sullivan’s great-grandparents, Laura and Joe Davis, worshiped with Central for a few months about a decade ago.  Becky asks that we remember the family in our prayers.

Doug, a cousin of Laurie Norton who lives in Canada, has learned he has a rare form of cancer.  He and his family are waiting to see what can be done.

The family of David Forinash, father of Geri Mahaley, is continuing to mourn his unexpected passing on Sunday evening.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 until 2:45 at First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton, with a funeral service following at 3:00.  You may view his obituary by clicking here.

Sunday’s Bulletin may be viewed by clicking here.  Take just a few minutes to learn the latest news from among your Central family, and look for opportunities to serve.

“Simple Evangelism”: The brief article you’ll find at this sitetells how you can share helpful articles from Apologetics Press with just the click of a button.  Once you’re at that site, you can branch off into several areas of interest.  Resolve to be more active in sharing your faith with others in 2020 and beyond.

The Greatest Deception:  *  “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”  (Leonardo da Vinci)  *  “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”  (Proverbs 14:12)