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Saturday, April 14, 1973
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id GolesbufQ ReQi»tif*MdiK Golesburq, ill. Saturday, April 14/1973 Book by English Bishop Calls for^New Image' About Jesus Christ By Wm CASSELS UPl Religion Writer 'ten yetfs ago, an English bishop named John A. f. Dobinson stirred a worldwide sensation with a boolc entitled "Honest to God." World of Rellgloii In it, he argued tftat the ely held image of GOd as a '^rt of super-person residing -Siimewhere "up there" or "out Sn^re** had become untenable in the space age, and must be replaced by a more mature concept of (Jod as the Ground of Being, imminent in all persons and things. '7h« Truth That Haals" The next radiocast In the current series. "The Ttalh that Heala," shows how two teenagers successfully dealt with the probl«m of skin blemishes. Their healings are a part of the pro"^ram "Can Ptayar Heal Bklii rroblMuY" Hoar it en Radio WOIL Sunday at 7:45 A.M. Now Bishop Robinson written another Iwok, called "The Human Face of God," in which he calls for a new "image" — that Is, a new way |ot thhtking about and trying to comprehend->the person and mission of Jesus Christ. Cooflisiiig Picture The picture of Jesus which most people have piclced up from a limited exposure to the teaching of the church, Robinson says, is more apt to confuse or put them off than to attract them to Jesus. "This image is of the insertion into a stream of history, as a visitor from House Organs Hundreds of organs built to provide acc(Mnpaniment to silent films remain playable.­ dition to imitating all the instruments of a band, from drums, trumpets and trombones to violins, clarinets and cymbals, they can duplicate such sound effects a? the clinging of a trolley bell, the hooves of galloping horses, bird songs, surf, and even an Oriental gong. hasioiitside. Or a perfect man who was GOd Himself in human guise," Robinson says in a preview of his book published in Christian Cehtury magazine. To counteract this image, Robinson would have contemporary churches emphasize what the gospels clearly teach: Whatever else Jesus may have been, He was a completely normal, fully human niah. "The gospels give every reason to believe that Jesus was a man of like passions with ourselves, sharing the same unconscious drives and libido, with a temper, intolerance, anxiety and fear of death as WELCOME To Sunday Bible School 9:30 a>m. 10:4S Morning Worship "Wha»iaCli»it;s CrartToYonr Evenuf Worship 7:J0 p.m. Bethel Bopfit* Church '|^gJSS:'Ai?A"«/? rramont aa« AeadMBT Croud* Fox Cbrtet Wadaasdar 7:00 P.M. — Hoof of Inspiration ____ Robt. K. C. Paulsen, Paator - C. David Snydar. D.C.E. Strong, as anyone else's," Robinson says. It is not necessary, he contends, to claim that Jesus never harbored a single malicious or lustful thought, or that He was always loving. "The one thing that is dear (from the New Testament record) is that the 'obedience,' the integrity o( commitment> which was the most notable mark of His Vfe and d«ath was certainly not easy or automatic." Many who give Up service to the orthodox doctrine that Jesus was fully human don't really believe it when the chips are down, Robinson says. They actually think of Jesus as God' lA-disguise, a pert^t pierson who d^uld not have done wrong. But to think thi« way is to deprive Jesus of an essential element of the humanity He Shared with^us: Freedom of will. It was not that He HAD to Obey, but that He always CHOSE, even at great personal cost, to do the will of God, that makes Jesus the most remarka^ ble figure in human history^and one with whom we weak strugglers after righteousness can identify even today. What's 'Devliie'? In what sense, then, was Jesus "divine?" Robinson's answer is that *'t^hai the early Christians became convinced |of, and what Christians have wanted to say ev6r since, is that hi Jesus they saw God at work, God in action, yes, God in person." ; Men can look at Jesus and say with confidence, "That is what God must be like." FII»T (HUIKH OF THE MN BIBIE 521 W. LOSEY ST. JOHN R. SHEARER, Pastor THIS SUNDAY IS "RALLY DAY" 9:30 A.M. — BIBLE EDUCATION CLASSES *Com« and Halp Us Braak Ova Altandanca Racotd 10 :45 A.M. —WORSHIP SERVICE Sermon: "A Garden, A Trial, A Cross" 5 :30 P.M. —YOUTH SERVICE 7:00 P.M. — GOSPEL RALLY Lay People Will Be Speaking Out For Jesus Christ. Conie and Hear Them! ,9:30 P.M. T.V. CHANNEL 7 "MESSAGE OF THE OPEN BIBLE" SOMCTHINO MEW ON LOCAL TV PnOCRAMMIMG "A Program of Spiritual Inspiration With Which To Begin Your Week." WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY — 7:00 P.M. •iijlljljljlf 1 '/J II Music To Live By: ? is a relaxed program of mu- 'j//'^; sic with a message present- .5 ed by two talented men with -outstanding abilities, Gene Braun and Steve Adams. GENE BRAUN Gene Braun is a tenor solist with the unique ability of communicating with people of all ages. Gene is a recording artist witli Heart Warming Records 0! Nashville, Tennesse. He has performed on radio, television, crusades, camp meetings and concerts all across the United States. His musical training has enabled him to sing classical, contemporary, old and new gospel songs, and old hynuis with deep feeling and dignity that belong to each style of music. Gene holds a BS Degree in music from Olivet College, Kankakee, Illinois Gene's way of presenting God's love tlirough song and relavent comments about the home make a program long to be remembered. FIRST CHURCHVF THE NAZARENE Sundoy ot 10:30 AM ELM and WEBSTER Luther Troyer ... will speak at church Talk Series Set At Saints Church Patriarch-Evangelist Luther Troyer, a minister in tlie Reorganized Ciiurcli of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will speak Sunday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Galesburg church, 405 N. Pleasant Aye. Topics include: Sunday, "Above All Things Have Fervent Charity Among Yourselves;" Monday, "The Boole of Mormon;" Tuesday, "Add to Your Faith, Virtue;" Wednesday, "The Church of Jesus Christ;" and Thursday, "Christ's Last Week's Ministry." Troyer will also speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on "The Resurrection." Men^s Devotions Set Next Week Holy Week morning devotions will be held hext Monday- Friday in the chapel of Covenant Church, Dayton at Jefferson Street. Speakers will be Omer Baumgartner, Dr. Gene Johnson, Felix Bengtson, Raymond Youngren and Jack Ghitalla, said Rev. G. Harold Ahlberg, pastor. A light breakfast of donuts, rolls and coffee will be served each day at 7:30 a.m. Churches cooperating in the series are the Covenant Church, Bethel Baptist Church and First Church of God. Now You Know... By United Press International Although naval custom dictates the sounding of five bells to indicate 1830 hours (6:30 p.m.), British ships sound only one bell because five bells had been a signal for a mutiny in 1797. NOON DAY HOLY WEEK SERVICES APRIL 16-20 Every Noon 12:05-12:30 Organ Recital at 11:35 WGIL Broadcast 1:05-1:30 MONDAY, APRIL 16 Organ Recital Miss hAyma Andersen, Trinity Lutheran Church PREACHING Carlton Christenson, Pastor, First Baptist Church MUSIC Golesburg High School Concert Choir TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Kellogg ond Ftrrif In art or sculpture it is called a Christus, an artist's interpretation of Our Lord. In a passion play the leading role is the Christus . . . again an artist's interpretation. Through the centuries there have been many faces, many interpretations. Yet all so easily recognizable ... .. .Because we know Christ not by sight, but by the qualities of His life for us. We are drawn not to a face but to a heart, a Heart that loved and gave and promised and fulfilled. However simple or crude someone's sketch of the Master ... in seeing his Lord we see ours. We are not critics, but believers. Sunday Markl3 1-13 Monday Mark 13 24-37 Tuesday Mark 14 10-21 Wednesday John 14 1-31 Thursday John 15 1-27 Friday John 16 1-33 Saturday Luke 19 28-40 Copyright1973 Keister Advtrtliing Scnke, Ine^ Stnibing, Vlrgbilt Scripturo Miected by the AmcriOnBiUeSodriy HAWTHORNI DRUG CO. IS East Main St. SUDIY'S COIN LAUNDRY 1215 Grand Aye.- 11 North Hendersoa 1120 Nortb Henderson ALEXANDER LUMBER CO. 412 East South St. HOME SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION SOE. Main FIRST GALESBURG NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO. 202 East Main St. INTRA STATE TELEPHONE CO. 100 North Cherry St. H. L HANSEN LUMBER CO. 101 N. Academy St. MEADOW GOLD DAIRY PRODUCTS 303 8. KelloM CONSUMERS GRAIN & SUPPLY COMPANY 371 West Main St. THE KNOX UUNDRY & DkY CLEANERS m East l^erris St. BANK OF GALESBURG M2 East Main M. Hinchliff- Peorson-West Fun«ral Dirtctorc 1070 West Fremont CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & CO. Mam and Seminary f

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