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THE ESCANABA NEWS

March 1, 2015 

Brian Williams—Did He Really Do Wrong?

It is most unfortunate that Brian Williams “fell from grace” in the television news business like he did.  The unfortunate aspect is the humiliation he is experiencing at this moment because of his unwise engagement in false news reporting.  That Brian Williams needs to pay a price goes without saying, but the humiliation is enough for anyone to handle.

To the atheistic model of morality, though, Brian Williams did nothing wrong! It was not long ago that someone wrote, “Claiming that there is any standard that is objective and transcendent of man, set forth by God, is plain and simply a lie.”  To an atheist (or secularist) what is a lie? For that matter, to an atheist, what is truth? If there is such a thing as truth, then on what is it based? Is it man’s opinion, perspective?

If truth is based on facts, and there is no objective truth, then the facts are not subjected to an interpretation.  Subjective truth, therefore, is nothing but one man’s opinion, or perspective.  Thus, Brian Williams did nothing wrong from the vantage point of the atheistic moral code.

Yet, atheists can’t live like that because of the obvious moral chaos it produces.  In order to live by an objective truth they deny even exists, they “steal” Christianity’s standard of morality and complain about and against those who try to promote it.

 –Ron Thomas, The Bible Plumb-Line

Ron Thomas is the minister for the Highway Church of Christ in Sullivan, Illinois. Ron spoke for us in Escanaba many years ago. We were still in our old building! 
 
Right on target, Ron! The sound logic in this discussion is very good. I believe one of the reasons for this change in American society is that freedom can allow people to begin to justify their own wrong-doing. When a “relative truth” began to develop in the education of our children, what do you expect when they are old enough to begin justifying their own wrong-doing?

Engage with your children in their studies—get involved in the parent activities at their school—bring them to all Bible classes—and share your values of the Truth found in the Word of God! God bless, Dave

ESCANABA NEWS & NOTES

Family Night—March 4th                  
Wednesday evening we meet for supper at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Our Activity this week will be The Storyteller.  This month we’ll learn about the Story of Ruth. Our Bible text will be from Ruth chapters 1 & 2.  Our Memory Work will be Ruth 1:16b. Volunteers this week: Meal: TBA; Songs/prayer: Jason; Activity: TBA; Memory: TBA.

16b “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16b

March POTLUCK This Sunday                
Plan to stay for our fellowship meal after the worship this Sunday. Our theme is “Meatballs!” 

CONGREGATION MEETING This Sunday  Following our fellowship meal after the worship this Sunday, we’ll have our congregation planning meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Some of our discussion will be about our Easter activities for Sunday, April 5th. We also need to put our plan in place for summer VBS. Jason will have our new streamlined Financial Report.

Christian Closet This Week
The Closet will be open to the public this Wednesday, March 4th from 10:00 to 1:00. If you can volunteer, talk to Cindy today.

Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Bonnie invites all the Ladies of the congregation to a breakfast at her home in Bark River on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30-11:00. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS

Linda is finally getting her arm above her head! The recovery from her shoulder surgery has been long and difficult.

Josie and Clayton are better! The whole family was out for Family Night this week!

Rosalind Bastian is a friend of Loretta’s at the Tower who had a stroke recently.

Christi Robinson is a co-worker of Bonnie’s set-back in cancer treatment and will be out of work 2 months.

Erica Quinn suffering from blood clots. Pray for comfort and wisdom for those taking care of her.

Erin and Cole have been sick this week.

Rose Potvin’s Dad, Leo Neubauer, passed away this week. Prayers for the family as they grieve their loss.
 
Sharon Deneau is moving to Green Bay. She left on Friday this week. Pray for her smooth transition and well-being.

Tiffany is traveling on a work-related trip to Arizona this week.

Roger, Eric, Stephanie, Peter, Kyle, Jesse, Matt, Jess, Thomas.

Health: Andrea Way, Jackie, Lynn, Carole, Theresa, Alyce Jean;

Cancer: Pat Micheau, Dan Conner, Fred Coates, Janet Gazan, Lori, Cindy Poehlman, Tracie Frappier, Alisia Roland, Tony Fittante, Rose Beauchamp, Mary Ann Poe, Jeanette Pierce.

Pregnancy: Shelly Goodle, Marissa Briere.
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Any updates on our Continued Concerns? Please call or e-mail so we can refresh our concerns to the Lord. Call 233-0065; E-mail  ltbs@att.net. 

Serving Sunday, March 1, 2015

Adult Class 10:00 amJesse Huff
Songs 11:00 am                           Marc Sundquist
Worship Leader
Dave Albaugh
Lesson
Dave Grant 
Greeters    Davis Family    
                  
Clean-upSundquist Family

 
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