Church News for Thursday, July 4

Published 9:36 am Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mountain Springs Church

Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Come Unto Me,” “I Never Shall Forget the Day,” “I’m Living By Faith” and “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Bro. Ashley Bice gave a devotion from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: God’s grace is all we need. When we are at our weakest point, that is when God can make us strong.

Ms. Shea Savell dedicated her precious baby girl, Kensley, to the Lord on Sunday morning, and it was a blessing for everyone there.

After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Sweet By-and-By,” and Kadie Coker and Kandice Cleckler sang “He Knows My Name.”

Bro. Don preached from Hebrews 6:19: Man may let us down, but God will never let us down. Our anchor is God because he will always be there in the midst of our troubles and trials.

Sunday night’s service was the end-of-the-month singing. Many people sang and blessed the church with their talents, used for the glory of God.

Here’s a verse for this week: Therefore he said unto them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest:” Luke 10:2

Don’t forget our services are Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. We thank our visitors who came and we invite them back for any of our services.

Sunday morning’s service included a message from Galatians 4:1-4 on the freedom we want and the freedom we need.

The freedom we need is the freedom to do that which is right. Many times we may want freedom to do things that are not good for us or anyone else. Some things bring us under bondage, as all sin does. We need the freedom to do that which is right. We needed the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and even more so, we need adoption through Christ today. We needed people willing to sign their names to that Declaration of Independence as John Hancock did in 1776. We need faithful men who are willing to have their names attached to biblical declarations today. When the Son makes us free, we are free indeed. We hope you have freedom in Christ today to live a righteous life and stand up for the truths plainly taught in the word of God.

Sunday night’s service included a message from John 6:44 and other passages on “being drawn:” The Father draws men: John 6:44; the son draws men: John 12:32 and deceiving men draw men to follow them in Acts 20:30. What draws you? What leads, compels and guides you in your life today? If you are a Christian, it should be the word of God. When you start believing the words of God, you become drawn unto the Father because of God’s character. It is the goodness of God that leadeth men to repentance. God’s love for us shows us the very character of God and should draw us to learn more about him. To know God is to love him more than you love sin, to know the Son is to know salvation and to know the Holy Spirit is to know fellowship.

If you are not attending church services somewhere else this Sunday, we would love to see you at Calvary. 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 evening service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.