How life’s trials can lead to eternal triumph


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Unless we are very fortunate, each and every one of us will face trials in life that will test us. When those trials come, we should all turn to God for guidance and strength, because in doing so trials can become an opportunity for us to grow closer to God. When that happens, trials can lead to triumphs and we emerge from those trials better and stronger people, especially spiritually, but only if we place our complete faith, trust and confidence in God. When we do, we understand that our triumph was possible only because God was with us and we learn to lean on Him for our strength. Like life itself, the trials of life are temporary things, but God is forever and when we realize this we realize that our troubles are for a season while our relationship with God and the salvation it brings will last for eternity.


Tuesday, Aug. 4-Wednesday, Aug. 5

7 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church invites you to celebrate our 111th Annual Homecoming Revival.

Our nightly services will be held Tuesday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The revivalists will be:

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Rev. Dr. G. Ramon Gibbs of Greer.

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 — Rev. Tommy Dodd, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro.

7:30 p.m.: Bethany Baptist Church of Jonesville holds Revival. Rev. Anthony R. Wilson, Pastor.

5:30-8 p.m.: Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Fishing For Jesus.” Ages 3 and up. A meal will be served each night from 5:30-6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 4-Thursday, Aug. 6

6:30 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church, 718 Lukesville Road, Buffalo, celebrates Revival. Revival evening services begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday with Rev. Robert Ward as guest minister on Tuesday and Rev. Stanley Watson as guest minister on Wednesday and Thursday. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include colored butter beans, stewed potatoes, sauerkraut with side wennies, cornbread, and drink. Desserts are extra. Singing starts at 6:30 p.m. with Shon Morris.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC-U gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church. Please pray for our military and our police, who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

If you can’t get there, please take some time for special prayer during the day. All are welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 8

10 a.m.: McBeth Baptist Church will be hosting a Leadership Conference entitled “How To Use What We Learned At Baptist Congress To Benefit Our Church” in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited. Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr.,Pastor.

Sunday, Aug.9

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner.

The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rice and gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert.

Cost is $8 per person.

Call 427-1622 for takeouts which will be ready at 11:45 a.m.

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Saint Matthew AME Zion Church, Whitmire, holds its Annual Revival Services on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marion Wilson, Presiding Elder of the Columbia/Camden District.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. J.B. Robinson is the Pastor.

3 p.m.: Paradise AME Church holds its Annual Revival. Licentiate Johnathan Seay guest preacher. Rev. Terry Gillyard, Pastor

Sunday, Aug. 9-Wednesday, Aug. 12

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church holds revival. The speaker for the 2 p.m. Sunday service will be the Rev. Dr. Jefferson W. McDowell of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Derrick Scott of St. Paul AMEC, Columbia. Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

2:15 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their Annual Revival Service. The Rev. Lee Byars of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Gaffney, will deliver the message at all four services.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Noon: The Bethesda Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Fun Day. There will be a softball game in memory of Bro. David Smith. Come out for food, fun and fellowship. Please bring your lawn chairs because seating is limited.

Sunday, Aug. 16-Wednesday, Aug. 19

5 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Chambertown Community Lighthouse, 413 South Mountain St., holds Revival Services. Sunday’s service will be 5 p.m. while the services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. The theme will be “The Voice of God.”

We’re asking your choir, praise team/praise dancers to share with us on the day of your choice.

The Chambertown Community Lighthouse cordially invites you to fellowship with us during our 10th Church Anniversary and Revival. We’re looking forward to the fellowship. Bishop Trina Parham, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 16-Thursday, Aug. 20

11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church, Santuc Community, holds its Annual Revival Services beginning Sunday. Pastor Roderick Oglesby, Sr. will deliver the 11:15 a.m. message. Guest Speaker for the 2:30 p.m. service will be Rev. Elijah Sutton, Pastor of the Thomas Chapel AME Church, who will be accompanied by his church family. Nightly Services will be at 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dr. Michael Bridges, Pastor of the Concord Baptist Church, Gaffney will deliver the message.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Unless we are very fortunate, each and every one of us will face trials in life that will test us. When those trials come, we should all turn to God for guidance and strength, because in doing so trials can become an opportunity for us to grow closer to God. When that happens, trials can lead to triumphs and we emerge from those trials better and stronger people, especially spiritually, but only if we place our complete faith, trust and confidence in God. When we do, we understand that our triumph was possible only because God was with us and we learn to lean on Him for our strength. Like life itself, the trials of life are temporary things, but God is forever and when we realize this we realize that our troubles are for a season while our relationship with God and the salvation it brings will last for eternity.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_0013.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Unless we are very fortunate, each and every one of us will face trials in life that will test us. When those trials come, we should all turn to God for guidance and strength, because in doing so trials can become an opportunity for us to grow closer to God. When that happens, trials can lead to triumphs and we emerge from those trials better and stronger people, especially spiritually, but only if we place our complete faith, trust and confidence in God. When we do, we understand that our triumph was possible only because God was with us and we learn to lean on Him for our strength. Like life itself, the trials of life are temporary things, but God is forever and when we realize this we realize that our troubles are for a season while our relationship with God and the salvation it brings will last for eternity.
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