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Prophets Amos 3:1-2 Hosea 3:8 By: Luther M. Cain These two prophets were writers during the eighth century B.C. Only two prophets were writers priorto them. They were Jonah and Joel. The proph- ets Isaiah and Micah came upon the .' cane some years later. These two prophets were active in Ihe middle of the eight century B.C. theirs was the first significant amount of literature that was produced at that lime. They spoke specifically about l he sins of the people. They would write, "Thus says the Lord." Then fol- lowed the revelation God had made to 1hem. When the prophet speaks it im- plies that God has spoken, and that the prophet speaks with divine authority. Let me as a question. What kind of : man is a prophet? How is he different rom you? The things that brought horror and consternation to the proph- ets are daily occurances in the world oday. There is no society or time to which Amos' words would not apply. 'to the prophets a minor in justice ssumes huge proportions. It seems reposterous that because of some :mall act of injustice upon the poor the vhole city of Jerusalem should be de- aroyed and the people taken into ax- le. To the prophet no subject is as wor- hy of consideration as the plight of nan. Nothing that has bearing upon ood or evil is small in the eyes of God. The same is true of genuine prophets. They spoke and acted as though the /cry sky were about to fall around the eople of Israel because they had be- :ome unfaithful to God. It is certainly possible that there nay be times when we are incapable md unable to sense the depth of mis- :ry we may cause by our failures to our wn ideals, and by our failure to accept ,ur share of responsibility to others. vVe look around us and see man's fail- re to respond to the needs of others c f Righteousness another direction. We do not want to get involved. This is one of the greatest tragedies of ou times. To the prophets - and it should be the same with us - no subject is more worthy of consideration than the plight of man. All around us we find people in need, both physical and spiritual. God cares and so should we. Nothing that has bearing upon good or evil is small in God's eyes. The prophet does not relate a story for us; he foretells events. We might easily say that he is a preacher who seeks to communicate. He seems to be intent upon the placing of responsibil- ity where it belongs. His message is often cutting like the two-edged sword of truth. His message is designed to shock us into action rather than to inform us. Let us take heed lest we fail to get the message intended for us. Perhaps we should have prophets today to point out the social "sores" in our midst; such as mal-nutrition, pol- lution, strikes, etc. God has compassion. Can we not have a portion of his compassion ex- pressed in our lives? God's judgement is not of necessity retribution but rec- onciliation. God's dealings with us should be relected in our witness to him before others. The prophets believed that God al- ways took the initiative. When God laid his hand on them, God became the speaker; they were the channels. This is the way it should be now and always. God still speaks through his creation - through the Bible- through Jesus Christ - through the church - through Jesus Christ - through the personal experi- ences of dedicated men and women who have committed themselves to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. The prophets criticized the politi- cal, social and economic practices of their day. If they were speaking to us round us. Too often we seek to shut todaywhatwouldtheycriticize?Would ;at mtndTsanfhearts, and try to turn in we eAt or reject their message. JIn II I I I II ........... I II I I FARM BUIEAU INSURANCE William D. Ellington, Owingsville, Ky Agency Manager ,,.,,a,,n,._ , Phone 6'74-6335 IIbam ltD [ I ___ .':'i / oo ' are presenting a combined Cantata o. 'The GO00t of Heaven" Sharpsburg Grace Gospel ).'" ,X" Sunday, December 1.5th-7:00 p.m. ///" :gSharpsbur 9 Christian Church V" " Sunday, December 22nd-6 p.m. ': "'--- "'-- [I DEATHS AND FUNERALS Floyd Arnold, 91, Marine Corps . vet, passes away Floyd Arnold, age 91, of Wood- burn Drive, in Mt. Sterling, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Johnson-Mathers Nurs- ing Home, in Carlisle. He was born November 9, 1911, in Montgomery County, to the late Myrtle Calvert Arnold and the late John Dudley Arnold. He was the widower of Vic- toria Thomas Arnold. He was a mem- ber of the Grace Gospel Church, a businessman, and a WW II veteran, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors are two sons: Charles Arnold, of Edmond, Oklahoma; and Marvin Arnold, of Glenco, Oklaho- ma; two daughters: Mary Mack, of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and Edna Car- ol Berry, of Jackson, Michigan; two brothers: Raymond Arnold, of Sharp- sburg; and Clarence Arnold, of Mt. S terli ng; four sisters: Nina Mann and Ruby Hughes, both of Paris; Mary Sue Dennis, of North Middletown; and Clarine Woosley, of Carlisle; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchil- dren; and three great-great-grand- children. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2002, at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel, in Mt. Sterling, with the Rev. Darvin Chandler and the Rev. Vernon Ad- ams officiating. Burial was in the North Middletown Cemetery. Clara Hunt, 88, of Sharpsburg, passes away Clara Hunt, age 88, of Spring- view Court, in Sharpsburg, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Winchester Nursing Center. She was born August 14, 1914, in Bath County, to the late Lou Everman Hunt and the late James Hunt. She attended the Sharpsburg Christian Church and was a homemaker. Survivors are two nephews: James W. Witten, of Salt Lick; and Wayne Thomas Carter, of Greensburg, Indi- ana; and two nieces: Shirley Ginter, of Owingsville; and Mary Margaret Watson, of Greenfield, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her sister nnaIunt. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel, in Mt. Sterling, with the Rev. Terry McCormick officiating. The grave- side services and burial were at Long- view Cemetery, in Bethel. Virgil Caudill, 77, former Bath Co. sheriff, passes away Virgil Caudill, age 77, of South Highway 211, in Salt Lick, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the St. Claire Medical Cen- ter, in Morehead, after a brief illness. Mr. Caudill was born October 1, 1925, in Bath County, the son of the late Mose and Betty Shepherd Cau- dill. He was a retired business owner and former Bath County deputy sher- iff and was a WW II Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, he was pre- ceded in death by a son, Eddie Cau- dill. Survivors include: his widow, Frances Staton Caudill; one son, Johnny Caudill (wife, Cheryl), of Owingsville; two sisters: Sula Mc- Carty, of Morehead, and Ina Reeves, of Mt. Sterling; daughter-in-law, Judy Caudill; two grandsons: John David Caudill, of Owingsville; Scott Caudill, of Morehead; and one grand- daughter, Teri Caudill, of Lexing- ton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 7, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Salt Lick First Church of God, with the Rev. Cordell Link officiating. Burial followed in Jones Cemetery. Powell Funeral Home, in Salt Lick, was in charge of arrange- ments. Nina W. Anderson, 58, of Owingsville, passes away Nina W. Anderson, age 58, of Peeled Oak Road, in Owingsville, passed away at the Community Care Hospital, St. Joseph East, in Lexing- i i i THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bath County News-Outlook (045260) P.O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 The Bath County News-Outlook is owned by Community Newspapers. Inc.. P.O. Box 577, Owingsville. KY 4360. and is published each Thursday at its offices on Water Street in Owingsville. KY. Sub- scription rates are: $16.50 per year in Bath County; $20.50 per year in Ken- t ucky; $27.00 per year elsewhere; all pay- able in advance. Periodicals postage paid at the Post Office at Owingsville, KY 40360 THE BATH 12OUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.Week of December 12 - December 19, 2002 2 ton, Monday, December 4, 2002. She was born August 8, 1944, to the late Jeff Wolfenbarger and Frances Byrd Wolfenbarger, who survives her. Besides her mother, survivors are: her widower, Joe L. Anderson, of Peeled Oak; four sisters: Peggy Brookshire and Christine, Della and Georgia. Memorial services will be held at a later date; no visitation. Richard- son Funeral Home in Owingsville was in charge of arrangements. Elsie P. Withrow, 70, of Owingsville, passes away Elsie P. Withrow, age 70, of East Fork Road, in Owingsville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2002, at the St. Claire Medical Center, in Morehead, after a short illness. She was the widow of Junior Withrow, a member of the Northside Church of God, and a Bath County native. She was born February 12, 1932, to the late Emma Purvis and the late John Vanlandingham. Survivors are five sons: Ronald Dean Withrow, of Clarke County; William A. Hunt and Tom Withrow, both of Owingsville; and Raymond Eugene Withrow and Owen Frank- lin Withrow, both of Sharpsburg; two daughters: Carrie Louise Dol- lar, of Sharpsburg; and Molly Ander- son, of Owingsville; several grand- children; several great-grandchil- dren; one sister, Jean Simmons, of Gaston, Indiana; and one brother, George B. Vanlandingham, of Rich- mond, Indiana. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home, in Owingsville, with the Rev. Jim Crouch officiating. Burial was in the Withrow Cemetery. Dr. Robert G. Hallawell, 79, Navy vet, passes away Dr. Robert G. HallaweU, age 79, of Eastwood Drive, in Mt. Sterling, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2002, at his residence. He was the widower of Mary Goodpaster Hal- lawell and a retired dentist. He was a native of Ohio, a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors are: one son, Jim R. Hallawell (wife, Patricia), of Win- chester; two daughters: Susan Hal- lawell Raby, of Scottsville; and Mor- gan Hallawell, of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and one great-grand- daughter. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at the Owingsville Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. The Richie Hunt Funeral Home, in Owingsville, was in charge of the arrangements. Contributions can be made to the Bethlehem Christian Church, c/o the Rev. Mark Myers, 2510 Thomson Station Road, Win- chester, KY 40391. Maxine A. Byrd, 76, Bath Co. native, passes away in Ohio Maxine Armitage Byrd, age 76, of Germantown, Ohio, former Bath County resident, passed away Tues- day, December 3, 2002, at Christ Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born March 10, 1926, in Olym- pia, to the late Ocie Spencer Armit- age and the late Carl Armitage. She is the widow of John V. Byrd, Sr., and was retired from Inland (Gener- al Motors) in 1981, after 27 years of service. Survivors are four sons: Kerry Byrd (wife, Brenda), Ohio; James Byrd Frenchburg; Paul sa), of Franklin, Ohio; (wife, Sara), one daughter, Shelia band, Steve), also of Ohio; two sisters: Roma Clearfield; and Leah band, Hobart), also of one brother, Woodford (wife, Roma Lee), abama; 21 grandchildren; and as, nephews, and dear sides her husband and was preceded in death by: a tar, Pauline Byrd; a son, Byrd, Jr.; and two and Donald Armitage. Funeral services were p.m. Sunday, December 8, Upper Salt Lick Churcl: Highway 211, Steve Madden officiatin in the Upper Salt Lick Like to advertise don't know what to No probleml and a friendly Ad-visor will show you Ore Mines of Christmas Saturday, December 21st p.m. ' "' ....... ' , 'i J; ......... ' "''' You are invited to join the Gty of Refuge,Full Gospel Church in Olympia, Kentucky for their Annua{ Community Christmas Dinner --00aturday, December 14, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. Pastor David L. Adams'and congregation invite everyone to join us for this annual event. D The Dinner is FREE! Dinner includes: Turkey, Ham, ressing, Mashed Potatoes, Dumplings, Vegetable, Bread, Dessert & Drink Peease join us birth of our The Lord Jesu00 Chrat We will try to show the birth of the Savior the perspective of Mary and Joseph. Ima how they must have felt. Also, imagine how Heaven must have been. Many angels m, appearances on before or since. the earth like no other written by: Ricky Please come join for our Christmas December 14th - Time: 7:0 0 p. m, Place: Preston First dhurch of