I grew up as part of the spiritual family of Hardwick Christian Church. Along with my parents and sisters, I learned about Jesus and the Bible there. I don’t ever remember a Sunday throughout my childhood and into my teen years when I was not in that church building and doing life with those wonderful people. So many of those delightful folks have received their heavenly reward, but many, though scattered around the country, still remain faithful followers and servants of our Lord to this day. I have such great memories of those years spent with my church family throughout the late 1950’s, 60’s and early 70’s. The caring people, impactful events, and formative lessons and messages forever changed my life.
Maybe you’re like me when it comes to the influence of time spent in church. Specific sermons and lessons are often easily forgotten, but their underlying truth remains.