Published 12:16 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Scena Ann Petrey

To prepare our hearts for worship Sunday, Oct. 14, the music worship culminated with Joseph Hampton playing the trumpet to “Jesus”. “Jesus, there’s just something about that name” brings awe and comfort to us.

Bro. Ron Andrew brought the morning message by continuing with the different names for God and the title “How to Stand When You Don’t Understand.” As we walk through life, we need to have a heavenly perspective on earthy events and what is happening to us and around us – the only One we can go to is Jesus!!

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When the three men were thrown into the furnace of fire, they would not bend or bow to the King. Thus they did not burn while in the furnace; instead Jesus was actually there with them. So should we refuse to bend or bow to anyone but God.

God provides everything we need to withstand anything life throws at us. When we think we have had all we can stand, God is there to stand with us so we can withstand all life hurls at us.

Bro. Ron concluded by saying we need to stand for Jesus; He stood for us. He took our flogging, our taunting, and our death for us so we could be eternally saved. It is our choice – to stand for Jesus or Satan.

We extend sympathy and prayers to Glen Story and his family. His brother Darrel Story passed away last week after a long illness. He will be remembered as a teacher at Memorial High School, a counselor at Lincoln County High School, and a friend to everyone he met.

We also extend sympathy and prayers to the family of Gerald May. He and Pearl Rector May are members of Pleasant View. He passed away last week after a struggle with cancer.

We also extend sympathy and prayers to Bro. Kyle and family. His uncle Dale passed away last week in Bowling Green. Bro. Kyle was not at church Sunday because he was preaching the funeral.

Dates to remember: Oct. 15-19 – Christmas Backpacks; Oct. 28 – our annual fall family festival; Nov. 11 – Christmas shoebox dedication at 6 p.m.; Nov 14 – Senior adult Thanksgiving dinner; Dec. 29-31 – Winter Xtreme for youth in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Thought for the week: “God’s timing is always perfect!”