Church News for Thursday, Jan. 2

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jackson Chapel Church

For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

Bro. Horace Wyatt got the morning worship service started off with “The Glory Land Way” and “Joy to the World.”

Bro Dennis’ text came from Isaiah 9:6-7. We as Christians need to stand on the word of God, because if we as the children of God don’t do it, no one will. We serve a God who loves us and has made the provision for us to have a home in heaven. The baby who lay in the manager is now in heaven and he is the best gift anyone could ever want. The sad thing about this wonderful gift is that people will look at this gift as being the wrong gift.

The service ended with several coming to pray.

Bro. Horace Wyatt got the evening worship started off with “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.” Bro. Dennis spoke about how we should be thankful for what we are blessed to have and that we need to remember where our blessings come from. We are so busy at times throwing pity parties about the things going on in our lives, we never stop to realize just how blessed we are because we don’t have children or a loved one suffering from a disease. We or a loved one are not suffering from bad health, but most importantly, we are not having to make funeral arrangements for a loved one that has passed on. We could talk about all the bad things we have going on in our lives, but there are always blessings that we should be thankful for.

Please remember these as you pray this week: Gail Fant, Margie Baker, Betty Smitherman, Linda Varden, Seretha Roseberry, Angie Caudle, Luke Wilson, the McCormick family in the loss of their loved one, the Barber family in the loss of their loved one, the Sheila Ballard Jones family, Diane Bean, our lost loved ones and our service men and women.

We are located at 4020 Yellowleaf Road in Clanton. Our service times are Sunday school: 10 a.m., Sunday worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesday Bible study: 7 p.m.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone who attended services this weekend. We are thankful for our visitors and want to invite them back for any of our services. We want to praise the Lord Jesus Christ for the two who joined as members with Calvary on Sunday and we pray we will continue to be the church for them that God has called us to be.

Sunday morning’s services included a message from John 12:20-36 titled “Considering Our Ambassadorship.” The world needs Jesus, and without him, we would have no hope for salvation. With him as our Savior and his word for our instruction, we can know the way to become fruitful servants of God. In doing so, we will have the honor of God on our lives and have love one for another. The word of God has purpose and will do a work in the lives of all those who will hear and believe. Are you believing on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and allowing the inspired word of God to affect your life as described in 1 Thessalonians 2:13?

Sunday night’s services included a message from Proverbs 12:18-26, Psalms 34:13, Exodus 23:1, Luke 17:11-15, Romans 10:9-10 and James 1:19-27. Bro. Kevin Shaw brought out how many times the Bible speaks of hearing compared to the number of times it talks about speaking. We have two ears and one mouth, so we should be listening twice as much as talking. Often, disagreements between friends and family come from speaking before thinking. The tongue is a part of our body that can be used to hurt a lot of people around us if we do not guard our speech carefully. Often times, our tongue is used in every way except to bring glory unto our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We hope you are using your conversations to edify the ones around you and glorify God. We want to invite you to visit with us this coming Sunday. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, right off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday night service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m.

Visit our website at to add prayer request, check our events calendar, latest news, listen to or download sermons or email our pastors. For more information by phone, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.

We would love to see you at Calvary Independent Baptist Church on the first Sunday of 2014!