Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson
The subject of seating at worship assemblies always produces reactions. One of the most popular is, “You have to get there early to get a back seat!” This leaves room for the obvious, “There is always room on the front rows!”
How about this one, “The song leader had us stand and sit so many times I thought I was at a ______________________ (fill in the blank yourself)!” And, have you ever sat in “someone’s seat” only to feel your mistake by the stares and gasps of those around (and maybe even the glares of the “regular sitters” as they come to their now-filled seat)?
There are those who only want to sit on the aisles leaving the entire rest of the pew open making people climb over them rather give up their space (and there is nothing wrong with this). And, who could not now identify 75% or more of the “normal” seats of the members where you assemble?
Why Study the Bible?
A study of the Bible is the most profitable study in a person's life. There are many good reasons for studying the Bible, God's message to us, but here are just a few:
- To live a more abundant life (John 10:10). Jesus' way of living is so much better than a life of wrong doing. The Bible will show us how to have a life worth living.
- To enable us to make positive life choices and to avoid pitfalls (Proverbs 4:19, 22:3).
- Our Spiritual well-being depends on heeding the wisdom of the Bible. Matthew 4:4 says we draw our spiritual sustenance from the Word of God.
Vacation Bible School 2013 is scheduled for June 9-12 from 6:30-8:30 pm, where classes will be held for 2 year olds through high school. In addition, there will be a class for adults to attend each evening. The theme for 2013 is going to be “Life in Bible Times.”
During this four day event, students will visit an Athenian marketplace where they will be introduced to the various occupations, crafts, food, clothing, writing, customs, and other skills common to the people in and around Greece during the first century AD when the Apostle Paul was conducting his second missionary journey.