God has patience, protection and pardon for all

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Margie Ward

Margie Ward

By Margie Ward, Columnist

Attendance on Sunday morning was good; we’re still missing those that are out due to sickness, jobs etc. We’re praying for you that all will get better soon.

Visitors are continuing to bless us with their presence and we’re thankful for each one and pray they receive a blessing each time they come and will feel welcome to come to any of our services. You are always welcome. Anyone that does not have a regular church home we welcome you to come and be with us.

The call to worship was “Great Are You Lord.” Bro Ron opened the service with prayer, welcomed everyone to service and gave morning announcements.

The choir’s special was “How Great Thou Art.” Another special by James and Caitlin Butler was “We Have Come by the Way of the Cross.” Bro. Ron’s message, “Destructive results of resentment,” Jonah 4.

When God shewed mercy to Nineveh and they repented Jonah was filled with anger and complaining to God about Nineveh being spared and restored, he wanted Nineveh to get what was coming to them; he couldn’t believe they had been spared and he just couldn’t live with that so Jonah began running again.

Anger destroys peace, disrupts our purpose to serve God, demonstrates selfishness, diminishes productivity, distorts happiness and denies God’s goodness and mercy. Jonah with his anger missed a lot of blessings he could have had.

God loved Nineveh and the people there, God love Jonah even though Jonah couldn’t get excited and be happy over all the people that were saved and God loves us wanting us to do His will and not ours. Jonah looked out for himself and was angry because of selfishness. God has patience, protection and pardon for all; we’re never out of His care.

God honors His word. Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance was present. Bro. Ron continue on the subject of “Love” with scriptures throughout parts of the New Testament, with discussions from time to time.

Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adults Brunch will be at Cracker Barrel in Madison at 10 a.m. on March 13. Daylight Savings Time begins March 9.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward Monday afternoon. Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood had dinner with Margie Ward Sunday. Set clocks ahead one-hour Saturday night- spring forward

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