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Church News for Thursday, Jan. 9

Published 10:35am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cedar Grove Church

Jesus is alive and well. Put on the full armor of God.

Pastor Bro. Jeff Carroll’s text came from Genesis 1. His sermon was titled “Knowing God Better.” In the beginning was God. To be a Christian, you first have to believe God is real and have faith that he is the one and only true God. We know there is a difference in knowing of God and knowing God by having a personal relationship with him.

People today are more agnostic, which is to say they believe in God but do not want a personal relationship with him; at the same time, they will not profess true atheism. There is one true God, without whom there would be nothing.

There is nothing God cannot do. God must laugh at times when we say, “Lord, if you could just help me with this or that situation.” Our faith can carry us from a life of misery to a life of joy eternal. No matter where we go or what we do, God is there. We may be able to hide things from people, but we will never be able to hide anything from God. We have to see the Trinity of God to know God. God the Father thinks and plans, God the Son speaks for God and God the Holy Ghost moves in and around us. The Trinity is all three in one. If God created the heavens and the earth, how much more can he do for us if we just surrender all to him?

Friday night prayer service starts at 7 p.m. Have a blessed week.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone that attended services this weekend.

Sunday morning services included a message from John 12:37-50 titled “Considering a World of Unbelief.” Just as it was in the earthly ministry of Christ over 2,000 years ago, we live today in a world filled with unbelief: unbelief in the word of God, unbelief in the judgment of God and unbelief in the salvation of God. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Today we do truly live in the age of grace, and God is long suffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. The choices we make can still have huge consequences, so be sure and to make wise decisions in your life this year.

Sunday night’s services included a message from Romans 12 titled “Church Members Alive and Ready For 2014.” We looked at our relation to ourselves, how each member of our physical body is designed for a purpose and is very important to the function of the entire body in reaching a unified goal, even a task as simple as eating. We looked at members in relation to the Church, how no one member is more or less important than any other member. Each particular member has been placed in the Church by Christ and they are to function for his purpose and for his glory. We looked at members in relation to our society. As Christians, we are to live with love, generosity and peace toward those around us. By God’s amazing grace, we all can be overcomers in 2014.

We want to invite you to visit with us this coming Sunday. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday night service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m.

Visit our website at to add prayer request, check our events calendar, get the latest news, listen to or download sermons or email our pastors. For more information by phone, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399. We would love to see you this Sunday at Calvary!

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