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Religion

  • Listen to Christ, and also listen to each other

    Good listening is an art.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good listeners today.
    And if you don’t think so, ask yourself how many times you say something and have to repeat it.  You say something,  and the response is “Hmmm?” or “What did you say?”
    It’s frustrating when people don’t listen.  Sometimes it’s easier not to talk than to have to repeat things because people won’t listen.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Feb. 3, 2011

    By Pat Rhodes

  • Church Briefs

    Northside Christian to start Bible study

    Northside Christian Church will start a new Bible study, beginning this Wednesday, from  Ray Vander Laan’s “That the World May Know” lesson series.
    The title of this series is “God Heard Their Cry.” It illustrates how God hears and answers the cry of his persecuted people. It was filmed on location in the Middle East.
    The study will be held each Wednesday in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the church, which is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    Northside Christian to start Bible study

    Northside Christian Church will start a new Bible study, beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from  Ray Vander Laan’s “That the World May Know” lesson series.
    The title of this series is “God Heard Their Cry.” It illustrates how God hears and answers the cry of his persecuted people. It was filmed on location in the Middle East.
    The study will be held each Wednesday in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the church, which is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.

  • Jesus has a better way to overcome evil in world

    “Where was your Jesus-God when the crazed kid killed and wounded folks in Tucson?,” an angry and frustrated friend asked. “Couldn’t he have stopped such an evil act?”
    He was there, for sure! At the back of the crowd, weeping for God’s children who ignored him as he showed them his way, as they ignored Jesus’ presence in our lives (Matthew 23:37, 38).
    It was the same place the savior stood when you had an abortion, because you weren’t willing to have your life interrupted by a baby.

  • Church Briefs

    Men's Bible study offers military coffee
    Northside Christian Church invites men to a Bible study from  8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays, featuring "Sniper's Brew Coffee," a coffee made specially for the military.
    Start your day right – with Bible study, fellowship and great coffee. Call 283-1970 for more information.
     
    Women's study on Paul is under way
    An 11-week video study for women at Brownstown First Christian Church on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., began last week.

  • What is so valuable that you'd sell everything for it?

    What do you collect? Some collect cars, dolls, coins or toys, and I have even heard of someone who is collecting yarn to make the world’s largest yarn ball.
    In Matthew 13:45-46, Jesus tells of a merchant who searched after fine pearls. This merchant found a pearl of great value. Do you know what he did? He went and sold all that he had and bought that pearl.

  • Salvation Army raises record amount

    Fayette County Salvation Army raised a record amount in donations during the Christmas season.
    The bell-ringing campaign collected $14,900 from locations across Fayette County. That tops  the record set last year by $1,000.
    During the last week of November and all of December, more than 220 volunteers manned kettles at Wal-Mart, Harmon's Market IGA and Rural King. There also were more than 20 unmanned kettles in locations throughout the county.

  • Christmas Child shoebox project tops goal by 300

    Local organizers of Operation Christmas Child said this week that their effort to send shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world was a success.
    The organization's Vandalia  center collected 1,146 shoeboxes from 22 churches, eight individuals and two organizations. That surpassed the number of shoeboxes collected last year, which was 844.
    The shoeboxes were filled with gifts, school supplies and hygiene items.

  • Church Briefs

    Wild game meal at Brownstown church

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host its fourth annual wild game supper this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. All participants are encouraged to bring a wild game dish and other food.