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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

Please be in prayer for: Kaylynn Roberson, Jake Russell, Lisa Cain, JanieScarborough,Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Buster Wisecarver, Margie Wisecarver, JR Fife, Bessie Mae Ray, Owen Turner, Brent Franklin, Jerry Brantley, Annie Brantley, Charles Mc-Graw, 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.

Invitation: Bible Study: beginning Sunday, February 23rd.

Topic: Visioneering – for your life – for your church

5pm Sundays - 10am Tuesdays

Love is in the air - re: Valentine’s Day, USA ! The origins of this holiday are a little murky, but credit seems to be given to three Roman Catholic priests from the third century. All three were martyred. One over marrying young soldiers when Emporor Claudius II forbade it. Another who may have been martyred helping Christians escape harsh Roman prisons … falling in love with his jailer’s daughter in the process.

Love is in your Bible, too! God IS Love – Jesus IS Love

Biblical texts, written in Greek, use the word agape to connote any kind of selfless love, whether between human beings or between humans and God. It refers to the unconditional love of Jesus Christ for humanity, the love of Christians for Christ, and the love of Christians for others.

A Pharisee asked Jesus, “Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?” Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is it; “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39

Ephesians 4:2 tells us to “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

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, Farmer-ville. 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.

Pastor Kurt Auger’s message was entitled “Scripture Alone,” from 2 Timothy 3:16-17. From the seven churches of Revelation, to the Reformation period, on down through the ages, there has been a tendency for churches to develop ideas and practices that do not hold to Christian truth and principle. Other things replace God or limit His influence and authority. Churches stray from the truth and stand in need of revival.

The same can be said of the Church of 2020. We need revival. How does revival come? By getting back to the basics. We begin with the most important: Scripture Alone – Back to the Word of God.

In 2 Timothy, we are told two very important things about the Word of God. First, it is God-Breathed, or inspired by God. God is the source of the Bible. It was written by men who were under the authority and leadership of the Holy Spirit to communicate to us the Truth of God.

As the inspired Word of God, it is not open for debate or alteration in any way. The Bible is the final authority for the Church and the Christian life, not subject to additions, subtractions, or editorial revisions. It is the living, breathing Word that pierces the depths of man’s soul and cuts away the undesirable. It is not fable, or literature, or stories written by man. And if we, the Church, treated it that way, it would strike a massive blow to the heretics who challenge it.

2 Timothy also teaches us that the Word of God is profitable. It is sufficient; not just good for us or beneficial, it is complete. It is what we need and all we need. This is where things went south in the early church and pre-Reformation. Other things were added to the Word of God, other things were allowed in. Man began to speak for God in addition to the Scriptures.

We must be careful not to set aside the counsel of God’s Word for the words of men, and that includes putting the advice in books on life, marriage, depression, forgiveness, hope and restoration above the advice contained in the Bible.

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 liberty with God’s word. 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

We had a great day at Liberty. We had 4 visitors: a former member, Betty Dues; Windy and Jeremy; and a dear friend of mine, Ruth Ann. It is amazing the people God puts in our lives that may not even know what a blessing they are to others.

It had not been a very good week. Sometimes we don’t feel up to par; sometimes the side effects of the medicine we take seems worse than the original problem. Whatever the case, sometimes we get unexplained mullygrubs. Bro. Bill delivered the message from God on getting rid of the Blues. Text was Psalms 42:5. “Why art thy cast down…” It is amazing how the Holy Spirit works; how he uses others to help us when we need it most. It may be something as simple as a smile some loving gesture that changes a person’s life. So often we don’t understand how our actions affect others – how we can drag them down or lift them up. Sometimes we lose our joy and just need to be around loving, godly people. We live in a negative minded world and too often think negatively. We talk of all the bad things. We need to show ‘em Jesus. There is something good in everybody. We need to dwell more on the good. God is still God. ALL things work together for the good of them that love the Lord. God has a purpose for everything He allows in our life. Sometimes we get tested in order to increase our faith. Sometimes we say we can’t talk to others about the Lord. Maybe we need to talk to the Lord about ourselves. If you are still here, God has a purpose for you. The greatest thing we have is Jesus; we need to share Him with others. It will make a big difference.

While most of the world will be celebrating Valentines this week, we want to remind you that the greatest love was shown through Jesus when He gave His life for you because He wants to spend eternity with you.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 Downsville.

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Pastor: Terry Mims

Children’s Time: Jesus is asleep during a tremendous storm on the Sea of Galilee. When awakened, He immediately stops the storm. Jesus still calms the storms in our life today, if we will call on Him.

In James 1, we see the testing of our faith, as God allows storms to come into the lives of His children –

knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. How we react, shows our character. Ever felt ambushed, when something happened that you least expected, and now you don’t know what to do? If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God… But let him ask in faith, with no doubting. Our Father is never taken by surprised and He can always direct us, if we will only ask. We are to count it all joy, because this time of testing will produce in us a stronger Christian. We must hold steadfast in our faith in God, for a double-minded man, is unstable in all his ways. God will not rebuke or criticize. He is willing to walk with us through our trials, giving us wisdom in how we are to proceed. Let us not question His motive; just follow His leadership. As we listen to His voice, the Holy Spirit will guide us through whatever storms are ahead.

When going through the trials of your life, do you feel a peace? If not, put your faith in God. “I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me. And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s Tree. I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow. If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.”

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.

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