Church News from Thursday, Oct. 11By Staff Reports Published 4:35pm Thursday, October 11, 2012
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone attending services this weekend. The Sunday morning service included a message on “Salvation Without Regeneration.”
Passages were taken from Matthew 19, Titus 3 and other verses to show how salvation is of the Lord, and that there cannot be true salvation without regeneration. The Sunday night service included a message from James 1 on having the right response to trials and tribulations as they heed the growing process in the believer’s life.
We want to invite everyone to the baptismal service this coming Sunday, Oct. 14, in the 10 a.m. service and also invite you to Homecoming/Old-Fashioned Day on Oct. 21 in the 10 a.m. service. Bro. J.T. Meank will be preaching and Canaan Land will be the guest singers. Make plans to attend.
We are located in south Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. Highway 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School at 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service at 10 a.m., evening service at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Oscar Mims 205-755-9399.
Samaria Baptist Church
What a great day to be alive! We enjoyed some great fall weather today, and had a joyous service for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our pastor, Bro. Charles, took his sermon from the Book of Romans. He talked to us about Christianity and what is expected of a Christian. He told us about faith, and about how our faith can be strong and we can do great things. He encouraged us to be steadfast and to never yield to the wiles of the devil when tempted to doubt the power of our Living God. We cannot save ourselves. We must come, confess and repent, accepting him as Lord and Savior of our lives.
Even the devil believes in God and trembles. We need more than a passive knowledge of belief. We need to believe in our hearts. Faith carries over to a committment to Jesus Christ, more than just an acknowledgement of his existence. Grace is available to all of us who shall come and call upon his name. There is no excuse for going to hell.
If you have read this statement, you are aware that there is a way out of the pathway to hell. We can all do something for God. Faith is born from the seed of the word. Share him with someone today. Let someone see Jesus in your life. Let’s put action on our faith. Only he can prepare us for the service he has for us to do.
As you read and study your Bible, pray and ask for understanding. In doing so, you will be guided to a richer knowledge of what the Word of God is saying to us.
Prayer concerns this week are for Bro. James Smith and Chilton Medical Center. Please join the prayer walk on Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m.
Happy birthday to Bro. Charles Brooks (12th) and Bro. Curtis McCary. We had a party for Bro. Charles on Sunday night. We celebrated Pastor Appreciation and his birthday at the same time. We are blessed at Samaria. Please come visit us, and you, too, will be blessed.
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship with ministry opportunities and welcoming. The message was brought by Bro. Phill Winningham of Boone’s Chapel. He preached from 1 Corinthians 5:19-22, “The Road Less Traveled.”
The evening message came from 2 Kings 51:3, titled “Man, Maid and Miracle.”
Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. are: a prayer meeting for adults, Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.
Happy birthday to Bruce Moore, Thomas Nichols, Shane Fuller, Ryan Hunt, Courtney Pack, Theresa Pierce, Pamela Benjamin, Barry Reeves, Brian Blackmon, Ashley Tillery, Alan Rice, Anniston, Tanner, Taylor and Thompson Payne, Hunter Moore, Stacy Cooper, Khole Cox and Johnny Kelley.
Pray For Marshal and Hazel Green, Charles Bryant, Roy Williams, Sid Griner, Debra Mims, Jeff Thrasher, Bill and Sandre Eubank, the Crawford family, Jay Troy, Lois Blaclock, Gleen Smith, Ida and Claude Davis, Monica Ousley, Marti Asher, Edward Moore, Elridge Townsend, Juana Wright, Bobby Carter, Justin Corn, Samuel Smith, Victoria Snitherman, Monica Price, Lilianna Thompson and our Pastor Search Committee.