Weekly Article - 3/11/16

Golden Valley Christian Church



When is a lie a lie? Is a little white lie a bad thing? If we are truthful, all of us have told a lie or two in our lifetime. Children, especially, are notorious at telling lies and certainly need to be taught the consequences of telling untruths. But should we always be brutally honest about telling the truth? Does God expect us to devastate another person by a truthful statement that causes hurtful, deep pain? These are thoughts that many people struggle with. Of course, God does not want us to lie, and there are lies that need to be exposed. However, God alone knows the hearts of people and the situation they are in. Our job is to uplift our fellow citizen, and be honest in expressing our hopes for the well-being of that person.


Bro. Tim's message, from Ephesians 6:10-18, was about protecting ourselves. In this scripture, Paul says to "put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." As Bro. Tim summarized, we have an adversary (Satan), but God has given us the armor, and we must remain alert; victory is on the Lord's side.


The Bible challenge question: Who was made lower than the angels for a little while? (Hebrews 2:9)

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: "Remember that how you say something is as important as what you say." -- Copied