Church News for Thursday, April 3

Published 10:56 am Monday, April 7, 2014

Victory Chapel Church

Victory Chapel Church, located at 2665 County Road 81 in Clanton, will hold a clearance yard sale on April 4 and 5 from 8 am until 1 p.m. each day. Included in the sale will be clothing, books, toys, household items, Easter decorations, items to aid those with physical handicaps and more. For more information, call (205) 299-1010 or (205) 294-4784.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

After a week of cold, rainy temperatures, our fourth Sunday of Lent was perfect. The trees that have been so beautiful are now dressed in green leaves.

Our congregational singing began with the singing of three beautiful old familiar hymns: “Tell Me the Story of Jesus,” “Lead Me to Calvary” and “Wounded for Me.”

Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “Is it Written in Stone?” His scripture was taken from Exodus 20:1-17.

One of the more interesting controversies that engage our land from time to time is whether the Ten Commandments should be displayed in public places, particularly government buildings. This controversy continues in spite of the fact that according to one survey, just one in every ten Americans believes in all the Ten Commandments. That’s very American, isn’t it? Pick and choose the commandments you like and ignore those that are a little inconvenient. The Ten Commandments were given to the Jewish people by a holy God as a set of expectations for their behavior. They were etched in stone, both literally and figuratively. We need to see that the Ten Commandments are only the beginning of the Christian’s responsibility to God and society. They give us a daily does of what it means to serve God.

When you pray, remember the following: David and Michelle Lutza, David’s father George Lutza, Jimmy Northcutt, Bobby Varden, Sally Adams, Katrina Brown, Annelle Smith and all others in special need of prayer.

This past Sunday night we began a new Bible study titled “24 Hours That Changed the World,” based on the book by Adam Hamilton. We encourage members to join us for this special study.

We praise God for his Word to guide us and for the beautiful world we live in. If you are new to the community, or need a church home, we invite you to join us.

Have a blessed week.