Church News for Thursday, April 4By Staff Reports Published 9:36am Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Jackson Chapel Church
Easter Sunday may have been rainy and nasty, but it was still a wonderful day to serve our risen Savior.
Bro. Horace Wyatt got the morning worship service started off with “There Is Power In the Blood” and “The Glory Land Way.” Luke Wilson blessed us with “What a Mighty God We Serve” and Bro Dennis blessed us with “As Soon As I Touch Calvary.” Bro. Dennis› text came from John 20:1-2: The blood that Jesus Christ shed on Calvary is still just as powerful today as it was the day he shed it, so we as Christians need to get it in our minds that Jesus Christ is not dead; he is alive! We›ve got to understand that we can›t get to heaven if we act like and live like the world. We have to have that personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live for him if we plan on getting to heaven. Jesus Christ suffered great agony for us on the cross, and we should not be afraid to give him the praise and glory he deserves – not just on this Easter Sunday, but every day, because he has allowed us to live.
The service ended with several coming to pray
We wish Freddie Mayfield a happy birthday.
Please remember these as you pray this week: Gail Fant, the Larry Robinson family, Wayne and Janice Cobb, Eric Clark and family, Cory Fleming›s mom, our lost loved ones and our service men and women.
We are located at 4020 Yellow Leaf Road in Clanton. Our service times are Sunday school: 10 a.m., Sunday services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesday Bible study: 7 p.m.
Christ Independent Methodist Church
On this rainy Sabbath Day, arriving at church was a joyful event. Never has our small church appeared more beautiful. Easter lilies perfumed the air, covering the communion table and kneeling altar rail.
Each Easter Sunday reminds me of being in Jerusalem on an Easter morning some years ago, above the Garden Tomb, looking down to the tomb with the stone rolled away. The tomb is near the hill of Calvary and the borrowed tomb that was donated for Jesus. (His benefactor later left Israel, moved to England and was buried there.)
On this religious holiday, Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “Surprise; It’s Easter,” with scripture taken from John 20:1-8 and Luke 24:1-2. John 20 deals with the resurrection of Jesus. Nothing in the ancient world refutes the testimony of these verses; nothing in the modern world refutes it either. The risen Christ appeared to more than 500 believers, and most of them were still alive when Paul was writing.
On this holiest of all religious holidays, rejoice that God is alive. He has risen!
Remember to pray for our military and their families, our leaders, our neighborhood, church, community and each other. Continue to pray for Lilliana Thompson, Anne Glass, Judy Atkinson, Eleanor Robinson, Kelly Parker, Dr. Mac Stinson and his son, Mac Stinson III, and Lora Haley.
Pray for the safe return of our church members traveling this week.
We especially appreciate and welcome all those who visited on Easter Sunday. Your presence is always welcome and your invitation never expires.
Have a blessed week.