Church news for the week of March 29, 2015

Published 2:02 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church

If you weren’t in church on Sunday, you really missed out. We had a wonderful service full of songs and praises. We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Threlkeld and her family coming for the dedication of her painting. We can’t thank her enough for the beautiful job she did on it.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Social will be held at 4 p.m. on April 4. We’d like to invite everyone out to enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. As always, check out our Facebook page for all our upcoming events and activities.

With so much special talent witnessed on Sunday (painting, singing and playing different musical instruments) you may come to ask what your God-given talent is.  Well, the only way to find out is through trial and error.

It’s true that everyone isn’t gifted with a beautiful voice, the ability to pick up any instrument and play it, or to stand up in front of a crowd and deliver a moving sermon or speech. The truth is, however, that everyone has a gift. Those who are most successful are using those God-given gifts. In order to find out what your gift is, you have to be willing to try and find out what it is.

Living without using your talent is kind of like driving a car with the emergency brake on: It’ll go, but not very well, not to mention the damage it might do. So, take the brakes off and go full throttle. It’s time to find out what special gift God has blessed you with.

Until next time, may God bless you and keep you. We hope to see you soon.

Submitted by K.J. Bowen

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 12:12-16 and Luke 19:28-44 about Palm Sunday. We looked at being ready to serve Jesus in new ways, ready to get nigh unto Jesus, ready to worship Jesus and ready for his calling us home. We hope you are saved and know that you have a home in heaven.

The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. The fact that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day is the very heart of that gospel we are to preach. If you are not sure of your salvation, we ask you to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today and be saved.

Sunday night’s service included a continuing study through the book of Acts, with a focus on chapter 17. We looked at how it was the manner of Paul, as it was with Jesus, to go up to the synagogue and teach the Scriptures. These scriptures were a strange doctrine to the religious leaders of their day, much like it is with many now in 2015.

Every previous dispensation of God has ended in apostasy, even this amazing dispensation of grace in which we have been blessed for nearly 2000 years looks as though it will suffer the same fate. We must not be disappointed by those who do not want to hear, but rather encourage one another to find those who will receive the word of God with readiness of mind, and will search the Scriptures daily to see that these things are so.

We would like to invite you to Sunrise Service this Sunday beginning at 6 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. We will have Sunday School at 9 a.m., communion in the 10 a.m. service and our regular evening services at 5:30 p.m. We would love to see you at any or all of these services.

Submitted by Oscar Mims

Mountain Springs Church

Sunday morning, the congregation sang the hymns “I Love My Savior Too,” “I’m Going that Way,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Anywhere is Home.”

Trey Coker brought a devotion from 1 John 1:6-10: The devil will to try to get you away from your walk with Jesus by using sin. He will go after you at your weak spots, not where you are strongest, but in 1 John 1:9, Jesus says that if we confess our sins, he will forgive them.

After Sunday School, Kandice Cleckler, Kadie Coker and Savannah Parrish sang “The Promise.”

Bro. Heath Vines preached from Mark 7:9-23: Don’t let anything get between you and God. You’re either for God or against God; you’re either following God, or following the world. When someone isn’t saved, they have still made a decision: They have chosen to not follow God.

Romans 12:1-2 tells us to not be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the Word of God. To do this, we must be willing.

A lot of times, we may do what is convenient for us. We read our Bibles when it’s convenient or believe what is convenient for us in God’s Word, but God’s not looking for our convenience. It may not always be convenient for us to live right, but God will bless us. God’s standards are different from what the flesh wants. Our flesh feels that it’s more convenient to fit in with a crowd than live right for God. The flesh may feel that it’s inconvenient to discipline oneself and commit oneself to God, but the blessings of doing so far outweigh the inconvenience. Our heart has to be submissive to God every single day of our lives to prevent us from doing horrible things. Are our hearts pleasing to God?

On Sunday night, the Fifth Sunday Community Revival was held at New Hope.

Submitted by Savannah Parrish