Weekly Article - 4/27/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


            Postage rates have zoomed upwards in the last few decades, but cannot begin to equal the expense of mailing a letter from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 1860.  On April 3, 1860, the first rider from the newly-established Pony Express started the two-thousand-mile journey to deliver mail that cost $5.00 an ounce to send.  By winter of that year, the Pony Express consisted of four hundred horses and seventy-five men.  During this period of time, there were about 190 stations, approximately fifteen miles apart, in which the rider would change horses.  The ride, snaking through seven states, took ten days.  The Pony Express lasted a bit over eighteen months, and was replaced by the transcontinental telegraph lines.  Because there was no official mail service during the Apostle Paul’s time, his letters were delivered by trusted friends.  A man named Tychicus delivered Paul’s letters to the Ephesians and Colossians, while another trusted person, Epaphroditus, delivered the letter to the Philippians.

            The GV Charity Crafters have cancelled their meetings until further notice, but Bible study is still held on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.  Vacation Bible School will be June 5-8, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  GVCC is still collecting donations to be sent to IDES for the Ukrainian refugees.

            Bro James McFarland brought the message last Sunday, from the book of Hebrews.  The author of Hebrews is unknown, but the message in the book meets all of the criteria for being sound and true.  Hebrews 10:1-7 explains the reason for the Law, dealing with sacrifices in the Old Testament.  The sacrifice of unwilling animals, to pay for our sins, was set up to help understand our willing God sacrificing His life for our sins.  Sacrificing animals was a yearly thing.  Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, and the only one needed.  His sacrifice, death on the cross, and resurrection is all that is needed to cover our sins.  Belief in Jesus and adhering to His commands are essential for our pathway to eternal life in heaven.

            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.