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August 9, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 9, 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 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 Bible Museum Washington, D.C. Significance of the Loaves and Fishes Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Ricky Kurth Baptist Baptist Baptist CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Assembly of God Continued in next column Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas There is only one book that has a plan for each life. It is the Bible, the most pop- ular book on earth. A recent Barna survey found 60 % of American adults believe the Bible to be completely accurate in every- thing it says. This book is the bedrock of our American society. It tells us there is a right and wrong and shows us how to choose the right. All the crimes in our world are committed by peo- ple who do not live by the Bible and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. The Bible contains 66 different books and has 1,188 chapters. This amazing book brings comfort in time of sorrow and offers hope to the hope- less. It gives us the teachings of Jesus and a lifestyle that brings true happiness and peace. This Bible that teaches Jesus is re- al tells us Satan is real and constantly tries to lead us down the wrong path. One of the great needs in many churches is for the pas- tor to preach the Word. The Bible has pow- er and gives direction for our lives. I have read the Bible daily since I was a nine-year- old boy and still marvel at its wisdom and truth. My wife reads it through every year and finds it the inex- haustible source of knowledge. The 430,000 square foot museum of the Bible is sched- uled to open in Wash- ington, D.C. this No- vember. The light from this world class museum will tell a story the world needs to see and hear. It will be located only three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. You may go on the internet and get a preview of the Bi- ble Museum. Knowledge of the teaching of the Bible might stop many of the shootings in our schools. It would teach a true understand- ing of civility and many pregnant girls could be spared a lifetime of shame and pain. Even our teachers would have a different respect for students and a desire to help them make it through the troubled waters of their teen years. "What's the significance of the five loaves and two fishes the Lord used to feed the multitudes (Matt. 14:15 -21)? " The significance lies not in the actual number, but in the fact that loaves of bread were smaller in Bible days, with three loaves being about the right amount for one man's meal (Luke 11:5,6). This means that the boy who shared the five loaves and two fishes ( John 6:9) had packed just enough to feed himself, with a little left over to share with another. But it also means that he was willing to share his provisions even when it became evident that sharing them among so many would likely mean that he himself would go hungry. This is a prophetic picture of the Tribu- lation saint who will be willing to help oth- ers who are hungry after the beast issues his mark and God's people cannot buy food without it (Rev. 13:16 -18), but who may fear that in so doing there may not be enough for himself. Faithful Hebrews in that day will trust God when He said that "there is that scattereth, and yet increaseth" (Prov. 11:24,25), a proverb that perhaps motivat- ed the boy in our text. When the lad gave all that he had to the Lord, and the apostles dis- tributed the loaves and fishes ( John 6:9 -11) "unto every man according as he had need," it typified what Tribulation saints will have to do to help one another (Acts 4:32-37), and it proved that you are never too young to serve the Lord and His people! One of the things I have been asked as a minister is how many chapters do you read from the Bible each week. I tell them likely not as many as you but the chapter that I read is studied all week long. I have heard many preachers say they some- times struggle to find a message for their ser- vices. It could get somewhat perplexing to pre- pare messages for each service that some of our churches have. Like a light being turned on a thought came to me that God has had people write many chapters and there are les- sons in each chapter that usually actually per- tain to what is going on around us today and if their way of dealing with it helps us, well glory. Some people shy away from the Old Testa- ment but it is history of God's people and the things they went through and the struggles they had to overcome because of their disobe- dience to God's laws. It was a hard hearted and hard headed bunch who tried God's patience hourly. I study these accounts and I often won- der are they writing about us? Let me tell you about the Lions Club cruise- in last Friday night. It was for the Petersburg Lions Club and the local merchants along with many Classic Car Club members helped us to be able to help lots of others who are in need of glasses and can't afford the exam nor the glasses. Sponsorships were sold for $10 a piece and they got their name in print on the back of our worker's tee shirts. A real bar- gain for the advertisement they get. I thank the four entries who weren't members of the car club because they too had beautiful cars to display. When it came time to award trophies Gene and Judy Keepes made a clean sweep of the trophies by winning all three categories. Let us return to the Bible for a moment, our message came from 1 Samuel 18 and we find a king who is guilty of what I call overthink- ing. Saul had a true and loyal subject under him that realized that he was to be the next king of Israel, but did all Saul asked of him all while the king was thinking about how jealous he was because David was receiving all the praise. This guy was one of the poorest lead- ers ever because he should have been happy that David was able to win as many battles for Israel as he had won. David never did or said anything against Saul that could bring any railing accusations against himself from the king. How David was capable of remaining humble and calm as Saul did everything to rile him and put him into perilous positions from time to time, had to come from God above. Watch thinking too much on what others can do and the praise that often comes to them because in the Christian world we should do what we can do without seeking praises . Do it because it is just the right thing to do. As always be a blessing and be blessed. Ask someone to church with you next week and see you there. Continued on page 2 Grief Share class starting September 12 A Grief Share class will begin September 12, from 6 -8 p.m. The class is open to any woman struggling with grief. The class will run 13 weeks. For more in- formation and to reserve a place, call 813-582-1486. Oakland City Good Shepherd UMC luncheon August 15 Oakland City Good Shepherd UMC, 210 W. Harrison Street, will be having a community lun- cheon on Tuesday, August 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted and used for various mis- sion projects. The lun- cheons are the third Tues- day of most months. Southern Indiana Neighbors Gospel Sings concert this Saturday The Southern Indiana Neighbors Gospel Sings will be having a concert, Saturday August 12, at 6 p.m. EDT, at the Kingdom Life Church, 320 S. Meridian St., Wash- ington. Singers for the evening will be Berea Praise Team, Kim Stoll, Chuck Romans, Ralph Clark, Michael and Stacie An- derson and Linda Thoms. For more information, con- tact Chuck Romans at 812- 257-7992. NOTICE to local churches and/or other Non-Profit Organizations e Winslow Computer Center will be donating a total of five XP Computers, older monitors and keyboards to be used for Word Processing to non- profit organizations who request one in writing. CONTACT: 812-766-9363 for further information 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 ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and chil- dren's church 10 :30 a.m.; business meeting third Sunday of each month, fol- lowing morning worship. The annual church pic- nic will be on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the church. Fall Revival, Monday, Oct. 23-25, with Rev. Matt Hoffman. Sunday evening will kick off with special music. More details to fol- low. Be in prayer that lost AYRSHIRE VALLEY G.B. CHURCH 1947 E. Co. Rd. 375 S. Winslow Phone: 812-354-3862 Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Jim King, superintendent, Paul Couts, assistant; morn- ing worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m. You are invited to worship in any or all of our services. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 7th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 or 812-789-3162 Welcome! A "Full Word" church. Music and Praise Team practice Sundays 9 a.m.; GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Due to being rescheduled, the business meeting will be this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. "You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have cho- sen, so that you may know and believe me and under- stand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow No Sunday School. Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Enrichment classes 6 p.m. Bill Chesser, Reporter souls will be saved. "Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strang- ers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it" (Hebrews 13:1,2). Strive to show the love of God each day. The ways are uncountable and you don't know who's lives you may be touching. We invite you to our ser- vice. If you don't have a church home, you are most warmly invited to join us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Report- er Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (for all ages); Blended wor- ship 10 :30 a.m. On Mondays at 7 p.m. a men's and two women's Bi- ble studies meet. Summer Kid's Club, 4 year old to 5th grade, meets Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Jr. High/Sr. High Youth 6 -7:30 p.m.; Adult Bible Study 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. First Baptist is receiv- ing showers of blessings! Come join us and stand in the blessing! The Spir- it is moving, attendance is growing and faith is in- creasing. If you are looking for a family-oriented church that preaches and teaches from the Word of God, that chooses to be more Bibli- cally correct than politi- cally correct, that believes ALL lives matter and trusts in the saving cleansing power of the shed blood of Christ, you will fit right in. Dr. C. Baxter, Jr., Pastor apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my wit- nesses," declares the Lord, "that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he.

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