What we must do with the second chance Christ gives us


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times In the biblical story of the adulteress, a woman caught in the act of adultery and facing death by stoning at the hands of a mob is saved by Jesus who challenges those seeking her death to stone her if they are without sin. Thus confronted the mob disperses and the woman, spared from a horrible fate, is told by Jesus that her accusers are gone and that He does not condemn her. He does, however, tell her to go and sin no more. This is the very essence of the forgiveness that Christ offers to all sinners. It is a second chance Christ freely offers because He wants all to be saved and none to be lost. In giving that second chance, however, Christ does not give us license to continue as we did before, but instead requires us to turn our backs on the sins that, if we did not accept Jesus as our Lord Savior, would condemn us to eternal destruction. We are instead to take the second chance Christ offers us to get off the path of destruction by shunning the sins that littered it and walk with Him on the path that leads away from sin and to eternity in Heaven.


Thursday, Sept. 17

7 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds revival. The Rev. Charles B. Jackson Sr., pastor of the Brookland Baptist Church of West Columbia, will be the speaker during the 7 p.m. service. Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Saturday, Sept. 19

11 a.m.: The pastor, members and friends of Kingdom Heart Ministry are extremely excited about our upcoming Women Conference.

Our theme is Ultimate Survival and we would like to personally invite you and your friends to share this with us.

The conference will be held at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 478 Cedar Grove Road, Jonesville.

Be sure to save the date so we can personally spoil you while you experience our outstanding worship and amazing speakers Sister Eliza Thompson, Lady Vonda Wilson, Sister Jocelyn Peake, Minister Rita Mims, Deacon Sonja Harris, and Minister Jackie Peake Thompson. Please join us with an expectation to be loved, embraced, strengthened, and uplifted.

Our prayer for this conference is that we all will be more fully awakened and receptive to God’s incredible love, that we will experience his presence more deeply and intimately, and that we will allow his Holy Spirit to quicken us to understand our value and purpose. The attire will be camouflage if you wish.

Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor. Sister Teresa Nash, Secretary.

6 p.m.: Friendship Baptist Church of Spartanburg will hold an “Expression o fLove” honoring Pastor Michael A. Glenn at Summit Pointe Meeting Center, 805 Spartan Boulevard. The cost is $25 per person. Please purchase your tickets from a committee member.

7 a.m.-3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Praise Dance Team Ministry holds a Yard Sale, Hot Dog Sale and Car Wash at McBeth Baptist Church, 105 Lawson Avenue, Union.

The menu includes:

• 1 Hot Dog — $1.25

• 2 Hot Dogs — $2

• Chips — .50

• Canned Sodas — $1

• Bottled Water — $1

The Car Wash portion of the event includes:

• Cars Washed — $10

• SUV’s/Trucks — $15

The funds raised will be used by the Praise Dance Team to purchase new uniforms.

Sunday, Sept. 20

11 a.m.: Covenant Baptist Church is having Homecoming. Preaching is at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Bratton. Lunch will be served afterwards. Please bring a covered dish. Everyone welcome.

11 a.m.: Friendship Baptist Church of Spartanburg will honor Pastor Michael A. Glenn during the morning worship with the Rev. Dr. A. L. Brackett of Saint Paul Baptist Church of Union and Mount Zion Baptist Church of Gaffney as the messenger.

11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.: Community Missionary Church, 2230 Lockhart Highway, holds its Annual One-Day Revival on

The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Minister Chris Dillard, Associate Minister of Changing Your Mind Ministries in Taylors.

Our guest speaker for the afternoon service will be Dr. Karras Cohen Pastor of Abiding Grace Ministries in Greer, SC

Dinner will be served from 2-3 p.m.

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church holds their Annual Women’s Day Program. Minister Jannie Gist, Assistant Minister of Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church in Buffalo, will be the speaker. The public is invited. Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.: Community Missionary Church 2230 Lockhart Highway, will have its Annual One-Day Revival on at 3 p.m.

The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Min. Chris Dillard, Associate Minister of Changing Your Mind Ministries in Taylors, SC.

Our guest speaker for the afternoon service will be Dr. Karras Cohen Pastor of Abiding Grace Ministries in Greer, SC.

Dinner will be served from 2-3 p.m.

3 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds its annual revival. Rev. Terry W. Norman, former Union resident and current pastor of Old Pilgrim Baptist Church in Greenville County will be the guest speaker. Rev. J. Archie Calhoun, Pastor.

Sunday, Sept. 20-Wednesday, Sept. 23

9:30-10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church holds Homecoming and Revival.

Homecoming will begin with Morning Worship on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The Rev. Mike Scales will bring the message.

Sunday School will follow from 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

There will be a Covered Dish Meal at 12:30 p.m. following the morning service. Everyone is invited to stay for the fellowship over in the Family Life Building. Please bring a well-filled basket.

Tea will be provided.

Sunday Evening Service begins our revival at 7 p.m. Mr. Michael Grady will bring the message.

The revival continues on the following evenings with the following speakers:

Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ron Towery of Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Dalton of Landrum United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Tuie Wentz of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church.

There will be special music each night. Come out and join us and receive a blessing!

Saturday, Sept. 26

Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church holds a Churchwide Yard Sale and Breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. The cost is $5 per plate and includes eggs, toast, grits, bacon or sausage, tea or coffee.

The church is located at 843 Old Buncombe Road, Cross Keys. To get there from SC 49 East, take the right on to Old Buncombe Road at Cross Key House and church is 1.8 miles on the left. To get there from SC 49 West, take Bombing Range Road and it is two miles on the right.

Everyone welcome!!!

Sunday, Sept. 27

2:15 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their usher program. The speaker will be Rev . Roderick Oglesby of Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuck. We look forward to fellowshipping with you all.

3 p.m.: The Union County Prayer Foundation will be having their 1st Fellowship Service.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times In the biblical story of the adulteress, a woman caught in the act of adultery and facing death by stoning at the hands of a mob is saved by Jesus who challenges those seeking her death to stone her if they are without sin. Thus confronted the mob disperses and the woman, spared from a horrible fate, is told by Jesus that her accusers are gone and that He does not condemn her. He does, however, tell her to go and sin no more. This is the very essence of the forgiveness that Christ offers to all sinners. It is a second chance Christ freely offers because He wants all to be saved and none to be lost. In giving that second chance, however, Christ does not give us license to continue as we did before, but instead requires us to turn our backs on the sins that, if we did not accept Jesus as our Lord Savior, would condemn us to eternal destruction. We are instead to take the second chance Christ offers us to get off the path of destruction by shunning the sins that littered it and walk with Him on the path that leads away from sin and to eternity in Heaven.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00013.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times In the biblical story of the adulteress, a woman caught in the act of adultery and facing death by stoning at the hands of a mob is saved by Jesus who challenges those seeking her death to stone her if they are without sin. Thus confronted the mob disperses and the woman, spared from a horrible fate, is told by Jesus that her accusers are gone and that He does not condemn her. He does, however, tell her to go and sin no more. This is the very essence of the forgiveness that Christ offers to all sinners. It is a second chance Christ freely offers because He wants all to be saved and none to be lost. In giving that second chance, however, Christ does not give us license to continue as we did before, but instead requires us to turn our backs on the sins that, if we did not accept Jesus as our Lord Savior, would condemn us to eternal destruction. We are instead to take the second chance Christ offers us to get off the path of destruction by shunning the sins that littered it and walk with Him on the path that leads away from sin and to eternity in Heaven.
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