Hello from Deanburg! Thank God for the cooler temperatures! We need to pray for the people in the path of all the hurricanes that are starting.
Pray this week for Woodie Deming, Joyce Stewart, Kirsten Jones and Caroyn Goff. As always remember our law enforcement, first responders and our military. Pray for all who are sick and the ones that have lost loved ones.
Our sincere condolences go to Neal Kinchen and family in the loss of Nancy. She and I were very close friends in school. I did not know about her passing until I read the paper Friday the day of her funeral. I am so sorry Neal.
Our birthdays this week are Shane Burkeens on Aug. 30 and Jake Weaver on Aug. 31. I hope you have a great one with family and friends.
Our devotion: “Faithful Friends -We Cannot Save Ourselves” by Adrian Rogers, Aug 20, 2023
“PRAY OVER THIS:
“‘Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”…(Acts 3:19)
“How do you avoid perishing? Come to repentance. What is repentance? It is a change of mind. The Greek word, metanoia, means ‘I changed my mind.’ I have been trusting myself, living in sin, and going this way—and I have a radical, dramatic change of mind. I repent, I turn from sin to Jesus. It means you shift from placing faith in yourself to placing faith in Him. Have you said, ‘Lord once and for all, now and forever, I trust you; I receive you to be my Lord and my Savior’? That is repentance. Jesus said, in Luke 13:3, ‘Unless you repent you will all likewise perish.’ Second Peter 3:9 reminds us, ‘The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.’ Repentance is not just turning over a new leaf; it’s receiving a new life. It’s trusting Christ as your personal Savior.
“This is not only a decision you make once but an act of trust every day, turning to Him as your Savior and putting faith in Him instead of in yourself.
“What are some ways you have trusted in yourself instead of God?
“What has changed in your life since you began following Jesus?
“Consider if there is anything you need to repent of today. Pray and ask God for forgiveness and receive His new way of life.”
Have a blessed week and enjoy Labor Day. I got ahead of myself last week. My number is 879-9777. Monthly Community club meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 5.