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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

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.

Sunday January 10, Aleck Nyegaard will be preaching.

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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL for all … 10am … Fellowship Hall

Social Distancing observed – Masks required – Hand Sanitizer provided

Reserve your Sunday Service seat 318 368-3840

One more article in the Christmas season spirit before we move on into this brand new year. This will make for interesting conversation next “Caroling Season”. Is there a hidden meaning in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” (England 1780)?

In a nutshell, there’s a theory that says; during a time when Christians were punished for worshiping openly (the war of religions from Henry the VIII to 1829), the “Twelve Days of Christmas” was used to secretly pass on the ideology of Christianity. In this theory, each gift symbolizes a different aspect of the faith, ie.. The Partridge in the Pear Tree is Jesus Christ.

True? Untrue? 1979, Canadian hymnologist Hugh McKellar floated the idea that the song had a secret code - that each of the “12 Days” was a metaphor - a theory Dr. Bronwen Neil (historical theologian Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University) told ABC Radio Sydney “had merit” but could not be proven.

“On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree,” symbolizing God (true love) and Jesus Christ (the partridge).

2 turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

3 French hens represented the three gifts of faith, hope and love.

4 Calling birds were the four gospels.

5 Five golden rings were the Books of Moses.

6 Geese a-laying stands for the six days of creation. Genesis 2:3

7 Swans a-swimming were the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 11:2-3

8 Maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. Matthew 5:1-10

9 Ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit such as charity, peace and kindness. Galatians 5:22-23

10 Lords a-leaping represent the 10 Commandments.

11 Pipers piping were the 11 apostles.

12 Drummers drumming represented the points of the Apostles Creed.

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.

The months of January and February are historically months when a lot of people suffer from depression. Maybe it’s the weather or getting all the bills from Christmas. Or maybe it’s because the New Year begins just like the old one ended.

The Apostle Paul give the Church a challenge in Phillipians 3:13-14. Paul references his spiritual life and service. But notice his focus: 1) he lets go of the past, and 2) he sets his sites on the future prize.

Paul makes the conscious decision to let the past be the past and focuses his energy on the future. He encourages us to look forward and make a mental, physical and spiritual decision to press on toward the upward calling of God in Christ.

We can decide that in 2021, the Lord and His works will be the most important things in our lives. To do this, we must understand:

God’s Purposes - He has control, even over what we perceive as chaos. We must commit to total confidence in God, no matter what, knowing that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord.

God’s Provisions – He meets our needs according to His riches in glory. He never fails!

God’s Promises – of His presence and of His power. Who can stand against our God? Nothing and no one!

In Romans 8:18, Paul tells us that all the suffering, disappointments, and struggles of this life do not compare to the glory to come to us as Christians.

You can be certain that the best is yet to come. If you have never trusted Jesus as your Savior, today you can. 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

“Unifying the people” or “bringing the nation back together” is a campaign slogan often repeated in the political realm. But is unity always possible or desirable? Dividing lines in politics as well as in religion may be so extreme that there can be no compromise. Adrian Rogers once said, “It is better to be divided by truth than united in error.” Returning from aligning himself with wicked King Ahab, good King Jehosophat was met by the prophet Jehu who asked, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord and so bring wrath on yourself from the Lord?” (2 Chronicles 19:2). Issues in politics as well as in religion may differ to the degree that terms for unity are simply impossible. Paul wrote to the Romans, “If possible, so far as it depends on you be at peace with all men “(Romans 12:18). Peace is possible and desirable when unity may be impossible. For example, in politics social issues such as abortion may find no middle grounds for compromise. Those opposed to “late-term abortions” may be equally opposed to abortion at any stage and will not waver on their position. “Unity in diversity” is a term that has been used in the religious worlds to suggest that Christians are all under ‘one umbrella’ despite their doctrinal differences. One author presented a different view by writing, “The idea of a multiplicity of churches teaching diverse doctrines is intellectually indefensible.” His assessment was based on the belief that Scripture reveals objective, understandable truth capable of providing for the unity it commands. Knowledge of Scripture is imperative accompanied by reason based on that knowledge. Apart from these two qualities, human opinions, not faith, is the basis for one’s beliefs and division is inevitable.

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, Jan. 3, 2021, Bro. Paul’s lesson was from John Chapter 14:23-31 and Chapter 15:1-6.

(14:27) Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

(15:5) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Worship Service, Jan. 3, 2021, before Bro. Dan began his message we were blessed with a song by Sis. Candi. Bro. Dan’s message was from Exodus Chapter 4:1-5.

(4:1) And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

So the Lord had Moses to lay his rod on the ground and turned the rod into a serpent and had Moses pick it up by the tail and it returned to a rod so that they would believe that God had appeared to Moses.

When we have Jesus, we have more than anyone and others will listen to us and believe.

You have no idea what God can do until you lay it all down. In this world we are either saved, or we are lost.

Sunday Evening, Jan. 3, 2021, Bro. Dan’s message was from Acts Chapter 2:41-47.

(2:47) Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

All who were following the apostles were committed and of one accord. Today we see strong commitment in a lot of places but we don’t see that commitment in a lot of our churches.

( From Jesus Calling) I AM YOUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH, an ever-present Help in trouble. Therefore, you don’t need to be afraid of anything—-not even cataclysmic circumstances.

The media are increasingly devoted to fear-inducing subject matter: terrorism, serial killers, environmental catastrophes. If you focus on such dangers and forget that I am your Refuge in all circumstances, you will become increasingly fearful. Every day I manifest My grace in countless places and situations, but the media take no notice. I shower not only blessings but also outright miracles on your planet.

As you grow closer to Me, I open your eyes to see more and more of My Presence all around you. Things that most people hardly notice, like shifting shades of sunlight, fill you with heart-bursting Joy. You have eyes that see and ears that hear, so proclaim My abiding Presence in the world. Psalm 46:1-3; Psalm 89:15

We will have services on Wednesday evening at 6pm and look forward to seeing everyone!

LMBC is suppose to have a baptism on Sunday, Jan. 10th and a business meeting is scheduled after our evening services.

There are still church cookbooks available. The cost is $10 with 300 great recipes. These make awesome gifts. If you would like to purchase one please call Donna at (318) 548-2699 and I will get it to you.

To all who have been out sick or for any other reason, we love you all, miss y’all and will continue to pray for each and every one.

LMBC invites everyone to come join us and worship with us for all are welcome here!

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

Bro. Gus sang “World’s Greatest Story” and Bro. Bill sang his version of “This Little Light of Mine”.

Bro. Bill delivered the message from 2 Corinthians 4:3-5. “But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.” We are just beginning a new year. No matter how long we are here, we need to let our light shine and show ‘em Jesus. The gospel is good news. God can give you joy amist the troubles in our life. Sometimes we use candles.

It would be foolish to cover up the candles. Jesus is our light, but so many times we hide Him in our lives. We shouldn’t care if others want to hear about Jesus. It is our responsibility to tell others about Jesus. We need to go to church. So many times we are afraid of rubbing folks the wrong way. Wherever we go, we need to be a positive influence for Jesus and let Him shine through us. Even a small spark can draw attention and reveal the glory of God. Who is going to tell them if we don’t.

When we hide our light, we hid it from those that may never hear about Jesus. The greatest gift we can give is Jesus. As long as we are on earth, God has a purpose for us. What are you doing for Jesus? We may be the only one God has chosen to tell someone about Him. They may go to hell if we fail.

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.)

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