Union Springs News
“Change. It does a Christian body good.”
The Union Springs Baptist Church members had a very full and fulfilling day on Sunday. As usual our Pastor Robert Terrell Jr. gave a great message as we focused on Ezekiel 36. One key point emphasizes was that when we are in the world we must be careful not to be of the world. In other words if we proclaim to be Christians others should see our witness too. There are times when we act like the Hebrews when they lived among the heathens and “whither they went, they profaned my holy name.” We can not be secretive or undercover as saints of God. When He is not honored it makes the Lord seem less than what He really is. Read the entire chapter and be encouraged.
After the early morning service most members went to Plainview Baptist to support Minister Kathy Hubbard who gave the sermon for their Women’s Day Program. She told of how we all, men and women, need to be available to the Lord. The text came from St. Luke 10: 38-42 and explained how Mary did something a bit different that day. Instead of serving she sat at the feet of Jesus to listen and receive “that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Minister Hubbard truly fed the souls of that packed sanctuary!
Change. It does a Christian body good. Think about it. Christians should always be in evolving as they strive to reach higher and higher levels in Christ. Now, unless a person is on the same level as Christ and no one is even remotely close to this, he could stay in a certain comfort zone and just chill. There would be no reason to attend worship service or do daily devotions. There would be no reason to study the Word or pray on bended knees. Not even a reason to wake up each morning and thank God for the new day or to go to bed at night and thank God for the opportunity to get some much needed rest. My friends, I tell you that I am so thankful to be willing to submit myself for change. Glory be to God!
Submitted by T. Adrienne Terrell
Printed in the March 19, 2009 Edition.