Weekly Article - 3/8/19

Golden Valley Christian Church




            Last Sunday morning, one might have thought there was a blizzard taking place.  The snow seemed to be coming down in sheets with the blowing wind, reminiscent of a blizzard.  In order to be considered a blizzard, there are other factors involved which were not present in last Sunday’s storm.  Blizzards are rare in Missouri; however, the Kirksville Daily News did report a blizzard that happened in Northeast Missouri nearly 46 years ago, on April 9, 1973.  That April storm, with high winds and freezing temperature, dropped between 10 and 15 inches of snow.  It paralyzed that part of Missouri.  Roads were impassable with many people being stranded, including two Highway Patrol Troopers.  Businesses, even the US Postal Service, came to a standstill, and schools were dismissed.  Snow is mentioned numerous times in the Bible; two good examples are Isaiah 1:18 and Matthew 28:3.

            Despite the weather, GVCC held its worship service, with a number of people braving the snow-filled roads to attend.  Bible study continues on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, in the fellowship hall of the church building.  The study is on 1st Peter, and all are welcome to join us for the last two studies.

            Bro Tim’s message, taken from 1st Peter, Chapter 3, was entitled “In the Same Way.”  During this 1st Peter sermon series, Bro Tim’s sermon introduces us to the chapter that we will further discuss at the Wednesday Bible study.  The third chapter involves relationships and how we are to treat others.  We are reminded that Christ died for our sins (1 Peter 3:18-19).

            The Bible challenge question:  Who wanted Jeremiah killed after he prophesied against Jerusalem? (Jeremiah 26:11)

            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.