Church News for Thursday, Aug. 8By Staff Reports Published 10:24am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 7:37-53 titled “Jesus: the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
In these passages we find Jesus as the prophet, and we read of the problems the truth caused amongst the unbelievers, yet he made provisions for them to choose to believe.
Sunday night’s service included a message preached by Bro. Kevin Shaw from Luke 14:26-35 about being willing to serve God, even after counting the cost. When looking at the cost, it seems high. When considering that through Christ all things are possible, the burden is light.
We hope you are serving the Lord Jesus Christ in a church near you, and if not, will you consider visiting with us this next Sunday? We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School at 9 a.m., Children›s Church and adult worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m.
You can now listen to sermons, catch up on our latest news and even add your own personal prayer request at our new website: www.cibc-clanton.com. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.
Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday morning, we were pleased to have several visitors. Prior to the sermon, Elaine Staton, Jeanette Jessop and J.C. Collins sang “The Haven of Rest.”
Bro. Steve’s sermon was taken from Philippians 2:12-16, and titled “Bright Light in a Dark World.” God is working in us, and in turn, we are to work outwardly (share with others). There is a warning in verses 14-15 that we are to do all things without murmuring and disputing.
God is witnessing through us. We are to shine as lights in the world. We are to live the kind of lives that do not give anyone reason to rebuke us. We should have a testimony as such that people can look at us and see our faith. We live in a dark world, full of evil and corruption. Jesus Christ is the light of the world, and we are to be reflectors of his light. What kind of job are we doing?
Sunday night, Bro. Jim Philamlee with Cornerstone Ministries in Starkville, Miss., spoke to us about his ministry and brought a sermon. The text of his sermon was Acts 13:1-4, 14:25: “Where God Leads, He Provides.” The Holy Spirit is in the business of leading Christians where they need to be. He has a specific will. In this scripture, the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of doing mission work, separated Paul and Barnabas from the church at Antioch. The Holy Spirit directed them on their path. At one point, when it was Paul’s desire to go to Asia, the Holy Spirit led him instead to go west into Macedonia and other Gentile areas. This was the opening of the door of the gospel for the Gentiles (us), for which we should be very grateful!
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Carl and Ellen Gray, Jeanette Jessop, Bro. Danny Jones and his family, Frances McKinnon, Henry Moore, Billie Neeley, Grace and Elwyn Robinson,and Shirley Wallace.
See you Sunday!