Weekly Article - 1/12/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


            If someone would ask you what has been the biggest change in this nation in the last 50-70 years, how would you answer?  The following opinion was offered by an author in the magazine, The American Heritage, as being “the growth of the American economy.”  Expanding on the reason for this growth is “the computer, the most profound technological development since the steam engine.”  Most of us will agree that the computer and the digital age has definitely changed the world.  The majority of households in the United States has a computer and multiple cell phones. The credit card was introduced in 1951 by a Long Island banker, William Boyle.  In this day and age, a credit card is an absolute must-have.  Along with these innovations have come some major problems, like data security, digital crime and terrorism, privacy concerns, and job insecurity.  However, there is still one absolute in our society that never changes:  God and His Word, the Bible.  The Bible is a travel map for living our lives; we just need to keep reading it.

            The crafters took this week off, but they plan to meet again next Tuesday, at 10:00 AM.

Please keep in mind the people on our prayer list.  There is so much sickness and misery right now, it is essential to remember those in need

            Due to illness, our designated speaker was unable to be with us, so Ken Jones gave a detailed message on what our church refers to as Communion, or the Lord’s Supper.  Referring to scripture from 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, the Apostle Paul warned the people to take the bread and wine in a worthy manner (v 27).  Our minds must be centered on Jesus and what He has done for us.  If we partake in an unworthy manner, it makes Christ’s death, in effect, a murder, instead of a sacrifice.  Paul says it is essential that we recognize our relationship with fellow church members, as the body of the Lord, as we partake; by not doing so, we become weak and sick, and some have fallen asleep--spiritual death (v. 30).  Spiritual death leads to loss of salvation (vs 29-30).  Participation in communion should also include time for us to repent of our trespasses against God and fellow believers, before we partake of the bread and wine.  Recognizing the seriousness of Communion and our attitude toward it takes personal self-evaluation. When we recognize a deficiency in our attitude and correct it, communion becomes a learning experience, as we strive for spiritual maturity over the entire course of our lives.

            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM, and the morning worship service is at 10:30.  Our interim minister is Elmer Fuller, and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find links to access our Facebook page and YouTube sermons.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.