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D-4 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 The Press-Dispatch erty, which have been there for years, are being torn down. The political correctness so evident today is no friend to Christian faith. According to a Gallup survey almost half the American people claim to be evangelicals but their sur- render to a pagan culture is ev- ident. Christian faith is most im- portant, or it is not important at all. There are many values, tra- ditions and teachings that are like glue that holds our great na- tion together. Good people must protect good things or they will disappear. VIEWPOINT Continued from page 1 Presbyterian Wesleyan MINUTES Continued from page 1 ny resist and refuse this inter- nal wooing of the Lord, they re- main as some to whom Paul wrote in the Roman epistle: "But after thy hardness and im- penitent heart treasurest up un- to thyself wrath against the day of wrath and… righteous judg- ment of God" (Rom. 2:5). Thankfully, many choose to open their hearts to the salva- tion God offers. Countless num- bers of people have "call[ed] on the Lord out of a pure heart" (II Tim. 2:22). Hosts of believ- ers today seek to leave behind the regular practice of sin be- cause they "have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you" (Rom. 6:17). On a daily basis, most be- lievers pursue a walk that will please the Lord because "in sin- gleness of heart, fearing God… [they choose to] serve the Lord Christ" (Col. 3:22-24). Many believers are "doing the will of God from the heart" (Eph. 6:6). Those who choose such a path do so because they are choos- ing to "keep their heart with all diligence." They do so by regu- larly taking in the Word of God and applying proper truth to the way they live each day. It is, of course, possible for a believer to choose a path of sinful living. Every believer can choose to allow his heart to grow cold to the things of the Lord. For those who do, the Apostle Paul warned that, while still saved, they could reach a spiritual condition of "having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God… because of the blind- ness of their heart" (Eph. 4:18). Such a condition is the spiritual equivalent of a blockage to the heart. Knowing that as believ- ers "we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ… [and] every one of us shall give an account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:10,12), it behooves ev- ery believer to maintain a soft, responsive heart to the Lord. Dear believer, how is your heart today, in a spiritual sense? If you have made past decisions of sinfulness that have hard- ened your heart, you can choose to open the door of your heart and begin to live for the Lord again. You can begin today. You can begin to read the Scriptures again, talk to the Lord in prayer, and seek a church where the truths of God's Word are faith- fully taught. If your heart has been faithfully following the Lord, "Praise His Name." May we all seek to apply the wise counsel from Solomon to "keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 54 years together you just take each other for granted. They are there and always will be. Never forget to tell your dear wife you love her often. We spent about half a day in the emergency room with our son as he was having trou- ble with his blood pressure. It was pretty high and he did the right thing going to the ER. No one wants to spend the money to go the doctor, but most ail- ments can be doctored more easily if caught sooner. Sso if you think you need help, get it. The nurse who taught us with our IMT training said if a per- son tells you they feel some- thing going on with their health you should believe them. As an IMT we helped many of our col- leagues whenever they needed our assistance either during an accident or being ill. Sunday morning our Sunday school was still learning about angels and how important their ministry is. I didn't realize just how many angels there are in this world. We discussed Angels were neither male nor female and that they were created beings with everlasting life. So the an- gels God created to minister to us are still on the job today of taking care of us. I can't say for sure if we all have angels as- signed to us, but if we do mine has to work overtime often. Greg mentioned angels of the light who are just the oppo- site of what we think an angel of light would be. He said they are the angels who are follow- ers of Satan and practice decep- tion making us think they are angels from God. Make sure you try the Spirits and know who they are working for. Rich spoke about salvation and how easy it is to obtain our salvation if we exercise our faith and not rely on our works or just being good. There are ma- ny good people in the world but without faith in Jesus. It does you no good. I agree it is hard to turn your life over to some- one else, but we must allow God to mold us and make us what He needs. If God gives you a re- sponsibility He will give you the tools to accomplish your task. While you wait for your next as- signment go out to be a bless- ing to others. As a last note today there were about 20 or so Timeless Classics members cruising around town in their cars to pass several shut-ins and the nursing homes. One member said now you can write about how much fun it was and I must say she was right on all sides. I hope if you saw us you enjoyed it as much as we did driving for you all. Thanks to Gene Keepes for setting this cruise up. MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. Words of Wisdom "When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words." "The love we give away is the only love we keep." As sinners we may not be able to change the world, but as saints we may be able to change our communities. As sinners we may not be able to change our homes, but as saints we may be able to change ourselves. Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening wor- ship service. Ways to show Love to one another 1. Check on your neighbors. If you have an elderly neighbor, check on them once or twice a week or take them a meal. If they need to run an errand, ei- ther take them or offer to do it yourself. Offer to drive them to church. 2. Help a friend plan an event. Offer to help them organize the event. 3. Host a friend for the night. Do you have a friend who is having a difficult time? Offer to have them spend the night at your house to get away from it all. 4. Do a favor. Is your friend having a particularly hectic day and you have some extra time? Offer to walk their dog in the afternoon or pick up their dry cleaning or get their kids from school. 5. Write a letter to a friend. Sit down and think about all the reasons why you love your friend. Let them know how glad you are that God brought them into your life. Add some words of encouragement – we all need these in the good and bad times. These are only a few ways we can show love to others. "A friend loves at all times. A true Christian friend will love his or her friend in any and every kind of situation. Love means caring, helping, listen- ing, covering an offense, being patient, never envying or boast- ing" (I Corinthians 13:4-7). Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the HAWKEYE "Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet, with nee- dles in their jaws and feet"—Pam Brown. This week, PAWS is featuring an aristocratic young feline named Hawk- eye, who was born at PAWS about seven weeks ago and he already has that per- sonality that says he's on a mission to hunt and ex- plore his world. He is quite handsome, has dark, long fur, with some tiger stripes on his legs and some white fluff under his chin and body. He is very inquisi- tive and fun to watch as he chases his siblings around the cat room. To adopt this fun-loving fellow, call 812- 354-9894. On Veterans Day, we will recognize area Veterans whose courage and dedication have protected our freedom and our way of life for generations. Veterans Honor your As we salute those who served Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Come in: 820 E. Poplar St., Petersburg JUST $20 Sponsor your Veteran for Salute to Photo and information must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 5 at noon. Join us in recognizing your loved one's sacrifice for their country. United States Army DATE OF SERVICE 10/1/2010 - 11/7/2014 PROUDLY HONORED BY: Hancock Family JOHN HANCOCK Veterans Mail this form and photo to PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567. Must be received by Nov. 5, 2021. Your photo will be available for pick up on Nov. 12, 2021 Your Name: ���������������������������������� Street: ��������������������������������������� City: ���������������������������������������� State: ������������������ Zip: ����������������� Phone #: ������������������������������������� ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Check (enclosed) Card #: �������������������������������������� Exp. Date: ��������������������� CVN ��������� VETERAN'S NAME DATES OF SERVICE BRANCH OF MILITARY SPONSOR Ad Information (Please Print)

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