Devotion- December 11
Giving and Faith Go Together by Rick Warren
“By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings” (Hebrews 11:4 NIV).
It’s interesting that the first person who gets mentioned in the “Faith Hall of Fame” is Abel, one of Adam and Eve’s sons.
What did Abel do that caused him to be included alongside Moses and Abraham and other significant biblical heroes in Hebrews 11? As far as we know, Abel never did anything great. He never took any major risks. But he gave an offering in faith, and that pleased God. It’s not what Abel gave; it’s the attitude in which he gave it. Giving and faith go together. God couldn’t care less about the amount you give. God doesn’t need your money. He wants your heart. In fact, if you’re not giving in faith, don’t give, because you don’t get any credit for it. The Bible also says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV). There are two ways to give: You can give by reason, or you can give by revelation. To give by reason is to figure out reasonably what you think you can give, but that doesn’t require any faith at all. When you give by revelation, you let God reveal to you what he wants you to give in faith. It means you pray and ask, “God, how much do you want me to trust you for this time?” Then you do whatever he tells you to do. Giving by faith helps you grow, mature, and become more like Christ! Have a wonderful Wednesday



Christy Joyner Wesley Walker Jasper Crawford
Mary Fran Grissom Tasha Kessler Arlon Hiers
Greg Bagley Debbie P. Dallin Thornton
Greg Bagley Kathy Thrift Annette Tatum
Bill Barber Lisa Kersey Kenneth Bennett
Martha Ray Tony Thornton Kasey Winn
Bobby Irick Jacob Smith Joey Manning
Matthew Greene Janice Spivey Paula Carter
Tiny Thomas Wayne Hutchinson Archie McEuen
Marie Smith Amris Bedford Juanita McDuffie

This Week at WBC

*WEDNESDAY – Bible Study for all ages at 6:30pm
· Any unsold Big Doe Contest tickets not turned in by tonight, YOU will be responsible for the purchase of them!
*THURSDAY – Kevin’s SS Class Christmas supper at Otter Creek
*SATURDAY – Big Doe Contest, You must have tickets to enter a doe in the contest and to be eligible to win the prizes. You don’t have to have a ticket to come and enjoy supper, The Bearded Moose and Mr. Lee McBride, comedian.
*SUNDAY – Early Worship 8:30am, Sunday School 10am, Morning Worship 11am,
· Evening service at 5pm, our kid’s ministry will be doing a Christmas play. Bring finger foods.
We are so excited to be underway with our building fund.  All your support to this ministry will be greatly appreciated and we know that Our Lord and Savior will greatly Bless You. You can give on our App, webpage, or mail it to WBC (address above).  Balance: $141,517.34


*WBC family please don’t put stuff in the church office or lay things on the desk in there that doesn’t belong there. That is an office and it is used during the week.
*The Big Doe Contest, Sell, Sell, Sell tickets! Make sure to be rounding up all donations, we need to know what we are going to have. Have all ticket stubs/money in by Wednesday, December 11th. Any unsold tickets not turned in by the 11th, YOU will be responsible for the purchase of them! If you have tickets you are not going to sell please get them to Floyd by this Wednesday night so that someone can try to sell them. Thanks to everyone for your help with this awesome event.
It will be Saturday, December 14th. The Bearded Moose will be singing and Lee McBride will be speaking after supper. Be sure you invite everyone to come. Tickets are only required to enter a doe in the contest and to win prizes.
* A2J Christmas party is December 21 at 5pm at WBC. Please bring a $10 gift for dirty Santa.
*The Bearded Moose will have a table set up at the Big Doe Contest selling glow sticks, etc. The money raised will go towards camp for our youth.
*If you have an announcement, prayers request, etc. please text it to the church phone at 288-6460.
Upcoming Events
*December 21 – A2J Christmas Party at WBC
*December 22 – Kid’s Ministry Christmas program at 5pm, bring finger foods
*January 5 – Widow’s Mite Offering
Helpers for Sunday, December 15
Nursery workers please be there 10 minutes early
*AM Nursery – Dana & Lannie
*Pre-School Children’s Church – Cameron & Andy
*Children’s Church – Lisa & Decia C.
*PM Nursery – Caroline & Kat
*Treasurer Assistants: Ellen, Regina, Bridgett
*Kitchen Duty: Young Adults

Who do I see concerning….

Sunday School – Mark Griner 288-6715
Music – Austin Moore 670-5302
Nursery – Tiffany Ross 288-6475
Youth – Mark Herrin – 670-4155
Kid’s Ministry – Beth Barber 282-6051
Women’s Ministry – Caroline Murray 590-7710
Daughters of the King – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Men’s Ministry – Floyd Russell 390-1945
Events, Occasions, etc. –Carrie Carter 253-0185,
Hannah Boatright 281-8887 & Alisha Hyers 590-4019
Missions – Beverly Jones 590-5426 & Lisa Waldron 614-1131
VBS – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Facility Repairs/Work – Chuck McCook 282-9370
& Barney Crosby 269-8007
Office –Stephanie Murray 288-6460
Any others – Kevin Moore, Deacon Chairman, 281-4507


Pastor: Greg Carter
Secretary: Stephanie Murray
Address: 3000 Walkerville Road  Blackshear, GA
Church Office: 912-288-6460 
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