Weekly Article - 12/21/14

Golden Valley Christian Church



            Christmas, probably the most anticipated and loved holiday in the year, is now over.  There is always a little "let down" feeling after all of the events that take place during this time of year.  History tells us it was on Christmas, 1776, during the war for our freedom, that Washington and his ragged troops crossed the Delaware River and decimated the professional German troops at Trenton, New Jersey.  This battle changed the war.  There probably was no "let down" feeling among the American troops the next day.  That Christmas brought the onslaught of war.  The very first Christmas, a baby's birth brought God's love and plan for salvation.


            In our Sunday service, an ensemble of ladies sang a lovely song, "Rose of Bethlehem."  By request, this was the second time the ladies had sung it, and it was beautiful both times.  Bro. Tim's sermon was entitled "The Gift of Purpose," and it focused on the shepherds the night of Jesus' birth.  Although the shepherds were the outcasts of society, they were chosen by God to receive this revelation of Jesus' birth.  Their purpose was to go and see this event, to worship the newborn baby, and to spread the word.  Their purpose was no different than what God expects of us.  We are to accept God's revelation and obey His instructions.  As we obey man's laws, we must also obey God's laws.


            The Bible challenge question is:  "What other Biblical personality came from Bethlehem?'"  (I Samuel 16:1&13)


            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:  "Spend your life lifting people up, not putting them down.'" -- Copied