Weekly Article - 9/7/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


            Do memories ever suddenly pop into your mind for no apparent reason at all?  A few years ago, there was a song that church youngsters learned, called "Grumblers."  It was a cute little ditty with a real message to it, and children loved it.  The chorus went like this:  "Oh, they grumble on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, grumble on Thursday, too, grumble on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, grumble the whole week through."  When we hear people grumbling about this or that, never counting the wonderful blessings they are given every day, that little song comes to mind.  This coming Sunday, we will observe the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  That date should be seared in the minds of all Americans, as should December 7, 1941.  However, time has a way of dulling minds and emotions about these dates.  Despite these horrible events, we have been so blessed by God.  Instead of grumbling, we should look for the blessings, and be thankful, praising God for all of the blessings He gives us.

            Amy McFarland’s parents, Gary and Susan Craig, of Bedford, Indiana, were in our attendance last Sunday morning.  Mr. Craig blessed us by singing a beautiful, thought provoking and comforting song, “He is Here.”  Our thanks go to this gentleman, and we hope he and Susan will visit us often.  Next Sunday, September 11, starts the new youth group meetings for grades 6-12, from 6-7 PM.  It will be a great time, so be sure to attend!
            Bro McFarland’s message continued with another miracle that Jesus performed.  The second miracle, taken from John 4:43-53, happened in Galilee, when a royal official beseeched Jesus to cure his dying son.  This official, in all probability, was a gentile, but he had heard of the miracle Jesus had done at Cana.  This official lived in Capernaum and traveled a number of miles to ask for Jesus’ help.  When the official begged Jesus to go back to Capernaum to heal the son, Jesus told the man to go back home, and his son would live.  Upon returning, the servants informed the official that the son was alive, and the fever had left him at the exact time Jesus had said he would live.  This gentile official had faith in Jesus.  Faith is essential in our salvation (Eph 2:8).  Jesus used miracles to help people understand who He was.  Through this miracle, this official and his household believed.

            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.