Church News for Thursday, June 6By Staff Reports Published 9:28am Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
Our Sunday morning started off with heavy hearts as we learned of the passing of our fellow church member, Mr. Hoyt Thrash. We do, however, rejoice in his homecoming, knowing he is now at peace in such a wonderful place.
Our service was full and wonderful today. We had the privilege of hearing Gideon speaker, Mr. Gary Smitherman. Mr. Smitherman touched our hearts as he shared the work of the Gideons and the message they work so hard to share. Thank you, Mr. Smitherman, for your heart-touching talk.
Today›s scripture came from Luke 7:1-10, and the sermon title was “Respect.” After reading the scripture, we learned how even Jesus was amazed at the faith of the centurion. We heard reminders—as if they were needed—of how our culture needs a dose of respect. So many of this generation we are raising wait on their sugar daddies to give them the many handouts available for those who are truly in need. We definitely need a revival of values. Jesus Christ is the answer to all our problems. Wouldn›t it be strange to think that one day the Gideon›s might actually be more welcomed to deliver their Bibles in the Soviet Union than right here in the United States? We as a church must remain faithful and be willing to rejoice and share the word. We must live out our lives in faith.
Following the sermon, we also shared communion. We are so blessed to have the ability to share in so much love for each other and for our Christ.
The North Alabama Methodist Conference begins today in Birmingham, and we pray for good, Biblical decisions to come from these meetings.
We invite you to join us at Rocky Mount Methodist Church, located on County Road 51. We have services each Sunday morning beginning at 10 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For the summer months, we have suspended our Sunday night worship services. We are available by telephone at 688-2204.
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church invites you to join us for worship. We are located at 14731 County Road 51 in Jemison, near Jemison Elementary School. We have services each Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. We have suspended our Sunday evening services for the summer months. We meet with youth groups and have adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. You may reach us by leaving a message at the church: 205-688-2204. Listen to WKLF-FM 95.5 on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. This is a broadcast of the previous Sunday morning’s sermon by our pastor, Bro. Phil Guin.
Cedar Grove Church
Bro. Jeff Carroll’s text came from 1 Samuel 17:1-10,16-50. The sermon title was “The Giant’s That Are In Our Land.”
We all know the story of David and Goliath. David slew Goliath, not by his own might, but by the power of our Almighty God, in whom David believed and “souled out” to for his salvation.
There is great joy in serving the Lord. Sadly, today we see people who are more concerned in living to a season of sin and pleasure than serving God for eternal life. We are living in a time with giants in our own lives and churches: The giant of sin surrounds God’s people, and we are faced with every temptation imaginable. The giant of unconcern for the lost of this world exists, and we are not spreading the gospel or sharing Christ as much or as often as we can. There is the giant of unbelief that hinders our ministry as it did in Jesus’ day. The giant of hypocrisy is in the church today. Hypocrites and actors play with our emotions, saying one thing and doing another, playing church on Sunday, then holding the devil’s hand on Monday. The giant of coldness makes it hard to get a shout of praise for God. Get excited about God. Revival fire begins to burn when someone gets on fire for God. Maybe you could be that spark for revival. God wants us to be giant killers. The greatest champion ever was Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame death, hell and the grave. Hallelujah! Through faith in Jesus Christ we can be giant killers too, but we have to make that ultimate choice to serve the Lord our God.
June 1-30: “30 Nights of Song, Praise and Worship” at The Grace of God Ministries, 75 Eighth St. S., Clanton. Call 205-755-8199 for more information.
June 15: Price Family Reunion, details to follow
June 22: Youth car wash at Advance Auto Parts. All donations welcome.
June 23: Youth church camp begins at Springfield Church Camp. Anyone interested please notify Bro. Clay Collins, our youth pastor.
Third week of July: Youth revival begins. Speakers to be announced.
Aug. 18: Homecoming (mark the date for the third Sunday in August instead of the fourth) Guest will Bro. Randy Perry. Revival to follow Aug. 19-21
Prayer concerns: Freda and Heath Vines (Freda will go into the hospital tonight, another little one on the way), Billy Wyatt, Janet Wyatt, Jean Varden, Bobby and Earl Giles as they travel this week, Gary Hubbard, Renee Cleckley, spoken and unspoken requests.
God bless and have a great week!