Weekly Article - 3/31/17

Golden Valley Christian Church



            Many people get into arguments over the Bible.  There are some people who think the prophet Jonah was swallowed by a whale; there are even songs suggesting this idea.  The Bible says, God “. . . prepared a great fish. . .” (Jonah 1:17 KJV)  In a heated disagreement, one person argued that although whales are mammals, they are also fish.  This is absolutely a false idea.  Mammals are warm blooded, breathe through lungs, and provide milk for their young.  Fish do none of these.  This fish may well have been “one of a kind.”  This type of disagreement serves no purpose.  Christians need to focus on the true message of the Bible.  God sent His Son into this world to provide salvation and a way to heaven for believers.


            If you missed last Sunday’s service, you missed a truly inspiring song by our quartet, singing “To Canaan Land I’m on My Way (Where the Soul of Man Never Dies),” beautifully sung by Georgia Randall, Rosanna Cross, Ken Jones, and Bob Fenwick.  Music is a major part of the Golden Valley Christian Church’s worship service.  We hope this group will continue blessing us frequently with their music.


            Bro. Tim concluded his series of messages from the book of Galatians.  This entire book is dedicated to the repeal of legalism of the Jewish law.  In the final chapter, Paul admonishes the Christian believers to help carry each other’s burdens.  He cautions them not to get caught up in the sins of those being helped.  We are also cautioned to not become weary in doing good.  God knows what we are doing.  He will not be mocked.


            The Bible challenge question:  In what way was King Asa afflicted physically in old age? (1 Kings 15:23)


            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday Bible classes begin at 9:30 AM; morning worship is at 10:30.  Our minister is 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.