Church News for Thursday, June 13By Staff Reports Published 9:35am Thursday, June 13, 2013
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities. The following couples dedicated their babies this Sunday: Cleve and Jennie Mallory (Jackson Wade), Gary and Tracy (Ethan Hand and Katie), Jerry and Jill Jackson (Bryton).
The Celebration Choir sang “He Looked Beyond My Fault,” with soloist Emily Edwards.
Message by Bro. Phil from Proverbs 22:6: “Ways to Raise a Champion for Christ.” Train, share, set a goal and trust.
We are proud of Joshua Thrasher, son on Jeff and Katrina Thrasher, who was saved and united with our church.
In the evening service, Bro. Phil preached from 1 Corinthians 6:18-19, with a message titled “Guardrails.”
Wednesday night service, prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Team Kids for children, and Student’s Outlet.
Happy Birthday to Jordan Rohrbough, David Stange, Bud Pike, Mikay Glasscock, Izzy Jones, Jamie McConnell, Elvie Patterson, Cindy Stange and Angela Henley.
Pray for Bruce Moore, Hunter Moore, Greg Green, Chase and Breanna Cobern, Randy Bryant, Lilliana Thompson, Clyde Hughes’ family, Paul Green’s family, the Crawford family, the Hunt family’s adoption, Taylor Barnes, Kay Ray, Elridge Townsend, Susan Harrison, Tyler Barnes, Bridges of Faith Mission Team in Ukraine, Charles and Randy Bryant, George and Diana Williams, Kenny Bevers, Sid Griner, Joyce Pike and our pastor search committee.
We had a great VBS with 170 enrolled. Thanks again to everyone who had a part in this great week.
Come and worship with us on Sunday.
Bethany Baptist Church
To open our service, Chris Knight sang “I Can’t Even Walk.” Bro. Steve used Mark 10:13-16 in his sermon. In this scripture, parents brought their children to Jesus. The desire of parents should be for God to bless their children. In this instance, Jesus’ disciples rebuked the parents, but Jesus loves children and is never too busy. He told his disciples not to forbid the children from approaching him, but to allow them to come. He went on to say that unless we become as a child in faith and trust, with an attitude of humility, we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
Sunday night, following our monthly business meeting, our pastor continued a study of the Holy Spirit; specifically, sins against the Holy Spirit. Christians should strive to avoid lying and tempting the Holy Spirit, and grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, the family of James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Bro. Danny Jones, Billie Neeley, Ron Peppers, Grace and Elwyn Robinson, Elzie Sanders, Travis Swift and Glenda Wallace.
See you Sunday!