Church News for Thursday, Nov. 7

Published 2:20 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jackson Chapel Church

Bro. Gary Fant got the morning service started off with “Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” and “Where the Soul Never Dies.” Bro. Dennis blessed us with “There’s a Record Book.”

Bro. Dennis’ text came from Luke 15:25-31. We as Christians should put forth our best effort in living for Jesus Christ. If we show up for church and just sit on the pew, that is not our best for Jesus Christ. There is so much he does for us, so we should live for him and do everything we can do to serve Jesus Christ.

Bro. Gary Fant got the evening service started off with “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus,” “Just Over In ihe Glory Land,” and “Footsteps of Jesus.”

Bro. Dennis’ text came from Ruth 1:8-16. We as Christians should do what God tells us to do and we should do it for him to receive glory. We have got to perform teamwork, whether it be in our church or in our marriages, because if we don’t love one another and pull in the same direction, it will never work. The service ended with several coming to pray.

Happy Birthday to Susan Huett. Happy Anniversary to Gary and Gail Fant

Please remember these as you pray this week: Earl Smith, Patricia Porter, Billy Burnett, Samuel Burnett, Angie Caudle, Gail Fant, Charlie Mitchell, Luke and Lacey Porter, the Davenport family, Mason Pate, Pete Burnett, Karl Burnett, Olivia Campbell’s mother-in-law, Glenda Hill, Colt Burnett, Donnie Bean, our service members and our lost loved ones.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s services included a message from John 10:19-42 titled “Faith in the Facts.”

This is the third time in John where the teachings of Christ have caused divisions amongst the hearers. Following Christ and the word of God will cause divisions, not because it is not plain or it is so hard to understand, but rather simply because most people choose not to believe. We hope you are trusting in the gospel of Christ for salvation and following the truth of the word of God in your everyday life. It does not take a miracle worker to be a witness that God can use to save souls; it only takes someone who can testify to the truth of Jesus Christ and what he is doing today.

Sunday night’s service included a message from Joshua 6:1-5; Leviticus 26:1-14; Deuteronomy 16 and other passages about how simple salvation and living for the Lord is today, after Christ has finished the work that God had set before him. In the Old Testament, it took a lot of “thou shalts” to be right in the sight of God’s laws. Bro. Kevin Shaw preached about how, today—according to Romans 10:9 and other scriptures—you simply believe in your heart and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and you can be saved. It is not by works of righteousness that we can do, but it is because of the finished work of Christ that we can be saved today. We believe the Gospel of our salvation today is the gospel of Christ as described in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

We hope you are trusting in the gospel of Christ for your salvation and are faithfully attending a Bible-believing church near you. If not, we want to invite you to come be a part of our services this Sunday at Calvary. Sunday school: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday night service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday services: 6:30 p.m. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Check us out on Facebook and also visit our website at, where you can add prayer request, check our latest news, listen to and download past and recent sermons, or send our pastors an email. For information by phone, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.