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“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” (Eph. 6:10).As Paul begins to close the letter to the Ephesians, he addresses the spiritual warfare of the Body of Christ. Paul’s instruction is for us to “be strong inthe Lord, and in the power of His might.” In this spiritual battle, we need spiritual strength. As we are on the Lord’s side, Paul points us to the LordAlmighty, from Whom we are to get our strength. In this epistle, Paul has been showing believers that we are “in Christ,” in perfect, eternal union withHim. Being in Christ, we find that His life is our life and His power is our power. We, the Body, draw the strength and power for living the Christian lifefrom our living Head.“What is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ,when He raised Him from the dead…” (Eph. 1:19,20).Being strong in the Lord and in the power of His might has to do with living by faith in the resurrection life and power which resides in every believ-er through Christ. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power we’re to use to stand in this spiritual battle. The strength of theChristian life is dependence on God. So Paul points the Church to be “strong in the Lord,” to depend upon Him.Before salvation, Paul says we are “without strength” (Rom. 5:6). We are weak and absolutely unable to please God or save ourselves. Salvation isonly through trusting Christ, and by Him alone we have victory over sin’s penalty and punishment. After trusting Christ as our Savior, we are still weakin ourselves, and in the Christian life our sufficiency must be of God (II Cor. 3:5). Victory over sin’s power in our lives occurs the same way we are savedfrom sin’s penalty, by wholly trusting Christ and Him alone. His strength is more than sufficient for the battle, and we are guaranteed victory over any-thing Satan throws at us when we turn to our Lord (Phil. 4:13).The question was asked in a Sunday School class: “How can we defeat Satan?” One little girl answered, “Let Jesus answer the door when Satan startsknocking.” To be instructed to be “strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” tells us that our might is not strong enough for us to be able to standin this spiritual battle, and it tells us that we face an enemy much stronger than we are apart from Christ. Therefore we need the infinite power of our Lordin this spiritual battle, and we appropriate that strength by yielding to the indwelling Spirit, through prayer and dependence on God, and by knowledge of,faith in, and obedience to His Word, rightly divided (cf. Eph. 6:17,18).
Two minutes with the bible
Gleanings from the prairie
•Pastor Alvin L. Gwin Community Bible Church, Murdo•
Someone said: “We need boththe north wind of adversity andthe south wind of mercy for spir-itual health.” As certainly as the LORD per-mits us to suffer trials, HE willbring us out of them into times of rejoicing because of HIS favor.“…weeping may endure for anight, but joy comes in the morn-ing” (Psalm 30:5).It is GOD’s revealed purpose tochange our sighing into singing,our grief into gladness, ourmourning into music. Under HIShand the bitter becomes sweet,the wilderness turns into a para-dise, the desert blossoms as therose, winter’s night is followed bysummer’s day.We must not forget theseblessed truths while in some cru-cible of suffering, lest a root of bitterness spring up within us,and we miss the blessed after-math which follows the suffer-ings of the present time.Listen to some of the tremen-dous phrases scattered throughthe Bible. “Because you wouldforget your misery, And remem-ber it as waters that have passedaway, And your life would bebrighter than noonday. Thoughyou were dark, you would be likethe morning” (Job 11:16-17).“He will not always strive withus, Nor will He keep His angerforever” (Psalm 103:9). “…yoursorrow will be turned into joy”(John 16:20).To Israel GOD said, “For amere moment I have forsakenyou, But with great mercies I willgather you. With a little wrath Ihid My face from you for amoment; But with everlastingkindness I will have mercy onyou,” says the LORD, yourRedeemer. (Isaiah 54:7-8)If GOD’s promise of a morningof joy after a night of weepingbrings comfort to us now, whatwill it be like on that actualmorning when we awake at lastin the presence of the LORDwhere there is fullness of joy!GOD gives HIS beloved sleep(Psalm 127:2). When earth’snight is over, all gloom will begone. We shall awake to the joyof a morning which will neverend. The “Sun of Righteousness”will be beaming upon us. Lightwill then be on all our ways.The return of our blessedLORD JESUS will bring to anend every night of weeping. HEwill say to us, (those of us whohave by faith trusted in HIS sub-stitutionary death in our behalf)“My beloved spoke, and said tome: ‘Rise up, my love, my fairone, And come away. For lo, thewinter is past, The rain is overand gone. The flowers appear onthe earth; The time of singinghas come,…’” (Song of Solomon2:10-12).
Joy Comes in the Morning
Donald and Cara Pearson are pleased to announce the upcoming wed-ding of their daughter, Calli, to Nick Winkelman, son of Kenny and JulieWheeler and Joe Winkelman. Calli is the granddaughter of Janet andNelva Louder. The wedding will take place September 28, 2013 in RapidCity.
American Legion Auxiliary meeting
The American Legion Auxiliaryheld a meeting on September 18,2013. Meeting opened with mem-bers present paying dues for year.Carol Cressy, Jody Lebeda, Velma Vollmer, Rita Henderson, MarthaKinsley, Alice Horsley, CeceliaNewsam, and lifetime memberBetty Beck attended meeting.Treasurer Carol Cressy gavethe report with balance on hand$1,433.68. No bills at this time.Old business: blood drive inJuly, Murdo area collected 25units. A thank you was receivedfrom the blood drive organization.New business: Motion by BettyBeck to send 50.00 to Veteransgift shop, second by Alice, carried.Elections: Rita made themotion to hold all officers over forthe next year 2013-14. CarriedOfficers are: Velma Vollmer, Pres-ident; Cecelia Newsam, VicePresident; Jody Lebeda, Secre-tary; Alice Horsley, Chaplain;Rita Henderson, Sergeant-At- Arm; Martha Kinsley, Historian.The next meeting will be onOctober 9 at 2:30 p.m., at the eastcommons room. Anyone who isinterested is cordially invited toattend.
White River to host Veteransstand down and benefits fair
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills HealthCare System will host a VeteransStand Down and Benefits Fair onWednesday, October 9. The eventwill be open to all Veterans andspouses from 10:00 a.m.–3:00p.m. (CST) at 421 N. Main,Catholic hall, located at WhiteRiver, S.D.The Stand Down and BenefitsFair, according to Linda Kinzlerat VA Black Hills Health CareSystem, is intended to servehomeless and needy Veterans andspouses from Mellette, Todd, andJones counties and the RosebudSioux Tribe. There is no chargefor any of the services. “It is ahand up, rather than a hand out,extended by a caring community,”said Kinzler.The information and benefitsfair in an outreach effort to bringinformation regarding servicesand benefits available to Veter-ans. Representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration(VBA) Regional Office will be onsite to provide priority processingon all benefit claims submittedduring the stand down.The event is a collaborativeeffort between the VA Black HillsHealth Care System, South Dako-ta Department of Veterans Affairs, South Dakota CareerCenter, Black Hills NationalCemetery, Veterans Benefits Administration and South Dako-ta Veterans Home. A variety of personal careitems will be available to Veter-ans wishing a hand up and lunch(sponsored by the Rosebud SiouxTribe) will be served. Staff will beavailable to hear issues, answerquestions, and provide informa-tion on VA benefits, programsand health care enrollmentopportunities. Basic health serv-ices will be provided, includingblood sugar testing and bloodpressure screening. Veterans willalso be able to make future healthcare appointments at VA BlackHills. Veterans who have not pre-viously enrolled with the VA arerequested to bring a copy of theirmilitary discharge papers, DD214, to the benefits fair.For more information aboutthe stand down at White River,call Gary Sletto at 605-516-0057.Gracie Harris, 86, of WhiteRiver, passed away Wednesday,September 4, 2013, at the Faulk-ton Healthcare Center.Gracie Hay was born March 4,1927, in White River, S.D., toWilliam and Grace (Moss) Hay;the youngest of seven children.Gracie attended school and grad-uated from White River HighSchool. She attended teachers col-lege in Spearfish and taughtschool in the Wall area.In 1949, she was united inmarriage to Richard “Buzz” Har-ris in Hill City, S.D. They madetheir home in Wall, S.D., wherethey ranched until moving toBurley, Idaho. They also ranchedwhile living in Burley. They thenmoved to Portland, Ore., whereGracie worked as a chef in a localrestaurant.In 2004, she returned to SouthDakota to live in Murdo with hersister, Laura Hayden. Sheenjoyed her time sewing, makingcrafts and spending time at thebeach.Gracie is survived by herdaughter, Gail Wynn of La Pine,Ore.; one son, Randy (Lisa) Har-ris of Portland, Ore.; two sisters:Gert Hix of Belle Fourche, S.D.,and Wilda Hollinger of Burley,Idaho; four grandchildren; ninegreat grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and numer-ous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death byher parents, her husband Buzz in1981; two children: Larry andPeggy; son-in-law, Mike Wynnand her siblings: Blanche, Laura,Caroline and Melva.Luce Funeral Home of Faulk-ton has been entrusted with Gra-cie’s arrangements www.family-funeralhome.net
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Courthouse receives new steps
Jerry Hildebrand and his crew work on the finishing details of the newcourthouse steps on Tuesday.
Photo by Lonna Jackson