Weekly Article - 6/9/17

Golden Valley Christian Church



            Recently, a couple who owns a large German Shepherd pup had a big scare.  While the couple was away at work, the dog reared up on the cabinet and grabbed a bottle of ibuprofen.  It chewed open the bottle and consumed a large quantity of the pills.  While this is a wonderful medicine for humans, it is toxic to dogs, even in a small amount, and can kill them.  The dog was taken to the animal hospital where the outcome was precarious.  Fortunately, this story ends well, with the dog making a full recovery, but it taught the couple a hard lesson.  The Bible is full of excellent advice on how to live a happy, abundant life.  A wise person will seek and follow that advice.


            Vacation Bible School starts this Sunday, June 11th, at GVCC.  There will be a great deal of Bible learning, activities, and fun for all the youngsters.


            The theme of both our morning Bible study and worship service was “fasting.”  Bro. Tim’s scripture for this topic came from Matthew 6:6-18.  While fasting is not commanded by Jesus, it is very prevalent in the scriptures, being mentioned 123 times in the Bible.  The most notable incident is the fasting of Jesus for 40 days (Mt 4:1-11).  Fasting is done to please and honor God, but it must be done with the right attitude, which will then have spiritual and physical benefits.


            The Bible challenge question:  Why did Jacob return to his native land? (Gen 31:1-3)


            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.