Church News for Thursday, March 20

Published 10:03 am Monday, March 31, 2014

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend.

Sunday morning services included a message from John 20:1-31 titled “Do You Come to Church on the First Day of the Week Looking For Jesus?”

Many need to hear and know if Jesus is missing in their lives. May we all have a heart for Jesus and not miss out on who he is and what he is doing today. Mary came early, she came weeping, she came humbled and she came looking. When Peter and John had already gone, she stayed late. Some people will always be just a little late or maybe leave just a little early and never realize what they are missing out on.

If you are missing out on Jesus, you have missed it all! For many people, religion has caused them to have closed doors in their lives. Only Jesus is able to walk through those closed doors, give peace and make a real difference in someone›s life. Everyone needs Jesus.

We hope you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and know what he is doing.

Sunday evening services included a message about theology and the things we can know about God from the Scriptures. We looked at the Trinity of God and how it is better understood by the body, soul and spirit of man. We looked at verses in Genesis 1:26, 2:7; Ecclesiastes 3:16-22; Exodus 33:18-23 and 1 John 5:7 about the Trinity. We also looked at several other passages about God as Spirit, God as light, God as love and God as a consuming fire.

Many people take God’s love out of the context of the cross and try to tell even the hell-bent unrepentant sinner who rejects Jesus Christ that God loves them. The reality is God’s word makes it clear that there is no middle ground; you are either saved or lost. John 3:36 says he that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life, and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him. It is not love and wrath; it is love or wrath, one or the other. There is no middle ground.

We hope that you have not only heard the gospel of Christ but are fully trusting in him today. If so, you are not appointed unto wrath but to obtain salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We would like to invite you to attend services with us this Sunday.

Bethany Baptist Church

Service began with a hymn, “At the Cross,” followed by Sunday school. Worship service began with hymns “Savior Like a Shepherd,” “Each Step I Take,” “When I See the Blood” and “Amazing Grace.”

Bro. Aubry made these announcements:

The 50th wedding anniversary for Bro. Paul and Linda Gray will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Zion Baptist Church in Winfield, Ala. from 3-5 p.m.

March 30: Fifth Sunday Fellowship

April 2: Easter service and pancake lunch

April 26: Central Alabama Associational Meeting will be held at Journey Baptist Mission in Calera.

The message was taken from Job 14:13-14. In this passage, Job was a broken man. He had lost so much, yet he knew that when he died, he would be with his Lord in heaven. He mentioned some important facts about the time of death.

The evening service began with “Rock of Ages.” Bro. Aubry’s message, from 2 Kings 6:8-12 titled “Doing the Right Thing is the Right Thing to Do.” God will be on our side as long as we do the things that please him. We need to be steadfast against foes. As children of God, we will have enemies. How we deal with enemies is an indication of how closely we walk with God. Because of Elisha, Syria stopped their raids on Israel.

We closed with the hymn “Trust and Obey” and a prayer.

Prayer list: our church, the unsaved, Bro. Aubry, Shirley, Hubert Griffin, Elwyn, Grace, Billie, Jackie, Phyllis Vickers, Glenda Wallace, Lisa Rodriguez, Glenn, Michelle, and Laney, John Rodriguez and many more.