Church News for Thursday, July 11By Staff Reports Published 9:49am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday morning, we were proud to have several visitors in our service.
Bro. Steve’s message was titled “The New Birth,” taken from John 3: Nicodemus was one of the elite Jews, and for some reason, came to meet with Jesus by night. He came to the right person at the right time and for the right reason. Bro. Steve brought out the necessity of the new birth. Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born again; there is no other way to heaven. We all have a sin problem, and we need the new birth and change that comes only from him. When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept him as our Savior, we become God’s child.
Nicodemus was perplexed with Jesus’ answer. We may not be able to understand the total change of heart that comes when we are saved, but we believe it because the word of God says it.
Sunday night, our study was taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 titled “The Comfort at His Coming.” We have God’s revealed truth that Christ is coming again in what is called The Rapture. The Lord will descend from heaven with a shout, and those who sleep in Christ he will bring with him. We who are alive will be caught up with them in the clouds. We will be forever with the Lord. This will be a glorious meeting, and an everlasting meeting.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, the family of James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Carl Gray, Jeanette Jessop, Bro. Danny Jones and his family, Frances McKinnon, Billie Neeley, Ron Peppers and Grace and Elwyn Robinson.
See you Sunday!
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
Happy birthday, USA! We had a pretty wet weekend for a celebration, but we are so blessed to be able to celebrate this special event.
Sunday›s scripture came from Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Bro. Phil began by telling us about a preacher who begins each service with a prayer of «Lord, let something happen here today that is not in the bulletin.» Sometimes, that just might be a most wonderful thing to happen!
As we celebrated the nation›s birthday, we are reminded that we should not take freedom for granted. We should also remember all those who have served for the privilege of our freedom. We recognized those in attendance who have served our country. Our most senior veteran is Mr. Tom Taylor. His first of many wars to have served in was World War II. We acknowledge and appreciate all those within our church and community who have put their lives on the line and on hold while serving for our freedom. Don›t take your freedom for granted, but also don›t take God›s love for granted. Jesus served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
While we talk of servicemen and women, we also talk of heroism, but heroism is carrying the message of Christ. Can you step out in faith and be a hero? God is always looking for heroes and people to follow Christ. We should all pause to realize the church will always need heroes, those to stand in the gap to do what is right, to be God›s messengers. Proclaim the truth of God without looking for worldly recognition. Just showing up doesn›t get the job done. Are you willing to stand up for Jesus Christ?
Located on County Road 51 in Jemison, we always invite you to join us on Sundays and Wednesdays for our services, but we also extend a special invitation for you to listen to our Sunday sermon rebroadcast on WKLF-FM 95.5 on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.
We also have a Burger Burn (picnic) planned for July 28 following the morning worship service. We will also celebrate all those with July birthdays at that time. Call us anytime and leave a message. Our number is 688-2204.