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Beth Brandt Speaks on the Godly Life
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Sabbath services on July 16, 2016 began with a piano introit by Beth Brandt. The congregation was small because all the students were away on a camping trip.

Pedro Arce led the Sabbath School song service, accompanied on the piano by Beth Brandt.  The opening song was “Fairest Lord Jesus”. Clayton Brandt welcomed everyone.

Clayton Brandt then read Luke 16:10 “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”

Clayton Brandt read a mission story from Africa about the adventures of the Upper Nile president who had to flee with his family to a refugee campus. His office and home were looted.  In the camp, they lived in a small crude shelter. The only water was from the nearby Nile River. Eventually they left this camp and flew to Juba where the president re-established the Upper Nile office. The field currently has about 7300 members.  The 13th Sabbath offering will provide a place for the children to have their own Sabbath School programs.

Clifton Brandt and Daryll Ellis collected the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips.  Beth Brandt had the superintendent’s remarks on “The Blessing and Power of a Godly Life.”  Clifton Brandt then sang “When Jesus Comes”, accompanying himself on the guitar.

Beth Brandt then had closing prayer.  The congregation then became one Sabbath School class taught by Clifton Brandt on justice and mercy in the Old Testament.
 
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Beth Brandt: 
  1. There are many godly people mentioned in the Bible. These influenced people during their lifetime and after.
  2. These godly people had to deal with the daily challenges of life. They made their decisions for God mostly when young.
  3. Today people are still influencing people to serve God.
  4. Her father was a school teacher at a small church school.  One day he had to be away, and an elderly person drove the family to prayer meeting. The way he acted towards the family impressed Beth that he was a godly person.
  5. A lady made clothes for the family.  Her gentle ways impressed Beth that she was a godly person.
  6. Another lady used to wait in the cafeteria building for her son to come from class so they could eat together. She was a quiet, dignified person who impressed Beth quite a bit, inspiring Beth to be a faithful mother. At the end of her life, she suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.
  7. One day Beth’s family had to go to Hixson to get some vacuum cleaner bags.  They had to get directions from a small business. A delivery man, calm and humble and dignified, delivered a small package.  Beth wondered if he was an angel.
  8. The Lord put individuals in her path to encourage her to a better life.  Their lives seemed to be in harmony with the Holy Spirit. They inspired her to set her life course to the path outlined by God for her.
  9. They were an example of what Jesus had been.
  10. Hold onto Jesus and His peace so others can be inspired by your example.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Beth Brandt – wife of Clayton Brandt
Clayton Brandt – local church elder / works with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment and trucks
Clifton Brandt – Clayton’s twin brother / local church elder / works with Laurelbrook’s sewer, boiler, and water systems
Daryll Ellis – local deacon / Laurelbrook graduate / works at nearby Majestic Stone Company
Pedro Arce – head of the academy music department
 

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