The Gospel Gleaner

Services Schedule

  

Sunday Morning Bible Classes meet at 9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Worship follows at 10:30 AM

  Sunday Evening come together at 6:99 PM 

 Wednesday Evening Bible Classes Assemble at 6:00  

DECEMBER 8, 2019

  

Minister                           Elder                                        Elder 

STEVE SEXSON            LARRY NICHOLSON        MIKE REID

(501)669-2247             (501)669-2550                   (479)880-7634        

(501) 593-6956            (501)289-2346                   (479) 880-6478  

FIFTY WAYS TO PLEASE GOD

(continued from last week)

* But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6).  

* Despise not thou chastening of the Lord, for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth (Heb. 12:5-6). 

* Refuse not Him that speaketh (Heb. 12:25). 

* Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to Him name (Heb 13:15).  

* Receive with meekness the en-grafted word, which is able to save your souls (James 1:21).   

* Submit yourselves to God (James 4:7). 

* Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray (James 5:13).

* Is any merry? Let him sing psalms (James 5:13). 

* Fear God (I Peter 2:17).  * Sanctify the Lord God in your heart (I Peter 3:15).  

* Commit the keeping of (your soul) to God in well doing (I Peter 4:19). 


To be completed next week. Are we obeying these 42 ways now? 

MEN TO SERVE AT THE LORD'S TABLE

  

                         December 8, 2019        December 15, 2019 


East Side       Larry Nicholson                       John Stracner

                         Odell Eubanks                         Grant Raper


West Side      Allen Eubanks                         Clayton Rogers

                          Mike Reid                                  Dan Sommers   


Alternate        John Stracner                          Allen Eubanks             

                                     

                                

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

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Ronda Sommers (12-9), 

Jolie Barrett (12-13). 

VISITORS:

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Sunday morning

Landon Whorton.

 

Wednesday Evening: 

Jim Lovejoy. 

COME AGAIN SOON!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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December 15, 

Ted Knight will give an update on their work for 2019 and some plans for 2020. He will be the speaker for the morning worship service, also. 


January 24-26, 

YOU (Youth Outreach University) at Robinson & Center Church of Christ. Registration Deadline – December 31, 2019. More info on the bulletin board.  

MEMORIAL:

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 Greta Brewer passed away November 16th. No memorial service was planned. Greta was dedicated and volunteered her time to “ Infant Crisis Services, 4224 N. Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, Ok., 73105.” Memorials can be sent in memory of Greta to the place where she had an interest and gave her time. If anyone has a question the e-mail address is: <www.infantcrisis.org>. Greta was the daughter of John and Kimberly Brewer. 

SYMPATHY:

Betty Coffman passed away Thursday. Visitation will be this afternoon 2-4 p.m., at Lemley Funeral Home, Atkins. Funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m., at Lemley Chapel. Interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Hector.

PRAYER LIST:

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Shirley Wilson  had the correction surgery and is doing real well. 


Lois Griffith  is slowly improving. 


Rylee Raper  is improving from the procedure and doing well. 


Dewitt Yingling  has experienced kidney failure and has been placed on the list for a transplant. 


Joan Eubanks  was sick last week- end. 


Joe Sexson  has been moved to a Long Term Care Facility but not improving at this time. 


Mike Hettle  had a cornea transplant on both eyes the 29th. No info on this being a success or not.  


Ken Latham  will have chemo and radiation treatment for the re-occurring cancer. 


Jim Bob Humphrey  had surgery on his leg at a hospital in Minneapolis and will be there for a month for healing. 


Debbie Thomas  is taking chemo treatments now.  


Wynona Bartlett  has improved and doing well now. 


Marion Henderson  has improved some but still coughing so much. 


Joe Hawkins  is receiving treatment for the infection. He walks with a cane or walker and has improved.  


Gladys Norwood  fell at her home and broke her pelvic bone. She is home from the hospital. 


Jerrel Henderson  is not doing well at this time.  


Lois Torbert,  Hattieville, has improved and doing well. She is in rehab now. 


J. R. Eubanks  has improved from his fight with the “cold bug” but hoarse. 


Darrell Reid  has been very sick in St. Mary's Hospital but is home now. 


Beckie Reid  is still sick with bronchitis. 


Hunter Ross  has been moved to Chi St. Vincent in Sherwood for physical therapy. 


Micah Sexson  has improved and most of the pneumonia is gone. Vital signs very good and showing signs of progress. 


Quinn Sommers  has been sick with cold and fever for several days. 


Noland Bradley,  son of Matthew and Alyssa Bradley, has a tight muscle on one side of his neck (torticollis) which has led to plagiocephaly. This keeps his head the same way causing the tight muscle. He is now wearing a helmet to try and correct this. 


Mike Lovejoy is holding his own but does have problems with COPD.  

Nursing Home & Rehabilitation:

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MARY BRANCH, 

JERREL HENDERSON, 

CLARA LOVELAND, 

JOYCE COLLINS.   

Service Personnel:

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DESTRY BRANCH, 

JOHN and KIMBERLY BREWER, 

JEFF THOMPKINS, 

CLINT WILSON, 

J. O. DREWRY, 

DAVID SEXSON. 

Cancer:

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JACK SMITH, 

DARANDA GOLDEN, 

AIDEN WATERS, 

CONNIE WILLIAMS, 

BRUCE BLANKENSHIP, 

VIRGINIA LOVEJOY, 

GLADYS NORWOOD, 

JOE SEXSON, 

TERRY EPPERSON, 

RACHEL RAMSEY, 

BILL KOONCE, 

DAVID BRADLEY, 

MAYNETTE STROUD. 

Health Problems:

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MACK and EURA FAYE NORWOOD, 

JAMES and RUBY MAE ELKINS, 

MARION HENDERSON, 

SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, 

SHARON STACKS, 

BETTY BLANKENSHIP, 

SYLVIA BUSH, 

VICKIE SMITH, 

MIKE LOVEJOY, 

TED and BARBARA KNIGHT, 

TROY DUNHAM, 

ODELL and JOAN EUBANKS, 

WALLACE WILLIAMS, 

MIKE HETTLE, 

JOHN A. LOVEJOY, 

WANDA PAYTON, 

JIM LOVEJOY, 

WILL LANG, 

VAGAN BRYANT, 

JERRY BOZE, 

SANDRA COLLINGS, 

COURTNEY ROGERS. 

Be Kind To One Another

Someone has said “Be kind. Every person you meet is fighting a different battle.” I resolved to be more kind to the people I meet. Then I thought if I could get that message out to thousands of other people, all of us together could make this a kinder and gentler world. Let's do it; its the Lord's way.    

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LOVE

* Love is a commandment (John 13:34).  

* Love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost    (Rom. 5:5). 

* Love is the fulfilling of the law  (Rom. 13:10). 

* Love is the catalyst that gives meaning to speaking in tongues, to prophesying, to understanding, to faith, to charitable works, and to self-sacrifice (I Cor. 13:1-3).   

* Love is kind (I Cor. 13:4). 

* Love is greater than faith (I Cor, 13:13).  

* Love is greater than hope (I Cor. 13:13). 

* Love is the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22).  

* Love is the bond of perfectness (Col. 3:14). 

* Love is of God (I John 4:7),  

* Love is living according to God's commandments (2 John 6). 

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HAPPINESS

People do many things to bring happiness. If one could buy happiness, no doubt all rich people would be happy. If one could have happiness by being successful, all successful people would be happy. Happiness is available, but it does not come in the way that many think. A few simple rules to follow to make us happy are:  

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we make the most of what we have. 

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we let God's word set the standard for our life, and stop following the ways of men.  

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we stop thinking about how miserable we are, and start looking for pleasure in the simple things in life. 

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we start looking for nice traits in others, and start complimenting everyone on their good acts. 

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we do not take ourselves too seriously, and stop thinking that everything happens to us is earthshaking.  

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we stop trying to deal with all problems at once and deal with the problems at hand.  

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we try to do something good for someone else every day. 

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we use our mistakes as stepping stones to succeed in life.  

* HAPPINESS COMES. .when we keep busy and never forget the importance of our souls and the souls of others.   

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Thoughts:

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A careless word may kindle strife; 

A cruel word may wreck a life;