CHURCH NEWS

Body

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.

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.

Conway Baptist

Church

Conway Baptist Church at 4323 Hwy 549 will host

2Talk42 Family Crusade the week of January 12 - 15. Sunday night services will begin at 5 PM and Monday- Wednesday night services will begin at 6:30 PM. Registration will be from 4:30 - 5:00 PM on Sunday and Monday - Wednesday from 6:00 - 6:30 PM. The entire family is invited to attend and be involved in this family ministry featuring nightly prizes, music, and ventriloquism.

Dean Baptist

Upcoming events: 01/25 Ladies night out, 01/25 Men’s fellowship at the church, 01/26 Men’s Day.

Upcoming events: 01/25 Ladies Night Out at Lee Baby’s 5pm. 01/25 Men’s Cookout, 01/26 Men’s Day.

Please be in prayer for: Kaylynn Roberson, Jake Russell, Slade Billups, Lisa Cain, Janie Scarborough, Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Buster Wisecarver, Margie Wise-carver, JR Fife, Bessie Mae Ray, Owen Turner, Lahouma Williams, Brent Franklin, Jerry Brantley, Annie Brantley, Charles McGraw, Jan Buckley, Laura Futch, and Barbara Pace.

If you don’t have a church home we would like to invite you to Dean Baptist Church. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service is at 11 a.m., Sunday Night Worship is at 5 p.m., and Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

Farmerville

United Methodist

Church

Rev. Hank Hamilton

All are welcome here.

Have you ever said “I’ll get around to it” and you don’t ever seem to? Have you ever started out your day with a plan - and it went right out the window? Have you ever meant to call someone, write someone or go visit someone - and time just got away from you?

We all have. Well, this article started out to be something entirely different than it is. But a life event occurred and brought into stark reality that we should not procrastinate. Not in doing chores – Not in business – Not in play and Not in our daily interactions with others. Tell the people in your lives that you care for them – love them – every day. Show them - see what you can do to ‘be there’ for them – to Biblically serve them.

We are passionately reminded every Christmas season that God loved us so much He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to save us. We were/are commanded by Jesus to love God above all others and then to love and serve our fellowman. (Mark 12:29-31) We take these commandments seriously, truly we do, but how easy it is for life to get in the way of loving & serving others.

Someone once gave a coffee cup as a gift that said, “You can never have too much happy”. Jesus would tell us that we can Never tell those we care about “too often” just how much they mean to us. Jesus would tell us that we can Never do “too much” to help others.

Might this Love & Serve be one of our New Year’s resolutions?

If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to be that home.

Please, join us Sunday mornings

Coffee & Fellowship: 9:00am

Sunday School: 9:30am

Worship Service: 10:30am

Youth Group: 5pm

301 Anthony Street

(318) 368-3840

First Baptist

Farmerville

If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to come worship, learn, love and serve with us. First Baptist Church is located at 400 North Main, Farmerville. Bro. Kurt Auger is our Pastor. Sunday Bible Study for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m., and our Morning Worship Service is at 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service is at 6 p.m.

Sunday was the in-gathering of our annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, given by Southern Baptists worldwide to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ as Savior to every nation. Bro Kurt’s message was entitled “Our Great Commission,” based on Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8.

Known as The Great Commission, these last words of Jesus to his disciples, before He was transfigured on the Mount of Olives, were not only a command, but also the passing on of His power and authority to accomplish the task. “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (KJV)

This command to “make disciples” is twofold:

• To see people saved by the hearing or the reading of the gospel. The word “gospel” means “good news,” the good news of God’s provision of divine grace to man through His Son’s death, burial and resurrection. It is what separates the Christian church from all other religions. Most religions believe in a god or even GOD, but only Christians believe Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father, not good works or good behavior.

• The Great Commission is also about discipleship, growing believers into a place of service. The conversion of souls is not all there is. We must get involved with new believers, teaching them the things of Jesus to see them grow in their faith.

The responsibility to carry out this Great Commission is assigned to his church, which includes every true believer. Sharing the good news of Jesus and the salvation offered through Him isn’t just the job of missionaries; the task belongs to each of us. We have all been commissioned into duty, and we have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to carry out our task.

The Holy Spirit fills us when we are saved. We have what we need; we just need to learn to use that power. We are to allow God’s Spirit to guide us into opportunities to touch someone’s life with the good news of eternal life through Jesus Christ. How? Become a witness. Allow the people you work with, or do hobbies with, or go to school with, to see Jesus in you. Just “being nice and helping others” isn’t the Gospel. They must know that Jesus is the Way.

We are in a new year, and many have made resolutions. But let’s make this year eternally meaningful as well - let’s follow our Great Commission, as a church and as individual Christians!

Prayer Meeting is at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings. Music/Worship Pastor Frank Nihart oversees our music ministry. In addition to the Adult Choir, we have a Praise & Worship Group, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Handbells. We have an active and vibrant Youth Program led by Interim Youth Minister Bro. Mark Spradling. FBC also offers Mission Friends, Children in Action, and Children’s Choirs programs. Please visit our website at www.fbcfarmerville.com to learn more, and to stream our Morning Worship Services live each Sunday.

First Baptist

Church — Marion

The Man Up Conference will be Jan. 31 at the Ruston Convention Center. January 5 th is the sign-up deadline.

Men’s Day is Sunday, Jan. 26. A Dinner will follow the morning service.

The Wednesday night Bible Study will begin a new series Jan. 15th. If you want a book, please sign up on the list at the front of the church. We will be studying “Created To Be God’s Friend” by Henry Blackaby. I look forward to studying God’s Word with you.

A Women’s Conference with Lisa Turkhurst will be held in our area in March. For additional information, see Johnnie Baker.

Mary Beth Towns is our church Treasurer for 2020. If you need to know the finances or need to purchase things for the church, feel free to call her.

Unfortunately, this writer was home sick and not at church to take notes. For some reason, the TV program we broadcast normally on Sunday Mornings of the service did not get transmitted, so I do not have the information. My apologies! I know many of you that are homebound – or like myself, just sick, would normally have enjoyed the sermon.

May you ALL have a BLESSED, HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Garbage in – garbage out. THE BIBLE cleanses and gives us LOVE, HOPE and ANSWERS.

HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR! BECAUSE HE LOVES US! He wants ALL of US to be in Eternity with Him. DO YOU HEAR HIS

VOICE??

Gumspring

Missionary

Baptist

Association

161 West Sixth Street

Bernice, LA

Haile Church of

Christ

Peter addresses his second letter “to those who have received a faith the same kind as ours” (2 Peter 1:1). Paul called Titus his “true child in a common faith” (Titus 1:4). Throughout Paul’s letters he admonished his readers to “be of the same mind with one another, be likeminded, be made complete in the same mind (Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 2:2).

How do individuals become “of the same mind” or “likeminded?” There must be a common understanding of the “standard for authority: That standard is Christ’s doctrine given through the inspired apostles (Matthew 16:19; John 12:48; John 17:20-21).

The standard or measure for authority must be interpreted and understood alike. Understanding alike requires being in agreement not only with the apostles but with others of the same understanding. Whether it is God’s authorized “plan of salvation”, acceptable worship, holiness or God’s instructions in any other area within Scripture, there must be a common faith. Being of the same mind means knowing truth. Jesus said that truth can be known (John 8:32).

Knowing truth inevitably exposes untruth. Both are necessary to be of a common faith. Those to whom Peter addressed his second letter and Titus were an answer to Christ’s prayer for “oneness” through the teachings of the apostles (John 17:20-21). They listened to God’s word and understood or interpreted that word in a manner that resulted in the unity Christ prayed for.

Apostolic doctrine is objective, rigid truth whichisessentialforoneness or unity. The prophet Amos wrote, “Do two men walk together unless they agree?” (Amos 3:3).

By agreeing with the apostles and agreeing with others who agree with the apostles, Jesus prayer for oneness is answered.

Bible study: Sundays 9:30 a.m.; 6 p.m.; Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Liberty

Missionary

Baptist Church –

Spearsville

Liberty Church Road, Spearsville

Pastor: Bro. Bill Styron

After Bro. Sherwood taught our Sunday School lesson, Bro. Gus sang “Plan of Salvation”; Bro. Bill sang “Solid rock”.

The message was from John 3:16-21. God has clearly demonstrated His unconditional love for us. We need to realize that we can enjoy God’s love by accepting Christ as Savior. God loves everyone and died for whosoever will believe in Him and love Him daily – not just holidays. He also is a God of judgment. If you don’t know Jesus, you are already condemned. Our flesh is not us – our soul is us. We must make a decision on this side of death to accept Jesus as Savior and follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, we just want to use Jesus as our servant. We are His servant. We cannot express our love to God except through the power of the Holy Spirit. We ought to fear and glorify God and stand is awe of Him. God is worthy to be glorified every day. So many times we don’t want to offend someone by talking about God. We use the excuse that they may not want to hear it. But lost folks are dying every day and going to hell. Are we going to show this world the love of Jesus?

We invite you to join us as we learn and grow in God’s Word.

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.

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

Pastor: Terry Mims

Nothing is impossible with God, as the children learned during their message – Ephesians 3:20. Jesus was able to multiply bread and fish, with leftovers. Surely we can trust Him with anything.

We see God and His amazing grace all through the love story of the book of Ruth. Naomi left with husband and sons and returned, a widow with the passing of both sons, to Bethlehem with one daughter-in-law. Ruth, from the accursed tribe of Moab and a widow as well – the law would say, “Stay out”, but God’s saving grace says, “You are welcome”. With His sovereign grace 1) they arrived just in time for the harvest, 2) Ruth finds herself in Boaz’s field, 3) Boaz appears at just the right time. Boaz is to be their “kinsman redeemer”; he is wealthy enough to care for them; and he is willing.

Just as God was with Ruth, He is with us, no matter what we are going through. His seeking grace – He was with Ruth each day, leading her. God’s satisfying grace – He used Boaz to supply their needs. We find true satisfaction is only found in Jesus Christ. His securing grace led them to their kinsman redeemer – This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives. God is still with us today to protect us, as the Holy Spirit works in and through our life.

Joseph, a simple carpenter, wonders how he can be the father to the Son of God. As Joseph asked, “Father show me where I fit into this plan of yours?” Let us without reservation ask ourselves, how do we? Put your faith in God’s amazing grace!

Church Services: Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m.; 6 p.m. Wednesday service – 6:30 p.m.

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.