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March 14, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, March 14, 2018 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg How about this, not much controversy to complain about this week so I can real- ly ramble. I have always got something to write about. I'll start with a subject that God has been placing in front of me lately and that is love and the many different types of love there is. Some love just comes naturally and that is the love between parents and children. Children can sometimes be a great challenge, but even at their worst we still love them. The Heav- enly Father loves us that way, but there are boundaries He has set up that we must com- ply with. They aren't that hard, but they do require a prayerful effort. Remember when you thought girls were silly and girls thought little boys were gross? Then one day you found yourself polishing your shoes, combing your hair and doing your best to get that cute little freckle-faced girl across the street to go to the movies with you. This is puppy love and it is innocently preparing you for your first love and likely your first broken heart. As bad as it seemed at the time you got over the broken heart and found another true love to date. Wow you've graduated high school and college and this young lady appears, your heart turns over in your chest, you skip sev- eral heart beats and you are sweating all over especially in the palms of your hands. Likely this is the beginning of a lasting relationship. Like all huge moves or decisions we make we should allow God to help us make this a 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 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 A religion of self What's Satan's Address? Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Ricky Kurth America has become a pluralistic society. This is seen in the New Age religion which may show up at school, business, national seminars and even in the Christian church. The New Age ideas are spiritual poison, but contain enough truth to deceive many peo- ple. It is hard to define or narrow down the beliefs of this religion. It is a vast smorgas- bord of beliefs and practices. It is no lon- ger taught just by Shirley McLain, but many well-known people like Oprah Winfry often share the veiled message of self. To begin with the New Agers, belief is in everything. This is called pantheism. They say man is God and the mind creates reality. New Agers do not believe in the existence of evil. They do not accept man's problems as separation by sin from God. They seek a higher consciousness through meditation, breathing, exercise, yoga, diet, crystals, channeling, spirit guides and more. Many New Agers are Universalists, believing all paths lead to God. The very heart of their religion is self-centeredness. They believe they can become a god. The roots of this religion have spread around the world and they adapt parts of most religions in- to their belief sys- tem. The New Agers like to depersonalize Jesus by speaking of a cosmic Christ that permeates the uni- verse. They believe that Jesus was one among many great teachers. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the only way and the truth and the life. ( John 14:6) The message of the Christian faith must al- ways point people to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Our world today is filled with ma- ny cults and false religions. The Bible must be the source of our beliefs and Christ must be our personal Savior. Many young people are being introduced to cults in high school and college. It is important that both parents and the church teach young people what to believe. "Hymenaeus and Alexander…I have de- livered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme" (I Timothy 1:20). Who were these guys, how were they blaspheming, and what does it mean when it says Paul delivered them to Satan? What's Satan's address anyway? Well, there seems to be more than one Alexander in the Bi- ble, but there is only one other mention of a Hymenaeus: "…Hymenaeus and Philetus…concern- ing the truth have erred, saying that the res- urrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some" (II Tim. 2:18). If our text is speaking of the same man teaching the same error, it would appear that by the time Paul wrote these words in his second epistle to Timothy that Alexan- der had learned not to blaspheme. But Hy- menaeus had evidently gone on to find a new partner in a man named Philetus. These new "partners in crime" then proceeded to "overthrow the faith of some" by continuing to teach Hymenaeus' error, "that the resur- rection is past already." Since the "overthrow" of Sodom involved its complete destruction (Gen. 19:24,25), the overthrow of a believer's faith must in- volve the same. I know it would destroy my faith in God if I thought that the resurrec- tion of the Rapture had taken place and I'd been left behind, instead of being caught up to meet the Lord in the air with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord as God promised (I Thes. 4:15 -17). Rather than allow the faith of God's peo- Continued on page 2 See MINUTES on 3 Easter EGG HUNT Sponsored by House of Mercy Saturday, March 24 11am till 1pm Winslow Little League Park Food, Games &Prizes FOR AGES: 1-12 Rain Date: Saturday, April 7 from 11am-1pm 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 BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. Bible study has been post- poned until further notice. Saturday, March 17, The 158th Annual Session of the United of Indiana Asso- ciation of General Baptists will be at Heilman-Mt. Olive church in Dale with registra- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 7th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 or 812-789-3162 Welcome! A "Full Word" IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Sunday adult Bible study 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.; Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m. In preparation for Eas- ter, today our message was about Judas. The scripture 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; 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 Advisory Board meeting, before Bible study. 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 eve- ning service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (4 yrs old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer ser- vice 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor On March 21, at 6 p.m. there will be a called busi- ness meeting. Thought for the week— "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Gala- tions 6:9). Be in prayer this week 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. Terry Beadles, Pastor Kathy Henderson, Re- porter church reaching out in these final days of the "age of grace." Praise Team practice Sundays 9 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., for all ag- es; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. Men's fellowship study each Monday at 7 p.m. at scheduled locations. Wom- en's studies meet on se- lected days. Contact the church at 812-354-6582 for details. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Kids' Club for two-years- olds through fifth grade; Jr./Sr. high youth group for sixth-12th grades and adult Bible study. All adults and children are welcome to come to Grub (a full meal) at 6 p.m. If you are looking for a welcoming church that stands on the Word of God, a church that declares its dependency in Christ, then First Baptist could be the church for you. Visit us soon. We would be glad to have you. Van Ministry, Wednes- day evenings. Need a ride? Call 812-354-6582 Dr. C. Baxter, Jr., Pastor and children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship 10 :40 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, at 6 p.m. Adult Discipleship and Teamkids. March 31—Easter Egg Hunt. Look for times next week. April 1—Sunrise service at Hornady Park, then a fellowship breakfast after- wards. More information soon. June 11-15 —VBS "Game On" from 6 -8:30 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. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter reading was from Matthew 26:37-50. Judas was trying to be more popular by be- ing close to Jesus. He was wrapped up in his own self by being associated with Christ. We know the out- come. No matter what we do, God's plan wasn't changed. He is in control. March 17 will be the Unit- ed of Indiana Association meeting at Mt. Olive G.B. Church in Heilman. The meeting begins at 9:30 EDT. It is also St. Patrick's Day. Spring begins on March 20. March 25 is Palm Sun- day and it is also Assistant Teacher Sunday and the of- fering will go to the Build- ing Fund. March 26 -30 is Pike Coun- ty's Spring Break. Good Friday is on March 30. We will hold our Eas- ter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. April 1 will be Easter and we will hold Communion. Our Mission Statement: Loving the 99, always look- ing for the one. Gary Pancake, Pastor Ivan Mason, Reporter Godly marriage. No matter how much you love one another there will times of intense discussion and disagreements will arise but if we let God be our guide we will survive through it all. The last love I would like to mention is brotherly love. There is nothing romantic about this love but it is certainly important. To start with to have true brotherly love we must be quick to hear one another but very slow to speak. Listen to others before you try to answer and again don't be too hasty with your answer. God also tells us to be very slow to get angry, because an angry person hears little and cares less if they hear anything at all. I must confess that this verse stomps all over me because like everyone else it is so easy to become angry and hard to remain under control. Well fill your heart with the love of God and be a blessing and accept blessings as they come.

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