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April 28, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg "This is some weather we've been having." While there is nothing wrong with the "small talk" about trivial things that occupies much of our interaction, based on the Book of Ti- tus, the Apostle Paul would almost certainly encourage us to cultivate conversations about bigger and more important things. Paul told Titus to "speak thou the things which become sound doctrine" (2:1). In oth- er words, Paul wanted this co-worker to con- sciously talk about meaningful things that would ground the saints in truths for today and encourage them to live for the Lord. Paul instructed the "aged men" to act like men of re- al spiritual maturity (2:2). That meant to pur- Billy Graham said, "We can never under- stand hell until we understand the great love, mercy and Grace of God. Hell was not made for man but created for the devil and his an- gels." If we accept the teachings of Jesus, we are forced to accept what He says about judg- ment and hell. It is the very fact of hell that makes the love of God so amazing and so glo- rious. No one needs to go to hell unless they choose to live in disobedience to God. The secular media often writes about hell and the future life. Many preachers seldom, if ever, mention it because it is an unpopular subject. There are many mysteries surround- ing the nature of hell. Hell is separation from God by sin and that continues into eternity. There must be a place of outer darkness some- where because the Bible speaks about it so of- ten. The Bible speaks often of contrast like good and evil, light and darkness, and heaven and hell. It is not God's will that anyone should miss heaven but that we might be saved. Most all major Chris- tian religions teach that hell is a real place. Less is spoken about it in the pulpit today than 100 years ago. Even the Muslims believe in heav- en and hell. I can think of only about three de- nominations that call themselves Christians who do not have a teaching in their core doc- trine regarding a real hell. It is wonderful that God encourages and allows all human beings the opportunity to choose heaven. The Bible speaks of two roads and we choose the one we wish to travel. To understand more about hell, one needs to read the New Testament with an open mind. 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 MK Farms Mike and Kay Anson Monroe City, Winslow — 812-890-5012 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas See R AMBLINGS on 3 Is Hell a real place? Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 3 Small Talk Minutes with the Bible By Pastor John Fredericksen Well we have made it through another week and it was not much different than last week. Seems like the same old stuff going on but in a different time so we can only count our bless- ings and be happy with what we have been given. With the grandkids here not much gets done around the house. They are normal kids and are into things often and it takes two of us to keep up with them. I did take the boys mower home and walked home from his house and it seemed like a hundred miles with a sore foot. I mowed our yard and that was about the extent of my accomplishments for one day. The tires on my truck were 16 years old and had almost all their tread, but they were cracked so bad you could have thrown a cat through some of the cracks. They were usable for trash runs, but I was starting to be con- cerned about them. I had a set of new tires I had put in the attic mounted on the truck. It looks good and drives much better so maybe I won't be as concerned about them going down. Last week we were waiting on an event that rarely occurs in this area as we were looking for snow and we got some snow in late April. It is true Indiana weather is extremely change- able and sometimes even disagreeable. Upon getting older I find making lists to help remind me of what needs done. Now if I could only find my list I might get something accomplished. My list last week was not very long but I soon found out there wasn't much on my list which I could get accomplished. Oh well, I'll just take a nap because there is always time for one. The cruise-in at Cup Creek General Baptist CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday eve- ning Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thursday 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to and from church services, call WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 320 S. Meridian Street Washington Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday evening dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PETERSBURG SATURDAY, MAY 8 FROM 1-2 P.M. Here at FBC Petersburg, we love our moms and ALL the moms in the Petersburg area. To show our appreciation, we're giving away FREE Kona Ice for an hour! Stop by the corner of 8th and Poplar for your frozen treat! ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Business meeting the third Sunday of the month, fol- lowing morning worship. Ladies' Bible study every other week. All ladies are wel- come to attend. Next study on Tuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the fu- ture" (Proverbs 8:3,4, ESV ). When you are in Christ, you can smile at the mystery of the future with the peaceful and carefree heart of one who knows it is secure. We are remembering those in our prayers who have lost loved ones, those who are sick and those in need of the peace of God. We pray that those who don't know the Lord will accept him. We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; First and third Wednesday of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, Assistant Sunday. Wednesday, May 5, Bible study. Studying Psalm 135 - 139. Sunday, May 9, Mother's Day; monthly business meet- ing after morning worship ser- vice. Wednesday, May 19, Bible study. Studying Psalm 140 - 144. Sunday, May 23, Senior Day; fourth Sunday and morning of- fering to the building fund. Sunday, May 30, fifth Sun- day; Communion service during morning worship. Monday, May 31, Memori- al Day. FBC Petersburg 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Our Vision is to Engage with God and equip Christians to Reach Out, Show Love and Serve our Community. Join us on Sunday morn- ings at 10 :30 a.m. in-person or online ( YouTube or Face- book) for a time of fellowship and Christ-centered instruc- tion from God's Word. Sunday IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Website: www.immanuelbap- Early service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sunday school; Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morning wor- ship 10 :40 a.m. No Sunday evening, Wednes- day or Thursday service. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your children and youth receive Bible train- ing. You and your family can en- joy great music, uplifting teach- ing and heartwarming prepa- ration for the great friendships and connections. Mother's Day service, Sun- day, May 9, 9:30 a.m. "If My people, which are called by My name, shall hum- ble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will heal their land" (II Chronicles 7:14). Mission Statement New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. First Wednesday of each month Advisory Board meet- ing before Bible study and business meeting following. Next meeting May 5 at 6 p.m. Social distancing is still in place. Thought for the week: "I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heav- en and earth" (Psalm 121:1-2). Be in prayer 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 everyone is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Nyles Head, Assoc. Pastor Kathy Henderson, Reporter BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for children and adults 9 a.m.; Sunday morn- ing worship service 10 a.m.; Sun- day evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thurs- day, prayer service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday 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; morning wor- ship 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 Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: reValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: To get bread, the Judeans had to submit to what nations? Answer: Egyptians and As- syrians . Reference: Lamenta- tions. 5:6. Q: Besides Elijah, which prophet did Ahab hate? An- swer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter school starts at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. Adult Bible study and youth group meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you here. Michael Miller, Pastor

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