Weekly Article - 9/14/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


            It is difficult to understand why people, especially those who call themselves Christians, do not read or study the Bible.  Some think the Bible is too difficult to understand; others think it is too boring.  Actually, the Bible is full of mystery, romance, action, and much, much more.  If you would follow the lives of Father Abraham, son Isaac, and grandson Jacob, along with Jacob’s twelve sons, you would be surprised to see how much these people were just like people today.  Even in the New Testament, we find “good guys and bad guys.”  The Apostle Paul, in the beginning, was an enemy of Jesus.  The very best thing the Bible reveals to us is the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ.  The Bible is a book of encouragement, along with warnings, and a roadmap for living a full, happy life.  It is still the best book ever written.  (2 Timothy 3:16)

            Last Sunday evening was this fall’s first gathering of our youth, grades 6-12, for “The Amazing (Service) Race.”  Thanks go to Melynne Jones for directing this activity.  Our Wednesday night Bible study is expected to resume September 21st.  Although Christmas may be a few months away, it’s time to start gathering items for the annual Operation Christmas Child project.  Now is a good time to buy school supplies for the boxes.

            Last Sunday, GVCC hosted a group of Christian gentlemen, preparing to begin a bike ride across the Katy Trail.  They drove from Ohio, arriving Saturday night, to spend their first night at the GVCC building.  They will be hosted overnight by other sister churches along the Katy Trail, as they make their way back east. One of the group, Jim Bush, Regional Director of Recruiting for the Russel School of Ministry, brought our morning message.  Bro Jim’s message started with scripture from John 4:35-36.  The focus of the message was the responsibility of Christians to share the Word with others and bring them to Jesus Christ.  As our world seems to shatter today, it is all the more important to deliver this message to others.  To emphasize the point, Ezekiel 33:1-11 was quoted, telling us how we would be held responsible if we do not act.

            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 Wednesday evening Bible study is suspended for the summer.  Our minister is James McFarland (office phone # 660-890-0252), and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find a link to access our Facebook page.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.