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January 9, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Because of a failure to understand God's purposes as outlined in the Scriptures some have felt it necessary to alter many of the plainest statements of Holy Writ. Suppos- ing that God could not have meant exact- ly what He said, they have concluded that these things must be interpreted in a "spir- itual" sense. Actually there is nothing spiritual about failing to take God at His Word, and seek- ing to explain away difficulties by arbitrari- ly altering what He has plainly said. First, this would leave us at the mercy of theologians. If the Scriptures do not mean what they say, who has the authority to de- cide what they do mean? And how can we turn to the Word of God for light if it does not mean what it says, and only trained theolo- gians can tell us what it does mean? Second, this altering of the Scriptures af- fects the veracity of God. It is a thrust at His very honor. If the obvious, natural meaning of the Old Testament promises are not to be depended upon, how can we depend upon any promise of God? Then, when He says: "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10 :13), He may also mean something else instead of what He actually says. Third, this "spiritualizing" of Scriptures endorses apostasy, for it allows men to al- ter the meaning of God's Word according to their will. The path to a true understanding and en- joyment of the Bible is not in altering but in "rightly dividing" it (II Tim. 2:15). Those who have resorted to the "spiritual- ization" of the prophetic Scriptures because they cannot account for the seeming cessa- tion in their fulfillment, will find the solu- tion to their problem in a recognition of the unique character of Paul's apostleship and message. Recognize "the mystery" revealed through Paul and there will be no need to alter prophecy. I'm ready to start on week four of sud- den outbreaks of coughing and it is getting tiresome. I've talked to several people and they describe the same thing about not feel- ing bad but left with a cough which nothing seems to alleviate. Seems like my column has started off with my telling you how I am feeling and I hope you all forgive me but if what I go through can help someone else then please allow me to do so. This past Sunday we opted to not hold our normal Sunday worship because we had several out for various reasons. We don't normally close except for weather and driv- ing problems. It will be a long week due to missing church as it seems as though our worship service helps the week be easier to cope with. One friend says missing church for him is like missing a visit with a good friend. That friend is God and He is always with us but we often let down because we didn't have our weekly booster shot from Him. The Christmas in the park display vol- unteers turned out on a couple of beautiful days and have almost all of it stored away until it will be put up again in the fall. With the pretty weather it went a lot easier with none of fence posts frozen in the ground and the power cables lots easier to pull and roll up. We have been together as a volunteer crew for about three or four years now and have made the job easier to do. The pow- er cables are located on racks with corre- sponding numbers so they can be located easier and the displays are hung on hooks from the ceiling joists. Next time we set the displays up you can be a volunteer by call- ing one of us or Pastor Boyd Heldring at the Presbyterian church and he will give you someone's phone number to call. Come out and join us because even if it is work, it is fun work. The controversial topic this week is about the government shutdown. First I suppose The Church Page is made possible by the following Firms and Businesses: Amber Manor Care Center Petersburg — 812-354-3001 Benner & Co. Heating and Air Petersburg — 812-354-3433 Computers Plus Radio Shack Petersburg — 812-354-9633 DougGlass DBA Hold Everything Self Storage — 812-354-1110 Four Star Fabricators Petersburg — 812-354-9995 Harris Funeral Home 7th and Walnut Streets, Petersburg Phone: 812-354-8844 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Continued in next column Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas Values In Our Schools Taking God at His Word Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Continued on page 2 A recent poll finds over 90 % of Americans support stressing honesty and other values in schools. This being true, why does the American Civil Liberties Union and People For The American Way prey like vultures on any teacher or school that attempts to teach family values? The answer may be simpler than you think. These types of organiza- tions have an anti-God mind set and know that values like honesty, respect, and disci- pline come from the teaching of the Bible. The Ten Commandments are attacked al- most daily because they are part of the Jew- ish and Christian heritage. It is difficult to promote an agenda of sexual promiscuity, the lottery, disrespect for parents and lib- eral social views along side the Ten Com- mandments. Our schools should not promote any one religion but it is important that our children have a moral education. The religious and non-religious, the left and the right should encourage character development. Some in the Value Clarifi- cation movement let children make their own choices even when it comes to cheating. A fter the tragic shootings in many schools, there is a lit- tle more emphasis on values. The Gallup Poll revealed that most parents just want traditional family values, which include respect, honesty, discipline and everyday goodness. Parents need to know what is going on in our schools. Moral teaching needs to be in- tegrated into the everyday life of the school. Teachers need to live up to the values their schools endorse. the workers going without their paychecks could quit and go somewhere else to work, but I feel it is not right to use their lively- hood as bargaining piece. We all know we need a much stronger control keeping peo- ple from coming into our country illegally but the workers going without should nev- er be hurt to prove a point and get what you want. I would like to hear both sides of this sit- uation sit down and explain to the general public what has been done, what is being do- ne and what they really want to do. It doesn't seem as though anyone has a definite plan which can be followed. The one obvious thing that surfaces each time any- one speaks about the "Wall" is there are two sides and they are both so hard set on mak- ing the other side look bad. If I had three wishes from a genie in a bottle one of them would be for our government to stop this horrible war between the parties because it is filtering down to all of us and it is tear- ing our nation apart. I might not need my other two wishes if wish number one could come true. I would like to extend my condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones recently. I will be conducting a celebration of life for Mary Ann Woodall this coming Wednesday at the Colvin funeral parlor at 11 a.m. Princeton time with her visitation from 9 a.m. to service time. I just heard of one of my coworkers passing away. He was younger than me so we never know when our time will be. Take care of your relationship with God and your fellow- man so you can be at peace with God, fellow man and yourself. Until next column make the most of your time and be a blessing this week. PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 W Pike Ave., Petersburg • 812-354-8851 FREE COMMUNITY SOUP SUPPER WEDNESDAY January 16 4:30-6:00 PM SOUP AND DESSERTS SERVED Parking in rear ALL ARE WELCOME! Free Community Soup Supper at Petersburg Church of the Nazarene, January 16 The Petersburg Church of the Nazarene, 118 W. Pike Ave. will be having a Free Com- munity Soup Supper, Wednesday, January 16 from 4:30 -6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 320 S. Meridian Street Washington Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday evening dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Con- sumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thurs- day 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to and from church services, call 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg NEW LIBERTY G.B. CHURCH (Coe) 1820 S. Co Rd. 800 S. Oakland City Gary Pancake, Pastor 812-664-4716 Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Faron McLaughlin, Super- intendent, Ryan Edrington, Assistant and Sunday morn- ing worship at 10 :30 a.m. WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Pastor 812.582.0290 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening soup and sandwich fellowship at 5:30 p.m.; Youth group, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. First Wednesday of each month before Bible study, Advisory Board meeting with business meeting to follow. Thought for the week: Worrying does not change anything, but trusting in God changes everything. Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and always each other. God's blessings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because every- one is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Kathy Henderson, Re- porter BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for chil- dren and adults 9 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship ser- vice 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer ser- vice 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor Petersburg 812-354-6582 Welcome to our church family Sunday activities: 9 a.m. Praise Band practice; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for two yrs. old-adult and 10 :30 a.m. Sunday worship. Wednesday activities: 6 -7:30 p.m. Grub to Club. Everyone is welcomed to Grub (meal) from 6 -6:30 p.m.; Club for two years to fifth grade from 6:30 -7:30 p.m.; 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study; 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Youth: sixth grade through 12th grade. Bill Slaven, Deacon Chairman Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Sunday adult Bible study and children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10 :40 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice at 6 p.m.; Wednesday adult Bible study at 6 p.m. Mission Statement for 2018 New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. Happy Birthday, to all those celebrating this month. "Brethren, I count not my- self to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, for- getting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press to- ward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter morning worship 10 :30 a.m. • Sunday, Jan. 13, we will have a regular business meeting after morning wor- ship service. • Sunday, Jan. 27, fourth Sunday and morning wor- ship offering will go to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Q: How old was Jesus when He was taken to the tem- ple to be presented? An- swer: 8 days old. Reference: Luke 2:21-24. Q: From what land were the traders who bought Joseph from his brothers? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter

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