Church News for Thursday, Jan. 16By Staff Reports Published 10:43am Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Friendship Baptist Church
Callie Moore and Lauren Conradi opened our service with a special duet titled “Here I Am to Worship.”
Bro. Ken Daniel’s message was taken from 1 John 4:4. His title was “Batteries Included.”
God is our source of courage. He never grows weak; therefore, we get our strength from God. Some people try to find strength in other things, but before long, those things grow weak. God will give us strength. He will show us how to face tomorrow and go on. God’s power shows us perseverance. We must be patient and not give up; just keep going and believe. The Spirit of God can energize us, but we must allow it.
In the evening service, special music was provided by Dusty Dutton. Bro. Ken continued his study in the book of Revelation, preaching from Chapter 5: Only the Lamb is worthy to open the scroll with the seven seals.
Our Sew for Fun ladies group meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. They are making clothes for the children who live in the dump areas of Guatemala. They are in need of cotton material as soon as possible.
Feb. 26-March 4: Medical mission trip to Guatemala
March 17-22: Trip to Lancaster, Penn. The February deposit is due now.
Prayer request: Emily Blackerby, the Eisenhowers, Devon Welch, Diane Cleckler, the Williams family, Anna Bryars, Karen McKinnon Parker, the Carta and Skidmore families, Janice Cleckley, Linda Dorminey, Matthew Jones, Fay Patton, Irby Fanning, Candy Ulrich, Joann Kyles, J.C. Pierce, Betty James, Jim Vanderslice and Bill Bates
Happy birthday to Barbara Giles. Happy Anniversary to Susan and Ken Daniel.
Samaria Baptist Church
We would like to ask the community to pray for our church. Bro. Charles has resigned and we now have a search committee to find a new pastor.
Our message, brought by Bro. Shane Wyatt, was about heroes. We have a variety of heroes in our nation today, from athletes to movie stars, singers and other folks who frequent the television. However, we need to check our priorities. Christians who honor God and do his will on a daily basis can become heroes for many who are watching their lives every day.
We have a comforter; we have not been left alone to fend for ourselves. Our circumstances should not make us who we are, but they often do when we fail to see God’s hand at work within them. We need to make this vow and stand firm: I can do all things through Christ who strengeneth me.
God spoke to Abraham in Genesis 22. He asked him to offer his own son for a sacrifice on the altar. Abraham trusted God as he went about doing what God had asked him to do. Isaac was not aware that he was to be the sacrifice. When he was laid on the altar and Abraham was about to take his life, a little ram came out of the thicket and was God’s gift to Abraham. It was God’s reward for Abraham’s willingness to go that far to please him.
Let us be the example of Christ that others will want to follow. Let us hear, obey and follow our Father’s leadership in this life.
Bro. Aubrey Brown sang about the cross this morning for our special music. Please pray for our church and may God bless all who read these words every single day.
Happy birthday to Liz Jones and Caleb Parker.