Church News for Thursday, Aug. 23By Staff Reports Published 8:08pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Bro. Gary Fant got the morning service started off with “Send The Light” and “I Love To Tell the Story,” and Bro. Dennis Smith blessed us with “Me and God.” Bro. Dennis’ text came from 2 Kings 19:11-19, with a message titled, “You Can’t Make a Deal with the Enemy.” We as Christians have got to choose whose side we will be on in this life. We need to learn that when situations come about in our life, we need to know that we have somewhere to go, and that is to Jesus Christ. We should also know that when things come about in our lives and God intervenes, we should give him all the praise and glory because he is worthy of our praise. Also, we as Christians face battles in this walk of life, but those battles we face will only make us stronger in our Christian walk. We need to be faithful to God, and in turn, God will always be faithful to us. The service ended with several coming to pray.
Bro. Gary Fant got the evening worship service started off with “O the Glory Did Roll,” “Canaan Land Is Just in Sight,” and “Nothing But the Blood.” Bro. Dennis’ text came from Acts 8:5-25. We as Christians should be very careful about how we look down on people. It is very easy to look down on someone that may not be as fortunate as we are, but we’ve got to remember how we have gotten to where we are today, and that is simply by the grace of God. God blesses us every day more than we deserve, but we don’t take the time to thank God for the way he blesses us. Also, we as Christians need to be content with what God blesses us until God gets ready to bless us with something else. The service ended with all of our school children coming forward, and everyone gathered around to pray for them.
Please remember these as you pray this week: Kathy Waites, Shirley Burnett, James and Marie Johnson, Sis. Betty Maddox, Melba Adams, Linda Gail Lockhart, Lilianna Thompson, our lost loved ones, our service men and women and our students and teachers as they return to school.
We are located at 4020 Yellow Leaf Road in Clanton. Our service times are Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening Bible study at 7 p.m.
Calvary Independent Baptist
Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Clanton wants to thank all the ones who attended morning and evening services and the couples shower, also Sunday evening. It was quite a full day with a reminder of what the Lord meant when He said an abundant life. Life is good when Christ is at the center of it. Sunday morning’s service included a message from Isaiah and 2 Kings on the life of King Hezekiah and how God is a God of greater second chances and how believers need to make sure their house is in order. Don’t throw your testimony and freedom away and be brought under captivity from sin; let Christ be Lord of your life and stand amazed at what God can do. Sunday evening services included a message from Ephesians 6 on the armor of God and being a witness that withstands and above all stands. Please be in prayer for our schools, teachers and kids as they start back for this next season. We invite you to come visit with us for any of our services. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, right off 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School is at 9 a.m., children’s church and adult worship services are at 10 a.m., Sunday night services are at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday night services are at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.