Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Sermon focuses on worry
Sunday morning attendance was good for the worship service. We missed all the ones that were not there including our music director and his family. Their four-year-old-son had to be put in the hospital Saturday night and was given medicine through IV’s, but I understand Sunday night he was a lot better and may get to go home. God sure does answer prayers and we thank Him for all He does. We were blessed to have visitors they are real faithful in their attendance and we hope they received a blessing by coming. The choir’s special was, “When the Morning Comes.” Bro. Ron’s message, “Worry,” Phil. 4: 4-13, 19. Paul ministered with the church at Philippi, he said preach those things that have sound doctrine they helped support him, they learned from him how to have love, joy and true friendship. When they learned he was in prison they worried about him, he told them not to worry about him but rejoice in the Lord, not in circumstances. Our greatest consolation is knowing God is with us. We choose to worry or not to worry, worry will rob us of our joy. We can surrender to God in each situation we sometimes live our lives as if the Lord is not near. Prayer is the cure for worry. We are to pray for others with needs. God is bigger than any problem. God is the source of peace; the word of God is the engine that runs our life. Peace brings two things back together. Paul knew God was near him wherever he was so he was content being able to share Jesus in or out of prison wherever he was. Paul said in Phil. 4: 19 but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. Bro. Ron continued the message on Book of James.
Saturday morning the Brownwood Women’s Ministry met at the Brownwood Community building, our attendance was down but we had a good meeting discussing several items of business. Those present were Elaine McClure, Janice Jenkins, Margie Ward, Millie McNair and Ellen Austin.
The Morgan County Baptist Associational Senior Adult Banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish.
Saturday night, Feb. 16 a Family Night supper will be held at Brownwood Family Life Center at 6 p.m. The meal will be by donations.
Sunday, Feb. 17 it will be Bring a Friend Day at Brownwood.
Miriam Shatterly visited Peggy Harper during the week
Ellen Smith, Patsy James and Brenda McAdams attended the visitation and funeral of their great-aunt Audrey Davidson in Ellijay Saturday.
Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward Wednesday afternoon.
Julie and Billy Philips, Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood visited with me throughout the week.
God is our help in troubles, if you worry you are on your own.
The reason worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Prayer is an acknowledgement of faith; worry is a
denial of faith
Worrying is praying to the wrong God.
Why worry when you can pray?
Worry is useless, senseless and worthless.
Sing your troubles away – who ever saw a bird worry?
The man yesterday who worried about tomorrow isn’t here today.
There is a
difference between worry and concern, a worried person sees the problem; the concerned
person solves the problem.
tomorrow’s cloud over today’s
Why let yourself be consumed by what’s eating you?
Life lived in worry invites death in a hurry.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work,
Happy Valentine's Day!
Printed in the February 14, 2013 edition