Church News for Thursday, July 26By Staff Reports Published 7:44pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Bethany Baptist Church
Before the sermon, a men’s group sang “Some Glad Day When Jesus Comes.” Bro. Steve’s message was from Job 1 and 2, called, “Why Do the Righteous Suffer?” Job was a righteous man and was blessed with a good family, prosperity and good friends. In spite of the intense adversity and loss he suffered, he never lost his faith in God. He realized everything he had came from God and that God had the right to take it back. He never cursed God or sinned against Him.
Sunday night the message was from Luke 22:31-34. Peter experienced severe testing; Jesus explained to Peter that Satan desired to sift him, but Jesus said that He was praying for him. Through this testing, Peter’s attitudes were altered and he was strengthened. He was able, also, to be strengthening to his fellow disciples. Let’s always remember to cast our cares upon the Lord because He cares for us.
Upcoming Events: Sunday, July 29, (fifth Sunday) Lunch served in fellowship hall after the morning service. No evening service.
Prayer List: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Arnold DeLoach, Doris Glenn, Ernestine Hatch, Billie Neeley and Shirley Wallace.
See you Sunday!
Our service began with ministry opportunities and a welcome by Bro. Cleve Mallory.
We gathered together singing many wonderful songs, then had an introduction of guest speaker, Bro. Kenny Martin, by Roy Martin.
There was special music by celebration choir, “Come to Jesus.”
The message was by Bro. Kenny Martin, from Genesis 45:4-5 called “Suffering is a Part of Life.”
God saved and added Jason and Elizabeth Chandler to our church.
Happy birthday this week to: Beth green, Gary Elbon II, Jacob Barrett, Gade Parris, Jenny Mallory, Shannon Corn, Regina Watkins, Welsey Robinson, David Loyd, Mildred Bowman, Savannah Powell and Kelsey Pierce.
Pray for our pastor search committee, Allison Willis, Marshall and Hazel Green, Sid Griner, Lilianna Thompson, Hunter Moore, Charles Bryant, Debra Mims, Joe Wingard, Bill and Sandra Eubank, the Crawford family, Roy Williams, Mary and Arthur Coodey, Tyler Harmon, Ricky Easterling, Betty Bradford, Joe Wingard, Sylvia Wingard, Lanice Mobley. Gerldean Williams, Buella Lyon, Tony Pike, Jack Height, all who are facing cancer, all our homebound, our missionaries and all families who lost their loved ones.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We were blessed with two baptismal services this Sunday. We want to say a special thanks to the many visitors that came and wish to invite them back for any of our services. We held baptismal services in the 10 a.m. adult worship service and then also another baptismal service during the 5:30 p.m. service. In the morning service our Pastor preached a message from 1 Kings 17:7-16 on God being enough. An empty meal barrel with God is plenty. He talked about how oftentimes we need to get from that running-river religion to the bottom-of-the-barrel religion. Sometimes our focus is so much on the provisions we lose focus of the Provider. God is enough for whatever He calls us to do. He will carry us through. Tomorrow will be OK when God is the God of your tomorrow, today. Sunday evening service we had a short message from Mark 8:14-21, baptismal service and then food and fellowship for family night downstairs.