Volume 32 Number 14

Just Go…

The LORD your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the LORD said. And the LORD will do to them what he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, whom he destroyed along with their land. The LORD will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy31:3-6).
The message was to, “Just go! Everything is taken care of because the LORD is going ahead of you. Do not be afraid, I will never leave you, I will defeat them, I will destroy them, all you have to do is take possession.” Four times in four verses God said He was in control. What the Israelites saw was, a mighty river, a land of giants and massively fortified cities, each formidable in and of itself, and the Israelites had to overcome them all. Yet, God was reminding them, you are facing them, but they are facing Me!

Too often we see only the task and forget Who goes before us. God calls us to be brave, and He has given us a mission. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) Therefore we are His hands, His feet, His body, and His voice.” Christ came “To seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10), and we are called to be his messengers. No doubt this is a daunting task—or it would be if we set out to do it on our own. However, there is something we need to remember, its what the LORD was trying to tell the Israelites, “You are not alone, because I am going before you!” viewed in that light the task seems much less intimidating. Hence, our job, like the Israelites, is to have faith and, Just Go!

Wade McKnight, Centerville Church of Christ, Centerville, Ohio

News and Notes

TEENS: The Grandview 7 & 8th and Teen Classes will be taking part in a service project on Sunday, April 19.  We will have lunch right after services and then get to work.

SONBEAMS:  The Sonbeams will be going to the Machine Shed Restaurant, 11151 Hickman RD, for breakfast at 8:30, on Tuesday April 14. Please come join us.  Please let Lyle know if you need a ride.

PARENTS AFTERNOON OUT!  There is going to be a kid’s activity at the Mort’s on Saturday afternoon, April 11 from 1:00-4:00 pm. If you would send hard boiled eggs (amount you want) with the kids there will be coloring and hunting going on.  Please dress the kids appropriately.

CLOTHING GIVE AWAY: We are planning to have the clothing give away again this August.  While you are cleaning this summer, please bring clothing items you would like to contribute to the building.  Last year we did not have very many children’s clothes so that might be a priority.

NEWS ABOUT MEMBERS:  Matthew Breton has just been assigned a little brother, Ritchie, in the Big Brother program.  It must run in the family as Meredith Breton has also been a mentor to a less privileged girl for a number of years.   Thank you Matthew and Meredith for your service to others and for the example to these young people that you undoubtedly are.

MWBC COLLECTION:  Grandview has been charged with collecting Ranch Dressing (the non-refrigerated kind) for camp this summer.  A sign up sheet is on the back table.

MIDWEST BIBLE CAMP applications are on the back table.

BASIC PREACHING CLASS:  Tonight (April 5) at 6:00 p.m. in the basement here at Grandview, we will be starting the Basic Preaching Class for those men who have never taken it. It will help you prepare for the talk at the Lord’s table, teaching a Bible class, or preaching a sermon. It is a one-hour class and should last for 12-13 Sunday nights. I look forward to seeing you in class. – Art

Prayer Requests

The family of Kimball Matkins.

Ken Collins and his family (they lost their baby Cash last month) just found out today that Ken’s dad passed away last in his sleep.  Probably a heart attack he was only in his mid-60’s.

Barry Phelps went home from the hospital on Friday.

Millie Buxton during this time with Barry.

Richard Potter got a job at Wells Fargo.

Mike Hysell is still facing challenges.

Mike Ogle will be having a cyst removed from his wrist on the 17th.

Gene McClaren asked that we remember, Karen, a former babysitter that has cancer and is not doing well.

Junior Morgan’s (a former preacher in Ankeny) son died.

Philip and Marnie Walker as they continue to move forward in the Lord.

Beth Potter’s uncle, Jim Asmus,  for possible M.S.

Philip Walker asked to be praying for his friend, Jeff Lanius, who lost both his father-in-law and brother.

Easton and Chase Van Egdom’s continued progress.  Doctors say Easton is doing well and only needs to gain more weight.

Pam Dorrell’s friend Joan has cancer that has returned and is in the hospital and the family is in the process of looking for a care center for her.

Jake is pursuing a job with the Sheriff’s office.

Employment:  Todd Johnson’s sister Karen; Tyler Sparks’ Brother-in-law

Jim Mort’s continued progress.

Sharon Burke (Cedar Falls) is back in Cedar Falls.

Karen Hardy is still struggling with her health.

Expectant mothers:  Cassie Johnson

Marge Steven’s sister is doing better and gaining weight.

Toni Lovejoy’s father with cancer.

Lyndsay Gordon’s niece Michaela is at 5 pounds 11.8 ounces. She had an eye exam and it came back good. She got her feeding tube out so hopefully soon she will get to come home.

Note:  If there is anyone that you would like to add to our prayer list or if there is an update for a current listing, please call (957-0542) or email Sandy (sklongfellow@yahoo.com).

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