Weekly Article - 5/22/15

Golden Valley Christian Church

            The tornado that struck Clinton makes us all realize the power of the weather laws God set in motion when he formed the earth.  There is much to be thankful for,  even though there was a lot of damage done. We thank God there were no fatalities or injuries and that it was a small tornado.

            Sunday is a special day in the week.  This past Sunday Golden Valley Christian Church enjoyed an Italian-themed basket dinner after our worship service.  We always have great fellowship during these times, besides a bountiful, delicious meal.  Later in the day, a group from the church did a fun bicycle ride.  Being a Christian does not mean having a dull and boring lifestyle, but a joyous, uplifting one.

            Bro. Tim's message, entitled "New Beginnings," was the history of the Church formed after Jesus ascended into Heaven.  God entrusted the people of Israel to give hope to the entire world.  The book of Acts tells us that Jesus told the eleven disciples to wait in Jerusalem.  In this time period, 120 believers joined them in prayer and a new apostle was chosen to replace Judas.  On the day of Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit who rested on the twelve apostles, as tongues of fire.  Today each of us can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit at our baptism (see Acts 2:38).   Paul refers to the Church as a body and family.  Always remember, Jesus is the "head" of the church.           

            The Bible challenge question is:  "What was the name of the man to replace Judas?'"  (Acts 1:23-26)

            The Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Our Sunday Bible classes begin at 9:30 AM, and morning worship is at 10:30 AM.  Our full-time minister is Bro. 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:  "In God's economy, rewards are directly related to faithfulness." -- Copied