Church News for Thursday, Oct. 17By Staff Reports Published 1:30pm Thursday, December 26, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Jesus is still in control!
Bro. Jeff’s text came from Acts 11:19-26 titled “What Is a Christian?” Just saying you are a Christian does not make you a Christian, going to church does not make you a Christian and having a family member that is a Christian does not make you a Christian.
In Acts 11:26, the disciples were proclaimed as the first Christians in Antioch. We all know that to be saved is to repent of our sins, asking forgiveness of those sins and inviting Jesus to come into our hearts so we can receive the Holy Ghost Spirit. Being a Christian is about having a close, personal relationship with Christ; serving and obeying him; letting others see Christ in you; sharing the good news of what Christ has done for you; witnessing; leading others to Christ; and planting that seed of salvation with the hope of eternal life. If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Friday night prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.
October Fest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will free food, drinks, games, a hay ride, and Trunk-or-Treat. All are welcome to come join the fun and fellowship.
If you do not have a home church, we invite you to join us at Cedar Grove. Our mission for “A Dynamic Church” began on Sunday. Prayer Warriors are praying to follow the fishers of men out into the highways and byways. We ask that you join us in this mission, and be in prayer for our mission.
To God be the glory.
Prayer concerns: our church, those unable to come to church, those hospitals and nursing homes, Joyce Scott, Sherry Easterling, Eugene Neeley and family, Linda Sullivan, Peggy Pearson, Byron Cummings, Hannah, Blair, Shane Adams, Sandy, spoken and unspoken requests.
Calvary Independent Baptist
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s services included a message from John 9:39-41 titled “To See or Not To See.” We hope you have seen the truth of God’s word, and by trusting in the gospel of Christ, are now saved and growing in his grace daily.
Sunday night’s services included a message from Matthew 6:24-34, Galatians 1:10 and Psalms 55:22 on trusting in the Lord for all our needs. Bro. Kevin Shaw preached on how God always makes a way to provide for his creation. Do you really ever see wild animals starve? Yet, we often see animals starving that are dependent upon man for their food. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
On Oct. 2O, we will have Homecoming and Old-Fashioned Day. Canaan Land will be our guest singers, and Bro. John Pullen will be preaching in our 10 a.m. service. We invite you to come, worship with us, and be a part of this special service.
Visit our website, www.cibc-clanton.com, to check our calendar for other events, catch up on the latest news, or to listen to and download sermons. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.