- Featured Stories
- Douglas County
- City of Ava
- General Interest
Next Sunday, October 10, Tommy Tillman, missionary to Thailand and Mongolia will be visiting at Bethany Baptist Church. Tommy began working with lepers in South Korea back in 1983 and later on he went into Thailand to work with the lepers there. By the grace of God he was able to touch the untouchable literally, eating at the same table, sleeping on the floors of their huts, and embracing them with genuine love.
Tommy Tillman will be speaking to the folks at Bethany Baptist Church and will give his testimony of the works in Thailand and Mongolia. There will be lunch in the fellowship hall at noon and a 1:00 PM service following. There will be no service Sunday evening.
Dan Stillings sang a special song, Sunday morning. Pastor Sorensen brought a message he called “In His Word do I Hope.”
The Word of God has been faithfully preserved in the King James Version Bible. The Bible is unique among books. It is a collection of the writings of forty different writers gathered together as a unit. Inspired by God, interpreted by the Holy Spirit, the central subject of the Bible is the introduction of Jesus Christ as the Saviour for a lost world.
The Word of God had power to frame the universe. It is by faith that we realize that during the week of creation God spoke eight times “and it was so.”
The Word of God can break like a hammer according to Jeremiah 23:29. His word can convict of sin, shatter pride, and shake one out of complacency. The Word of God has power to cut like a sword. It can cut to the heart without piercing the shirt. It will accomplish God’s purpose and not return void. It cut to the heart of a proud murderer like Saul of Tarsus and changed him to humble Paul, willing to suffer for the cause of his Saviour Jesus Christ.
The Word of God has the power to illuminate the soul. In a sin darkened world the entrance of the word gives light. Believe it, trust it, and use it to bring light to the lost to whom the gospel may be hid.
The Word of God satisfies spiritual hunger. It cleanses from sin, it brings discipline to your life, it burns in your heart, and it gives hope. If we hope in the Word of God we do not have to look for satisfaction in fame or fortune, alcohol or drugs, entertainment, psychology, or any thing else the world can offer. We may truthfully say, “In His Word do I hope.”