Judgment theme continues at church
The winter theme of "Bema Seat Judgment" is continuing this weekend at Open Door Baptist Church, 301 Franklin St., Marietta.
Pastor Keith Kapple is continuing the theme about Christians' accountability to God at the "Judgment Seat of Christ" at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Everyone's biography has been, or is being, written, Kapple said. There has never been an ill thought, a mean act, a dirty transaction or a filthiness of speech, that has not been set down in our account, to then be brought forth for final settlement.
There will be the Great White Throne Judgment for the lost, and the Judgment Seat of Christ for the Christian. The congregation has looked at the two judgments over the past few weeks. This Sunday, it will look at "The Rewards and Losses at the Judgment Seat."
This series of messages covers five crowns and 15 actions that Christians can be rewarded for, followed later by a list of losses that can rob Christians of their "full reward."
Trip to Charleston for gospel concert
C.L. Tours is offering a day trip to Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, March 26, to attend the 13th annual Capital City Gospel Sing.
The gospel concert, which will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Charleston, will feature The Inspirations from Bryson, N.C.; the Good Shepherd Quartet from Pennington Gap, Va.; The Primitives from Chandler, N.C.; and Mike Upright from Penrose, N.C.
Participants will leave via motor coach from the Kroger parking lot in Marietta at 2:30 p.m. The bus will stop for an early dinner before the concert.
Cost for the trip, which includes reserved "Artist Circle" seating, is $49 per person. Cost for dinner is not included. Payment is due by Jan. 30 to Carol Brown, C.L. Tours, P.O. Box 68, Whipple, Ohio 45788.
For more information: Carol Brown at (740) 585-2500.
Message will address raising good children
Diann O'Bryant, pastor of Gilman United Methodist Church at 312 Gilman St., Marietta, will present the second message in a series on "The Questions People Ask" at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 24.
The message, "Being Good Parents In A Difficult World," will address the question of how parents can raise good children in a bad society with so many evil things and dangers around them.
The third message in the series, at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, will be based on the most frequently asked questions received from the congregation on Dec. 20 and 24.
A special visit and message by Bishop Bruce Ough will be held Sunday, March 7. Ough will be visiting the church at the invitation of the church's Vision Team.
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