Weekly Article - 8/19/16

Golden Valley Christian Church



Do you have a Biblical hero, other than Jesus? You might consider Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, children taken captive by the Babylonians. As adults, they were so wise they were put in charge of the affairs of the Babylon province. Their belief in God was so strong they refused to worship the golden image the king built. The king, hearing of their refusal, had the three thrown into a hot furnace to die. The three were saved by God's intervention. We know these heroes by their Babylonian names, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo.


The Golden Valley Christian Church has again been saddened by a death in the family of one of our attendees. We send our condolences to Cody Maurer and his family on the sudden, unexpected death of his father, Michael Maurer.


Last Sunday, one of our own faithful, Chris Rush, filled the pulpit while Bro. Tim and his wife, Georgia, were on vacation. The topic of the message, "By Faith," was taken from Chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews. Examples of the faith of Abraham, Moses, and others were discussed. Chris pointed out that faith is conviction of things not seen. "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." (Heb. 11:1)


The Bible challenge question: What is James' definition of pure religion? (James1:21)


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.


Thought for the week: "Hoping for change rarely brings about change; work, however, generally does." -- Copied