Church News for Thursday, July 18

Published 9:56 am Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rocky Mount United Methodist Church

Sunday, Bro. Phil read from Luke 10:25-37. While most know this as the “Parable of the Good Samaritan,” it might be called the “Parable of Eternal Life” or the “Parable of Salvation.” The simplest directions are given for inheriting eternal life: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Often one person will go to minister to someone who they believe needs prayer. The surprise comes when the one who went to minister comes away with the feeling that they have been ministered to instead. We all need to keep our eyes open, sometimes for the most unexpected way, which we can minister to someone. We just might be surprised at the way we are blessed.

Bro. Phil shared a most heart touching story of their adopted daughter who had cerebral palsy and was also a quadriplegic. While many questioned their reasoning for adopting this little girl, and they were so often looked upon as being such a blessing to Jessica, they actually received so many blessings for having her in their lives. Listen in to WKLF on Thursday morning, July 18, at 7:30 a.m. for part of the full story of this short but meaningful life.

Join us on Sunday, July 28, for morning worship and a “burger burn” lunch afterwards. For more information about Rocky Mount, call 688-2204 and leave a message. Your call will be returned.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 7:1-8 titled “Will Judgment Find You Before You Find Jesus.” Walking with Jesus requires a personal relationship, not just a religion; worshiping Jesus requires fellowship, not just festivities. With unbelief in the heart, one will never find Jesus in their festivities, no matter how much they think that he might be near. Do not let unbelief keep you from a right relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe on him; then make plans to attend a Bible-believing church on Sunday and see what God has prepared for you.

Sunday night’s service included a message from Colossians 1:1-14 and Genesis 15:1 titled “Faith Without Fear.” Many people today are afraid of God moving in and through their lives; they are afraid to serve God. Many people will probably lose their lives before they ever learn how to live. What about you? Are you afraid of being the man, woman or child that God is calling you to be? If you are a young man looking for something more in life, remember that God is always looking for a few good men who can teach others. Christ loved you enough to die for you while you were yet a sinner. Isn’t it about time you found out more about who he is?

Hope to see you on Sunday! We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school: 9:00 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10:00 a.m., Sunday service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.