Church News for Thursday, Sept. 5By Staff Reports Published 11:56am Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 8:21-32 on the condition of the unsaved, the character of the unbelieving and the compromise of the unsure. We hope that you have the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ and are growing in the knowledge of the word of God.
Sunday night’s service included a message from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Romans 8:23, Philippians 3:18-21 and many other passages about The Rapture. Unfortunately as much as Paul wanted brethren not to be ignorant of this mystery in his day, many do not know these things even in our day. The word” rapture” is a word we use to describe this body of doctrine given to us through the writings of the Apostle Paul. These verses describe the catching out of the Church that is the body of Christ today, which is made up of all saved believers. It is the inheritance that we are promised, which is the redemption of our bodies.
We hope you have a part in this inheritance and are faithfully serving the Lord Jesus Christ while looking for his return to meet us in the air. If you do not have a church where you plan to be on Sunday morning, we would love to see you at Calvary Independent Baptist. Also, if your church happens to not be having services some time when we are, we would love for you to come visit for any or all of our services. We are studying the Book of Daniel on Wednesday nights. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, right off of U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School at 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship services at 10 a.m., Sunday night service at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399 or visit our website at www.cibc-clanton.com.
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Our Sunday morning service began with the teaching of our Sunday school lessons and classes welcoming new teachers. We are thankful for all who are led by God to fill these positions.
Bro. Hershel Scott gave the Sunday school report and opened our day of worship by welcoming everyone, especially our visitors. We are thankful for all who came to worship and praise the Lord this Sabbath.
For the morning message, Bro. Derrell preached from Matthew 25:14-30. His sermon was titled “The Merchant.” The merchant fills his business or store with things the public wants and will buy, while Christians fill their lives with a peace from within. Fill your life with godly goods: prayer, praise, love and the goodness of God. Just as a merchant advertises his good, your life should be an advertisement for God.
We need to learn from the merchant. He stays in correspondence with his customers, and we should remain in correspondence with the Lord. Smile because Jesus loves you. Share your testimony with the world around you. The successful merchant ends his career with a comfortable retirement; the Christian retires with the comfort and beauty of heaven.
The evening message was titled “Gone a Fishing,” with scripture reference from John 21:1-12. Just as we would prepare to go fishing, let us also get prepared before we go fishing in the world as a witness for Christ. Study your Bible and pray.
We give thanks for the praise reports given on Sunday morning. Winston and Barbara Liveoak were in church on Sunday. Also, Hermus Campbell has overcome his heart problems. After a long battle with sickness, we thank God for these answered prayers.
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Mr. Louis Smith in their time of heartache and pain as the Lord called Louis home to heaven this past week.
Sept. 7: The Campbell Reunion will meet in the church fellowship hall following the morning service. Lunch will be served.
Prime Timers lunch date will be announced at a later date.
Sept. 14: Bridal shower for Jennifer in the fellowship hall at 2 p.m.
Sept 15: Baptismal service will be held during the morning service. Remember to pray for Danielle Hayes and Morgan Giles as they have become children of God.
Sept. 15: Bridal shower for Nicole Littleton at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Liberty Hill Church.
In a contest between the men and women of our church for the most Bibles read and lessons studied, the ladies won; therefore, the men will make lunch for them. Watch for the date.
Remember our prayer time on Sunday morning following Sunday school. Meet in the prayer room for a few moments of prayer for our church and services. Pray for all of our sick and shut-ins, and pray especially for the lost.