Church News for Thursday, Oct. 17

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church located at 4946 County Road 76 in Clanton will hold revival services Oct. 22-24 at 7 p.m. each night.

Tuesday evening’s service will feature choirs from Kincheon Road Church of God, Hopewell Baptist Church and New Bethel Baptist Church; on Wednesday night, choirs from Union Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church and Shady Grove Baptist Church will be featured; and Thursday night will feature choirs from St. Paul Baptist Church, Pleasant Church and Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.

The evangelist for the week will be the Rev. Walter Ellis. Come worship with us and hear this great man of God. For more information, call (205) 755-5387.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

Sunday was a perfect example of October’s bright weather. Yard decorations are showing us that a new year is just around the corner.

Dr. Stinson’s sermon title was “The Healing Power of Faith,” based on scripture from Luke 17:11-19. How many readers out there believe in the healing power of God? I believe. I have witnessed its occurrence too often not to be a believer.

The Bible encourages this belief, and I have witnessed it too often to be a skeptic. I have no question concerning the validity or authenticity of faith. Faith is belief in the healing power of God. James 5:13-14 says, “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray … and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.“

Dr. Stinson asks: “Did you know that suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year? Between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled in this land. Over half of all suicides occur in adult men ages 25-65.” Would you say that these men and women who take their own loves are in pain? Yes, they are, but most are probably not in physical pain. Emotional pain can be more devastating than physical pain.

“Healing faith is the convict, in that even though our circumstances are dire, there is a loving God who watches over us. If we will trust him, healing will come. Mature faith is required, but if we are steadfast, we will see the salvation of our God. We may never walk upon the moon, but we can walk more confidently upon the earth.

Pray for Dr. Mac Stinson and his son, Mary Ann Carden, Bobbie Sammons, Dell Moody, Roy and Sue Lauter, and all others who are in pain and in need of prayer.

Remember our military and their families, those traveling, our national leaders, friends, neighbors and each other.

The evening worship service resumed at 5 p.m. on Sunday with the study “The Handwriting on the Wall.”

Women’s Coffee and Dessert will he held at the Adams’ home on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

There will be a covered dish lunch following the morning service on Oct. 27.

Our Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Plan to spend the evening with us.

Have a blessed week.