Union Springs News • T. Adrienne Terrell
Columnist on Fifth Sunday event at The Springs
Greetings from The Springs. On fifth Sunday we were favored to have Minister Derrick Worrell deliver to us a great word from the Lord. For those that don’t know each fifth Sunday a different member of our ministerial staff is given the privilege to preach the Gospel. He held true to our motto of “Book, chapter, and verse” and gave us a wonderful message.
Minister Worrell also hosted the Witnessing Conference, which was on Friday, July 27 at Pleasant Glory Baptist Church. Sunday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. he will bring the message at Barrow’s Grove Baptist Church in Buckhead. May the Lord continuously bless this man of God as he goes forth to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ!
It is back to school time and for The Springs one of our own is starting back in a special way. Lucindia Monday, daughter of Robert and Tanya Benford of Eatonton, has been accepted to the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. What an accomplishment! She has worked very hard with her studies, and we all pray for her continued success.
Pastor Terrell announced last week that Prophet Frederick Collins of Birmingham, Alabama will be this year’s speaker for Revival. The dates for Revival are August 6 to 10 beginning at 7:30p.m. nightly. The following Sunday will be Homecoming / Family and Friends day at 10 a.m. The Springs would love to have our neighbors in the community come out and fellowship with us so we will be looking for you to join us!
In last Wednesday’s Bible study Pastor Terrell kept going with the numbers portion of the series, “Shadow and Types.” I know that I am not the only one that has been blessed by this series. It is enhancing our home study time and encouraging us to look for more understanding in the Bible.
Sunday’s message from Minister Worrell urged us to “Hang In There.” His text came from Luke 23: 1-43 and he compared Jesus hanging between two thieves to us: hanging in” in the midst of our crises in life. As we studied the text he gave us key pointers to consider.
In verse 3, we see how Pilate wanted to attack the character of Jesus when he asks, “Are You the King of the Jews?” When we are in our struggles there will be some that will want to do the same to us. To combat what they say we should watch what we say and who we say it to. Often there are times when silence is the best answer.
Another point Minister Worrell focused on was that when we are in tough times God will always send us help. In verse 26 we see how “they laid hold of a certain man Simon a Cyrenian who was coming from the country and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.” We should be aware that God will send help to us and to look for his assistance.
I will conclude with these final points although Minister Worrell discussed many others in detail. There are instances when we made the mistakes, which caused us to be in trouble. This is when we must confess our errors to God, acknowledge that He is King and ask Jesus to remember you.
When you review verses 41-42 you will see how one of the thieves did this. He stated that “we receive the due reward for our deeds but his Man has done nothing wrong. Then he said to Jesus ‘Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom’.” The thief knew that he was wrong and was also willing to confess that Jesus is King by asking for consideration. Thank God that the Word is always true and relevant to the present time.
Critical moments arise in our lives from time to time for a reason. Be blessed in knowing that in the middle of whatever we are going through Jesus will always be with us. Glory be to God!
Printed in the August 2, 2012 edition.