Background story: I'm a member of an SBC chuch. To make a long story short, the SBC church in my hometown has dwindled down to 10 very old people. They have no more pastor. No deacons. 2 men. 8 women. One of the men is (was?) a very old retired preacher and is in the hospital. Our church has 3 men who can preach besides our Pastor and about 150 people on a Sunday. So in the short term, we're helping with pulpit supply. I preached there last week. One of our preachers will go tomorrow. I'll go next Sunday. Afterwards, what will probably happen is that they will shut down for a while, re-open but as a mission of an SBC church in the neighboring town. Here is what I wanted to talk about: These folks are the oldest of the old. I was told by somebody that their church dwindled down because of 2 really bad pastors in a row. The folks that are left at first glance seem to be nice folks (they are in their 70's). Anyone younger than that can still drive and have moved to churches in other towns. These left over folks are old and they look tired, beaten down, worn down and most of all SCARED. I can see it in their faces. My mom (who I invited to come watch me preach--who hasn't set foot in a church for 10 years) said that she feels bad for these people like they got the short end of the stick and they're too old to drive anywhere else. I know that's a lot of info to digest. But I need some help. 1) I'm asking for prayers for them and for myself. 2) I have no idea what to preach about. I've been praying about it. These are old and tired people who need to be told "KEEP THE FAITH! GOD IS GOOD!" I'm trying to think about what Bible passages address this? While I understand that asking you all for "what to preach about" is maybe tacky as I should be asking God. But what I'm concerned with here is prayer and if you can think of any parts of the Bible that address the older folks? I'm thinking about the really old folks who returned from the Babylonian captivity. And if you cannot think of anything, then that is fine---I'd just like your prayers for these folks.