Weekly Article - 9/28/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


There are not many people in this world that think much good can come out of pain and suffering.  Thinking seriously about that, we know, with the advanced medical technology we have today, it may take pain and suffering after surgery, or some other bit of technology, to restore our health.  It is through a wound that one of the most beautiful jewels in the world is formed.  When something like a grain of sand injures an oyster, its repair-resources rush to the site.  The result is a beautiful pearl.  Jesus’ suffering on the cross was ugly and painful, but the results gave the beautiful promise of salvation and heaven to those who believe (John 3:36).

            The next youth group (grades 6-12) meeting will be October 9th, at 6:00 PM, with a “Color Fight.”  We have resumed Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.

            Bro James’ message continued with the miracle of Jesus walking on water.  After feeding the five thousand, Jesus sent His disciples in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee, while He went up on a mountainside to pray.  A few hours later, the boat was hit by strong winds.  Jesus came to the boat, walking on the water, startling the disciples, who thought Him to be a ghost (Mark 6:48-50).  The focus then was on Peter, when Jesus told Peter to come to Him on the water.  Peter did that, walking a bit on the water until he became afraid, and started to sink.  Jesus caught Peter, exclaiming, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”  The ones in the boat worshiped Jesus, realizing more and more who Jesus was (Matt 14:33).

            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 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.