Church News for Thursday, Aug. 2By Staff Reports Published 8:37pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Center Hill Baptist Church
Announcements: We need non-perishable food items to restock our pantry for upcoming Olympians’ activities. Sept. 9 will be the annual evangelism rally at First Baptist Clanton.
Our youth are available to do “odd jobs” for contributions for youth camp.
We welcome Matthew and Beth Roscher into our church family. Our church family is excited to have Bro. Jeff and Jackie move into the pastorium.
Ladies Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The study is titled “Spiritual Warfare.” See Jackie Champion if interested in attending.
We began our worship service by singing several old, familiar hymns.
Bro. Jeff’s sermon was titled “Reconciliation” from Colossians. None of us would want to say that we are God’s enemies.
However, we are, until Jesus makes us His friend. Through Jesus, we are totally and completely reconciled to God. There are four aspects to this reconciliation.
First, reconciliation was planned by God. It wasn’t a random occurrence that just happened.
Second, reconciliation was purchased through Christ Jesus. There is no other way except through Him. The purchase was made possible by his violent death and miraculous resurrection.
Third, reconciliation has purity as its goal. This is so that we may be presented holy, blameless and beyond reproach to God.
Last of all, reconciliation has perseverance as its evidence. We are to continue in the faith.
Are you redeemed and reconciled to God? “We live and die; Christ died and lived.”
Beulah Baptist Church
The Rev. Dabney’s sermon was from Hebrews 3:7-14. His topic was stay on the right course.
He explained that salvation is a precious gift. There are problems in our lives that we must avoid so we will not turn around.
Our Savior gave us the steps to stay on the right course. The first step is to avoid hardening your heart (Hebrews 3:8,12).
Next, we must look out for each other (Hebrews 3:13). Encourage one another in difficult times. Pray for one another and stop talking about each other. He told the congregation to stop running for the phone and start running to the throne.
The last step is we must look back to our past and see where the Lord has brought us (Hebrews 3:14).
We were blessed to have the youth choir and members of the New Testament Baptist Church in Birmingham to come down and worship with us.
We invited the youth in the community to come out on Saturday, Aug. 18 starting at 10 a.m. for our Back to School rally.