Church News for Thursday, Sept. 26By Staff Reports Published 10:52am Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Rocky Mount UMC
What a beautiful day to come to the house of the Lord for the feeding of your soul! Not only did we receive an uplifting message from our minister, but we were again blessed with the talents of Bethany and Jordan Mooney as they played the piano for us and also offered their beautiful anthem of “I Cast My Bread Upon the Water.” It is so wonderful to have teenagers step up to bless a congregation and do God’s will of sharing their talents! Thank you, girls.
Bro. Phil’s message dealt with truth in advertising. Every day we see ads that make promises we know are simply not true. Well, we can assure you that we advertise a truth that you can definitely count on, and that truth is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus offers us the ultimate law. He demonstrates his love for us in part by becoming one of us. Jesus wants us to have humility, to have simple faith and to love others in his name. As Billy Graham said, “We are the Bibles the world is reading.” We are the creed the world needs and the sermon the world is heeding. Let us lead you into God’s kingdom with our hands, our hearts and our love. Join us at Rocky Mount each Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. On Sept. 29 at 5 p.m., we will have our monthly birthday celebration with treats of fried apple and peach pies. We invite you to join us.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone who attended services this weekend. We also want to say a special thanks to all the ones who have been in prayer for the revival services this week at Calvary.
Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 9:1-7 about when Jesus passes by. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who wants to do a work with the clay. He is the one who causes us to see, and he is the one who has sent us to be busy doing the work of God as ambassadors in Christ’s stead while it is still day. We have an awesome opportunity to serve the Lord today! We hope you are saved and serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday night’s service was the beginning of this week in Revival. Bro. Kevin Shaw brought a message from Acts 9:26-28; Romans 3:2, 6:23, 10:9-13, 6:10 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 on how all have sinned and owe the wage of sin, which is death. Christ was willing to pay that debt for us even while we were yet sinners. Jesus Christ came and died for all our sins on Calvary’s cross! The gospel for us today as found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 makes it clear that those wages have been paid in full. Have you received the gift of eternal life by believing on and trusting his finished work on the cross to pay for all your sins?
Revival services continue this week, Monday through Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night. Bro. Kevin Shaw will be preaching on Tuesday and Thursday nights of this week, Bro. Oscar Mims will be preaching on Monday and Wednesday nights and Bro. John Pullen will be preaching on Friday night. We hope you will take the opportunity to be with us for these services.