Friday October 7, 2022

Greetings Church Family

Defeating Deceit

Among Americans polled about honesty, 52 percent said lying is never justified; yet 65 percent said it was sometimes okay to lie to keep from hurting someone’s feelings. Twelve percent of adults admit that they lie sometimes or occasionally. However, when asked, “Are you a liar?” 97 percent said “No.” The three percent who admitted to lying were tested to evaluate their actual honesty and were found to be 28 times more honest than the people who denied lying. 

Very few people—if any—are honest 100 percent of the time. Even Christians and other people who are committed to being honest sometimes are caught off guard and speak something that is less than the truth in the confusion of the moment—sometimes to keep from hurting another person’s feelings. Other times, perhaps, they are not completely honest with themselves. 

We deal with dishonest people all the time. And all of us, at some time in our lives, have been dishonest. Many times dishonesty hurts other people; sometimes it only hurts the dishonest person. But dishonesty always hurts God because one of His characteristics is truth. The Bible says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight” (Proverbs 12:22). 

Lying comes naturally to humans. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). The only way to conquer a deceitful heart is to allow God to replace it with the pure heart of our Savior. He is willing to transform us today.

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 

Psalms 120:1-2

Whats Happening


Kent, Susan, Rachel & Joshua Crutcher

We have announced last Sabbath that Pastor Kent Crutcher and family has accepted our offer to be Greeneville Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Senior Pastor! We don’t have an ETA of their arrival yet but we do know they are excited to start a new chapter of their life and ministry here in Greeneville, Tennessee!!!

Whats Coming up Next?

  • October 8

    Sabbath Morning Message: Mike Saladino

    Sabbath School Workshop @ 2 PM (See Flyer Below)

  • October 10

    Finance & Board Meeting 6 PM & 7 PM

  • October 12

    Home School Prayer Circle @ the School 8 AM

    Prayer Meeting (Zoom) 7 PM

    Pathfinder Camporee Starts (Oct 12-16)

  • October 15

    Sabbath Morning Message: Dr. Michael Hasel (Possibly)

What’s Happening Later

“FREE” ‘How To’ Class Canning

     Remember the smell of Mom and Grandma putting up Applesauce?

     Those memorable memories of family times putting up food for the winter are swiftly fading away.  The positive outcomes of canning weren’t just having enough green beans when times were tough or fresh food wasn’t available, but a time for families to share together, something which rarely happens today. 

     Come, bring the kids, join the community, and learn as Connie Smith and Pam Pickett share; “How To” properly and safely use a pressure canner and other basic techniques of canning.

     This FREE class will be, Thursday, October 27th, at 6:00 p.m. at 710 Asheville Hwy. Greeneville, Tenn., next door to Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

     Please call 423-638-5014 for information and to register.

  • THE GCC FALL MEN’S EVENT is October 21-23, 2022 at Cohutta Springs. Discover how to bridge the generation gap and enjoy win-win witnessing by becoming a life coach! Sign up at
  • GCC WOMEN’S RETREAT COMING TO YOUR AREA SOON – October 29 / Rogersville TN – Northern Region For more information and to register go to the conference website
  • Pathfinder Fundraiser Weekend is October 30, 2022. Come and support the Pathfinders by buying tasty treats and enjoying games and fellowship!

May God Bless you and we will see you for Sabbath!

Pastor Nate

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