Church news for Thursday, Jan. 10By Staff Reports Published 10:03pm Friday, January 11, 2013
Mount Carmel No. 1
Sunday morning’s service began with the teaching of a great Sunday school lesson, “A Message of God’s Judgement,” taken from Nahum 1:3. This is a great message for today and the times in which we are living. We pray that you received the message of the lesson and enjoyed worshipping with us this Sunday. We welcome each one, especially our visitors, and we look forward to seeing you again for the next service.
Bro. Derrell had the attention of the whole congregation as he began his sermon, “God Writes,” taken from John 8:1-10. The handwriting of God puts love in our hearts, forgiveness for each other and the desire to witness for our Lord and Savior. We are saved to witness and introduce others to Jesus Christ, who can save them. Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn thee. I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Jesus stands in the gap to save us.
Sunday evening’s sermon was “Why Are You Troubled,” taken from Luke 24:38. We are troubled because we fail to believe the full promises of God. We worry over things we have no control over and fail to see the blessings of God. We are most troubled when we fail to love as Jesus loved. Jesus loves everyone without the return of their love.
The children of our church got a late start Christmas caroling this year, but we did go, and we had a great time. We visited in the homes of Elladene Mims, Winston Liveoak, Crystal Lowery, Cecil Franklin, Nora Lee Roper, Mary Mauldin, Terrie Childress and Juanita Childress. We found no one home at the homes of Leona Liveoak, Minnie and Robert Childress and Jean Foshee. Sorry we missed you. The children enjoyed singing and presenting a small gift.
Please be in prayer for all of our church family, especially those with special requests. Remember to pray for Leona Liveoak, Gladys and Cecil Franklin and Jean Foshee. Give thanks to the Lord for a praise report for Winston Liveoak. God is good, and he still hears his children when they pray.
We covet your prayers this week for our church and we pray God’s blessings on you. Jesus is coming soon; let’s make sure we are ready.
Shiloh Baptist Church
It was an exiting morning at Shiloh.
We want to thank our special guest speaker Jamie Coulter. He was quite the inspiration as he brought the message from Romans 1:17-19.
We live in a time of excuses. There are all kinds of excuses for not going to church. Lots of people think they have to clean up their act and straighten out there lives before they can come to church.
But the truth is the first step is to come to church give your life to God, and he will take care of the rest. Jesus died on the cross for our sins.