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A Deliverance Ministries

Regular services are prayer on Mondays at 6 p.m., Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and morning worship is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 318-368-2634.

Antioch Baptist

Weekly service times are: Sunday – Sunday school, 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 3501 Louisiana 828 in Farmerville. 368-3591.

Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church

2144 Hwy 33 North, Marion,

Sunday school 11:00 A.M

Worship Service 12:00 P.M Phone 318-608-6766

Phone 318-608-6766

Blooming Grove Baptist

Blooming Grove Baptist Church, where the Rev. Lester C. Sims is pastor, is located at 702 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Farmerville.

Dean Baptist

Dean Baptist Church is having one service on Sunday mornings at 10am. Speakers are setup outside if you prefer to stay in your vehicle, can tune into the radio from your vehicle.

The Children’s Christmas program has been rescheduled to January 3rd during the morning service.

Please be in prayer for: Bro Don Reeves, Mark Cole, Summer Lum, Parker Haile, Renita Thomas, Janie Scarborough, Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Brent Franklin, Connie Cole, Leroy Cole, Juanita Rhodes, Dewey Rhodes, Margie Wisecarver, Ed Hall, Vivian Hall, Joe Brantley and Bonnie Brantley.

Evergreen Baptist Church

For more information call (318) 285-9484.

Farmerville United Methodist Church

All are welcome here we would love to be your church home

Rev. Hank Hamilton, officiating

Sunday Sanctuary services: 9am & 11am https://www.facebook.com/hank.hamilton.12

SUNDAY SCHOOL 10am Fellowship Hall

Social Distancing observed – Masks required – Hand Sanitizer provided

Reserve your Sunday Service seat 318 368-3840

What Christian event do we celebrate next? Noooo, it’s Not New Year’s Eve. LOL Our next celebration is Epiphany (January 6, 2021) Epiphany is Greek for manifestation or appearance; as in the revelation to the Magi (the Wise Men) of the Holy Baby Jesus – God incarnate.

Is the word incarnate found in the Bible? No. The verb incarno does not occur in the Latin Bible but the term is drawn from the Gospel of John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth…”

Philippians 2:5-8 “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross…”

As the Christmas season draws to a close, let us have an “epiphany” of our own. Let us have this ‘sudden flash of understanding or insight’. Let us Not forget – ever – that God loved us so much that He did send Himself in the human form of Jesus Christ to become our personal savior, to show us the way to salvation.

First Baptist Farmerville

We welcome you! First Baptist Church, 400 North Main, offers two worship services every Sunday morning. The 9 AM service is suitable for senior adults and higher-risk attendees, and masks are required throughout this service. At the 11 AM service, a mask is required when entering and exiting the building and while moving around the sanctuary. We will also have a Christmas Day Service

Friday, December 25th, 10 AM

This has been one crazy year. Most of us have never lived through a global pandemic, one resulting in so much fear. Add to that the ills of society and the drastic decline in moral values. This is an evil, dark world in which we live; a fallen world, a world in decay.

Even in Jesus’ day, Herod sought to kill all the babies in Israel. The wickedness of this world has always been a scary reality. The world, in fact, promises us but one thing from the day we are born, and that promise is death. There is absolutely no promise of tomorrow. In fact, as Judge Jay McCallum recently shared, “For the lost person, this life is as good as it gets; but for the believer, this is as bad as it gets.”

Christmas is a time for believers to celebrate the fact that this is NOT our reality. Why? Because God stepped onto the stage of history. Because of His Son, Jesus, believers enjoy forgiveness and hope, even in the bad times. We live in a fallen world, but we walk in confidence and can look forward with excitement. We have eternal life in the eternal Kingdom of God! We are under God’s control and in His tender care.

As Christians, we can say, “This world is not our home.” Because of the coming of our Messiah, the best is yet to come!

If you have never trusted Jesus as your Savior, today you can. You can be certain that the best is yet to come. You can become a child of God. It’s as simple as ABC.

ADMIT you are a sinner.

BELIEVE Jesus gave His life to pay for your sin.

CONFESS Him as your Lord today.

Come worship, love, serve, and learn with us! Kurt Auger, Pastor; Frank Nihart, Music Pastor. Visit us at www. fbcfarmerville.com for up-to-date information, or our FBC Farmerville Facebook page, where Bro. Kurt broadcasts “live” every day at noon.

First Baptist Church — Marion

In the 60’s a magazine cover said “God Is Dead.” As the world spins in chaos some may wonder if that is true. At FBC Marion there is manifold evidence that God is alive,

Jesus lives and the Holy Spirit continues to work. Ask Michael Thomas, Dustin Andrews, Shep Towns or Sawyer Towns if Jesus still saves. Three great weeks of baptizing and watching God work in the midst of all Satan is trying to do shouts “God Is Not Dead.”

Bro. Bubba preached today from II Samuel 10. David and his people were vastly outnumbered for battle. Surely they must have felt as Christians today do looking at what seemed to be a hopeless situation. They didn’t know whether they would be temporarily defeated or whether God would amazingly deliver them. Listen to what they said in II Samuel 10:12, “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God; and the Lord do that which seemeth Him good.” Our purpose as Christians is to be courageous and live like warriors in the Army of God and leave the results to Him. Take heart fellow Christians, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

Catch FBC Marion on our Facebook page, you tube or Bayou Cable.

PRAY FOR EACH OTHER, OUR CHURCH, OUR NATION, AND OUR LEADERS.

Haile Church of Christ

We failed to get it in James’ writings on faith and works with those of Paul. Paul wrote, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). But James wrote, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:17:26).

Since all Scripture is inspired and the same Spirit who guided Paul guided James, it is understood they are in perfect harmony. The Hebrew writer points out that by faith Abraham offered up Isaac and by faith Rahab welcomed the spies (Hebrews 11:17; 31).James also uses Abraham and Rahab as examples of perfecting faith by works (James 2:14-26).

It should be obvious that Paul and James are speaking of two different types of works. Paul speaks of works of righteousness or works of merit, while James refers to works of faith or simple obedience. Paul contrasts works of righteousness with obedience by writing, “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).

In a similar passage Paul writes, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ” (Galatians 3:26- 27). Sanctification is though faith in Christ (Acts 26:18), but is also “by the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26). Throughout Paul’s epistles he stresses obedience and connects salvation with an obedient faith (Romans 6:17- 18; Colossians 2:11-13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6- 9, etc.). James also warns against attempts to merit salvation by keeping the law (James 2:10). Paul is in total agreement with James and James with Paul. Neither condones works of righteousness, and both teach an obedient faith.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church

10078 Hwy 15, Farmerville LA

Bro. Dan Hall, Pastor

Bro. Paul Paschal, Associate Pastor

News by:

Donna Holman

A Welcoming

Home To All!

Schedule of Services

Sunday School. 10am

Worship Service 11am

Sunday Evening 6pm

Wed. Bible Study 6pm

Sunday School, Dec. 27th, Bro. Paul taught us from John Chapter 14: 1-23. (23) Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Worship Service, Dec. 27th, after a beautiful song from Bro. Ed, Bro. Dan’s message was from Psalm 100. (2) Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

If we want God’s blessings we need to come together and worship in God’s house. You have to come to Him with a joyful spirit. We all need to love and pray for everyone. The Lord’s day was created for us to gather and worship Him.

People don’t take care of us, God does!

Sunday Evening, Dec. 27th, after Bro. Paul blessed us with a song, Bro. Dan’s message was from Psalm 23.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me ; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

He protects us, provides for us, preserves our salvation, prepares us for our future, and gives us goodness and mercy. Why? Because He sees us as worth it.

We will not be having Wed. Bible Study on Dec. 30th. Regular services will resume on Jan. 3rd.

We still have some cookbooks available for $10 with 300 great recipes. To order one please call Donna at (318) 548-2699 and I will get it to you.

(I copied the following prayer from a post I read earlier. I don’t usually copy from someone else but this says it all.)

Dear God

I end this year with this simple prayer. Please heal the broken, make well the sick, restore happiness to those in despair. Bring love to the lonely, food to the hungry, and peace to the world. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Liberty Baptist Church - Linville

National Day Of Prayer and Repentance

The Return, September 26th, 2020.

A National Day of Prayer for America, an organized effort to turn our hearts and lives back to God. On this date, many will meet in our nation’s capital to pray. For those who cannot attend, we are asking you to gather with your family, friends or individually and pray seeking God’s forgiveness, direction and guidance. We will be meeting in the parking lot of Liberty Baptist Church in Linville at 8 a.m. on September 26th to repent and pray for our communities and our nation. Everyone is invited to join us that morning as we lift up prayers for America. This event is 40 days prior to our national elections. Continue to pray daily for God’s mercy and grace.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church – Spearsville

Liberty Church Road, Spearsville

Bro. Bill Styron, Pastor

In our Sunday School this month, Bro. Sherwood has been teaching on Sermons on the Mount out of Matthew.

Last Sunday evening we had our Christmas celebration with snacks and gift exchanges. Some gifts changed hands when someone else’s number was called. It was all in fun and we had a great time.

We have been blessed with several visitors last few weeks. Bro. Sherwood’s daughter and granddaughter; Bro. Jessie’s daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter; Bro, Gus’ brother and sister-in-law.

God has put talented folks in our church to sing praises to Him. Scrapiron Trio (Brandon, Jessie, Rickey), Bro. Gus, and Bro. Bill have been singing for us.

This month, Bro. Bill preached on shepherds (or wise men) and on the meaning of the colors associated with Christmas tree. Now that we are looking toward the New Year, he preached on being faithful to God every day. The reading was taken from Revelation 3:8. “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” We can’t change the past; we only have today. What are you going to do – continue the way you are? Have you been following Jesus? What will you do with Jesus? The choice is ours to receive or reject Him.

We invite you to come grow in God’s Word and fellowship with us. (Te invitamos a que vengas a crecer en la Palabra de Dios con nosotros. Bill es cuatrimestral y estará encantado de reunirse con usted si tiene una necesidad espiritual.)

Happy and blessed New Year! ¡Feliz y bendito Año Nuevo!

Mt. Tabor Baptist

Hwy. 2

Farmerville, LA

318-368-9039

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service is at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study is at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions regarding Mt. Tabor or would just like additional information.

My Father’s House

My Father’s House Teach one to be one. Jesus was with the disciples for three years. He was with them 40 days before going to heaven. If you have read Acts 1 and 2 you would know this. The promise of God was given to Jesus and the promise was fulfilled. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and the preaching began. Jesus had made it clear that there would be false teachers.

Jesus said also, the way is narrow that leads to life and few find it. T12B1 will make disciples of Jesus, disciples of Jesus get to know God. In Matthew 5 Jesus opened his mouth telling them about the kingdom of heaven. The faithful disciples will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. In Matthew 6, Jesus gave instructions on how to get something from God our father.

The disciples learned from the teacher for God to forgive, one must forgive according to Jesus. Jesus taught the disciples about the eye. He told them about log and specks. He mentioned hypocrites. In verses 6 and 7 Jesus explains the law and the prophets. Jesus told them about trees and how to recognize them. Have you read his words beware of false prophets, they will come to you in sheep clothing.

Don’t forget this. Join Joseph at My Father’s House at 4774 Highway 151 Downsville, La 71234. For more information call or text 318-620-9293.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His kindness endures forever. 1Chronicles 16:34

Regular Mass times are 7 p.m. on Saturdays (Spanish dominant) and 9 a.m. Sundays (English dominant.) First Wednesday each month Mass – 6 p.m.

The church is located at 600 E. Water St. in Farmerville. For more information, please call 368-9239.

Pleasant Grove Baptist - Downsville

Pleasant Grove, where the Rev. Lethon Hay is pastor, is located at 365 Pleasant Grove Rd. in Downsville.

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Associate Pastor: Stephen Murry

News: Brenda Pace “Father show me where I fit into this plan of yours. How can a man be father to the Son of God? Lord, for all my life I’ve been a simple carpenter. How can I raise a king?”

Matthew 1:18-25 – Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit . . . while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”Joseph was a loving, just man, which showed in the way he planned to deal with the situation regarding Mary. He was sensitive to her feelings, not wanting to draw attention to her. As instructed by an angel in a dream, Joseph was responsive to the Lord and carried out God’s plan by following through with the marriage. Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Being self-disciplined, Joseph did not have marital relations with her until after Jesus was born.Do we recognize God’s call on our life? If we do, do we respond in obedience? God has a plan for each of us; each is as important as another. It is up to us to follow as He leads. The LORD is still in control. Trust in Him!

We would like to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Zion Community Outreach Ministries

Zion Community Outreach Ministries is located at 606 Bernice St. in Farmerville.

Every Friday night there is a Fifth Quarter for all area youth.

And every Thursday at 10 a.m., we have fun for seniors.

Come and join us for activities and fellowship.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Tommy L. Carr, Pastor

Please join us each day for spiritual uplifting and anointing where you can join other Christians in prayer; Christians should UNITE in times like these!!!

“THE PRAYERS OF THE RIGHTEOUS AVAILETH MUCH” James 5:16

Monday-Saturday at 12:00 Noon

ID # - 425-436-6314

Passcode: 709226