Church News for Thursday, June 20By Staff Reports Published 9:34am Monday, June 24, 2013
Bro. Gary Fant got the morning worship service started off with “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” and “Sweet By and By.” Bro. Dennis blessed us with a beautiful song titled “There’s a Record Book.”
All of our dads were recognized in the morning service, with Billy Burnett being our oldest dad and Chase Varden the youngest.
Bro. Dennis’ text came from Jeremiah 1:4-10: We as Christians need to be very careful about the choices we make in our lives. Not all the choices we make take us down the road we should be going; they can take us down a road that leads to destruction. Satan would have it no other way but for us to fail and get back into the world. We don’t have control over things that happen in our lives like we think we do. We’ve got to understand that God has everything under control, so we need to give God all the praise and glory he deserves.
The service ended with several coming to pray.
Happy Birthday to Bro. Gary Fant and Haley Lovett.
We are located at 4020 Yellow Leaf Road in Clanton. Our service times are Sunday school: 10 a.m., Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Samaria Baptist Church
“Happy Father’s Day” was the theme of the day at Samaria. Our fathers were recognized and presented with beautiful Bible markers. We appreciate all our men, and we give God the glory for the fathers who lead their families in Christ.
Special music was provided by Don Fisher on the harmonica; Diane Fisher sang, “I Know a Man Who Can.”
Bro. Charles took his message from 2 Samuel 11:1-24. The title was “He Did Run Well.” The focus was on greatness and downfall of King David.
David had grown from the little boy that slew Goliath with the help of God’s power, to the greatest King, but the devil was not going to let David prosper without temptation. David became weak in the flesh and he had a married woman, Bathsheba, brought to him. He became involved with her, and this sin would not be covered up. Bathsheba became “with child” while her husband was away at war.
David had Uriah brought home. Attempting to cover his sin, he thought if Uriah would spend time with his wife, then he would be considered the father of the baby, and the sin would remain a secret; however, Uriah was faithful to his fellow soldiers. He stayed with the servants, and said it would not be right for him to enjoy the benefits of being at home if the other men were on the fighting line.
When David saw that this plan would not work, he ordered Uriah back to the war, but this time he told them to put him on the front line of battle, where he would surely be killed. David went to great lengths to remove a good man just to cover the fact that he had committed adultery with the man’s wife.
The Lord loved David, and even though he would never be the great man he had been known for, he would still be a man that God dearly loved and forgave. Remember this: Sin takes you farther than you want to go, keeps you longer than you want to stay, and costs you more than you want to pay.
We honor Cheryln Stoneback, who is celebrating a birthday. We honor Jerry and Pat Milford who are celebrating a wedding anniversary.
Prayers go out to the family of Betty Mims (Gerald), as she went home to be with Jesus. Others are Paul Brooks, the Johnson family and Horace Cleckler’s family.
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