Weekly Article - 5/4/14

Golden Valley Christian Church



            During World War II, a popular movie star tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps, but was rejected because of his weight, which was below the requirement for his height.  He gained "some" weight, went back for another physical, and managed to talk his way into the Air Corps.  He worked his way up from buck private to a full-fledged pilot, completing twenty-five missions over enemy territory, some commanding a B-24 bomber.  By the end of the war, he had been promoted to a colonel.  Every Christmas we watch this man perform in a movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy Stewart.  Wouldn't it be terrific if all Christians had the same zeal to serve God, as Stewart had to serve his country?  Sunday, one of our faithful young couples answered the call and both were immersed in Christian baptism.  The angels in heaven and the Golden Valley Christian Church congregation all rejoiced.  Praise God!


            Bro. Tim's message was "A Biblical Worldview," with scripture from Jude 1:20-23.  This is a belief of absolute moral truth, and the Bible defines that truth.  In today's post modernism world, a common belief is that there is no absolute truth.  However, as one young college student told his professor, "If you jump from the top of an 80-floor building, you will die."  The professor dismissed the student as disruptive.  There ARE absolute truths, and the Bible is the best source of these truths.


            The Bible challenge question is:  "Of the twelve apostles, which ones did Jesus choose first?'"  (Mark 1:16-18)


            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:  "Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first and then the lesson." -- Copied