Church News for Thursday, Jan. 30

Published 10:59 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Samaria Baptist Church

Happy birthday to Jerry Milford.

Our special music for today was a beautiful song by Jeannie Mims called “Did I Mention?” This song is a sermon within itself.

Bro. Jimmie Hardee gave his personal testimony of the life he lived before he met Jesus and the life he is blessed with now. He shared his many sinful experiences with drugs and how his life was almost destroyed by his sinful choices.

In Matthew 4:19 we find that we are to be fishers of men. We must decide to put our own selfish wishes aside and vow to follow Jesus in order to learn his will for us. Our church is in a transition right now. We need faithful Christians offering prayers for God’s will in all we do.

We want to be able to build a church that pleases God and not worry about pleasing mankind. We all have things we can work on in our lives, and Christ is there to bring out the best if we surrender it all to him. We must take up our cross and follow him because he will never leave us or forsake us.

Prayer requests today are for Ms. Edna Hay and family in the loss of her brother and for Diane Fisher with the flu.

Join us at Samaria Baptist Church. We are ready to grow and want you to be a part of it if you need a church home. God bless you. Stay well and warm.

Rocky Mount UMC

Sunday’s scripture came from Acts 2:1-13. Also included was Acts 2:21, KJV:

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God sent the Holy Spirit to the church for a number of reasons, but one of those reasons was to encourage believers. With God, nothing is impossible.

After hearing Bro. Phil relate a story that included being in a country where he did not speak the language and those around him didn’t speak English, we had a feeling of what it is like to be surrounded by others but unable to communicate. (This is where you might want to go back and read about the tower of Babel.) Meanwhile, we are right here in Chilton County where we can understand what others around us are saying. We are where we can openly go to the church of our choice and worship God. We all need to fall back on the slogan once used by the United Methodist Church: “Catch the Spirit!” We can depend on God’s spirit for greater purpose!

Join us each and every Sunday at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church. Catch the Spirit and help the church become the light of Christ.