“There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: A time for giving birth, a time for dying; a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted. A time for killing, a time for healing; a time for knocking down, a time for building. A time for tears, a time for laughter; a time for mourning, a time for dancing. A time for throwing stones away, a time for gathering them; a time for embracing, a time to refrain from embracing. A time for searching, a time for losing; a time for keeping, a time for discarding. A time for tearing, a time for sewing; a time for keeping silent, a time for speaking. A time for loving, a time for hating; a time for war, a time for peace.” (Eccl. 3:1-8)
Because agnostics and Muslims are living their beliefs and Christians are staying home.
“Dear friends, don’t believe every spirit. Test the spirits to see if they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world. This is how you know if a spirit comes from God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come as a human is from God, and every spirit that doesn’t confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and is now already in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3
Please remember Lucy Patrick’s family. She passed away overnight. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Don Long and Dr. Jim West officiating, followed by interment at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Come be with us at 7 for our Bible Study. We’re talking about Prayer. You want to learn about prayer, don’t you? You aren’t doing anything more important at 7, are you? Then, in the words of Paul, ‘what hinders you?’ You won’t regret attending.
A man joins a monastery and takes a vow of silence. He’s allowed to say just two words every seven years.
After the first seven years, the elders bring him in and ask for his two words. “Cold floors,” he says. They nod and send him away.
Seven more years pass. They again summon him and ask for his two words. He clears his throats and says, “Bad food.” They nod and send him away.
Another seven years pass and they bring him in for his two words. “I quit,” he says.
“That’s not surprising,” the elders say. “You’ve done nothing but complain since you got here.”
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” (1 Cor. 13:4-8)
A sermon series through the book of Malachi. Join us at 11 Sunday morning and 7 Sunday night as we hear God’s message through this important biblical book.
Many are called, but few chosen. (Matt. 20:16)
Whoever lives alone follows private whims, and is angered by advice of any kind. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in airing an opinion. (Prov. 18:1-2)
We are so reluctant to displease men, and so desirous to keep in credit and favor with them, that it makes us most unconscionably neglect our known duty. A foolish physician he is, and a most unfaithful friend, that will let a sick man die for fear of troubling him; and cruel wretches are we to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly to hell, than we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them. — Richard Baxter
Join us at 7 tonight. We’re doing something a little different and discussing what Baptists believe, since it is Baptist doctrine day across the SBC. What makes us Baptists? Come and learn what.
Part of the service this morning included a baby dedication. TJ’s beautiful twins. Join us in praying for them and the entire family.
“Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways! “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!” (Hag. 1:5-7)
Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thess. 5:22)
What man fails to bring into the temple of God, he is sure to set up on the outside as a rival object of worship. – Gerhardus Vos
“I am coming to put you on trial and I shall be a ready witness against sorcerers, adulterers, perjurers, and against those who oppress the wage-earner, the widow and the orphan, and who rob the foreigner of his rights and do not respect me, says Yahweh Sabaoth. ‘No; I, Yahweh, do not change; and you have not ceased to be children of Jacob! Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have evaded my statutes and not observed them. Return to me and I will return to you, says Yahweh Sabaoth. You ask, “How are we to return? Can a human being cheat God?” Yet you try to cheat me! You ask, “How do we try to cheat you?” Over tithes and contributions. A curse lies on you because you, this whole nation, try to cheat me. Bring the tithes in full to the treasury, so that there is food in my house; put me to the test now like this, says Yahweh Sabaoth, and see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you and pour out an abundant blessing for you.” (Mal. 3:5-10)
“You see, there is merit if, in awareness of God, you put up with the pains of undeserved punishment; but what glory is there in putting up with a beating after you have done something wrong? The merit in the sight of God is in putting up with it patiently when you are punished for doing your duty. This, in fact, is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps. He had done nothing wrong, and had spoken no deceit. He was insulted and did not retaliate with insults; when he was suffering he made no threats but put his trust in the upright judge. He was bearing our sins in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to our sins and live for uprightness; through his bruises you have been healed. You had gone astray like sheep but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.” (1 Pet. 2:19-25)