Church News for Thursday, Nov. 1

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jackson Chapel Church

Bro. Gary Fant got the morning worship service started off with “Are You Washed In the Blood” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” Luke Wilson blessed us with a beautiful song titled “This Train,” and Bro. Dennis Smith blessed us with “There’s a Record Book.” Bro. Dennis’ text came from 1 Peter 4:14-19. As Christians, we need to realize that when things come into our lives that cause us to be miserable, we can turn to Jesus Christ to help us with things that cause us to be bitter. We also need to know that when these things come our way, Satan will use them to cause us to be bitter, or to harbor hatred toward our brothers and sisters in Christ. Before we know it, this will cause us to miss out on some of the greatest blessings God has in store for us.

The service ended with several coming to pray and we had one to come forward to join the fellowship with us here at Jackson Chapel. We are so thankful for what God is doing in our church.

Bro. Gary Fant got the evening service started off with “Canaanland Is Just in Sight,” “Oh, I Want to See Him” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Bro. Horace Wyatt blessed us with “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and “The Unseen Hand.” Luke Wilson and Julie Solis blessed us with “Jesus Loves Me,” Julie Solis and Hannah Burnett blessed us with “The Gloryland Way” and Hannah Burnett blessed us with “What a Day That Will Be.” Bro. Gary Fant blessed us with “Every Word is True” and Bro. Dennis Smith, Wanda Chadwick and Angel Bavar blessed us with “I Believe He’s Coming Back,” “One Day I Will,” “I Am Redeemed,” “House of Gold” and “He Is Here.”

Happy Anniversary to Gary and Gail Fant.

Please remember these as you pray this week: Janice Cobb, the Rhodes family, James and Marie Johnson, David Lamb, Glenda Hill, Carol Smith, Lillianna Thompson, Don Williams, Betty Maddox, Myra Davis, Melba Adams, Kevin Bavar, Jerry Hayes’ family, our lost loved ones and our service men and women.

We are located at 4020 Yellow Leaf Road, Clanton. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible study begins at 7 p.m.

Bethany Baptist Church

On Sunday morning, we enjoyed hearing Bro. Steve sing “Pearly White City.” He brought a good message from Joel 1-2 titled “The Day of the Lord.” The Day of the Lord usually refers to The Judgment and we feel that the Day of the Lord is eminent (2:1.) Chapter one refers to the terrible and severe destruction, and chapter two refers to the terrible darkness and disruption: “The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord.” God’s mercy and kindness is shown in verse 32, where deliverance is promised to those who will call on the name of the Lord. Men and nations hate God, and there is a Day of Decision (3:14) when the enemies of God will come against him. Remember, there is a ‘day of decision’ for each of us now. Christ could return any day; we need to hear God’s word, heed God’s word, and herald God’s word!

On Sunday night, Bro. Steve’s message, from James 4:13-17, was titled “What is Your Life?” This scripture reminds us that we can take our life for granted. We are prideful and boastful when we focus on ourselves and presume our future. Life is like a vapor and soon vanishes away. God wants us to trust him for our future. There is a certainty of death even though the time of our death is unsure. Verse 17 says to know to do good and not do it is sin. We must strive to know and understand his will for us and then perform it.

Prayer list: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Doris and Verdie Glenn, Hubert Griffin, Mildred Griffin, Ernestine Hatch, Laverne and Dick Hayes, Ethel Kelly, Billie Neeley and Skipper Wallace.

See you Sunday!