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.

Dean Baptist

Sunday was a blessed day at church. It was Men’s Day, men’s choir, then a special by Bro Don, Joe Wheeler, and Lit Joe Wheeler, sang Precious Memories. Donnie Reeves and Jed Rhodes spoke during the morning service. Tim Alsobrooks and Kenneth McLemore spoke during the evening service.

Upcoming events: 02/16 Baby shower for Kendra Foster 2pm at the church, 02/23 Baby Sprinkling 2pm at the church for Amber Pitts.

Please be in prayer for: Kaylynn Roberson, Jake Russell, Slade Billups, Lisa Cain, Janie Scarborough, Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Buster Wisecarver, Margie Wisecarver, 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.

As our New Year gets well under way; could we ask you to consider One More Resolution? New for this year, yet it’s one that we’ve mentioned before - in Biblical terms vs. a new year’s resolution.

Psalm 95:1 “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”

Psalm 100:2 “Worship God in joy; come into His Presence in song.”

Psalm 105:2 “Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.”

Would you/Could you consider joining our beautiful choir? We are small in numbers right now, but large in heart and spirit and we have a tremendously talented choir director. Unlike most churches and unlike our own “old ways”, we have choir practice at 8:30 Sunday Mornings. This new format was designed to give God all the glory on Sunday mornings and to give our church congregation more ‘unbroken’ family time as well.

If you are a member of our congregation, please consider….. we need you.

If you are new in our community or have been visiting with us, please, consider.

Psalm 71: 23 “My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.”

We’re not real big on ‘shouting’ in our congregation (LOL), but… we ARE really big on loving the Lord and singing His praises!

Whether you would consider singing in our choir or not.., we would love to have you worship with us.

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 11a.m.SundayEvening Worship Service is at 6 p.m.

On February 2nd, we honored the memory of those of our church family who have gone to be with the Lord. It was a day of sweet remembrance, and Bro. Kurt’s message, “Remembering God’s Love,” brought us a sense of encouragement and hope.

In the eighth chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul shares the lasting and eternal truth that salvation breaks the condemnation of a lost man and declares him a child of a loving God through Christ Jesus. Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. There is no condemnation! God the Father loves us unconditionally and without reservation or limitation. And in Romans 8:35-39, Paul declares that nothing can ever challenge or defeat God’s love for us.

God’s love is displayed in Christ, who set aside His heavenly position, taking on flesh to live among sinful man. 2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us that the One who knew no sin became sin for us. He was judged as sin!

All this happened while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). This was not something we deserved. While we were still enemies of God, He displayed His love by providing eternal salvation and security for us through Christ Jesus, who is the only Way to redemption.

In Romans 8:35, Paul asks,”Can anything separate us from God’s love?” He is writing from prison, and he’s in one of the most difficult times in his life, realizing his impending death. But he writes from the perspective of one who experiences God’s love daily, through the good and the bad. Paul comes to this conclusion: God’s love is always there. Nothing separates us from His love. In your grief, God loves you; in your confusion, God loves you; in your loneliness, God loves you. In all things, He loves you. You can trust the Word of God. His love to you is an absolute promise.

So often, death is viewed as the great separator. But Romans 8:38 specifically tells us that neither life nor death can separate us from the love of God. There is not a moment in a Christian’s death when God’s love is not there. Death is just part of the process for us to experience the fullness of God’s love in our eternal life! Our Christian loved ones are today basking in the glory of God’s love!

For those who are hurting, there is something about a hug that makes us feel better. Imagine today that the arms of God are wrapped around you in unconditional love. We grieve with hope, and that hope is Jesus.

Upcoming Event:

Thursday, February 6, 7 AM, First Responders Prayer Breakfast. FBC Fellowship Hall.

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

There is a preliminary meeting after church tonight to begin planning a mission trip to Belize, Summer of 2021. Let Linda H. know if you are interested.

7th – 12th grades interested in going to Centri-Fuge need to sign up.

Bro. Bubba used Matthew 12:30 as his focus to explain we are either Gathering OR Scattering. VS: 22 – 29 are authenticating who He is – God’s Son. The Pharisees enjoyed their power, and they did NOT like Jesus taking away their crowns. They were jealous, and Jesus knew it (and our thoughts as well!). There are ONLY 2 KINGDOMS: God/Light (Pro Christ) or Satan/Dark (Anti-Christ). There are NO in-betweens. WE are ALL given the chance to come to Christ, to be forgiven – every single person of EVERY SINGLE SIN! Our ‘JOB’ is to gather others to Christ throughout our lifetime. We have the ‘main thing’ a person needs! JESUS! Everything Jesus said in some way pointed to God. VS: 31, 32 explains about Damnation – God on earth as a Human was limited, but the light of the Holy Spirit did great things. The Holy Spirit shines in those who believe. Just in our daily conversations, we can bring Jesus into it. People will know by how we live our lives, our attitudes, and letting the Joy show through!! Don’t let a friend or loved one remain lost when there is such a beautiful life available for them!

Haile Church of

Christ

Webster defines “legalism” as a strict, literal or excessive conforming to the law or to a religious or moral code. The definitions of “liberalism” include the freedom of restraint and licentiousness. Legalist may charge those with views of the Scripture less rigid than their own as liberalists. On the other hand, those with a more lenient view of Scripture may accuse those with stricter views as being legalists. Is there a “weigh station” or “happy medium” between legalism and liberalism? There is, and it is grace! Grace instructs through the written word (Titus 2:11-12), and a theme throughout the New Testament is to abide within the doctrine of Christ, pay close attention to doctrine and expose strange or false doctrines (2 John 9-11; 1 Timothy 4:16; Hebrews 13:9, etc.). Grace is not licentiousness (Jude 4), and prohibits taking libertywithGod’sword. A precise pattern for obeying the gospel, worship and every aspect of Christ’s teaching is revealed (Romans 6:17-18; John 4:24; Philippians 3:17). Striving to follow Christ’s teachings as closely as possible isn’t legalism, unless one depends on their own ability to life perfectly. Since all sin and fall short (Romans 3:23), earning one’s salvation through merit is impossible. If one obeys all of Christ’s commands, they remain “an unworthy servant” (Luke 17:10). Why? Because of sin!! Grace provides a remedy; but only for those who “walk in the light” and do not practice sin (1 John 1:5-9; 3:9). “Walking in the light” doesn’t allow legalism or liberalism. Grace teaches that faith that comes from God’s word is essential (Hebrews 11:6) and an acceptable faith is an obedient faith (James 2:14-26) with total reliance on Christ’s blood for pardon.

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

Bro. Sherwood taught the Sunday School lesson on the Prodigal Son from Luke 15.

Bro. Gus sang “Build My Mansion” and Bro. Bill sang “God on the Mountain”.

Bro. Bill delivered the message from Luke 21: 12-19. We really don’t understand percussion even though we are becoming more and more harassed for annoying the world. Some are trying to tell us what we can and can’t do or say. Since God has ordained/commanded us to tell others, we must tell them. We are seeing so many identifying with their sins and movements going on. The Bible tells us, if we will repent and invite God in our hearts, we will be saved. Repent is being used as ‘sorry I got caught’, not sorry we did it. If we don’t go out and tell others, we are hiding our testimony. We get excited and talk about other things, but do we get excited and talk about Jesus? Verses 14 and 15 tell us to settle it in our hearts and not worry about what to say. Jesus will give us the words. Had

we rather offend the people or God? There is nothing better to talk about than what God has done for you. Only God can see your heart. Unless we see fruit hanging off a tree, we may not know what type tree it is. When we see Jesus hanging off a person we can identify them as a Christian. If we are not producing fruit, God may cut us down and plant something that will produce. It only matters what God knows you are – not what others think. Only a personal relationship with Jesus will get you to heaven. Jesus loves you.

We will be having our Valentine Banquet Saturday, February 15 and our birthday celebration February 23rd. We have about 6 February birthdays (Nelda, JoAnn, Chelsie, Monroe, and Brianna and me; and Bro. Bill and Dee have an anniversary.

In case you missed it before, we invite you to join us at Liberty to feast on God’s Word and enjoy sweet fellowship. 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 Downs-ville.

Rocky Branch

Baptist

Church

Pastor: Terry Mims

Children’s Time: Air current keeps the eagle up, as God keeps us up. The difference is, when the air current ceases, the eagle will fall; whereas GOD never ceases!

James, the half-brother of Jesus, came to faith, after the resurrection of Jesus. Mark 6:3, we first hear of James – Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” Jesus grew up with His siblings, daily living an example before them, yet they did not know Him. Around the age of thirty, Jesus was baptized by his cousin John (John 3:13), and thus His ministry began. James did not believe Jesus to be the Messiah – Mark 3:21 - they said, “He is out of His mind.” But after the resurrection, James went from “doubter” to “believer’ and is included with the apostles, as he begins his own ministry. 1 Corinthians 15:7 – After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

Inthebookof James, he does not state he is the half-brother of Jesus, but a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout his ministry, James reached out to others for Christ. He teaches that we are to be people of prayer – If any lack wisdom, let him ask of God. He instructs us in living the Christian life. He reminds us of problems we may face and sins we will have to overcome, especially the “tongue” – the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. “Thinking ‘bout Going Home” – free from sin makes Heaven even sweeter.

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 Farmer-ville.

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.