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July 12, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 21, 2017 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 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 German American Banking | Insurance | Investments Petersburg — 812-354-8471 Harris Funeral Home 7th and Walnut Streets, Petersburg Phone: 812-354-8844 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Solar Sources Coal for Steam and Industrial Market Petersburg — 812-354-8776 Teenagers Under Attack A saying that shouldn't go without saying Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Ricky Kurth Baptist Baptist CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Assembly of God Continued in next column CHURCH NOTE DEADLINE 10 A.M. EVERY TUESDAY Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas In America, there is a moral and spiritu- al wasteland that is often called entertain- ment. It is found outside the porn shops and adult theaters. It is the anti-God and anti- family entertainment by way of television, radio, concerts, and the Internet. Veteran comedian, Steve Allen, before his death, commenting on television's trend to- ward strong language and adult-oriented themes: "The flow is carrying us all along right into the sewer. The very sort of lan- guage parents forbid their children to use is now being encouraged on both cable and network television." He suggested that this vulgar language will lead to the collapse of the American family. Some of the most indecent and dangerous material hurting our teenagers is rock mu- sic. Parents are unaware of what teens lis- ten to in their rooms and at concerts. This sick music promotes incest, oral sex, pros- titution, suicide, and sadomasochism. Most of the heavy metal starts are Sa- tanists. It is no se- cret that many teen- agers listen to rock music several hours each day. Studies show that 80 percent of teenagers in treatment for drug and alco- hol abuse listen to rock music. Most parents are not aware how pervert- ed and evil these rock stars have become. Parents need to know what their children are listening to and seeing on social media. "This is a faithful saying…that Christ Je- sus came into the world to save sinners…" (I Timothy 1:15). You've probably heard the old saying, "Don't criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes." I once heard a come- dian add, "That way when you do criticize him, you're a mile away, and you've got his shoes! " While this addition makes that a humor- ous saying, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" is a faithful saying. That means if you're a sinner needing a Sav- ior, you can depend on the fact that Christ came to save you, no matter who you are or what you've done. Don't you wish all old sayings were that dependable? They say, "You get what you pay for," but I don't have to tell you that sometimes you don't. But even under God's kingdom program for Israel, the Lord de- clared, "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick…I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:12,13). I'm barely old enough to remember when doctors made house calls, and my doctor once came to our home to treat my asthma. Of course, he wouldn't have come if I hadn't needed medical attention. Similarly, Christ wouldn't have come into the world to save sinners if men didn't need salvation. But if you're not saved, and are unwilling to admit you're a sinner, you're in trouble, for that would mean that Christ didn't come to save you! If you're willing to acknowledge that "all have sinned" (Rom. 3:23), but you think yourself to be pretty godly overall, you're still in trouble, for "Christ died for the ungodly" (Rom. 5:6). If that forces you to concede you are an ungodly sinner, but you think you and God are still on good terms, you are still in trouble, for you must admit to being among His "enemies" if you want to be "reconciled to God by the death of His Son…" (Rom. 5:10). But don't be discouraged, all of this is actually good news! What if Paul had said, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save tall people," and you are "vertically chal- lenged." You can't admit to being tall, but you can admit to being a sinner. Why not admit it right now, and believe that Christ died to pay for your sins, and rose again (I Corinthians 15:3,4). If you're saved, why not repeat this old saying to someone to- day! "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" is not a saying that should go without saying! The past week has been a rather busy but good week for me. However with the loss of two good friends a wee bit sad also. Both friends were good Christian men who had made their presence known while they lived here on this Earth. My family was part of the Lions memorial carnation ceremony for both men and as I see it our loss will certainly be Heaven's gain because both of them were busy here making things better for others. This is an excellent time to put in an invitation for any and all people who have a heart that leads toward helping their fel- low man to join an organization which sees a need and does their best to find a solution of help. Our meetings are at 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. We meet at the Village Inn and would love have you sit in on our meetings. I was honored to be asked by Cup creek General Baptist to bring their Homecom- ing message this last Sunday. We had a good meal with many great dishes prepared by great cooks. In the afternoon we went back to sanctuary for some singing and praises. Our message came mostly on our Lord go- ing to prepare a place for us and a promise to return to take us home with Him. We al- so had some time during the message to re- flect on the fact that there really is no place like our home here on Earth. You can go away on vacation and have lots of fun but it is always good to return home. It is true that there is a place in Heaven for those who want to be there and will faithful- ly live the practiced Christian life of peace and acceptance of our God Almighty. The Christian life sometimes gets hard to live and that is why I say that it is a practiced life because an effort has to be made at times. Another point that was brought out was God says we should learn to be content with what we have at the present. There is a dif- ference between being content and being satisfied so if your home isn't exactly what you want then work to better yourself, but at the same time learn to be content with what you have at the moment. Being discontent- ed often brings about feelings of being less than the person you want to be, which can lead to giving up. Enough for now, so you now have two things to work on, learning to live a prac- ticed Christian life and learning to be con- tent at the time. We can do it with God's help so be blessed and don't forget to do a good deed every day. 122nd Oakland City camp meeting July 23-30 The Southern Indiana Holiness Association will open its 122nd season at 6 p.m. CDT on Sunday, July 23 with a gospel concert by the Woodsmen Quartet from Batesville. Beginning Monday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. and contin- ue through Sunday, July 30, Rev. Larry and Tamla Lekro- ne, will provide a ministry of evangelism and music. A pre-service prayer vigil will be open each evening at 5:30 p.m. in the prayer cha- pel. All area churches are in- vited to attend these servic- es on Sundays at 6 p.m. CDT and week days at 6:30 p.m. The camp ground is lo- cated at the corner of Wal- nut and Trusler Street, one block southeast of Buehlers Hometown IGA in Oakland City. For more information, call 812-749 -3153 or log on- to www.oaklandcitycamp- Hamline Chapel to celebrate Homecoming The Hamline Chapel Unit- ed Methodist Church will be celebrating their 187th an- nual Homecoming on Sun- day, July 16 at Hamline Cha- pel Road, Monroe City. Services will include wor- ship at 9 a.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m., with spe- cial guest musicians, the Riegel Family Band and guest speaker, Associate Superintendent Randy An- derson. There will be a carry-in luncheon at noon and home- coming celebration to follow at 1:30 p.m. Open Mic at Cup Creek Church Sunday, July 16 The Pike County Music Gospel Association will be having an open mic on July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Cup Creek Church. The church is locat- ed on highway 257, 1/4 mile North on highway 64. For more information, call Lowell at 812-354-9597. Otwell Holiness Camp July 17-23 The Otwell Holiness Camp will be starting Monday, July 17 and con- tinue through Sunday, Ju- ly 23, with services 7:30 p.m. EDT nightly and Sun- day evening at 6 p.m. Evan- gelist Joey Pyle and family will be having the opening service on Monday, July 17 and David Cope Fami- ly will be July 18 -23. The camp is located on Highway 56, one-half mile east of Junction 56/257, Ot- well. For more information, call Rev. Brent Myers, President at 812-354-4273 or Rev. Tony Frankum, Secretary at 812-644-7124. Everyone is welcome to attend these services in the air-conditioned tabernacle. VBS at Twin Oaks Church July 18-23 The Twin Oaks Church will be having Vacation Bible School on July 18 -23 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at 1911 E. CR 650 N., Petersburg. The theme will be Cosmic Encounter— Into the Galaxy with God. For more information, call 812-354-6389. VBS at Gospel Center July 26-28 The Petersburg Gospel Center will be having Va- cation Bible School for all children who are entering kindergarten through up- coming fifth graders, be- ginning Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28 from 6 -8 p.m. The theme will be "Over the Moat- Drawbridge to the King." Students will experience medieval life, complete with castle, knights and royalty. Through the les- sons, they'll see God's sov- ereignty, love and faithful- ness demonstrated in the life of David and will learn to praise the King of the universe. For more information, call the church office at 812-354-9914 or email Pastor Rodney Fretwell at fretwellfam5@hotmail. com. 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 and from church services, call 354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? Give us a call: 812-354-8500 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. We hope you are having an enjoyable week. Our sympathy and prayers go to the Kay Hartke family. She is with her savior and is now at peace. Rev. Pancake had a won- derful message about our outreach for saving souls. He used Jeremiah 1:7, 17- 19, Mark 16:15, Romans 10 :14 and 16:3. He described and gave the definitions, and then used scripture exam- ples to show each of us to reach out to others in our community, country and around the world. He con- cluded by reading Matthew 25:35 -40. We had Commu- nion and ended with "Amaz- ing Grace." July 15 will be the First Adventure Camp at Camp Brosend. We know that Rose will have a great time. July 16, the Church Coun- cil will have their monthly meeting at the church at 6 p.m. The General Baptist Mis- sion and Ministry Summit will be in Evansville, July Continued on page 2

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