THANK YOU NOTE
The family of Jackie Ledbetter thanks you. Your cards, visits, and phone calls during her long illness made her happy. Your presence and sympathy at the visitation were a source of solace to us, and, most of all, your prayers sustained us, so that we were able to care for mother till the end of her earthly journey. Thank you so much for you love!
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, shampoo, deodorant
Visiting those in need.
Maintaining our lawn and shrubs.
See Cary Miller.
LOVING GOOD WORKS
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Jesus was teaching during His sermon on the mount that we as Christians need to be seen by others of the world. How and why are we to be seen? We are to be seen doing good works. We are to be doing the good works in order that God may receive the glory.
As Christians we need to love doing good works. What does it mean to “love good works?” A good work can be defined as the following: “a strong feeling or devotion to any physical or mental activity that produces something that is morally beneficial or desirable” (def. by Halbert Tucker). Christians need to focus time, money, and energy on these good works that are beneficial to others and to God’s kingdom.
Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We need not put our hearts on treasures of this world that will rot away, be stolen, or get lost. Things like cell phones, tablets, money, jobs, hobbies, and sports seem to be where we have our treasures in today’s world. But our treasure should be treasures of heaven. Doing good works is one of the ways we can focus on heavenly treasures.
Just doing good works alone is not going to get you to heaven. We must obey the gospel the way God commands we obey. And so He commands us to be ready for every good work. “…to be ready for every good work” (Titus 3:1) “… equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:17). We need to be people zealous for good works as Paul described to Titus in Titus 2:14. So let us look for ways that we can shine our lights by doing good works, so glory may be given to God. Nick Pace – S. Green St. church of Christ, Glaskow, KY
Timothy 2:1 (ESV) “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people”.
What a tremendous thing to be able to pray to God on behalf of someone. What a very tremendous thing to be asked to pray for someone whom we are honored to be fellow workers in the kingdom with. What follows is a list of important prayer requests from our brethren at Southern Africa Bible College from our brother Kirk Eason. We gladly financially support a student at SABC and we know we would want also to spiritually support them through our prayers. Please pray for this important work that is preparing workers for the spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus. For the elders, Ken D
Happy New Year!
The staff and students of Southern Africa Bible College pray that God will bless you and keep you in the New Year. May he work in you and through you to fulfill his plans. Please pray for the following items as we begin 2019.
1) The new and returning students who will begin classes in late January.
2) The 2018 graduates who are now working in the kingdom.
3) The 15 people from the States who are traveling to South Africa in March to encourage and serve.
4) The continued success of our special campaign. We need approximately $25,000 more to meet our $60,000 goal.
5) A thanksgiving for the matching grant we received at the end of 2018.
Thank you for your prayers and support of SABC. Imagine all the people who have come to Christ, and will come to Christ, because of your partnership in this effort.
Please let me know if you ever have any questions.
Kirk Eason, Director of Development USA