Church News . . .
To New Name In
Cornerstone Church at 1072 Mountain View Road is now called God’s Dwelling Place.
Former Pastor Rick Sumner and his wife, Wanda are no longer affiliated with the church.
Pastor Barry and Iris Padgett invite the public to join the congregation in services on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.
They are also in need of musicians.
The public is invited to all services.
Gospel Fest 2019 Is Planned
At Community Outreach Park
Gospel Fest 2019 has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Community Outreach Park, 135 Long Hollow Road in Trion.
Food, music, vendors and raffles are planned. There will be fun for the whole family.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and/or pop-up tents. Pop-up tents will need to be set up in the back of the seating area.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Special guests will include Calvary’s Way, Rejeana Leath and New Grace, Bread of Life, Melinda Chaney, Nate Fortner, Christianaires, David Gresham and Rushing Wind.
For details or questions call 706-506-3812 or 706-506-3786.
Set Sept. 20-22 At
A worship revival has been scheduled at the Church of God Northside Sept. 20-22.
Services are planned Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The evangelist will be Janet Talley from Cleveland, Tenn.
Contact Pastor Charles Deitz at 256-844-9225 for details.
The public is invited.
Homecoming Planned At
Homecoming has been scheduled at Teloga Baptist Church Sunday, Sept. 15.
The speaker will be Greg Ledford.
The special singers will be Testimony.
The public is invited.
By TOMMY O’KELLEY
Minister, Subligna Road
Church Of Christ
WELL WITH MY SOUL
I want to begin my article with the words of a beautiful hymn we sing written by Horatio Spafford:
And Lord haste the day when the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well with my soul
The words written came after tragic events in Mr. Spafford’s life. As he questioned Why and grief filled his soul he reflected upon the goodness of God. In the final stanza of this hymn the author beckons the Lord to return, “Lord haste the day when the faith shall be sight.” As we consider these words, I ask myself and all of you reading this article, do we hasten the day of the Lord’s return? Are we excited to think that at any given moment we could lift our eyes and be in eternity? Perhaps many don’t want to hasten the Lord’s return because when the trumpet resounds and time is no more we can’t honestly say “It is well with my soul.” In a year’s time we will have lived 8,760 hours. Wherever you are right now as you read this article you have had 8,760 hours to live. Every year that comes and goes we have another 8,760 hours of life, that’s quite a bit of time especially if you are 50 plus years old. Having this many hours, surely we have thought about eternity and pondered thoughts concerning our spiritual wellbeing but have we truly considered “It is well with my soul,”? There is coming a day when faith shall be sight, the trump will sound and the Lord Himself will descend. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 this event is described by the apostle Paul. Paul will go on to say that the dead in Christ will rise first and then those faithful Christians who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them to meet Christ in the air to dwell with him eternally. When the Lord returns, time will end and those 8,760 hours will cease to be, is it well with your soul? Please use the time you have, this very moment, to ensure your soul’s wellbeing. Perhaps another thousand years will pass before the return of Christ but your life and mine can end this very day. Can we truly say, “Lord hast the day when the faith shall be sight, It is well with my soul?”
Until next week, this is the Scriptural Truth, Tommy O’Kelley, Minister, Subligna Road church of Christ, 706-638-1129 or 423-413-5319, email email@example.com or Facebook.