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Jim and Ruby Corder drove to Ada, Oklahoma last Thursday to attend the funeral service, Friday for Ruby’s aunt, Effie Bowman. Effie had lived 94 years and was still alert up to the time of her final illness. She had a great testimony of faith. Jim and Ruby got back to Ava, Friday evening in time to attend the Pizza and Movie night at the church.

The movie was based upon a true story of a family’s struggle with the loss of their young son through cancer. Their message to anyone who would listen is to make the most of the time that you have with your young children. Making extra money to give your children “things” and certain advantages is not as important as giving them your attention and time.

The Ladies Bible Study will begin a new series of studies in Nehemiah, “Rebuilding in the Rubble,” on the second and fourth Thursdays at 8:15 AM at Bethany Baptist Church. This study is open to any lady who believes that the Bible has the answers as to how to live in the present world.

The Jubilee Singers sang a special before Pastor Bob Sorensen brought a message on “God’s goodness shown toward mankind.”

We can see God’s goodness in his work of compassion, forgiveness, substitution, and justification that was carried out in his death on the cross to pay for the sins of the world. We cannot understand the extent of that mercy without knowing the extent of wickedness in the world and without knowing that the penalty for sin is death. We cannot benefit from that mercy until we admit our sin and believe that his death paid the penalty for that sin. Nothing else is needed to secure salvation. Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith. God’s goodness is also shown in his work of sanctification, in his supplying all our present needs, and in bringing joy to the hearts of his children now and in the anticipation of heaven after this life is over. We should all make a habit of praising God for his goodness toward men.

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