Brownwood News • Margie Ward
About “riches of God’s grace”
Sunday morning attendance was good; some members are still out due to sickness, traveling, work etc. Visitors were present and we thank God for them choosing our church to come and worship. We pray they received a blessing and will be led by God to come be with us again soon. Special music today was, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” and “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” by Mark and Ellen Harville.
The beautiful pot of chrysanthemums was placed in our church today in memory of Richard Mayfield by Kittie Mayfield.
Bro. Ron’s message, “Blessings,” Ephesians 1: 4-6 and other scripture. Blessings are riches of God’s grace. It is a blessing we’ve been chosen by God. The message of truth comes through listening to the gospel of your salvation. It’s God’s will that everyone be saved but everyone will not be saved. God knows who will and who won’t be saved. In love He predestinated us to give us the title of sonship, through adoption, we have a choice to worship Him, he doesn’t force anyone to be saved, according to His kindness of His will, being saved we are placed in a new family with complete freedom from old relationship, we give praise, glory of His grace. Christ freely bestowed His love for us on the cross, giving us a secured place accepted in the beloved. God can only accept us through Christ. He knows we can’t save ourselves. Faithful ones in Christ Jesus will grasp from God’s word. If you’re saved you’re blessed.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. the attendance was good in all groups. Bro. Ron’s message, “Prophecy, Israel and Daniel,” Daniel 9 and other scriptures.
Items for Operation Christmas Child are Hygiene items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, solid deodorant, band-aids, travel size Q tips. We thank everyone in advance for all your help with this.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Annul Fall meeting will be held September 27 at Beacon Heights Baptist Church beginning at 4 p.m.
Brownwood Fifth Sunday Night Singing will be September 30 at 6 p.m.
It was really good to have Carrie Knight back in church Sunday with us. Continue to pray for her as she gets her strength back.
James and Sarah Folsom of Cincinnati, Ohio were home for Labor Day. They visited me on Saturday.
Thursday evening, August 30 Millie McNair and Margie Ward visited Peggy and James Harper and other family members.
Glad to report Ann Harrison is home after spending time in Athens Regional with a broken hip and TCU in Madison for therapy. Continue to keep her in your prayers, also.
Labor Day Julie and Billy Phillips and Margie Ward enjoyed a cookout with Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood, James and Sarah Folsom at their home.
Julie and Billy Phillips traveled to Perry and attended the wedding of Daniel Floyd and Nikki Brooks on Saturday evening. Nikki is Billy’s niece.
James Harold and Ellen Smith, Margie Ward and Ronald Atkinson were among those visiting James and Peggy Harper during the week.
Thanks to all of you that have told me you missed our column last week. Well I don’t get my Citizen until Thursday afternoon. It was that night before I read it that’s when I knew our deadline was 5 p.m. on Friday. There was no way to get news up, written and turned in by that time. Maybe next time we will be told before we have to find it out in the Citizen.
A night club is a place where the tables are reserved and patrons many times are not.
Temperance is the nurse of chastity.
Alcohol kills the living and preserves the dead.
He that is a drunkard is a candidate for all vice.
Intemperance is voluntary madness.
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
An ounce of thought may prevent a pound of apology.
Always drive so that your license expires before you to.
Look before you leap and you won’t limp.
A bright eye indicates curiosity – a black eye, too much.
A recipe of life must contain a goodly amount of seasoning.
Some people are like wheel-barrows – they go only when pushed.
The little man is disturbed by little things.
When you argue with a fool – two fools are arguing.
Safety belts aren’t as confining as wheelchairs.
Keep out of your life all that keeps Christ out of your thoughts.
All the flowers of tomorrow are seeds today.
Don’t dig a grave for someone else – you may fall into it.
Some men made difficulties – some difficulties make men.
The man who does as he likes is the bigger slave.
Pray for our service men and women.
Printed in the September 13 edition.