Bible Reading Plan Aug 1-7, 2016

Monday, August 1

  • Luke 12:49-59
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:14-18
  • Psalm 150
  • 2 Chronicles 34
  • 2 Chronicles 35
  • 2 Chronicles 36



I Didn’t Think You Could Do That?

Two men were talking together. The first challenged the other, “If you are so religious, let’s hear you quote the Lord’s Prayer. I bet you $10.00 you can’t.”

The second responded, “Now I lay my down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”

The first pulled out his wallet and fished out a ten dollar bill, muttering, “I didn’t think you could do it!”


Bible Reading Plan July 25-31, 2016

Monday, July 25

  • Luke 11:29-36
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:1-7
  • Psalm 144
  • 2 Chronicles 17
  • 2 Chronicles 18
  • 2 Chronicles 19



VBS Prayer Vigil Guide

VBS Prayer Vigil Guide

July 21, 2016


Begin by asking God to clear your mind of all outside distractions.  Place all of you thoughts and your spirit with the adults volunteering in VBS and the children who are coming to participate in our week of VBS.


Be silent a few seconds and begin to feel His presence with you.  Pray as if you are taking to your best friend.  Ask Him to bless the building, the grounds, and all the things used to bring those present to an understanding of who Jesus is and the need they have for Him.


Bible Reading July 18-24, 2016

Monday, July 18

  • Luke 10:1-16
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:1-6
  • Psalm 138
  • 2 Chronicles 1
  • 2 Chronicles 2



Bible Reading July 11-17, 2016

Monday, July 11

  • Luke 8:40-56
  • Colossians 3:15-25
  • Psalm 130
  • Psalm 131
  • 1 Chronicles 15
  • 1 Chronicles 16



Bible Reading July 4-10, 2016

Monday, July 4

  • Luke 7:11-17
  • Colossians 1:1-14
  • Psalm 123
  • Psalm 124
  • 1 Chronicles 1
  • 1 Chronicles 2



Cave Quest VBS

During the months of May and June, we have been talking about “The Living Christ and His Concern for the Family.” We have been talking about how we are all a part of a big family and we are all brothers and sister in Christ.  On Mother’s Day we discussed how we can pass on our faith to our children.  And looking around in our culture there is a great need for us to reach the children of our community. 


Bible Reading June 27-July 3, 2016

Monday, June 27

  • Luke 6:17-26
  • Philippians 3:10-14
  • Psalm 119:161-168
  • 2 Kings 16
  • 2 Kings 17



A Table for Two

As we get ready to begin a brand new series on Sunday’s here at First Christian Church Orangefield on prayer, I would like to share one of my favorite illustrations about prayer.


He sits by himself at a table for two.  The uniformed waiter appears at his side.  “Would you like to go ahead and order, sir?”  The man has, after all, been waiting since seven o’clock—almost half an hour.


“No, thank you,” the man says with a smile.  “I’ll wait for her a while longer.  How about some more coffee?”


“Certainly, sir.”


The man sits, his deep brown eyes gazing straight through the flowered centerpiece.  He fingers his napkin, allowing the sounds of light chatter, tinkling silverware, and mellow music to fill his mind.  Dressed in a sport coat and tie with his dark brown hair neatly combed, he projects a clean-cut and welcoming image.  You get the sense that he wants his companion to feel important, respected, loved.  Yet he’s not so formal as to make one uncomfortable.  Having taken every precaution to make others feel at ease with him, still, he sits alone.  The waiter returns to fill the man’s coffee cup.