Church News for Thursday, Jan. 17By Emily Beckett Published 9:32am Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
We are seeing so much sadness, wickedness, death and destruction everywhere we turn, and there is only one force strong enough to defeat all of this: the redeeming power of the love of God. We don’t know when the world will end, but in the meanwhile we all need to work toward the redemption of this world. Bro. Phil gave a great illustration of a large spread almost ready for the Thanksgiving feast. We help or we walk by, and it is so wonderful to take that little taste of what is about to be ours. God sees us taking those little tastes of his glorious grace, but he also promises that one day we will get the full meal. While we wait, we need to share that love through our actions, our words and the way we live.
God promises love in all circumstances. We all need to be super passionate about our God because our opponents are growing in number, and their voices are becoming louder each day. Are you on fire for Jesus? If we drop you in the water, will you sizzle?
Again, our evening service was a real treat as Bro. Phil and his wife, Sandy, shared pictures and information from Sandy’s trips to Cambodia. It was an education experience for us, and another way to look around and say a prayer of thanksgiving for all the many blessings we have.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. The Lord has allowed us to see more people saved and added to his church lately. Indeed, we serve an awesome God. We are especially excited in welcoming new members, and we are going forward in this new year, wanting only to be found faithful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 3:3-12 on a light shining into darkness.
Nicodemus was a leader of many people. His belief and being born again was something that would have an effect on many lives. How many people are affected by your life? Most of the time there are more people watching us than we realize. We should be very concerned about the message our life sends.
Sunday night’s service included a message from Proverbs 14:5,11-14 on a backsliding heart.
If we have been closer to God than we are right now, guess who has moved? Backsliding is a process, not a position. It begins slowly, and continues until we recognize our condition and get back into a close relationship with God.
We would like to invite you to visit and worship with us during any of our services. Sunday school: 9:00 a.m., Junior Church and adult worship services: 10 a.m., Wednesday night service: 6:30 p.m. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive.