Church News for Thursday, May 2By Staff Reports Published 4:27pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve opened worship by welcoming everyone and giving ministry opportunities. Scripture reading was from Romans 8:18-39 concerning spiritual assurances of future glory and final victory.
Special music by the Celebration Choir was “God and God Alone.”
Bro. Phil’s message came from Proverbs 29:1. He who is reproved and hardens his neck will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
In the evening service, our younger children’s choir performed several songs during worship. Directors were Mrs. Emily Edwards and Mrs. Amanda Arnold.
Bro. Phil preached from 2 Timothy 4, with a message titled “Do Thy Diligent, and Come Before Winter.”
Wednesday service and family supper at 5:30 p.m., prayer meeting for adults at 6:30 p.m., Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.
Happy Birthday to Brandon Wright, Danny Blalock, Colin Fulmer, Dyan Cullum, Glenda Mims, Tommerria Scott and Makenzie Barrett.
Pray for Bruce Moore, Brian Smith, Sally Davis, Hunter Moore, Roger Cleckler, Chase Cobern, Joe Sexton, Randy Bryant, Lilliana Thompson, the Crawford family, Cathy Headley, Rebeca Thomas, the Hunt family’s adoption, Taylor Barnes, Kay Ray, Harold Pierce, Elridge Townsend, Susan Harrison, Tyler Barnes our pastor search committee and the Bridges of Faith Mission Team in the Ukraine.
Next Sunday, our older children will perform during morning worship.
Come and worship with us on Sunday.
Bethany Baptist Church
Before his sermon, Bro. Steve sang “The Ninety and Nine.” His sermon was taken from 1 Samuel 25:23-31, which he called, “A Good Woman Married a Bad Man.”
Nabal was very wealthy, but selfish and hostile, refusing to give aid to David’s men. Nabal’s wife, Abigail, on the other hand, was a woman of good character and wisdom. She had an occasion, without the knowledge of her husband, to prepare a feast for David and his men and to warn him of impending danger. She also interceded for her husband by asking that he be forgiven. David was a wise man, and a true leader who listened to the advice of courageous and loyal Abigail.
Sunday evening, Bro. Steve brought a message on the 23rd Psalm, explaining seven names of Jehovah that can be applied to various phrases in this Psalm: Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Rophe, Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Shammah, Jehovah-Nissi, and Jehovah-M’Kaddesh.
God is our provider, our peace, our healer, our salvation, our comfort, our protection and our sanctification.
A wedding reception for Michelle Rodriguez and Glenn Vines will be held in the fellowship building at our church at 6 p.m. on May 18. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Billie Neeley, Marty Price’s family, Elzie Sanders, Travis Swift, Madison Varden and Glenda Wallace.
See you Sunday!