Weekly Article - 7/12/19

Golden Valley Christian Church



            If you are a baseball buff, you will immediately know who Yogi Berra is.  Yogi was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  When the New York Yankees offered Yogi a much better contract than the Cardinals, Yogi became a Yankee.  Even though Yogi was short in stature, not looking like a professional athlete, he won acceptance by the team.  He played with the Yankees in fourteen World Series, in which they won ten.  Although Yogi was a successful ball player, he is also remembered for his humorous “Yogi-isms.”  One example is, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  Perhaps the most famous Yogi-ism is, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”  Yogi passed away in 2015.  The Bible tells of another short man that caught Jesus’ attention.  You can read all about this short man in Luke 19:1-10.


            With the heat of summer and people being gone on vacations, the activities at GVCC have waned.  Our GVCC Crafters went on a field trip this week.  We are now collecting donations for IDES, to deliver where needed for Midwest Storm Relief.


            Last Sunday, the title of Bro Tim’s message was The Rejection of Truth, with scripture from Genesis 2 and 3.  The first lie was told by Satan, and the first rejection of truth was made by Eve, then Adam, when they ate the forbidden fruit.  Rejecting the truth has consequences, because God hates lies.  Truth is based on the character and nature of God.  Some people argue there is no absolute truth.  For any intelligent person, this is absolute nonsense.  Jesus tells us there is an absolute truth (John 8:32).  God has not changed, nor has His character or nature.


            The Bible challenge question:  Why did Diotrephes cause the Apostle Paul so much concern? (3 John 1:9-10)


            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.