First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Days Gone By - By Wanda Hess

When did our lives change from those families portrayed on TV shows like Andy Griffin Show, The Walton's, Brady Bunch, My Three Sons?  Watching these shows on the TV Land channel are a lot of fun in remembering how life was easy and safe. Children played in the yards, went to the park, went to school the doors were not locked……everyone felt safe.  If I remember right most of the old shows they either went to church or mentioned going to a church.  Family life together was important.  Dinner time at the table (without cell phones, tablets) was talking to each other.  There was morales and kindness to each others.  What happened? Where will society be when another 10 years goes by?
Burger King had a slogan  (Years ago!) “Have It Your Way” Hasn’t that been a mistake? Should we say “have it GOD’s way?  When GOD is in the picture don’t things and life go smoother.  When you hear reports of killings do you hear the report say and they were faithful members of “such and such” church.  I don’t recall church being mentioned. And I am talking about those who actually shoot not those souls who were shot.  It has been said we should put GOD back in school.  What about getting GOD back in the family? Proverbs 22:18 says Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.  Just think if you weren’t raised in the church you would right now not  be reading this church newsletter.  Once that church foundation is made it is planted in each of our minds.  Haven’t you heard people say ” I used to go to church”,” I do need to get back in the church”.  But you know sometimes that foundation can crumble around the corners and fall away but the main support is still there.  As is GOD in the church and in your homes and in your life.  The Bible says GOD will never leave us.
To answer the question should GOD be put back in school? He is there anyway.  If children are raised in church taught stories from the Bible they carry GOD with them no matter what public officials say.  In  Sunday School we teach you can pray to GOD anytime and anywhere.  My Aunt used to say she prayed to GOD thru good times just so when the bad times came GOD would remember her…..well of course we know GOD never leaves us.  But you get the jest of my Aunt’s message.
Marianne Williamson  - New York Times Best Selling Author said “ People are looking for hope today because the world is so filled with fear and chaos”.  If you get a chance read any of her books they are fabulous. Do we live in fear and chaos? How do we overcome that? What is the answer? Can we go back like those days of TV Land shows? 
In 2 Timothy 3:1 it tells us of the final days……after reading this scripture it certainly makes you think?
Have a blessed day and pass it on….even if it just your smile!

No comments: