Church news for the week of Nov. 26, 2015

Published 4:11 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Floyd Baptist Church

Bro. Randy St. John filled in for Bro. Mike Lawerence this morning. His message was from Luke 8:4-8 and was entitled “Christian Living”.

Are you living for Jesus Christ? We might not think of Judas as being a Christian, but he was called to be a disciple.

How can God accept Judas as a disciple, while knowing Judas would betray him? Do we not have freewill in the way we walk our Christian lives?

Peter was known for his walk with God. He was the first to acknowledge Christ as the Son of God. He was also known for his temper.

When he sliced the centurion’s ear off, Jesus picked it up and placed it back on and told Peter, “to live by the sword is to die by the sword.”

John did not waiver in his walk. He was boiled in oil but did not die. He wrote first, second and third John and Revelation while exiled on the Isle of Patmos.

We have people today like Judas. They claim to be Christians but do not want to walk the walk and bear the fruit. Eventually they will be found out, and their lives will tell on them.

We should walk with the Lord when we are working at our jobs, or shopping at Wal-Mart. People are watching our walk wherever we go.

Everyone is welcome to come worship with us at Floyd. We are located at 3439 County Road 59 in Verbena.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

Calvary Independent Baptist Church wants to say a special thanks to everyone who attended services this past week. We also want to invite our visitors back for any and all of our services.

Sunday morning services included a message from Mark 7:24-30 regarding how some people stand too tall to find the blessings of God.

One of the biggest problems in America today is that many, if not most, people do not see the need for God in their lives. We looked at how these scriptures show a woman who had need, faith, was satisfied with crumbs and was serious about Jesus.

We know that this was not a time for the Gentiles, yet it was not a time for the Jews either. This was a time for the disciples to eat from the table.

As the old saying goes, “every dog has its day.” Today every Gentile ought to stand amazed at the administrative D.O.G. (Dispensation of Grace). The ambassadors of our day ought to be like the disciples of Jesus’ day, where we come to learn but we leave to serve.

We hope you are in a church that believes and teaches the bible, and where you can also be filled with the word of God just as these disciples were in chapter seven of Mark.

Sunday night services included a short song service followed by a message from Colossians 3:9-16 and I Thessalonians 5:16-18 pertaining to Christians being thankful.

After the services upstairs, we went downstairs for food and fellowship celebrating this month’s birthdays and anniversaries.

If you are considering visiting a church in Clanton this Sunday, we would love to see you at Calvary! We are located in south Clanton just past Dollar General and right off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive.

Our regular weekly services include Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m., Children’s church and adult worship services Sunday at 10 a.m., while Sunday services start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services start at 6:30 p.m. and we have a bible study on every other Tuesday at 7 p.m.

For other services and events check us out on Facebook,Twitter, visit our website at, or call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.