Weekly Article - 1/26/22

Golden Valley Christian Church



For the majority of churches, singing hymns is a big part of the worship service. Hymns today are different from the older hymns that have been the stalwarts of church music. However, it is doubtful if anyone will ever be able to duplicate a lady, born in the 1800’s, that wrote many hymns. Fannie Crosby wrote over eight thousand hymns, many still sung today. The most amazing thing about this lady is the fact that she became blind before the age of ten. Even with this major handicap, Fannie was involved in many humanitarian activities, including her song-writing skills. Having a physical disability does not necessarily hinder people in heroic actions. The Bible tells us of a number of physically-challenged people that did heroic deeds, notably Moses, with a speech impediment (Exodus 4:10) and Samson, after being blinded by the Philistines (Judges 16:23-30).


Bible study has resumed on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. The GV Crafters meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00. All are welcome to join these activities. This Sunday, Bro James McFarland will bring our morning message.


Bro Elmer’s message focused on the nature of the church and its leadership. Acts 1:12-26 was the scripture, giving examples from the early church. Ephesians 4:11-13 tells us of the different types of leaders in the church. The leaders were to prepare God’s people for work to be done. This is part of God’s plan to expand and make disciples. The term “prepare,” in this Biblical setting, is to fully qualify people for a specific purpose. As a church family, we must be united and love one another. Bro Elmer used an analogy of bricks and people, as each needs to bind together to be solid and strong. Jesus is the cornerstone of our Church, and the Bible is our authority.


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.