Church News for Thursday, Nov. 29By Staff Reports Published 12:48pm Friday, November 30, 2012
Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday’s choir special was “A New Home in Glory,” and Jean DeLoach sang “Silent Night, Holy Night.”
Bro. Aubry Wallace brought the morning message, titled “If I Only Had One Day,” from Psalm 84:10-12. Bro. Aubry challenged us to consider for one moment if we had only one more day, what would we do?
It seems David had this very thought in mind when he wrote this Psalm. He seemed to say that if he only had one day, he would spend it serving the Lord.
If we only had one day, we should want to be found in our place of service, using the gifts and talents we each are given for the Lord’s service, being completely surrendered to the will of God, being faithful, enjoying the promises, provisions and protection along the way. True happiness is found only when we are putting our faith and trust in him and, as much as possible, fulfilling our task of spreading the gospel. Blessed is the man or woman who does.
On Sunday night, Bro. Steve’s study, “The Living Water,” used the story of the woman at the well in John 4:4-26. He pointed out the different views of culture (race, religion and status,) the comparison and contrast of the water (Living Water being salvation and the security and satisfaction that can be found) and the results of Jesus’ witness to the woman (her conviction, her conversion and her confession.) We need to avail ourselves of every opportunity to take the gospel to others. In this scripture, some believed because of what the woman said about her encounter with the Lord Jesus.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Paul Gray, Hubert Griffin, Mildred Griffin, Ernestine Hatch, Laverne and Dick Hayes, Journey Mission in Calera, Ethel Kelly, Billie Neeley, Skipper Wallace.
See you on Sunday!
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” “I’d Rather Be an Old-time Christian,” “I’m in a New World” and “Heaven’s Jubilee.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Mark 7:37: When we look back on our life, we will see that God has done all things well. He is working everything out for our good if we trust and believe in him.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Victory in Jesus,” and Ricky and Sheri Williams sang “He Went a Little Further.”
Bro. Tim Scott and his wife were with us this Sunday. Bro. Tim preached from 1 Peter 4:11: Everything we say should honor God. When we have spiritual unity and complete dedication, we will glorify God. Are you glorifying God?
Sunday night was our end-of-the-month singing. We are so thankful for the talent God has placed at Mountain Springs, and the service was just a wonderful time of fellowship.
Next Sunday night, Nov. 2, will be our annual Hanging of the Green. This is a wonderful service in which each family within our church will participate. We are excited to have Bro. Don Vanderslice to help during the service. The service will begin at 5:30 p.m., and our morning service will begin at 9:45 a.m. Hope to see you there!