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October 9, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 9, 2019 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg have this baggage and help them to be ac- cepted. If they have accepted Christ as their Savior. The scripture lesson was about believing and the fact you must believe to receive from God. If you don't have faith enough to be- lieve you may as well not ask for anything. God extends salvation to all those who be- lieve and you must have hope in your faith because it is going to be worth the wait. Sunday afternoon I was blessed to eulo- gize a good friend to everyone who met him. That man was Jamey Willis and he was truly a friend to anyone he met. Jamey was special person and the Lord was his teacher about all sorts of wildlife. Jamey could explain to you everything you wanted to know about the critters. Doing a funeral for someone you care for is sometimes easier but there is still sadness. I hope we did him justice with our efforts. Well lets get out there and be the blessing we should be and reap every blessing avail- able to God's children. If there is one thing that God would have His people do amid the rising apostasy of our day it is to show their colors. As the en- emy comes in like a flood, even Bible-be- lieving Christians are apt to hide a banner which they should unfurl and boldly display. That banner is Christ. How many believers fear to speak up for Him because His name is increasingly despised! But, as in any war of any size, many and varied flags are carried into battle, this is so in the Christian conflict too, for the Bible, godly living, faithful comrades, etc., are all banners by which we should take our stand, flags we should display. One such banner is fundamentalism, a slogan, a battle cry, which many believ- ers are putting aside and hiding away just when they should display and wave it bold- ly. Some, recognizing the spiritual decline among fundamentalists, prefer to be called simply believers or Christians. We can ap- preciate this point of view but do not feel it is valid in this time of spiritual crisis. At a time when the fundamentals of the Christian faith are being threatened as nev- er before, we can do much to show that we stand for these basic doctrines, identifying ourselves openly with them by calling our- selves fundamentalists. The rapid pace at which the apostasy is rising about us makes it the more urgent that we display this ban- ner. We believe that there is strong Scrip- tural support for this view, e.g., in Acts 23:6, where we read that Paul called himself a Pharisee to show that he stood for basic Bible doctrine and against those who de- nied it. Bible-believing Christian: show your col- ors! 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 Banners to Display Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam The Millennials are in Charge Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin The Millennials are the major players in our society today. They have defined our social media, music, movies, morals and to some degree, our faith. They are the archi- tects of our 21st Century culture. They have made great contributions in many ways but weakened the moral fiber of our nation. The 47 million seniors are losing their influence and the Millennials are just now ready to take over. The Millennials cannot be blamed for all the ills in society. They were the second generation whose parents took marriage lightly and divorced freely. They were often in one-parent families and moved from place to place. As a result, ma- ny have no roots or strong family relation- ships. They are the new socialists. Many are political liberals. The mobility of the Millennials makes them less likely to remain with a partic- ular denomination or core values. When they relocate the church with the largest program and the one most visible is where they settle. Many of these churches make them feel good. The Millennials are a "me generation" and the new seeker sen- sitive church is a re- al fit. Some have been careless in their life- style and often gone through two or three marriages and have different families. In many of the new independent style churches everything is short, happy, and has little expectations of commitment and time. They are not re- minded of their sins and can still live in two worlds. This seems to be what the "Millen- nial generation" wants. They have been told if it feels good do it. This generation is searching and many are finding true repentance and conver- sion, which brings peace with God. They discover it makes good sense to let their walk match their talk. Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas Greetings, readers, hope you are hav- ing a good week so far. My week went fair last week and we got a few things done. Of course I had to work more on my lawn care junk so I could pick up my first load of leaves. One of these days if I live long enough I might learn how to work on my junk. We switched telephone providers and so far there are no complaints about the way things are working. The internet does seem to be quite a bit faster. Telephone is may- be a little clearer than what we were used to. Time will tell how much of a good deal we made. I finished a project I had going in the shop and it was so hot I gave up and went in to the A/C. Here I go complaining about the temperature and it won't be long until I'm complaining about the cold. Seems like I can cool off easier than I can warm up and getting older says bring on the warmer. I heard someone say that you are healthier in the winter but you feel better in the sum- mer time. It has got to have something with the temperatures. I had a talk with my regular doctor to get advice about my liver problems and he re- assured me that we should be able to work with it and he wanted me to continue to ex- ercise and work as hard as I needed to be- cause it would help me. I took one of my church friends and her daughter to Evansville so she could have her cataract surgery on one of her eyes. She tolerated her surgery very well and is doing fine. She has an appointment for her other eye in early November. She should be good as new after her surgery. On the way back from Evansville I got the news from my wife that our Granddaugh- ter Willow Lynn had won the Buffalo Trace cutest baby contest. I kept telling everyone that she looked just like her papaw HAHA. Pike County had another free trash day last week and I was glad to get rid of a small pick up load of trash. I'm glad they do that because between cleanups you can accumu- late enough trash to appreciate their efforts. In Sunday school we discussed accept- ing one another as brothers and sisters es- pecially when you can see the joy of peace in their lives. Don't be like the Jewish Chris- tians who rejected Paul because of his past and they didn't trust him. Paul had what is commonly called baggage because of his past. We should be there for those we know Continued on page 2 PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 W Pike Ave., Petersburg • 812-354-8851 FREE COMMUNITY SOUP SUPPER WEDNESDAY October 16 4:00-5:30 PM SOUP AND DESSERTS SERVED Parking in rear ALL ARE WELCOME! Arthur G.B. Church to host The Conquerors Quartet Oct. 13 and Revival Oct. 14-16 with Evangelist Matt Hoffman The Arthur G.B. Church, 5670 S. State Road 61, Win- slow will be starting off their Revival service on Sunday, Oct. 13, with The Conquer- ors Quartet at 6 p.m. EDT. There will be refreshments following the music. The Re- vival services will be Oct. 14-16 with Evangelist Matt Hoffman at 7 p.m. nightly. Everyone is welcome. Revival Oct. 11-20 at Calvary Holiness Church The Calvary Holiness Church, 901 Walnut Street, Petersburg will be hold- ing a Revival October 11- 20 with services each eve- ning at 7 p.m. and Sunday evening service at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist Paul Mann will be the speaker for the re- vival and music will be pro- vided by Mary and Penny. For more information con- tact Pastor Craig Line at 812-766 -0447. Everyone is welcome. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg 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 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. 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.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; first and third Wednesday of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, Oct. 13, regular business meeting after the morning worship service. • Wednesday, Oct. 16, Bi- ble study. Studying Psalm 8 - 14 • Friday, Oct. 25, Fall Outing. Trunk or Treat. Re- freshments and fun. • Sunday, Oct. 27, fourth GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. This Saturday, Spiritu- al Sisters will meet at 10 a.m. We will be packing MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m., chil- dren's Sunday school during morning worship; youth on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.; 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 Sunday and morning wor- ship offering will go to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Moses told the spies to see what? Answer: wheth- er the land was good or bad; whether the people were strong or weak; wheth- er the people lived in tents or strongholds. Reference: Numbers 13:18 -20. Q: What does the psalmist say is sweeter than honey and the hon- eycomb? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter our shoeboxes for opera- tion Christmas Child. Ev- eryone is welcome. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut ins and our lost loved ones. Sometimes we struggle to fully grasp all that the death of Jesus means to us as believers. It wasn't just physical torment and ago- ny; the sins of the world on His shoulders were a far greater burden to bear. No wonder He cried out on the cross, "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me" (Matthew 27:46)? Yet His cruel death was the ful- fillment of God's plan to re- deem lost sinners-you and me-since before the begin- ning of time. "In salvation, Isaiah 53:12 teaches us that Jesus bore our sins. The meaning of bore or bear is to pick- up, to carry. As believers we know this, yet sometimes we continue to call our sin, or condemn ourselves or others. At weak moments we fall to these accusa- tions. We have forgotten that Jesus has picked up, carried and paid for those sins. The Cross is our Bill of Lading. Everytime I feel this condemnation, I look to the Cross and am reminded that it is my documentation and eternal reminder that Jesus bore my sins. They are paid in full—forever. Karri Brock, Reporter

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