Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Pray for nation for next 40 days
Sunday our attendance was good, glad to see some members back with us that hadn’t been for a while. Visitors were present and we’re always glad they come to be with us and pray they were blessed and will worship with us again as God leads. Visitors are welcome anytime. The choir’s special was, “His Name is Wonderful.” Another special by Jessica Swann and C. J. Jackson, “Victory in Jesus.” Other special music, “It’s a God Thing,” by Peggy Harper. Bro. Ron’s message, “Mystery of His Will, “ Ephesians 1:8-12 and other scriptures. God’s works are always a cause for people everywhere to worship and praise Him; his works speak of His power, love and faithfulness. The mystery of His will to untie all things in Christ through the gospel, which is now revealed, proclaimed and believed. If people are saved they have received an in heritance that no one can take away sealed with a promise. We are to hear the gospel of our salvation, which are the death, burial and resurrection of Christ believing the gospel we trust and apply to heart. God wants us to be faithful. No matter what anyone does God has a better plan. We should be to the praise of His glory.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance, singing by the congregation and the Who-So-Ever Will group. Bro. Ron’s message, “Daniel and Israel,” using scripture from Jer. 29, Daniel 9, Neh. 2:1-8 and others.
Next Sunday, Sept. 30, The Lord’s Supper will be observed during the morning service at Brownwood.
The Youth of Brownwood and their leaders want to say a big thank you to all that helped make their canned food drive a success on Saturday. They know God will bless all who helped with this.
Next Thursday, Sept. 27 the Morgan County Baptist Association Annual Fall Meeting will be held at Beacon Heights Baptist Church beginning at 4 p.m.
Last Thursday Brownwood sponsored the September birthday party at Madison Health and Rehab. Kittie Mayfield and Retha Brown were hosts to this event along with the help of workers there.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 27 everyone and all churches are encourage to pray for our nation for 40 days. This will lead up to Election Day, and then continue to pray.
Melissa LeClair and Karleigh visited Peggy Harper over the weekend.
I would appreciate your prayers for my sister, Alice Cheatham, on Wednesday morning she had a stroke and was carried to Athens Regional Hospital. Many tests were done, some good, some not so good, the MRI confirmed the stroke and some damage to her heart. At this writing she is still in the hospital. Thanks for your prayers and concern.
The children and grandchildren of Peggy Harper celebrated her birthday Saturday evening at the home of Sammy and Christy Brown. They grilled out and had cake and ice cream. There were 22 present for the celebration.
Margie Ward visited her sister Alice Cheatham at Athens Regional Hospital Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
Next Sunday night, Sept. 30 Brownwood will have their fifth Sunday night singing at 6 p.m.
Plan as if Christ’s return is years away, but live as if He is coming today.
Beware of the danger of allowing your rights to subordinate your responsibilities.
No job is boring if we can see God’s purpose in it.
Not once has God said “Don’t call me, I’ll call you.”
We are immortal until our work is done.
Most of us get what we deserve but only the successful will admit it.
Privilege and responsibility are two sides of the same coin.
It takes more time to hide one’s talent than it does to use it for God.
The higher you go the more dependent you become on others.
A Christian must carry something heavier on his shoulder than a chip.
Burying one’s talent is a grave mistake.
Freedom is not a question of doing as we like but doing as we ought.
When duty calls many are not home.
If God writes opportunity on one side of the door he writes responsibility on the other.
Things begin to look right when you stop doing wrong.
God often entrusts us with a little to see what we could do with our lot.
Being first is not as important as being right.
As Christians our responsibility is to be faithful.
God is in control!
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition