Weekly Article - 11/4/16

Golden Valley Christian Church



            The holidays will soon be upon us.  This is a joyous time for people, especially children.  However, if you have experienced the loss a loved one, memories can be painful.  Some call the holidays "an emotional land mine," bringing up sad reminders of the death of that loved one.  Grief counselors suggest that keeping active and doing something positive, like helping others, can help in dealing with the grief.  If you are a Christian, no doubt, you will still grieve for that loss, but you also have the faith that your loved one is rejoicing with our Savior.  This is the true joy of being a Christian.


            Last Sunday, members of Golden Valley Christian Church showed their appreciation, as a surprise, to Bro. Tim.  Jo Ann Snider coordinated this show of appreciation, with a number of the members participating.  The activities of the church continue, including both men's and women's Bible study, youth meetings, preparation for the Christmas program, and other events.  We encourage and welcome all to participate in these activities.


            The morning message was taken from the first chapter of Zephaniah.  This period of time was a difficult one for the nation of Judah.  Zephaniah preached a very foreboding message at first, condemning the people for their complacency toward the Lord, with warnings about the coming captivity.  However, the remnant that turned back to God would have great rejoicing on the "great day of the Lord."  This still holds true today.


            The Bible challenge question:  How and why did Abner, the commander of King Saul's army, die? (2 Samuel 3:30)


            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:  "Those who say 'it can't be done' should not interrupt those doing it." -- Copied