The greatest friend we’ll ever have


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Charles Warner | The Union Times Charles Warner | The Union Times The song goes “what a friend we have in Jesus” and it’s true, what a friend we do have in Jesus, a friend greater than any other friend we’ll ever have in life and beyond. Friends come and go from our lives and the feelings we have for our friends and they have for us wax and wane over time. True, some friendships last a lifetime, but others are only for a season or less. Most depend upon a certain familiarity, on regular interactions, shared interests and experiences, and if that familiarity is ever diminished, those interactions become few and far between, and we and our friends develop separate interests and have separate experiences, then those friendships can become a thing of the past. Also, friendships can come to a crashing halt if those involved have a falling out, especially if they involve hateful and hurtful words and actions. With Jesus, however, we have a friend who is always there and who will never hurt us, but was instead hurt and worse for our sake. Jesus is the friend who never leaves us, who becomes interested in something else and has less and less time for us. He is not only always there for us but everything He does is for our benefit, both earthly and eternal. Christ is indeed the friend who is everything to us if we will allow Him to be our everything. When we let Him become our everything then we will have the best friend we could ever possibly have, a friend who not only will never leave nor forsake us, but will always be there for us, putting us first and giving us His all so we may enjoy all things with Him.


Sunday, Feb. 26

11 a.m.: Mt. Joy Baptist Church, 657 Pea Ridge Highway, will host a performance by the Riverside Boys. Everyone welcome.

11 a.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church will have its annual Brotherhood Program. The speaker will be the Rev. Paul Rice of Trinity AME Zion Church in Whitmire. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.

Thursday, March 2

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon at the USC-U gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance for our leaders, new and old. Please pray for our military, our police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Friday, March 3

Noon: World Day of Prayer will be held at Augsburg Lutheran Church.

Saturday, March 4

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have a spaghetti supper. Tickets are $10.

We will have a womanless beauty pageant and some special music.

This is a fundraiser for the youth.

See Renarda Voiselle at Wells Fargo or Audrey Boler at DSN as well as youth for tickets.

Sunday, March 5

3 p.m.: The Male Choir of Friendship Baptist Church located at 250 Morningside Drive, Spartanburg will hold an anniversary program.

The public is invited.

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Glenn is Church Pastor.

Wednesday, March 15

7 p.m.: ChamberTown Community LightHouse, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold a Wednesday Night Miracle Service.

The service will be hosted by Bishop Tyra Parham.

The guest for the service will be Prophet Antoine M. Jasmine.

Saturday, March 18

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, 153 Wyatts Chapel Road, Buffalo, will host “Harvest Rally,” a workshop on substance abuse.

The theme will be: “Impacting the Community: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Awareness.”

Special guests will be Step Smith, Trauma Survival Specialist; Anzetta Lyles, Executive Director of the Union County Commission of Drug & Alcohol Abuse; and Apostle Ryan McJimpsey, Pastor of Family Worship Ministries.

Lunch will be provided.

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

For more information: Facebook us — Wyatt’s Chapel Church or call 864-427-2555.

Sunday, March 19

3 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church Buffalo, 153 Wyatts Chapel Road, Buffalo, will host “Harvest Rally Part 2” which will feature performances by Harvey Watkins Jr. and The Canton Spirituals.

A $10 love offering will be requested.

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

For more information: Facebook us — Wyatt’s Chapel Church or call 864-427-2555.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Charles Warner | The Union Times The song goes “what a friend we have in Jesus” and it’s true, what a friend we do have in Jesus, a friend greater than any other friend we’ll ever have in life and beyond. Friends come and go from our lives and the feelings we have for our friends and they have for us wax and wane over time. True, some friendships last a lifetime, but others are only for a season or less. Most depend upon a certain familiarity, on regular interactions, shared interests and experiences, and if that familiarity is ever diminished, those interactions become few and far between, and we and our friends develop separate interests and have separate experiences, then those friendships can become a thing of the past. Also, friendships can come to a crashing halt if those involved have a falling out, especially if they involve hateful and hurtful words and actions. With Jesus, however, we have a friend who is always there and who will never hurt us, but was instead hurt and worse for our sake. Jesus is the friend who never leaves us, who becomes interested in something else and has less and less time for us. He is not only always there for us but everything He does is for our benefit, both earthly and eternal. Christ is indeed the friend who is everything to us if we will allow Him to be our everything. When we let Him become our everything then we will have the best friend we could ever possibly have, a friend who not only will never leave nor forsake us, but will always be there for us, putting us first and giving us His all so we may enjoy all things with Him.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_0159.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Charles Warner | The Union Times The song goes “what a friend we have in Jesus” and it’s true, what a friend we do have in Jesus, a friend greater than any other friend we’ll ever have in life and beyond. Friends come and go from our lives and the feelings we have for our friends and they have for us wax and wane over time. True, some friendships last a lifetime, but others are only for a season or less. Most depend upon a certain familiarity, on regular interactions, shared interests and experiences, and if that familiarity is ever diminished, those interactions become few and far between, and we and our friends develop separate interests and have separate experiences, then those friendships can become a thing of the past. Also, friendships can come to a crashing halt if those involved have a falling out, especially if they involve hateful and hurtful words and actions. With Jesus, however, we have a friend who is always there and who will never hurt us, but was instead hurt and worse for our sake. Jesus is the friend who never leaves us, who becomes interested in something else and has less and less time for us. He is not only always there for us but everything He does is for our benefit, both earthly and eternal. Christ is indeed the friend who is everything to us if we will allow Him to be our everything. When we let Him become our everything then we will have the best friend we could ever possibly have, a friend who not only will never leave nor forsake us, but will always be there for us, putting us first and giving us His all so we may enjoy all things with Him.
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