Weekly Article - 5/17/19

Golden Valley Christian Church


            Did any of you ever wind the maypole as a child?  Winding the maypole was a performance done in many schools each year, during a May program.  Brightly colored ribbons were attached to a tall pole, and each child would take a ribbon, winding in and out, to make a beautifully braided sight on the pole.  There are adults that do the maypole dance in other activities, as well.  The early origin of the maypole dance was a pagan fertility dance.  As time passed, the fertility aspect was eliminated.  The Bible tells of a pole that was worshipped; the Asherah pole, named after a pagan goddess, was first mentioned by God (Exodus 34:13).  The Bible tells us of one king that tore down the poles, and another that built them.  These poles were an abomination to God.

            Although the weather was a bit nippy, we celebrated Mother’s Day with warmth and laughter.  Bro Tim, as Master of Ceremonies, conducted a “Let’s Make a Deal” game for mothers.  Vying with each other, the ladies dug in their purses for numerous objects, in order to qualify for a chance at various prizes.  Marla Jones and granddaughter, Abrielle Jones, played a piano duet for our musical special.  Thanks go to all that contributed to this very special day.


            Bro Tim’s message, “A Great Example,” was about the relationship between the Apostle Paul and Timothy. Using scripture from 2 Timothy 1:1-5, we were reminded that Paul called Timothy a faithful servant, and the two had a close relationship.  Paul even called Timothy his true son in the faith.  Timothy’s faith was learned through his mother and grandmother, while a child.  One of the best things that parents can do for their children is to teach them about God and Jesus.


            The Bible challenge question:  What Biblical king sacrificed his own son in fire? (2 Kings 21:1-6)


            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.