Weekly Article - 3/25/16

Golden Valley Christian Church



For Christians, this is the most glorious time of the year. We will soon be celebrating Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter. Last Sunday (Palm Sunday), the youngsters in our church came down the aisle, waving palm leaves. What a beautiful sight, causing a catch in the throat, as our thoughts went back to our Lord entering Jerusalem, so many years ago. Throngs of people followed Him, shouting, "Hosanna!" Even today, we can still shout and sing, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Matt. 21:9) Easter is truly the Christian's holiday, celebrating the day Jesus rose from the dead as He promised He would.


There are some wonderful events planned at Golden Valley Christian Church for Easter Sunday. The celebration will start at 9:00 AM, with an Easter breakfast (prepared by the men of our church), an egg hunt for the youngsters, lots of fellowship, and worship service at 10:30 AM. A ladies study on church history will start on March 23, at 7 PM, at the church building. You are cordially invited to attend these events.


The sermon title was "Cut Down- Lifted Up," and started with Bro. Tim reading a parable about "Bamboo," a beautiful plant in the master's garden. Although Bamboo was a joy to everyone, it had to be cut down in order to serve the master. Similarly, Jesus came to earth to serve, and then He was hung between two thieves to die, so that those who believe in Him could have eternal life.


The Bible challenge question: After being sent to him by Pilate, how did Herod first receive Jesus? (Luke 23:8)


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 what you give will afford you more pleasure than what you get." -- Copied