Weekly Article - 12/23/16

Golden Valley Christian Church


            Last Sunday, cold weather and slick roads played havoc with a number of church services.  Despite that nasty inconvenience, many of GVCC's faithful still attended to fellowship and listen to the Word of God.  Upon arriving at the church parking lot, we discovered some good angels had cleared snow, making paths to enter the building.  With Christmas nearly upon us, we must continually remind ourselves of what this season is all about.  It is very easy to join the secular hubbub of this time of year.  Christians should know and honor the birth of the greatest individual ever born on this earth.


            On December 24th, GVCC will be holding a Christmas eve service at 5:30 PM.  On Sunday, Christmas morning, there will be no Sunday School, but our 10:30 worship service will take place as usual.  You are cordially invited to join us for each of these services.  Our ladies' Bible study is taking a break until next spring.


            Bro. Tim's message, taken from Ephesians, Chapter 4, was entitled "Christmas Clothes."  The Apostle Paul admonished the Ephesian Christians to "put on Christ" and have an attitude change.  This included many things that could cause pain to you or your neighbor, such as lying, anger control, stealing, every form of malice; instead, we should build up others according to their needs.  As Christians, our lives should reflect the teachings of Jesus.


            The Bible challenge question:  To what city in Judea did the Magi, seeking Jesus, go? (Matt 2:1)


            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:  "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." -- Eskimo proverb