By Margie Ward, Columnist
Worship attendance Sunday morning was good, some were out due to sickness, jobs, traveling, and visitors were present. It is a blessing to have them with us and our prayer is they will also receive a blessing by coming and they all will know they are always welcome at Brownwood. Our call to worship was “Victory in Jesus.”
The choir special was “Blessed be the Name.” Special in song “On the Road to Glory” by James Butler with Caitlin at the piano. Bro. Ron’s message “Jonah.” The Book of Jonah is the fifth of the Minor Prophets. God commissioned Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach to them about their wickedness.
Jonah chose not to obey God so he fled to Tarshish on to Joppa thinking he was out of God’s presence, found a ship going to Tarshish, got on it still thinking he was out of God’s presence.
But God responded by sending a great wind into the sea stirring the waters. Jonah was cast into the sea. Some may say whom and what was Jonah running from? He was running from God and the will of God. He could run from God but could not hide.
Do we witness to people or do we run and hide hoping someone else will reach them? People today are living in idolatry doing what they want to do. We must realize God sees everything. God is about life, He gives chance after chance, God has a task for all of us and if we run like Jonah there will be consequences we have to face. Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good.
Bro. Ron’s message “Why Scripture is sufficient, Psalm 19. Scripture is sufficient because of its source, THE LORD. The heavens tell the glory of God, a display of his craftsmanship, creation speaks, the stars, moon and universe shows knowledge of God, looking up into the skies their message reaches out to everyone, the sun crosses the heavens from end to end, nothing can hide from its heat.
God’s laws are perfect, protects us, makes us wise, we have joy and light. God’s laws are pure, eternal and just, more desirable than gold sweeter than honey, they warn us away from harm, gives success to those who obey them. How can we ever know what sins are lurking in our heart, cleanse us from these hidden faults, keep us from known wrongs, help us not to do them, then we can be free of guilt and innocent of great crime.
May our spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you O Lord our strength and redeemer. Margie Ward, Elaine McClure and Ronald Atkinson were among family and friends attending the Memorial Service for Faye Allen Payne Saturday at Rutledge Baptist Church.
Thursday night, Feb. 6 the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meeting will be held at Centennial Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The Executive Committee meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 8 the Brownwood Women’s Ministry meeting will be held at the Brownwood Community Bui8lding at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). All ladies urged to attend.
Please bring brunch or munch food. Looking ahead to Saturday night, Feb. 22. The Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Bring a friend and/ or an unchurched friend, also bring a covered dish of one of your favorite foods.