Church News for Thursday, Sept. 26By Staff Reports Published 10:52am Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Jackson Chapel Church
Bro. Gary Fant got the morning worship service started off with “He Set Me Free” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Bro. Dennis Smith blessed us “Glory Road.”
Bro. Dennis’ text came from Psalm 51:1-12. We as Christians need to ask God to create in us a clean heart where we can worship God the way he wants us to worship. If we are going to church, but know we aren’t cleansed from all our sins, we are missing out on some of the greatest blessings God has for us. We need to move past the sin we may have in our lives because, if not, the conviction God puts us under will eat us alive. We need to acknowledge our sins and ask God to remove those sins from our lives so we can allow revival to begin in us. If revival will begin in us, we will be able to see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our lives.
Bro. Gary Fant got the evening worship started off with “The Glory Land Way” and Big Mo blessed us with “God Made the Offer,” “Lay of the Land” and “The Funeral of Jesus.”
Big Mo got our revival started off tonight and his text came from Acts 9:10-15. We are not to judge people by their reputations or what they’ve done because God is able to change people. We are all chosen, and no matter what people say, we are all made in the image of God. Every person is special in God’s eyes and is one of a kind. No matter what a person has done in his or her life, God is able to take that broken vessel and mend that vessel to where no one ever knows it has been broken. We have to learn to trust the potter, Jesus Christ, because he knows the clay. He will never let us down, but man will. The service ended with the altar full and praying for God’s will in their lives.
Happy Birthday to Melba Adams. Happy Anniversary to Adam and Kandis Pate.
Please pray for these this week: Samuel Burnett, Gail Fant, Angie Caudle, Devaughn Welcher, our lost loved ones, Karl Smith, Tommy Matthews, Roy Martin’s mom, Mason Pate, Luke Wilson and our service men and women.
Mt. Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church
As we are entering into another fall season that God is so graciously blessing us with, let us do it with a thankful heart and a song of praise on our lips. Our Sunday school lesson reminded us that the words We speak truly identify us and confirm the person we really are. The opportunity we have to gather in God’s house is just one of the things we need to use our words to give thanks for. Another thing is our church family.
We rejoiced to have baby Jacob Jones, his parents and grandmother, Betty, in attendance at our worship service this past Sunday. Winston and Barbara Liveoak also were able to come. We ask that you continue to lift these up in prayer as well as others in our church that have special needs.
After a time of testimony from several of our members giving praise to God for his many blessings, Bro. Nolen Maudlin brought us a message from Acts 1:8 titled “Why the Church Should Be Filled with the Holy Spirit.” There are many reasons for this. Among them is because our power and ability to do the work of God comes from being filled with the Holy Spirit. Also, boldness will come to us enabling us to be witnesses as a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can give us a real “attitude adjustment” that will cause us to seek God’s will and direction in everything we say and do. We need to be aware that there are consequences to pay when we are not filled with the Holy Spirit and go about trusting in our own ability.
Our evening message, “Are We Too Broad-Minded,” was based on scripture from Deuteronomy 4:1-8. Just as Moses delivered the message of obedience to the people of Israel, our obedience to God is necessary for us to receive his blessings. The message of God is a serious matter. It is a command from God that his commandments be kept. Christians must not be willing to accept just anything as “O.K.”
We want to take this opportunity to give God praise for being with our youth as they minister to the residents of Hatley Nursing Home on the third Wednesday night of each month. It was reported that a great time of worship and fellowship was enjoyed last Wednesday. Please pray for the continuation of this ministry.
Congratulations go out to Casey and Lillie Brand on the birth of their new baby boy, Jade Eden. Jeb, as he will be called, is the grandson of our pastor and his wife, Bro. Derrel and Tammie Jones. Grandparents are also Bro. and Mrs. Ken Brand, and he has a big brother, Case.
Upcoming events: On Sept. 28, a Youth Rally will be at Rocky Springs Baptist Church at 6p.m. On Sept. 29, we will have lunch prepared by the men of the church after the morning message.