Church News for Thursday, July 18By Staff Reports Published 9:56am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship by welcoming everyone and giving ministry opportunities. Some great songs were sung by our choir. Bro. Cleve also gave the children’s message. The Celebration Choir sang “Somebody Loves Me,” and Bro. Billy Austin gave the message, which came from Acts 13:22.
Our youth did a great job in telling on their experiences with FUGE, how great God was to them and what he is doing in their lives now.
Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m.: Prayer meeting for adults, Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.
Happy Birthday to Harold Patterson, Chad Jones, Makayla Mims, Tony Thomas, Landon Schmicyhorst, Preston Wallace, Rosemary Johnson, Kelley Taylor, Cris Hand, Keeley Yeargan, Christy Stange, Terry Little, Tony Byrd, Misty Kelley, Vickie Knight, Zachary Martin and Jared Culp.
Pray for these: Our pastor search committee, Hunter Moore, Charles Bryant, Nina Goode, Sid Griner, the Hunt family’s adoption, Tyler Barnes, George and Diane Williams, Bro. Charles Brooks, Elridge Townsend, J.R. Cullum, Becky Jackson and our country.
Youth trip to Atlanta.
Come and worship with us on Sundays.
Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday morning we were proud to have several visitors in our service. A ladies quartet sang “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.” Bro. Steve’s message was from I Peter 5:6-7: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
People everywhere are burdened and have needs. We ourselves may not have experienced the troubles that others have, but the word of God has words of encouragement for them. In this scripture we are told to humble ourselves before God and he will exalt us in due time. We can take our cares and lay them upon him. God is our caregiver; he cares about every aspect of our lives. All of our troubles are important to him, for he cares for us. We can take comfort in the words in Hebrews 13:5: “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”
Sunday night after our monthly business meeting, Bro. Steve brought a message from Proverbs 13:7 titled “Lord, Make Me Poor.” Matthew 5:3 says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” If we are hungering and wanting spiritual things, God will give them to us. If our emphasis is on spiritual things, we will become rich in spiritual blessings. We should invest in things that have eternal rewards.
Prayer list: Betty Biggs, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Carl Gray, Jeanette Jessop, Bro. Danny Jones and his family, Frances McKinnon, Henry Moore, Billie Neeley, Grace and Elwyn Robinson.
See you Sunday!