Weekly Article - 2/22/19

Golden Valley Christian Church


Did you ever wonder why God and Jesus asked so many questions? The very first question God asked was directed to Adam, “Where are you?” (Gen 3:9). As an all-knowing God, there is no doubt He knew where Adam was. Even in Adam and Eve’s disobedience, God was there for them. One researcher found that Jesus asked 307 questions; he was asked, by His followers, 183 questions. Perhaps the most important question asked by Jesus, and still relevant today, was directed to Peter, “But who do you say I am?” (Matt 16:15). Hopefully, each one of us will be able to answer as Peter did (Matt 16:16).


Regardless of the weather, last Sunday was a good day at GVCC. After the morning worship service, many stayed to enjoy a bountiful carry-in meal. After the meal, we all enjoyed “The Newlywed Game.” Four couples were chosen, who answered questions that brought laughter and fun. Thanks to these eight people for being such good sports to participate, and to Bro Tim for being the MC and asking the questions. Congratulations to the winning couple, Jerry and Cindy Eagles. Bob and Jo Ann Fenwick are hosting a five-week, evening Bible study on 1st Peter.


Bro Tim’s message was “A Living Hope,” with scripture from 1st Peter, chapter 1. Peter was writing to the scattered Christians, due to persecution. It was a letter of hope and rejoicing. Christians will not be spared pain, but we know God can bring good things out of bad things. Peter had witnessed the suffering Messiah, and also His ascension to Heaven. This letter proclaimed a living hope to people who had no reason to hope. (1 Peter 1:3)


The Bible challenge question: What was the main reason God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden? (Gen 3:22-23)


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 iswww.goldenvalleycc.org. We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.