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April 11, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 11, 2018 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg I do not complain much about the weather because there is little that we can do about it other than dress appropriately but it does seem as though our winter pattern has held us captive a little longer than normal. At this rate we may be hunting mushrooms in the snow. There was a picture of a man wear- ing shorts and a tank top mowing the snow on facebook last week. I suppose if the sea- sons say spring time is here then act like it, I think I'll wait for it to be a little warmer. Watch for flyers concerning a shred day where you can have old documents and pa- pers that need disposed of can be shredded by a mobile shredding service from Evans- ville for free. No limit to the amount but there are some papers that should not be recycled and there will be people there help- ing you. Mark your calendar for June 22 at Petersburg Hardware parking lot between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This will be a free ser- vice sponsored by the Pike County Cham- ber of Commerce and the Petersburg Lions. We don't want to turn this article into an ad- vertisement but this project has been very 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 To Fulfill the Great Commission The Dispensation of Grace Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam The unchanging Gospel is still effective in a changing church world. Our culture has become pagan, but God's Word is still rele- vant in the 21st Century. Many pastors, in order to reach large crowds and receive big salaries, have avoided the strong teachings of our Lord. He preached and taught about the cross, denying our selfish desires and adopting a new lifestyle of holy living. In a post Christian age this is not popular. The Bible teaches that some are called to be prophets, teachers, evangelists and pas- tors. All these callings and gifts are need- ed and important. Established churches, church plantings and evangelism are all important in fulfilling the great commis- sion of our Lord. Today, there is a group of independent church planters who feel the Gospel, in its simplicity, is not necessary and one should always be sensitive to the sins people hang on to. This appeal often leaves the heart di- vided and without a life changing personal relationship with Christ. Any method that brings people into a life changing, person- al relationship with Christ is a part of God's plan. In Christianity To- day one pastor said that Billy Graham type Crusades and personal witnessing is no longer cutting edge evangelism. He put down such time proven evangelistic tools as "The Four Spiritual Laws" of Cam- pus Crusade and the plan called "Evange- lism Explosion." His appeal seemed to be only church planting and fit in with the culture. Many church plants are doing an awesome job in winning the lost. At the same time, these new leaders should not cut off the move- ments like crusades, church revivals, per- sonal witnessing and the Sunday school. Lets win them all, by all means taught in the unchanging Word of God. Many people have a mistaken notion that a dispensation is a period of time. This is not so, however, for the word "dispense" means simply "to deal out." The word "dispensa- tion," then means "the act of dispensing or dealing out," or "that which is dispensed or dealt out." There are medical dispensaries, for ex- ample, where medicines are dispensed to the poor. Sometimes these dispensations are conducted on a particular day of each week. Such a dispensation of medicine may take a full twelve hours each week, but it does not follow from this that a dispensation is a period of twelve hours! It is rather the act of dispensing or that which is dispensed. The word "dispensation" is used many times in the Bible, although it is not always translated the same way. In Ephesians 3:2, Paul writes of "the dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-ward." God had committed to him wonderful message of grace to dispense to others. Thus we read in Acts 20 :24 his stirring words, spoken in the face of persecution and death: "But none of these things move me, nei- ther count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." The "gospel" or "good news" of the grace of God: This was the dispensation commit- ted to Paul for us by the risen, ascended Lord. This is always Paul's message. "Where sin abounded grace did much Continued on page 2 See MINUTES on 3 See R AMBLINGS on 3 Revival at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church April 15-18 There will be a Reviv- al service with Evangelist Dale Begley at the Light- house Christian Fellow- ship Church, 9980 E. 550 S, Somerville, April 15 -18. Sunday morning service will begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT and Sunday evening through Wednesday evening will be- gin at 6 p.m. CDT. WORLD OUTREACH Ministries Revival service with: Service Times: EVANGELIST Dale Begley Come Join Us APRIL 15, 16, 17 &18 at LIGHTHOUSE Christian Fellowship Church 9980 E. 550 S., Somerville, IN 47660 Sunday morning service starting at 9:30 a.m. CDT Sunday night through Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. CDT 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 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. My hope and prayer for all people who read this is that you will make a decision to confess the past, repent from your sins and accept Je- sus as this Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m and all Wednesday evening activities at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, we will continue our Bible study of Nehemiah 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, Fourth Sunday and the morning worship offering will go to the building fund. Sunday, April 29, Fifth Sunday. There will be a Communion service, dur- ing the morning worship service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Q: Who talks about wolves in sheep's clothing? Answer: Jesus, when He describes false prophets. Reference: Matthew 7:15. Q: What material does God tell Noah to use to construct the ark? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter 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. Spiritual Sisters women's group will be meeting at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Everyone is welcome to come. Jesus told Peter three times to feed and care for His Flock, He was saying, "If you love Me, you will care for the ones I love." The lambs and the sheep are dear to Jesus. We are the sheep of His pasture. He is the Good Shepherd. He cares for us. You may see yourself as a lost lamb, or possibly an old goat that somehow got in with the flock. But you may be one of the people that Je- sus was talking about here. He wants you to be with GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow No Sunday school. MT. OLIVE G.B. CHURCH (Cato) 6187 E. State Rd. 56 Winslow 812-354-6397 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening group dis- MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH (Augusta) Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m., children's Sun- day school during morning service; Celebrate Recov- ery Sunday evening from 5 -7 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Winslow; Wednes- day night Bible study and family devotions at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is ask to bring a snack or finger food for fel- lowship, after the study. "The message of the cross is the power of God" (I Cor- inthians 1:18). We can never grasp the horror of human sin until we realize it caused the Son of God to be crucified. Not Pi- late, not Judas, not the mob, but sin. The ravages of war and poverty, the wrenching pain of loneliness and rejec- tion, the haunting cry of the 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 Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m. Bill Chesser, Reporter orphan and widow, the dying gasps of the world's starv- ing—these and a thousand other tragedies all bear wit- ness to the fact that we live in a world poisoned by sin. And that is why Jesus died. The terrible, bitter cup of humanity's sin sent Him to the Cross. Jesus prayed in those last hours, "O, My Fa- ther, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me, never- theless, not as I will, but as You will" (Matthew 26:39). There was no other way. Why did He drink that aw- ful cup? So you and I would not have to. Sin is the sec- ond most powerful force in the universe, for it sent Jesus to the Cross. Only one force is greater—the love of God. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your presence will be deeply ap- preciated and I am sure you will enjoy the blessings of God. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter Him. Eventually He may al- so want you to care for oth- ers who are lost and hun- gry, but first He wants you to come to Him. When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these? " "Yes, Lord," he said, "You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs" ( John 21:15). Remember those on our prayer list, the shut ins and our lost loved ones. Ken Reeder, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter

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