Posted: April 22, 2020
Sunday School Live Stream
Carl Hobbs, the teacher for Christians Under Construction, is teaching live on Facebook each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Everyone is
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To Join: Search for Carl Hobbs on Facebook. You will then see a link to join on his page.
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This Sundays Topic:
All We Need When All Has Changed
Giving as of April 22, 2020
Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . $326,787.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . . . $87,981.18
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . . .$65,175.78
Needed for weekly budget . . . . . $6,284.37
Tithes Received this week . . . . . . $4,434.87
Annie Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $595.00
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From our Family and Music Minister
For the Rockdale County Bulldogs in Conyers, Georgia, 1987 was their championship season for boys' basketball. They had 21 wins with only five losses and headed into the state finals. Then, just like a made-for-TV-movie, the Bulldogs had a dramatic come from behind victory and won the state championship. The school celebrated by buying a new trophy case and proudly displaying their winnings. However, a few weeks later, the unimaginable happened. Principal Henry Gibbs and Coach Cleveland Stroud notified the Georgia High School Association that they had let an ineligible player participate in the final games. Not only did they not know at the time of the game that the student was academically ineligible, but he had only played for 45 seconds of the game. Mr. Stroud stated, ''Some people have said we should have just kept quiet about it, that it was just 45 seconds and the player wasn't an impact player. But you got to do what's honest and right and what the rules say. I told my team that people forget the scores of basketball games; they don't ever forget what you're made of.''
For this coach and principal, it was a matter of integrity. As a Christian, how is your integrity? As a Christian, is your moral compass directed by the beliefs and values that are taught in the Bible, or are you led by what is socially acceptable and the least offensive to your neighbor? Would someone who waits on you in a restaurant, teaches your children at school, takes your information at the doctor's office, or just someone you meet on the street know you're a Christian by the way you act?
We, as a nation, are at the edge of an abyss. We push clear Biblical teaching aside so that we can be "tolerant" of someone else's beliefs. According to a recent poll, 20% of Americans who claim to be Christian don't believe the Bible is the actual word of God. It is even a higher percentage who thinks the Bible is outdated when it comes to issues such as homosexuality and abortion. We as Christians have to take a stand on issues like these. Christians have to take a position on sin and not sidestep issues that are blatantly sinful. We need to be above approach when dealing in business. We can't stand at a sporting event and yell obscenities at officials and then sing praises on Sunday with no remorse. We must also show the love of Christ when dealing with people in our community. Our lives should be a reflection of Christ. He showed love to everyone, even those who were living in sin, who were of a different race, and who were of a different economic status.
As Christians, we should keep our integrity intact. Even though it may not be the most popular choice, we should base our decision on the Bible and its teachings. As Christians, we are a representation of Christ to the world. Mr. Stroud, the principal of Rockdale County High School, stated that "people don't ever forget what you're made of." When people remember what you're made of, do they remember Christ above everything else?