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PAc;E 6 - HOGANSVILLE HOME Ni.:ws - Si:iq :MBER 23, 1999 The Heathen's Rage: Part One :i:i> Antioch Baptist Church 1/41!, ' .... i!i Once again we saw the words "breaking news" come across our television screens. It was bound to happen, we all knew it would happen, and this past week, it did happen. A mad gunman entered a church build- ing, opened fire, and before committing suicide, sent seven people into eternity. As folks try to cope with murder in our public schools, as they try to deal with killings in the work place, a new battle- ground confronts them, the church house. It seems that those who choose to worship could find a safe haven in the House of God, but not anymore. Many today are sitting back and asking the age-old question, "why?" As many times as this question has been asked in the last three years, it isn't the first time in the history of our world. We can read in the second Psalm, "Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?" Why is it we see such rage in our nation today? As this pastor sat down and began to contemplate the sense- less shooting in the Fort Worth church, God the Holy Spirit brought this passage of scrip- ture to heart. The Bible is a timeless book that is relevant to all situations of time and eter- nity. In this passage, insight can be gained into the reasoning behind these acts of rage. The fact that this shooting occurred in a place of worship doesn't lessen the magnitude of the other tragedies, but it does however give insight into the thinking of the heathen's rage. In verse one of Psalm 2, David asks why, and in verse three, he answers the question. Psalm 2:3 says, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." The rea- son behind the rage of the hea- then is rebellion. The word "their" informs the reader to the fact the heathens are rebelling against God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The heathens are trying to sever all ties with almighty God. In short, the rage of the heathen is a result of trying to live apart from God's laws, and when they discover they can't, rage fills their heart and they rebel. The rage is an attempt of lost humanity trying to "free" themselves from the laws of God. But Psalms 2:1 says, ".. .the people imagine a vain thing." David not only tells why the heathens rage, but he also reveals that their desires are vain desires. The plans of the heathen will not be successful. It is futile for man to attempt to live apart from the laws of God. Although man may not understand all of God's laws, God's laws are just, fair, and true. No one, not even Satan, has ever nor will anyone ever separate themselves from the laws of God or remove him from his throne. No matter what happens, no matter how mysterious, the liv- ing God of glory is on the throne, his laws are sure, and one day, all accounts will be settled. Mountville News BY Mite TOWNS Members of the Mountville United Methodist Women met September 13 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Chambers, St. of Mountville. Program chairman Angela Chambers introduced three women who presented a video, reported on their mission trip to Haiti-also capital Port-au- Prince, and displayed a num- ber of handcarved items made by the natives. The speakers included Vicky Barentine, Yvonne Nix and Beth Bozeman. They were among the mission workers from their church, the Upper Room Apostolic Church, Hogansville Road, LaGrange to the Caribbean Island. UMW President Clara Andrews welcomed members and guests including: Newcomers Lillie Mae Mills of Mountville; Marty Wagner (wife of pastor Dane Wagner of Moreland; and speakers-Vicky Barentine of Hogansville; Yvonne Nix of LaGrange; and Beth Bozeman of Hines Road area. Also, UMW members pres- ent for the Haitian mission report included: Clara Andrews, Angela Chambers, Wanda Costley, Gayla Jones, Jean Mote, Nancy Newsome, Willette Phillips, Leslie Pike, Helen Thrash, Mac towns, and Alma Wood. Following the devotion by President Clara Andrews, reports were presented by Treasurer Gayla Jones and Secretary Mae Towns. Members reported on visits made and gifts delivered to sick and shut-ins of the church community. The women's society was reminded that notepaper and prints of a pen and ink drawing of the historical Mountville United Methodist Church are available. All funds are used for missions. President Andrews also emphasized the upcoming cel- ebration of the 171st Homecoming of Mountville UMC on Sunday, October 10 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dane Wagner, pastor, preaching. (Wagner serves as pastor of the Mountville, Big Springs and Odessadale United Methodist Churches). Special music will be pre- sented by Adult and MYF Choirs; Marty Wagner, soloist; Willette Phillips, pianist; and Mae Towns, organist. "Dinner- on-the-ground" will follow the morning worship with local church coordinators Jean Mote and Alma Wood making plans. Appreciation was expressed to Angela and Richard Chambers, MYF lead- ers; and the youth group who have just donated ten new United Methodist hymnals for the church sanctuary. They were placed in honor or in memory of longtime church leaders: Thomas and Alma Wood, Bill and Floella Owens, George and Clara Andrews, Doc and Helen Thrash, Carl and Eugenia Mote, Willette and Frankie Phillips, Roberta Rogers, Ferrell and Mae Towns, Otis and Buena Abernathy, Louise and Emery Horvath. Following the business ses- sion, program chairman and hostess Angela Chambers served refreshments to the women's society. UMW Vice President and program chairman Wanda Costley announced the next meeting will be held Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the home of Calvin and Leslie Pike. Mrs. Costley will present the program and Mrs. Pike will serve as hostess. Gran tville-L oneOak St. Birthday greetings go out to: Ms. Linda R. Clements, Mrs. Agnes Colton, Akina Dean, Johnny Dean, Carl Elder, Ms. Kaunda Dean, Lamar Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Shirley) Gay, Lucretia Hutchins, daughter of Ms. Elizabeth Ringer, Thomas Hines, Sr., Stanton Miller, Sr., Ms. Cleve Ann Nails, Mrs. Thelma Portress, Harion Ellis, Ms. Marion Ellis Williams, Joey Bohannon, Willie Brown, Ms. Michelle Colton, Rev. Emmitt Clark, Mrs. Daisy Dawson, Ms. Cynthia Denise Bohannon, Alonza Derring, Mrs. Annette R. Alexander, daughter of Ms. Ellen Rosser, Rev. Billy Joe Glanton, Mrs. Mary Hll Griggs, Jason Heard, Rickey Hardaway, Ms. Melissa Heard, LaToria Lett, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis (Mary Hall) Griggs, Mrs. Florence Malone, Ms. Doris Mitchell, Ben 0verton, Percy Overton, Ms. Angela 0gletree, Daniel McLaughlin, Melvin Mitchell, Komeska and Korica Phillips, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips, Broderick Rosser, Tyson Rosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rosser, Mrs. Kimberly Rogers, Ataya Jones, John Rutledge, Jr., Mrs. Mattie Bell Studstill, Ms. Stephanie D. Rutledge, in memory of Mr. Fred Thompson, Mr. James Smith, Mrs. Rosa Rhodes, Mrs. Carla E. Sumerlin, Ernest DeMarcus, son of Mr. Hubert Beasley, in memory of Mrs. Alice Strozier, Ms. Stephanie Williams, Lauran Wilkerson, Marion L. Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion (Ola Mae) Mitchell, Jr., Mrs. Suzette M. Jackson and Mrs. Willie Mae Worthans. Happy Anniversary goes to the following couples: Mr.and Mrs. Edward (Velma) Mitchell on their 17th on September 23rd and Mr. and Mrs. Roger or God By JOYCE RICHARDSON LaGrange Saturday evening. A group of 45-50 enjoyed the gathering. Sunday afternoon the descendants of Callie and Tom Williamson held their third annual reunion at the 4-H build- ing in LaGrange; 50-75 was in attendance. It was a great day. "Lord Help Me Today" Lord help me today, To give a cheery smile; Lord help me today To go the second mile; Lord help me today Not to seek worldly fame; Lord help me today, To praise thy holy name. Lord help me today To be a shining light; Lord help me today To know the wrong from right, "Blessed is the man who fears the Lord." Psalm 112:1 God's promises will be ful- filled, either now or in eterni- ty. Those who fear God are truly blessed. 0 precious Lord, our Savior dear; There is no night when Thou art near; Thy presence makes all darkness cease; And with Thy light comes joy and peace.-Brandt If you put God first, you will have happiness that lasts. Sunday morning Bro. Hill's message was from 2 Chronicles 7:14. Sunday evening we held a baptismal service and baptized three. We praise God and may God bless them. Frank and Darlene Marks News Br JANIe EHJs' (Gwendolyn) Williams on their 25th on September 27th. We wish them many, many more! Mrs. Diana G. Sueyoshi has returned home to Japan after staying three months with her brother, Mr. Tony Glanton of Grantville. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Mr. J.W. (Buddy) Evans of Lone Oak and Mrs. Leanna Coverson in their deaths Rest In Peace. Please remember the sick and convalescing in your prayers: Mrs. Georgia Birts, Roscoe Blalock, William Colton, Amos Coverson, Mrs. Lucille Colton, Ms..Carolyn Dean, Ms Belinda Dean, Johnny Dean, Willie Dean, Sr., Mrs. Sue Deakins, Ms. Pauline Carter, Dewayne Beasley, Ms. Geraldine J. Hines, John Henry Portress, Thomas Hines, Sr., Mrs. Carrie Bell Harden, Mrs. Mary Hall Griggs, Walter Scott Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel (Julia) harris, Mrs. Willie Mac Kidd, Mrs. Florence Malone, Mrs. Roberta Robinson, Mrs. Emma Lou Smith, Mrs. Fannie Mac Rosser Parks, Mrs. Amber Swanson, Leonard Sewell, Mrs. Bessie E. Rosser. Smith, Mrs. Alicetine Dro Mrs. Grace Snellings, Ms. Mar] Strozier, Oliver Thompsoa, Mrs. Tilda Mae Thornton, Robert Marshall, Clifford Thompson, Mrs. Mamie Shuffer, Mrs. Bertha Miller, Zachary Woodard, Sr., Mrs. Annie Young and Ms. Joanne Owens. The Greater Baptist Church of Granville invites everyone to their "Family and Friends Day" Sunday, September 26 at with guest minister, Raleigh Trammell, brother Mrs. Alice Portress Grantville, pastor of Baptist Church in Dayton, OhiO. The public is invited. You are invited to attend evening service at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, St Marks community on SundaY, September 26 at 4 p.m. ReV. Lucy Stanley will bring the meS- sage. Rev. C.A. Black is the Sot. Seed For Thought: If want your prayers to Heaven, send them from heart. J If the credit card payment, expense of house repairs and cost of living are getting to be too much, give us a call. By consolidating your outstanding bills, we can help you get back on track to a more secure financial future. Call for an appointment about a consolidation loan today!* For All Your Financial Needs 1415 South Dixon Drive Columbus, GA 31907 (706) 317-4580 Loan subject to credit approval. 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