Weekly Article - 5/11/14

Golden Valley Christian Church



            Susie's dad had promised to take her fishing one Saturday, but when the day came it was raining so hard, the trip was called off.  Susie was upset and angry over the situation.  That afternoon, the sun came out with enough time to go fishing.  Because of the rain, Susie caught a lot of fish.  At the evening "fish meal," Susie was asked to say grace.  At the end of the prayer Susie added, "And Lord, if I sounded grumpy today, it was because I couldn't see far enough ahead." (Copied)  Do we get grumpy because we, like Susie, cannot see far enough ahead?  Trust God; he does see far ahead.


            We have begun a three-part video series, "The Reliability of Scripture," meeting at 2 PM on Tuesdays.  Also, the women's study, "Battlefield of the Mind," continues.


            In honor of Mother's Day, Bro. Tim's message came from Luke 1:26-38, about one of history's most honored mothers.  This text is about Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Bro. Tim pointed out the difficulties Mary faced in the beginning.  Her reputation was tarnished, she lived in poverty, and in later life, she probably was a single mother.  However, Mary had resources to help her through such trying times.  She was a devout follower of our living God.  Since Jesus committed no sin, He would have been an obedient child, and she had a devoted husband in Joseph.  The truth is, no family is perfect in this life, but we will have a perfect family in Heaven.


            The Bible challenge question is:  "What is Paul's allegory of the covenants of Abraham's sons?'"  (Galatians 4:21-31)


            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:  "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed." -- Copied