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“A woman’s family is held together by her wisdom, but it can be destroyed by her foolishness. By living right, you show that you respect the LORD; by being deceitful, you show that you despise him. Proud fools are punished for their stupid talk, but sensible talk can save your life. Without the help of an ox there can be no crop, but with a strong ox a big crop is possible. An honest witness tells the truth; a dishonest witness tells nothing but lies. Make fun of wisdom, and you will never find it. But if you have understanding, knowledge comes easily. Stay away from fools, or you won’t learn a thing. Wise people have enough sense to find their way, but stupid fools get lost. Fools don’t care if they are wrong, but God is pleased when people do right. No one else can really know how sad or happy you are. The tent of a good person stands longer than the house of someone evil. You may think you are on the right road and still end up dead. Sorrow may hide behind laughter, and happiness may end in sorrow. You harvest what you plant, whether good or bad. Don’t be stupid and believe all you hear; be smart and know where you are headed. Only a stupid fool is never cautious–so be extra careful and stay out of trouble. Fools have quick tempers, and no one likes you if you can’t be trusted. Stupidity leads to foolishness; be smart and learn. The wicked will come crawling to those who obey God. You have no friends if you are poor, but you have lots of friends if you are rich. It’s wrong to hate others, but God blesses everyone who is kind to the poor. It’s a mistake to make evil plans, but you will have loyal friends if you want to do right. Hard work is worthwhile, but empty talk will make you poor. Wisdom can make you rich, but foolishness leads to more foolishness. An honest witness can save your life, but liars can’t be trusted. If you respect the LORD, you and your children have a strong fortress and a life-giving fountain that keeps you safe from deadly traps. Rulers of powerful nations are held in honor; rulers of weak nations are nothing at all. It’s smart to be patient, but it’s stupid to lose your temper. It’s healthy to be content, but envy can eat you up. If you mistreat the poor, you insult your Creator; if you are kind to them, you show him respect. In times of trouble the wicked are destroyed, but even at death the innocent have faith. Wisdom is found in the minds of people with good sense, but fools don’t know it. Doing right brings honor to a nation, but sin brings disgrace. Kings reward servants who act wisely, but they punish those who act foolishly.”

Proverbs 14:1 – 35 (CEV)

Today is March 14th so today I read Proverbs 14. I wonder…for how many of us is the passage above the most Scripture we’ve read on our own all week? There’s no guilt being heaped on you here…just a curiosity that comes from wondering how you prepare yourself to lead worship each week. So I’m asking… what do you do to prepare yourself to lead worship each week? I would love to hear from you all…email me, chad@fbcowasso.org and tell me what God’s doing in your life! Perhaps tomorrow we will pick up our Bibles and together read from Proverbs 15. Each time we read God’s Word we open ourselves to God’s will and God’s way.

What are you concerns? What decisions do you face today? What worries you? God has given you the answers to all these things in His Word. Take time to read it today.

Love y’all, God Bless,

Chad

Notes to Notice

SPRING BREAK

Next Wednesday, March 21st – we will not have ANY of our regular Wednesday rehearsals! Enjoy your spring break and come ready to lead worship Sunday, March 25th!

EASTER BLITZ

Sunday, April 1st – 4:30 – 6:00pm | Sign up today to invite the people of our community to worship with us this Easter!

EASTER

Sunday, April 8th – Three Services with a Worship Venue in the Education Center!

7:30am | 9:00am | 10:45am

With Miss America 2006, Jennifer Berry! We’ll have a music team in Fellowship Hall to facilitate worship with those who attend in that area.

EASTER SPECIAL REHEARSAL

SPECIAL REHEARSAL – THURSDAY, April 5th – 6:30 – 8:00pm

In order to prepare for Easter we will have ONE special rehearsal on April 5th – this will take the place of our regular Wednesday rehearsal!

Childcare by reservation or voucher only, please sign up tonight if you need childcare for this special rehearsal

THE GOAL OF CAM

The goal of the Christians Arts Ministry is worship. Our desire is to teach Believers to delight the heart of the Father with every area of our lives, passionately expressing our love for God through the use of every talent and resource He’s given us for His glory and His pleasure.

RESCUE – the Prayers We Pray

Mexico Mission Trip – Pre-trip folks left this morning. Students will leave Saturday

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, work through these men, women and students. Let them communicate well. Keep them safe as they travel and let many people find a home in heaven as a result of the ministry you have enabled them to do.”

Karla Price – Friend of family (also friend of Vance & Brenda), Eddie Jo Thompson has ALS. The condition is getting worse.

Pray like this: “Father, protect and provide for Eddie and his family. Bring healing and peace. Let Karla, Vance & Brenda know how to minister to him and his family.”

Purnell’s – Dave’s Grandmother, Ruth Diehl, 99, passed away last week.

Pray like this: “Father, thank you for the influence of a godly grandmother. Bless her home-going and let her family know the continued favor she persistently prayed for over them.”

Wendi Stacy – Nathan Stacy was diagnosed with asthma.

Pray like this: “Dear Jesus, thank you for modern medicine and the treatments we have now for asthma. Let the doctors find the right one. More than that bring your healing in Nathan’s life and let Him know your favor.”

Previous Requests…

Tony Foster – He will have chemo and radiations treatment.

Pray like this: “Father, do a miraculous work in his life and the life of his family. Let it be known that you are healer and provider for Tony Foster.”

Vanessa Kehl – Great Niece, Isabella, 5 months old – She will have surgery to correct the problems.

Pray like this: “Father, bring healing to the Vanessa’s niece, bring comfort to the family.”

Bonnie Walters – Chris Walters – He’s home and doing well.

PRAISE: “Thank you, Father, for taking care of Chris. Help him to heal well and quickly.”

Melissa Tyndall – Ear Problems.

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, let Melissa know Your healing. Make her healthy and able to do all you’ve called her to do.”

Don Huggins – A teacher’s (Jenna Mandell) 6 year old daughter is having surgery.

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, bless this child with healing and health. Let the family trust You in this and give Don words of encouragement for them.”

Cindy DeWitt – Sister-in-law is in Korea taking shots while pregnant.

Pray like this: “Father, you are Jehovah Rapha, the Healer. Let your healing come here.”

Several People – Military Service

Bonnie Walter’s brother, Brian

Casey & Desha Clawson’s son, Trey

Pray like this: “Heavenly Father, let these men and their families know Your peace, comfort and favor. Protect them in their service and assure them of Your presence.”

Order of Service

Sunday AM – 03-18-07

What Really Satisfies

PRE-SERVICE

CD | Countdown

SERVICE START | Chad Balthrop

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

Famous One – G, CHART

CHOIR SPECIAL

Church Medley – G, GIW – 41???

WELCOME

Dr. Roger Ferguson

WELCOME SONG

The Solid Rock – F, CHART

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

Who Can Satisfy My Soul Like You? – C, MSPW2 – 28

You Alone – E, CHART

SPECIAL MUSIC

Brenda – More Than Anything

MESSAGE

Dr. Roger Ferguson

INVITATION

Who Can Satisfy My Soul Like You? – C, MSPW2 – 28

OFFERING | ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leman Video?

Page Cole

CLOSING SONG

Famous One – G, CHART

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

God is Working

Oh Praise Him

All the Way to Calvary

More Than Enough

Church Medley

It’s Amazing

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