Lael Sunday School Class meets at First Baptist Church
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 11:31 am
The Messenger, September 3, 2009
Lael Sunday School Class at Union City First Baptist Church met for the regular monthly meeting at the church’s family life center recently. Jean Eaker, vice president, opened the meeting by asking for the names of those in need of prayers. Joyce Stephens, class teacher, led in prayer.
Dorothy Capps gave the devotional. She took it from the book “Partners in Prayer” by John Maxwell. The selection was titled “Spiritual Warfare.” Maxwell said he was naive about how much Christian leaders have to battle the devil.
“I find out I have to fight Satan more and more as I believe the evil one watches for the right time to attack Christian leaders. Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is an excellent example of Satan’s desire to attack believers during times of weakness. Any time a person is doing positive things for God, Satan will try to stop it. The only way to combat all of these difficulties is through prayer.”
The group made a donation to Awanas and also missionaries from the church.
Edna McIntosh told the story about the passion flower.
It depicts the story of the crucifixion, in which 10 petals represent the 10 apostles; Judas the betrayer and Doubting Thomas are left out. The radiating filaments in the center resemble the crown of thorns and the stamens are the five wounds. The three stylus in the center look like nails, while the coiling tendrils are the whips with which Christ was beaten. The parted leaves with their lobes are shaped like the hands of the accusers. The exotic blossoms relate the passion or suffering of Christ.
Dorothy Rasberry was hostess and she served cake, ice cream, cheese straws and soft drinks or coffee.
Those attending were Pat Cunningham, Ms. Eaker, Mrs. Stephens, Ms. Mcintosh, Lena Mai Pruitt, Grace Killion, Ms. Capps, Jessie White, Ms. Rasberry and Faye Passmore.