Church News for Thursday, April 18By Staff Reports Published 9:55am Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 5:7-12 on this question: Do you want just to crawl as a babe in Christ, or do you really desire to walk? How is your standing position? Are you saved? Do you have a steady position? Are you strong in the Lord? If so, what about your walk with the Lord; do you have a straightforward position? We all should have a desire to be made whole by the Lord, and to be committed to whatever his plan and purpose is for our lives.
Sunday night’s message was taken from Ephesians 4, along with other passages, about “Paradise Moved.”
The place where the Old Testament saints went when they died was referred to as “Abraham’s Bosom.” At that time, it was located in the heart of the earth. When Christ died for the sins of the world, he bore our sins in his body. For that short time, he was forsaken of God, who cannot look upon sin. He deposited the sins in hell, took the keys to hell and the grave, preached to the saints in captivity and rose victorious from the grave. Today, we who are saved when we leave this life, go to Paradise, which is above, and immediately into the very presence of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We want to invite you to a baptismal service on April 28 at the end of our 10 a.m. worship service. We also want to invite you to visit and worship with us during any of our services. This Wednesday night, we will be starting a study in the Book of Daniel. We are located south of Clanton, past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday evening service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Victory in Jesus,” “Jesus is Coming Soon,” “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him” and “Keep On the Firing Line.” Bro. Ricky Bice gave the devotion from Colossians 3:23-24: In everything we do, we need to do it for the Lord.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymns “Are You Washed in the Blood,” and Ricky and Sherrie Williams sang “I’m Glad God Saves Old Sinners.”
Bro. Harlam Harris and his wife were with us this Sunday. Bro. Harris preached from 1 Kings 17:1-7: If you obey God, he will always provide for you. Don’t give up on God because he doesn’t give up on you.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kevin Vines leading the church in the hymns “I Want to Know More About My Lord,” “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him” and “Fill My Way With Love.”
Bro. Kenneth Moates gave the devotion from Ephesians 6: We don’t just battle flesh and blood; our enemy is principalities.
Bro. Wayne Barnett sang “Three Hebrew Boys,” and blessed the church with a wonderful song. Bro. Harris preached from 2 Samuel 22: You have to go to heaven God’s way. After you are saved, the way you act is what counts. Be true to the word of God, and walk in Christ daily.
Don’t forget our services are Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!