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"All I know of good, truth, honesty and idealism, I have learned from the Bible. In school I listened each morning as a chapter was read before classes started, and it was then that I came to know and respect the Holy Book. I never have lost my regard for the Word of God; and if I had my way about it, a chapter of the Bible would be read every single morning in every single school in this country. I feel at home in the pages in the Bible, for that book speaks my language." These wise words were spoken by Henry Ford, a man respected by many.
But I see a tragedy occurring in America today! I see several generations growing up in spiritual darkness. Many children in our schools today can't tell you much about Moses, David, Joseph, Peter, Paul or Jesus. But they can sure tell you about Spiderman, Thor, Power Rangers or Dragon ball Z.
When they go to school it won't be the Bible they hear read, but New Age Philosophy, humanism and atheistic theories like evolution. They'll be told certain sins are OK and they are to tolerate any opinion and behavior. By the time they reach ten years of age many of their hearts are already getting hard, displaying independence in a rebellious and disrespectful way and using language that would put a sailor to shame.
Often you hear comments from the older generation like, "What's wrong with the youth of today?" "Where's the work ethic?", "Where's the vision" or "What happened to honesty and integrity"? "What happened to genuine care and service to people, instead of doing something for just what you can get out of it?"
I guess if we want our children and children's children to be thought of with respect and have Henry Ford's qualities of goodness, truth ,honesty, and idealism, we must not miss the key factor in what made a Henry Ford!
Kingsley Community Church, situated just off St. Rte. 11 between Hop Bottom and New Milford has recently called Rev. James Madas to serve as its Senior Pastor.
Rev. James Madas, his wife and their five children (pictured) have resided in the Danville area for the past 11 years, where Rev. Madas has been faithfully serving as the Director of Youth Ministries at the First Baptist Church of Danville.
As a new chapter in the life of Kingsley Community Church unfolds, parishioners at Kingsley anticipate continued growth and new and exciting opportunities through the fundamental teaching of the Word of God and the churchs various community outreach activities.
Pastor Jim Madas conveys a spirit of deep compassion and youthful enthusiasm, with an intimate desire to see individuals accept Christ as their personal Savior and grow in their love relationship with the Lord.
All are invited and encouraged to worship with the church. The Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. The Sunday evening service is at 6:00 p.m. with a combination of singing and an informal, practical bible study. The Youth Group meets on Tuesday evenings, at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. all are welcome for bible study and a time of prayer. On Thursday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. any youth that are between the fifth and eighth grade are encouraged to come out to Group 58. On Friday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. children are welcome to participate in Kids Club.
If you are new to the area or are seeking to fellowship with people who truly care, you are invited to consider visiting Kingsley Community Church. The church phone is (570) 289-4341.
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