Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Brownwood Youth Movie Night set for Saturday, March 16
Sunday morning even though it was cold weather we had a good attendance at church for the worship service. We always miss the ones who weren’t able to be with us. Visitors were present and we were blessed by their presence hoping they received a blessing as well and will come as God leads and worship with us again.
The choir’s special, “He is the Only King.” Special music by Peggy Harper was “I should have been Crucified.” Bro. Ron opened the service with testimonies from several in the congregation. Scripture for the message, “Four things everyone should know before you die,” was Psalm 19. Death is real, scripture says, “It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment. Much of the world lives as though God does not exist. 1. God is awesome, Gen. 1:1. He is the great Creator. We see the first heaven by day, the second heaven by night and the third heaven by faith. Psalm 19 praises the awesomeness of His creation. God made us in His image and we need to remember we only need to be like Jesus. 2. Sin is annoying. We are tempted at every turn to sin. Sin separates us from God. The only way to escape the wages of sin is to place your trust in Jesus Christ. 3. Forgiveness is available. Romans 5: 6-8. We cannot save ourselves. No one is too sinful for Jesus to save. 4. Grace is amazing. Grace (God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense). His blood was shed for all. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Grace deals with the past and it’s all under the Blood. We are new creatures in Christ. Grace deals with the past, delights in the present and prepares for the future!
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Bro. Ron continued study of James 1: 12-18. All people rich and poor alike stand at the foot of the cross. If those who have wealth glory in their possessions they will not have Christ in their hearts. James 5:1. James taught about patience and faith not having faith in self and riches. James 1: 12 tells us we will be blessed when we persevere through trials and temptations, remaining faithful to God, these will receive the crown of life. The crown we wear now is life in Christ. It will be eternal life at the end of earthly life. In I Cor. 10 Paul admonished the Christians about lust and idolatry. God will never leave us alone in our temptations and troubles. He bore our guilt on the cross.
At Brownwood we are collecting for the operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry sponsored by Peggy Harper and Kids on a Mission. Watch for sales and take advantage of these. March items on the list are ages 2-4 squeeze toys, stuffed animals, dolls, cars, small balls, caps, gloves, scarves, etc. for boys and girls. Thanks.
Next Saturday, March 9 we all need to set our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed. Remember spring forward and fall back.
Sunday afternoon Feb. 24 George, Millie and Amanda McNair attended Rachel Keener’s 16th birthday party in Marietta at Rafferty’s Restaurant. Rachel is George’s niece. Thirty were in attendance.
Cathi Scott, Jane Partee and Margie Ward met at Cracker Barrel for a late lunch Thursday afternoon.
Saturday night March 16 will be Youth Movie Night at Brownwood. The movie will be “The Passion of Christ.”
Morgan County Baptist Association Spring Church at 6:30 p.m. on March 7. There will be no evening service at Brownwood.
Saturday, March 23 Brownwood will have the Children’s Easter program and Egg Hunt. I should have the time in the paper next week.
Wednesday evening Feb. 27 George and Millie McNair were among those visiting with the family and friends of Evelyn J. Childress at Roy Davis Funeral Home in Austell.
We all know many who are sick and/ or shut-in. We need to let them know we care for them and keeping them in our prayers daily.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough.
Fools can make money– it takes a wise man to know how to spend it.
Bill collectors always come at the wrong time – when I’m home.
Justice often leans to the side of the purse hand.
A dollar will not go as far as it used to but it will go faster.
Something you can get for nothing is usually worth it.
Money isn’t everything – sometimes it isn’t enough.
A tenth for God is more rewarding than a fifth for Satan.
Money talks. If it’s the dollar it’s small talk.
A luxury is something you don’t need but you can’t do without.
Beware – Money can create hardening of the attitudes.
Give to God what’s right not what’s left.
Giving is a thermometer of our love.
The hand that gives is the hand that receives.
God does not look at the face of your check but at the balance on the stub.
The worst place to live is beyond one’s income.
Remember set clocks ahead this weekend.
Printed in the March 7, 2013 edition