Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Another Great Story

We will host Vacation Bible School at Sylvester United Methodist Church starting on June 17th and ending on June 20th.  The theme this year is WHOOSh!  Take Flight To Where God Leads You. We pray that you come out and enjoy this fun-filled and educational week with us.

There will be a Benefit Program held for Rev. and Sis. Smith Butler. They lost their home in a fire. The benefit will be at Butler Family Life Center on Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.  The address is 1964 Jimmie Dr., Forest, MS  39074. All musicians, soloist, groups, etc. are invited.  For more information, please contact Sister Gail Butler at 601-942-5913.

Union Grove/Sylvester UMC will host Daytime Bible Study on June 12th and June 26th at Sylvester UMC at 1:00 p.m.

Another great story: The preacher placed two identical jars on the table next to the pulpit. He quoted I Samuel 16:7 - “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

He explained, “These jars came from the same factory, were made of the same materials, and can hold the same amount. But they are different.”  Then he upset one of the jars and it oozed out honey. He turned over the other jar and vinegar spilled out.

“When a jar is upset, whatever is in it comes out. Until the jars were upset, they looked alike. The difference lay within and could not be seen. When they were upset, their contents were revealed. Until we are upset, we put on a good front. But when we are upset, we reveal our innermost thoughts and attitudes, for  ‘out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.’ ‘  (Luke 6:45).

What if someone tipped you over today? What would flow out? Would you reveal the “honey” of grace and patience, or the “vinegar” of anger and sarcasm?   Allow the “honey” of the Holy Spirit who lives within you to flow out of you whenever you get “upset” today.