Turn to Jesus when facing life’s challenges


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Charles Warner | The Union Times There’s an old saying about how if we don’t succeed we should try, try again. That’s not bad advice as far as it goes, but it doesn’t take into account the fact that human beings often fail because we are imperfect. Our imperfections of one form or another often hold us back from succeeding, especially in ethical, moral, and spiritual matters. Failure in those areas often carry over into other aspects of our lives causing us to fail in those areas as well. Combined, those failures can prevent us from realizing the full potential of our lives. Instead of always trying to go it alone in life as so many do in so many situations, try putting your trust in Jesus and let Him guide you when faced by challenges of any sort. Unlike the rest of us, Jesus is perfect and knows our problems better than we do and knows the solutions to them even better than we do. He can help us as we try to overcome life’s challenges and not only help us to overcome those that we should overcome, but also give us the wisdom to understand the difference between those challenges and the ones we are better off leaving alone altogether. Jesus is always there for us and will help us if we let Him. So as we face life’s challenges, trust Jesus to help us as we try, try again and there will be less trying and more succeeding.


Missionaries at Grace United Methodist Church

On Sunday, Jan. 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Grace UMC Fellowship Hall, Ashleigh and Philip Irwin will share their experiences as Missionaries in Southeast Asia. Ashleigh (from Indiana and great niece of Carolyn and Johnny Turner) and Philip (from Virginia) met on a mission trip while in college. Their relationship grew, they married and both felt a calling to serve in Southeast Asia. In answering the call to ministry, Philip went to seminary at Liberty University and they began learning the language and customs of the country.

Ashley and Philip will also introduce their daughters, Bella (4 years old) and Emma (two years old). Bella was born in the United States and Emma was born in Hong Kong. The girls are also missionaries as Bella has already demonstrated her faith when they visited a Buddhist Temple. Bella spoke boldly that their god will break and cannot talk to you.

Plan now to gather at 9:30 a.m. in the Grace UMC Fellowship Hall to meet and get to know our guest missionary speakers and enjoy refreshments prepared by the Johnny Sanders Circle.

Sunday, Jan. 17

6 p.m.: Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, will hosting a concert by the gospel group “Triumphant.” For more information call 864-427-3209.

6 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church will sponsor a candlelight service. Please bring a white sheet. Other information will be given upon arrival.

We are extending this invitation to all. Please join us for this momentous occasion.

Sunday, Jan. 17-Wednesday, Jan. 20

6 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 557 Kelly Road, Union, will have revival with Dr. Jerry White from Cowpens.

The Sunday evening service will begin at 6 p.m. and the services Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will all begin at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 24

11 a.m.: Hebron Baptist Church, Whitmire Highway, Union, will celebrate Baptist Men’s Day. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Tommy Mann.

A covered dish meal will be served after the morning worship service, in the church social hall. We invite you to come join us, on this special day.

Rev. Brian Childers, Pastor

Sunday, Jan. 31

2 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church Pastor’s Aid Ministry will be having a worship program. Elder Rosie Hames of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Spartanburg will be the guest speaker. Pastor Tony and Laquita Griffin are the pastors of MCCC.

Sunday, Feb. 7

11:15 a.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church Family will celebrate it’s 126th Church Anniversary with the Pastor, Rev. Roderick Olgesby, delivering the message for the day.

The Bethesda Baptist Church — Santuck

Rev Roderick Olgesby — Pastor

Deacon John D. Cheek — Chairman

Saturday, Feb. 13

8 a.m.-2 p.m.:

The Corinth Baptist Church Family will hold its Winter Fling Park Festival at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at corner of North Pinckney and Academy streets and in the Corinth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 302 N. Herdon St.

The festival will consist of a fish fry, bake sale, and an indoor yard sale including jewelry, household goods, shoes, clothing, and furniture. There will be breakfast and lunch with fish plates and sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked goods available for sale.

Come eat and shop till you drop!

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times There’s an old saying about how if we don’t succeed we should try, try again. That’s not bad advice as far as it goes, but it doesn’t take into account the fact that human beings often fail because we are imperfect. Our imperfections of one form or another often hold us back from succeeding, especially in ethical, moral, and spiritual matters. Failure in those areas often carry over into other aspects of our lives causing us to fail in those areas as well. Combined, those failures can prevent us from realizing the full potential of our lives. Instead of always trying to go it alone in life as so many do in so many situations, try putting your trust in Jesus and let Him guide you when faced by challenges of any sort. Unlike the rest of us, Jesus is perfect and knows our problems better than we do and knows the solutions to them even better than we do. He can help us as we try to overcome life’s challenges and not only help us to overcome those that we should overcome, but also give us the wisdom to understand the difference between those challenges and the ones we are better off leaving alone altogether. Jesus is always there for us and will help us if we let Him. So as we face life’s challenges, trust Jesus to help us as we try, try again and there will be less trying and more succeeding.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_IMG_0004.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times There’s an old saying about how if we don’t succeed we should try, try again. That’s not bad advice as far as it goes, but it doesn’t take into account the fact that human beings often fail because we are imperfect. Our imperfections of one form or another often hold us back from succeeding, especially in ethical, moral, and spiritual matters. Failure in those areas often carry over into other aspects of our lives causing us to fail in those areas as well. Combined, those failures can prevent us from realizing the full potential of our lives. Instead of always trying to go it alone in life as so many do in so many situations, try putting your trust in Jesus and let Him guide you when faced by challenges of any sort. Unlike the rest of us, Jesus is perfect and knows our problems better than we do and knows the solutions to them even better than we do. He can help us as we try to overcome life’s challenges and not only help us to overcome those that we should overcome, but also give us the wisdom to understand the difference between those challenges and the ones we are better off leaving alone altogether. Jesus is always there for us and will help us if we let Him. So as we face life’s challenges, trust Jesus to help us as we try, try again and there will be less trying and more succeeding.
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