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L at is the Church Supposed to Do? Oday s humanlstm world, vho reject the authority reject the validity st's claims, and reject y  essxty of salvatmn have hree questions. s movin  questions are: Where mn I san :ome from? Why am I effort to t Vhere am I going? :oo young ay have wondered the hing about the church. aldhaveil did the church come fe thougl Why is the church here? :h longer, is the church going? zause sh church was founded by [ephone  is hea ..... flea oy tnrist, and fore thejlt will be with Christ In ' cnciuutn the ti -" r,..,,' - "' me Christ found- cuumg,,-ll:-"-" church and the time i comes for the church. n forget lb the church supposed to nd live. 1 ] Hog D ore Jesus returned to mdothert l, he left specific instruc- But you  the Apostles has to what ine's Da trch was supposed to do. ; this on' ;criptur e can be found u have fa basic things the church is - go get, lgaged in while awaiting 3w you I Jim Bob iii!iill  ?!ii!iil/ i!!!ili!iii,, .=: Pastor's Column By Wesley Boatman the return of Jesus. First we can find in what is commonly called "The Great Commission" the church is to spread the gospel to the end of the Earth, begin- ning with their own town. Matthew 28:19-20 says, "Go ye therefore, and teach nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things what- soever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." These verses tell us that it is the responsibility of the church to go and make other followers of Jesus Christ. Simply put, the church is to actively seek to win others to Christ. That responsibility extends to the local communi- ty (Acts 1:8) as well as the regions beyond. We also find in Scripture, the church is to worship the Lord in a public worship serv- ice. Hebrews 10:25 says that the church is not to forsake the assembling of itself together. We read in 1 Peter 2:9, "But ye are a chosen generation a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of dark- ness into his marvelous light:" Upon the first day of the week, commemorating the res- urrection, the church is to assemble for public worship. Although many service in the church on the Lord's day, the primary purpose is to come together as believers and wor- ship. As some one has said, "We enter to worship and depart to serve." Finally, in the last part of Hebrews 10:25 we read the words, "But exhorting one another." The church is supposed to spread the gospel, worship the savior, and to encourage one another. Many times it is sad to say that instead of encouraging one another, there are those who fight one another. The house of God is no place for selfishness. When we come together, there should (and can) be a spirit of unity and love in the Lord Jesus. Someone has said there should be no snobs in the house of God. How can one person look down on another who is indwelt with the same Holy Spirit as he is? May we endeavor at the house of God to love the Lord, love the lost man, and love one another. If we would just do that, the church would be doing what she is supposed to be doing. rhat is tl head a b! why his )sed. ditor. k to the eall-" .. ,_t y enjoyed Paul mntmesh, s ... A  artmle he wrote for o!aper on Pine Mountain ig involving the commu-   }d Roosevelt back in the hen.!t, was started for a the rataamnles. Ive been there 00membering Pine Mountain Valley went do. ne that so I wanted to )m Atla with you some of my and ies with everyone who the fhose articles _ as born in LaGran e anager.  g , lt said ]_Y dad lost his job with an plantff ay due to the strike. uld not i r. you will know what owatt hKmg about when I say hethuCf"und work c such a p. ( onstruc- said the, me Mountain Valley its addle, a was organized and vo centS, build all the houses the sc he streets were named A2, J, etc My dad dr sts as col '._ _ ewa | X btreet a five-room with a bathroom. ar house was finished JUST ' _ (if ,emoer right) in th nt in tf e sum- , uhat Rf 1936 or early 1937. We ". ,.. =TJso excited to move m a llS Ilgl!.ti new house. We had run- .r who ater and electricity b2 "efriger to PUmp water by ha be moV Wdenwatertankhat t 'mvelt sa esicle the house uit was Lo00e00o00e00oWe "t: t '1 n the house t woul [ r- L unnmg water Great " _ _Ple moved in with al'l ,eK: l-'rf names. To name a few mpane Were Swann, Roach, and Duck. c dStly we raised cotton. I ' plant cotton, hoed cot- '  PPed cotton, poisoned h and picked cotton. ' Were some pepper, ts and corn planted. Would raise chickens chicks. When they we would wash Readers Respond the eggs, pack them in large cartons, then a truck would come by, pick them up and we'd get credit on our house. Everything that was raised would have to be turned in. They would give us coupons and stamps. We would buy clothes and shoes, also some groceries at the valley store with the coupons. Then when the kids would go to school everyone had new clothes and shoes alike. I attended Shiloh School. It was brand new when we moved in. X Street kids went there, but the other streets went to the school over in the Valley. Yes, Roosevelt was famil- iar to all of us. He would check on the Valley often. Shiloh School would join the Valley SchOol when he arrivedl Raymond Minton men- tioned in his article he danced for the President. Yes, we also sang. I remember one song we sang -- "Over hill, over dale, as we hit the dusty trail, Pine Mountain Valley keeps rolling along." That pleased ED.R. to see Pine Mountain Valley peo- ple. To get back to the egg truck! There weren't any churches built yet, so we met in the Valley school house. The X Street people were picked up by the egg truck on Sunday morning. The truck had a can- vas top, but opened at the back. By the time we got there we were covered in dust (hilarious). When we wanted some goodies from Shiloh on our way to school we would take about three eggs to trade for a cinnamon bun from Slaughter's Store. Other times when we arrived from school we would have a bushel of apples that was sent out to all the families. Then all the kids would take the teacher an apple the next day and her desk would be piled up with apples. There were no telephones then, so I remember our neighbor across the street had a son on J Street that had a German Shepherd dog. They would tie a message around the dog's neck from one to the other and the dog would carry the message to them. Probably took the dog a while to walk from X Street to J Street, but he would serve the purpose (smart dog). We kids on X Street always had a swimming pool. We wouldtake "croaker" sacks and fill them with sand and dam up the branch. It would be waist deep sometimes. Everyone learned to swim but me! In 1940, we moved back to LaGrange due to the death of my grandparents to live with an old maid aunt living alone. My dad began working in dif- ferent shipyards. When World War II began he went to Panama City, Florida to work there, so we moved there. Later, in 1944 he heard the houses in Pine Mountain Valley were up for sale--he bought the same house we moved from. (No one had been there since we moved away.) We were so excited about moving back--by that time everything had changed in the valley I later married and now reside in Manchester, but my parents remained in that same house until their deaths (1982 and 1984). That's why that house is still called "The Swann Place." These are wonderful mem- ories I have during those years I lived in Pine Mountain Valley and I really appreciate the articles by Corkin that brought back these times to me. 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