Weekly Article - 11/18/16

Golden Valley Christian Church



            How repulsed are Christians when they see evil in this world?  In the late 1700's, British doctor, Alexander Falconbridge, made four voyages in slave ships.  The black people on these ships had been kidnapped from their native country.  Selling human beings had become a lucrative business for the Europeans, with a strong demand from the United States.  Even though slavery had long existed in Africa, the treatment of slaves there was not nearly as harsh as the treatment by Europeans and Americans.  Dr. Falconbridge was so disgusted by this kind of treatment, he wrote a book, "An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa" (1788), exposing this inhumane treatment.  Do most Christians remain silent in the face of evil?


            Holidays are normally a very busy time, and this is true at Golden Valley Christian Church.  Next Sunday will be our annual business meeting.  The children are working hard on their Christmas program to be held the first Sunday of December.  The regular Bible studies continue for the ladies and the men.


            Bro. Tim's message was taken from Zechariah 4:1-6, with comments from Haggai.  These two prophets had an overlapping ministry.  When the remnant of Jewish people returned from the captivity, the rebuilding of the temple had been the priority.  However, due to opposition, the work had been abandoned.  The people had become discouraged, even depressed.  Like events today, we must remember it is not what we can do, but what God can do that is important.


            The Bible challenge question:  What was the act of Mordecai that so angered Haman, the King's highest official? (Esther 3:5-6)


            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.


            Thought for the week:  "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." -- Copied