The donkey and the elephant vs. the Lamb


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Courtesy photo Since before the Civil War, partisan politics in America has for the most part been a clash between the Democratic and Republican parties. Each party is symbolized by an animal. For the Democrats it is the donkey. For the Republicans it is the elephant. This clash between donkeys and elephants has been a back and forth affair with each having its share of losses and each its share of wins. One of things about this clash, however, is that, in the heat of the partisan conflict over political office, the worst instincts of both sides more often than not come out, making politics the most tawdry of affairs. For those looking for something better, something more spirit renewing, consider the Lamb, the symbol of Jesus Christ. As much as the Cross is the symbol of Christianity, the lamb is the symbol of Christ because He was, is, and always shall be the Lamb that willingly allowed Himself to become a living sacrifice for our sins and provide each and everyone of us with the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and receive eternal salvation. The battles of the donkey and the elephant, interminable as they may seem, are only for a season. The joy, happiness, love and salvation that are the gifts of the Lamb are eternal. Which one do you prefer to be part of?


Lenten Season Continues

Lent is a time to grown closer to Jesus and the people of Union County will have an opportunity to do so at Grace United Methodist Church.

Grace will again host the Community Lenten Services and lunch at noon each Wednesday through Holy Week March 23. Pastors from different churches will bring the message each week and Tommy Bishop, organist at Grace UMC and St. Augustine Catholic Churches has planned special music. This year’s schedule along with the lunch menu is as follows:

March 9 — Fr. Mike McCafferty, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church — Canter, Ron Holden; Lunch — Marinated chicken breast, potato casserole, broccoli salad, rolls, dessert, tea & coffee.

March 16 — Rev. Kermit Morris, pastor of First Baptist Church — Special Music by Daniel Prince; Lunch — pork loin, sweet potatoes, Asian slaw, rolls, dessert, tea & coffee.

March 23 — Rev. A.L. Brackett, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church — Special Music TBA; Lunch — Fried chicken, green beans, macaroni/cheese, biscuits, dessert, tea & coffee.

Please make every attempt to attend these special and meaningful services as we prepare our hearts for Easter.

Saturday, March 12

8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, 153 Wyatt’s Chapel Road, Buffalo, hosts Focus On The Future Workshop 2016. The program includes:

• 8:15-8:30 a.m. — Prayer and Purpose.

• 8:30-10 a.m. — Relationships and Finances, Pastor Wendell Jones, Pastor and Author.

• 10:15-11:15 a.m. — Positioning yourself to be Blessed by God, Bishop Alan Bruton, Founder of City of Hope Bible College and Author.

• 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Health and Wellness, Alishah Cooke, MC

• 12:30-12:45 p.m. — Final thoughts and closing.

Sunday, March 13

2:15 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Musical Choir will be celebrating their 26th anniversary. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, 153 Wyatt’s Chapel Road, Buffalo, hosts a Song Celebration featuring Serenity, Wyatt’s Chapel Combined Choirs, The Gospel Prophets, and others.

3 p.m.: The ChamberTown Lighthouse Church Family (South Mountain Street) invites everyone to our Friends & Family Day. Our Guest Speaker will be Pastor Terry Norman. Let’s make a Joyful noise unto the Lord!!

6 p.m.: The combined choirs of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church and Fairforest Baptist Church present “A Night of Worship” at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Saturday, March 19

11 a.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church UMW Circle #1 is having a chicken stew at Sardis. The stew will be ready for pickup beginning at 11 a.m. Proceeds will be used for missions.

Sunday, March 20

Palm Sunday

10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Annual Women Day program. The guest speaker will be Elder Juanita Dewberry, Associate Minister of Faith In Christ Fellowship, Gaffney. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

11 a.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Easter Cantata “Christ Arose,” along with narration, during the 11:00am worship service on March 20th (Palm Sunday). The public is invited to attend this special Easter Exaltation! Rev. David Bauknight is pastor. Thomas E. Bishop is organist/choirmaster.

6 p.m.: The combined choirs of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church and Fairforest Baptist Church present “A Night of Worship” at Fairforest Baptist Church.

Wednesday, March 23

7 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 427 Pinckney St., Carlisle, holds its Spring Revival, “This Means War! Soldiers for Christ, God’s Army. The revivalist will be Pastor K. R. Sheppard, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Chapin.

Courtesy photo Since before the Civil War, partisan politics in America has for the most part been a clash between the Democratic and Republican parties. Each party is symbolized by an animal. For the Democrats it is the donkey. For the Republicans it is the elephant. This clash between donkeys and elephants has been a back and forth affair with each having its share of losses and each its share of wins. One of things about this clash, however, is that, in the heat of the partisan conflict over political office, the worst instincts of both sides more often than not come out, making politics the most tawdry of affairs. For those looking for something better, something more spirit renewing, consider the Lamb, the symbol of Jesus Christ. As much as the Cross is the symbol of Christianity, the lamb is the symbol of Christ because He was, is, and always shall be the Lamb that willingly allowed Himself to become a living sacrifice for our sins and provide each and everyone of us with the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and receive eternal salvation. The battles of the donkey and the elephant, interminable as they may seem, are only for a season. The joy, happiness, love and salvation that are the gifts of the Lamb are eternal. Which one do you prefer to be part of?
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Lamb.jpgCourtesy photo Since before the Civil War, partisan politics in America has for the most part been a clash between the Democratic and Republican parties. Each party is symbolized by an animal. For the Democrats it is the donkey. For the Republicans it is the elephant. This clash between donkeys and elephants has been a back and forth affair with each having its share of losses and each its share of wins. One of things about this clash, however, is that, in the heat of the partisan conflict over political office, the worst instincts of both sides more often than not come out, making politics the most tawdry of affairs. For those looking for something better, something more spirit renewing, consider the Lamb, the symbol of Jesus Christ. As much as the Cross is the symbol of Christianity, the lamb is the symbol of Christ because He was, is, and always shall be the Lamb that willingly allowed Himself to become a living sacrifice for our sins and provide each and everyone of us with the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and receive eternal salvation. The battles of the donkey and the elephant, interminable as they may seem, are only for a season. The joy, happiness, love and salvation that are the gifts of the Lamb are eternal. Which one do you prefer to be part of?
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