Church news for the week of July 5, 2015

Published 6:01 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jackson Chapel Church

In the absence of Bro. Gary Fant, Sis. Carol Smith got the morning worship service started off with “Jesus Saves,” “Stand Up for Jesus” and “America.”

Bro. Reburn’s text came from Mark 4:35-41 with a message titled “The Old Ship of Zion.”

We Christians must get aboard the Old Ship of Zion. We can’t just get on any boat and expect to get where we want to go in this life. Jesus Christ is the captain, and this is the only boat we can get on that will lead us in the right direction.

We need to make sure we keep our eyes on Jesus Christ; if we don’t, we will begin to see our boats sink. When our boats begin to sink, God may or may not have mercy on us; he may get tired of the way we are living our lives.

The service ended with several coming to pray.

Sis. Carol Smith got the evening worship service started off with “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Revive Us Again,” and Juli Solis blessed us with a beautiful song titled “Healing Touch.”

Bro. Reburn’s text came from 1 Samuel 15:1-3.

There are things people have in their lives that they seem to think they can’t get rid of. If that’s the case, they will never be able to live the lives they need to live. In order to live the life we need to live for Jesus Christ, we’ve got to be willing to give up whatever is holding us back from serving God, and we’ve got to remember that God hates sin. We must be willing to give up our sinful ways, take up our cross and follow him. If we have sin in our lives, we will not make it to heaven. It would definitely be sad for us to miss that wonderful place because of a sin we thought we just could not get rid of.

The service ended with some wonderful testimonies being shared.

Please remember these as you pray this week: Alyssa Pate, Misti Watley, Wayne and Janice Cobb, our service members, our country, our leaders, our church as we approach revival, our lost loved ones and unspoken requests.

Upcoming events: Revival will begin at 6 p.m. on July 12; services held July 13-15 will begin at 7 p.m. each night. Bro. Billy Burcham will be the guest speaker, and there will be special singing each night.

Submitted by Misty Burnett

Mt. Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church

We had a wonderful VBS this past week. We praise God for each boy and girl who attended, and we are thankful for all who helped with the school. It’s a great blessing to see parents and children get excited about serving such an awesome God.

Songs and praise were given to the Lord as we gathered in his house on Sunday morning. We welcome all who came to worship with us, and we invite them to visit again.

In celebration of the Fourth of July, a patriotic melody was sung as the morning’s special music.

Bro. Terry’s message “God Hears and Acts” was taken from Psalm 9:17 and Proverbs 14:34.

People need to understand their own feelings and experience in connection with God. In the scripture reference, the people had forgotten God their Savior, who had done great things for them in Egypt. We in America also need to remember what God has done for us and turn back to him.

“Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.” Jesus cares about how you live.

The book of Proverbs tells us that faith in God needs to be displayed. A wise person is the person who conforms his practical affairs to God’s will.

The apostle Paul had a “thorn in his flesh” for which he sought the Lord that it may depart from him. The Lord said unto him, “My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” The Lord comforts us in our tribulation.

Please remember to pray for baby Jacob Jones, who is in Children’s Hospital at this time. Join with our church family at noon each day as we stop and pray for our church, the lost, those who are sick, the shut-ins, our nation and it’s leaders, and our schools.

Always walk in love; be imitators of God as dearly loved children.

On July 26, Mt. Carmel will hold its 80th homecoming celebration beginning at 10 a.m. The group Justified will be the guest singers, and lunch will be served.