By Margie Ward, Columnist
Sunday morning worship attendance was good, missed all those that were out for one reason or another. We pray all will be able to be back with us next week. We know God will bless the visitors that are real faithful by coming each week.
They are a blessing to us when they come. The call to worship, “Our Lord has a great great name.” Bro. Ron gave the welcome and had the opening prayer and asked for any praise testimonies.
The choir’s special was, “Who is this King?” Other special, “Living by Faith,” by Jonathan Swann, Pastor Ron and James Butler with Caitlin at the piano. This being “Sanctity of Human Life” Sunday Bro. Ron’s message, “Life is Sacred,” Proverbs 24: 11-12, Gen 1:27, Psalm 139, and many more scriptures in the Bible on this subject.
Since abortion was made legal some 57 million babies have died. They were helpless, innocent and never had a chance and they were human beings. God gave life and God is the only one that should take that life away. God will not let the guilty go unpunished. God made life and He values and protects it, God sent His only son to die for us, and all life comes from God.
We live in a sin cursed world and it’s a challenge in life because some decisions affect all. We’re the crowns of God’s creation and we know God holds the future. And we also believe whoever let these abortions be performed to kill all these babies will have to answer one day.
Life is precious no matter who you are, how old you are or what you have done. God gave life and should be the one to take it away in His time. Sunday night at 6 p.m. we had our regular quarterly conference at Brownwood.
Looking ahead – Saturday, Feb. 8 the Brownwood Women’s Ministry meeting will be held at the Brownwood Community Building at 10 a.m. Our program, “Stronger,” by Angela Thomas will be: God is stronger than my struggles and God is stronger than my bad news. All ladies are urged to attend. Bring your favorite brunch or munch food. ATTENTION: Starting Sunday night, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
Brownwood Baptist Church will be combining the Wednesday night and Sunday night services in the Family Life Building. We will not have service on Wednesday nights throughout the winter months or until further notice.
The AWANA’s and all groups will meet on Sunday nights. You are welcome to come to Sunday evening services in the Family Life Building, hope to see you there. Watch this news column for any updates. Thanks. Julie and Billy Phillips have returned home after visiting Billie’s relatives in Americus including Debra and Cline Stanfield Peyton.
They attended church with them. Mandy and Clay Barrett and boys, Chelsea and John Steggar, Carlton and Judy Phillips and children, Lilly Daniels and Julian Cromer, Neal Phillips, Montezuma, Gracie Carden, Mark, Vera Currington and sons in Butler. James Harold and Ellen Smith visited Mary Jo Collins at Newton Medical Center Wednesday.
Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward Thursday afternoon. Margie Ward visited Mary Jo Collins at Senior Solutions of Social Circle Friday afternoon. Mark Your Calendars: Thursday, Feb. 6, the Associational Brotherhood Supper will be held at Centennial Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
The Executive Committee meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Looking Ahead: The Associational Senior Adult Banquet will be held Saturday night, Feb.22 at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish.
Bring an un-churched or lost friend they would probably enjoy the fellowship. Stability Flowers that bend toward the sun do so even on cloudy days. Better be a poor man and a rich Christian than a rich man and a poor Christian. Poverty is often a state of mind induced by a neighbor’s new car.
Advice is like mushrooms – the wrong kind can prove fatal. A good archer is not known for his arrows but for his aim. A cheerful loser is always a winner. There are no detours along the straight and narrow path. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a prayer-knot and hang on. A great oak is only a little nut that held its ground.
The glory is not in never falling but in rising every time you fall. God helped to start you in life; he helped to get you where you are; he won’t forsake you now. Keep your feet on the ground even though friends flatter you.
You can tell you are on the right track – it’s usually uphill. God can stand with us only as we sand firm. Carve your name on hearts, not your marbles. Courage is like a kite – a contrary wind causes it to rise. Pray for all in authority!