Church News for Thursday, July 3By Staff Reports Published 4:10pm Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Mountain Springs Church
Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Glory to His Name,” “I Want to Know More about My Lord,” “Wonderful Peace” and “Where the Soul Never Dies.”
Bro. Ashley Bice gave a devotion from Proverbs 6:6-8. We need to prepare for God’s return because he will be coming back for us soon.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymns “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him” and Sheri Moates sang “For the Life of Me.”
Bro. Heath Vines preached from 1 Samuel 30:16. David encouraged himself in the Lord when he knew that people were trying to kill him. There is going to be a time in your life when you’re going to have to encourage yourself in the Lord. We need to encourage ourselves by reminding ourselves of the promises of God, seeking God and relying on God.
Sunday night’s service was the end-of-the-month singing and we had a wonderful time in the Lord.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
Sunday morning services included a choir special of four songs celebrating Independence Day, followed by a message from Psalms 33:12, 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 and John 8:31-36 titled “Being a Biblical Christian in America in 2014.” We have freedom in Christ. We find in the scriptures how we look through the written word, are saved by the living word and are secure through the eternal word. We hope you have freedom in Christ to do what is right rather than being in bondage unto sin. Sin will always take you farther than you want to go and keep you longer than you want to stay.
Sunday night’s service included a message from 1 Thessalonians 2:9-16 titled “Being Thankful for Christ and His Church.” The church is made up of the people who are “in Christ.” Being a pastor of such a church is an awesome opportunity and a great blessing. The people are the ones who have the witness, the walk, and the way, to show others how good God is and help even more people to become saved and edified into serving positions in the body of Christ. Sometimes bad things happen and sad times come, yet we know we serve a God who is going to work all those things out for his glory. We are excited about and thankful for the work God has been doing with and through the ones here at Calvary. We just ask him to have his will and his way as we continue to move forward for his purpose and for his glory.
Come visit with us this Sunday.