Experiencing God’s Discipline

Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.
Lamentations 3:32

No one likes to receive correction- even when
they deserve it. Discipline can be painful, but it is necessary to Christian growth.

The Holy Spirit has been sent to discipline and
correct us. He accomplishes this through divine
surgery as He cuts away and removes things from our lives that are contrary to His will. Even though the pain may seem unbearable, God knows just what needs to be corrected, and He will never do unnecessary imagery.

There was deep grief and pain in Jererniah’s heart for his beloved Judah. Jeremiah expressed sorrow and grief over personal and national loss. Everything Judah was proud of as a nation was gone. Their beloved Jerusalem, the city walls, the beautiful and lavish temple Solomon had built- all gone, reduced to nibble. What had once stood as a testimony to other nations of the greatness of God was now in ruins. A nation that had been delivered from slavery was now
suffering under the tyranny and rule of Babylon.  The devastation was almost overwhelming, but even in the face of this great tragedy, Jeremiah could sense that God’s great compassion and mercy had prevented complete annihilation. Through the gloom there shone a ray of hope for God’s chosen people. His covenant promise to them would be kept. Restoration would come. For us to remember…. Because of God’s great love for us, our hope is secure in Him; God refines us through our trials; examination of our hearts will expose weak areas.

Adult Wesley Bible Curriculum, October 2. 2016


William and Jaime Bryant’s newest baby girl, Josie Kate Bryant, was born Sept 26 at 7:18pm. She weighed 6.74lbs and was 19.5 inches. Jaime and Josie are doing great!

Doris Scruggs is the proud great-great-grandmother of two recently born babies: Harrison Mason and Molly Crowder. Judy Smith is their great-grandmother! Congratulations on the birth of these babies

Jackson Hoskyns was voted 10th Grade Personality at Chesnee High School. Congratulations Jackson!

Haley Edmonds was selected by the teachers of Chesnee Middle School as the 6th grade Soaring Eagle for September. Congratulations Haley!

FCA Sponsored Event
Plan to attend this special service at 7pm on Oct 10- Fields of Faith Event at Chesnee High School speaker, Chris “Shep” Shepherd played for the Dolphins and has a powerful testimony. Shep will share childhood problems, how he became a football player in the NFL, and how he became a man of God. Pray that many will come to know the Lord as Shep speaks to youth and adults during this event. This service is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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