Church News for Thursday, June 27By Staff Reports Published 9:28am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Samaria Baptist Church
It was a great day to be in the house of the Lord. Our pastor, Bro. Charles, took his text from John 3:1-3. He talked about Nicodemus and his questions about how a man can re-enter the womb in order to be born again.
In sin, man was conceived, and to rid the sin we must be born of the spirit of our living God. We are drawn to God by the marvelous Holy Spirit, which was left with us for our comfort and to intercede for us to the Master. Evil things defile mankind, and lost people are full of tendencies to sin. This is why we had to have a Savior. We no longer make animal sacrifices for our sins and prayer needs; God’s plan involved the ultimate sacrifice made by our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s son.
Children who have not realized accountability and who suffer death will spend eternity with God in heaven. No child will be punished for his age or lack of understanding. In order for us to live in peace, we must be changed by the changing of our minds, hearts and souls.
God came not to destroy, but to save the world. As the Apostle Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ,” meaning that he had died to himself and was willing to surrender for whatever Jesus wanted him to do. This should be our motto as well. We should put off the old man of corruption, and allow Jesus Christ to renew our spirit. It is a fact that all of the world will one day see the truth. Let’s pray that it is not too late for those we love and care about. Most importantly, may it not be too late for you and for me.
Jeannie Mims sang “He’s a Personal Savior,” and did a great job.
Celebrating a birthday this week is Jack Fitch. He will be nine years old on June 29.
Bro. Charles still has no definite date for his surgery. Please keep him in your prayers. Until he is well, we have temporarily suspended our Sunday night services.
God bless you, friends. Come to Samaria; Jesus is here.
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve Mallory welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities. We had a wonderful spiritual service. Dr. Bobby Dubois preached from Habakkuk 1, 2 and 3 with a sermon titled “When Trouble Comes, Where is God?”
In the evening service, Bro. Bobby preached from 2 Timothy 4:5-8 about leadership in the life of the church. Have the heart of Christ and love people.
Wednesday night service and prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Team Kid’s for Children, and Student’s Outlet.
Happy Birthday to Tony Williams, Patti Martin, Bailey Jackson, Analyssa Britton, Dollie Phillips, Alton Lockhart, Drew Glasscock, Sally Davis, Chris Cox, Kelsey Stange, Logan Cox, Tyler Harmon, Susie Chavez, James Gleen, Brittan Stange and Anabeth Polk.
Pray for Bruce Moore, Hunter Moore, Nina Goode, Lilliana Thompson, the Crawford family, the Hunt family’s adoption, Taylor Barnes, Kay Ray, Elridge Townsend, Susan Harrison, Tyler Barnes, Bridges of Faith Mission Team in Ukraine, Charles and Randy Bryant, George and Diana Williams, Sid Griner, Elaine Hayes, Lula Spigner and our pastor search committee.
We were proud that another soul has been added to our church with Morgan Cullum. Parents are Chris and Mary Cullum.
Come worship with us on Sunday.