yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you." -James
April 18, 2017
in Think magazine,
Brad Harrub says, “I recognize that drunk driving is not a sin for
the majority of Christians. However, many Christians live their
daily lives “under the influence” – the Hollywood media
have ingested so much ‘Hollywood’ entertainment and media
propaganda that their behavior and speech have been altered. Often
Christians watch so much that they become desensitized – similar to
the alcoholic who feels nothing after just a few drinks.
present society is in a state of moral decay, not because the majority
of Americans love degeneracy, but because the influence
of humanism has been greater on our culture than the influence of the
the power of media, we should take proactive steps to cure the
should try to rid our lives of as much ‘Hollywood’ influence as
possible. As we
stop supporting deplorable shows and movies, we should seek to replace
them with good. Allow
me to usher a challenge. Take
one week and determine to drastically reduce the Hollywood influence
on your life. Instead
of sitting in front of a godless television show, spend time playing
with your children. Replace
godless material with spiritual material. At
the end of the week, you will be rewarded by knowing that for one
solid week your influence for good has outweighed any negative
look forward to seeing you Sunday with a Bible, a smile, and a
positive word! RA
Do We Owe the Lord?
O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the
LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy might (Deuteronomy
passage of Scripture has been used as a proof-text for the
Trinity, and rightly so, because it teaches that there is only
one Lord God. But just as importantly, this declaration is a
statement of exclusivity — the God of the Bible is the one and
only sovereign Lord over heaven and earth.
is for this reason, as God Himself points out in the ensuing
command, that we owe this one true God our undivided affection,
worship, and service. Serving any other god — including our
own schemes, aspirations, or lusts — is an act of colossal
rebellion against the loving, holy, and good Lord of creation;
any such insurrection is doomed to failure.
you recognize the God of the Bible as the one Lord of your life?
Is your heart united to fear His name? Does your soul revel in
the brilliance of His majesty? Are your energies spent solely
for His glory? He is the Lord of the universe, and He deserves
our all of everything.
partnership with A.I.M. is ongoing. It's time to start bringing food items
for the next delivery.
Southside Area Youth
accepted to help with youth activities
Hunt" was quite successful.
you to the many who helped with the event!
honor of Josh May
sympathy of the congregation is extended to Myra and Doyle White.
Myra's brother-in-law, Ed Yonkey passed away Wednesday. A memorial service
will be Friday in Johnson City, Tennessee.
sympathy of the congregation is also extended to Chris and Shannon Greenwald as well
as Chris' family. His father, Gary Greenwald, passed away March 9.
A memorial will be conducted later.
want to thank the entire Cedar Grove congregation for the support of my
family over the past year as my dad has been sick, and over the last few
weeks in particular, with his passing. The cards, letters, hugs and calls
are an indication of the love for our family and the impact that dad had
on others. The Cedar Grove family has always been there for Shannon and
myself. I just wanted to thank you for the ongoing support.
Cedar Grove Family,
you very for making my 97th birthday so wonderful with the fudge, young
folks' dinner, birthday cake, cards, flowers, and gifts!
are very special to me!
Cedar Grove Family,
you very much for all the cards, phone calls, prayers, and the beautiful
It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving Christian
family! I love you all.
Cedar Grove Family
you very much for the concern you showed when my arm was broken.
We appreciate your prayers, calls and the meals you brought.
We give thanks for you all!
and Eddie Brown
Stan Caudle has been at Piedmont
Hospital since Sunday. He
will have a spinal tap to test the fluid in about a week.
Kathy Ripley is schedule
for surgical procedure next week, April 28.
Andrew Ray had a reaction to
peanut oil, but he recovered quickly.
Gloria Simmons was in attendance
at a women’s conference in Florida.
In the hotel room, she fell and hit her head.
She is feeling some after effects, but the injury does not appear
to be serious.
Steve Perry scheduled for knee
surgery on May 9.
Ed and Randi Kelly’s grandson,
Will Welles has a condition that may be psoriatic arthritis.
The family is going to travel to Duke next week for more studies.
Jones is confined due to shingles.
Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan
McBride, Linda Moore, Lanier Richards, Janice Smith, Keith Tatum and Jimmy
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