Weekly Article - 11/2/14

Golden Valley Christian Church



            Sometimes we value people by their looks, with the better-looking people being valued higher than the more ordinary-looking people.  Considering that thought for a moment, let's look at Abraham Lincoln.  A story is told that Senator Stephen A Douglas once called him a two-faced person, to which Mr. Lincoln replied, "I leave that to my audience.  If I had another face, do you think I would wear this one?"  Yet, when we think of character, courage, and high repute, Abraham Lincoln is at the top of the list.  God looks at our heart, not our looks.


            Discussion is an important way of learning.  Not only do we learn about other people's view of our lesson, but also bring our own view into the open.  This is one method that "sticks" with the learning process.  So it is with our study of "The Story" in our Sunday School.  In our worship service, Bro. Tim's message reinforced this week's study, entitled "Wandering."  This involved the forty-year wandering in the wilderness.  After the Israelites left Egypt, there were more and more complaints against Moses for leading them into the wilderness.  The people complained about their hardships and the lack of food, even though God provided them with manna.  Even Moses' brother, Aaron, and sister, Miriam, conspired against him.  Finally, God's patience ran thin when only two of the twelve spies, sent to scout out the Promised Land, thought that even with God's help, the land could not be taken.  Faith that He will deliver His promises is vital in our relationship with God.


            The Bible challenge question is:  "How often were the people to gather the manna?'"  (Ex 16:4-5)


            The Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Our Sunday Bible classes begin at 9:30 AM, and morning worship is at 10:30 AM.  Our full-time minister is Bro. Tim Randall (office phone #660-890-0252), and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.


            Thought for the week:  "Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light.'" -- Copied