Our ultimate goal as Christians is “…to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).
“Paul wrote to the Romans and said, “Be not fashioned according to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds so that ye may approve the will of God, the thing that is good, and acceptable in His sight, and complete” (Rom. 12:2 ). From glory to glory.—the image into which those who turn to the Lord are to be transformed is that of the glorious Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing short of Christ likeness in character and conduct meets this demand. Paul had written to the Corinthians to say,
“Imitate me as I am also an imitator of Christ” (I Cor. 11:1); Guidelines to follow in this matter may be found in I Cor. 13:4-8. Christ demonstrated In His life the meaning of every one of these characteristics of love. Love is the crowning virtue of the Christian life. So the glory of Christ is to be seen in the glorious life of His church. He “cleansed it by the washing of the water with the Word that He might present the church into Himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle of any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5 :26-27) (T.R. Applebury, Studies in Second Corinthians, Bible Stud Textbook Series, 70-71).
Apply 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, keeping in mind Jesus our perfect example:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends”.
Prayers & Updates
Mary Carter had successful surgery and is home recovering.
Aaron Passmore continues to improve.
Betty Baker continues to have episodes of passing out. They are trying to determine the cause.
Remember Shirley Jeffers as she continues to manage her ongoing pain.
Jerry Brooks’ parents who are both in various stages of dementia.
Brian Buchanan’s parents, who are dealing with health issues.
Robert Langford’s parents are both dealing with health issues in Texas.
Remember Keith Franklin’s sister; Tan Franklin. She is awaiting surgery.
Len Patterson’s mother is receiving dialysis treatments.
Joe Theado’s sister Helen continues to decline. Additionally, their neighbor’s daughter, Robin, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Gail Armstrong’s daughters both live and work in high risk COVID areas.
Anthony Overton’s brother, Dwayne has been hospitalized recently in Dallas.
Margie Hamilton’s nephew had open heart surgery in Indianapolis.
Jane Cherry’s friend, Fernando Crespo, is in a NJ hospital with COVID-19.
Allison Bradley’s friend , Jimmy Dixon had recent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Continue to remember those who serve in our military. Alexander Bannister, Caitlin Bitting, James Ridenour, Gracie Bannister, Braxton Greene and Harrison Brooks.
“On behalf of Piedmont Medical Center and the patients we serve, we wish to express our sincere gratitude for your very generous donation of meals for our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic”
Online Study, Prayer, & Worship
Þ Livestream Worship
Each Sunday morning at 10:30 am. Tune in to our Gold Hill Youtube.com/user/goldhillchurch.
Þ Children’s Bible Class
Sunday’s with Emily Hatfield. Youtube.com/user/goldhillchurch.
Þ Favorite Passages
Each Monday : Youtube.com/user/goldhillchurch a featured favorite passage will be shared from one of our men.
Þ Lunchtime Prayer
Tuesday’s at noon with Keith Franklin & Robert Hatfield via our Gold Hill Facebook page. Prayer requests are made through the comments in the live video.
Þ Call From Elders
Expect to receive a call update from our Elders each Tuesday.
Þ Wednesday Bible Study
Robert Hatfield & Steve Miller are leading a study discussion on family/church relationships. Watch for new episodes each Wednesday afternoon through our Facebook page or Youtube.com/user/goldhillchurch.
Gold Hill Youth – Wednesday MS/ HS Summer Series
This week we meet at the Bitting’s Home – Plan to be outside for Food, Fun, Fellowship. Bring a lawn chair