Chattooga Church News. . .

Lyerly UMC Revival To Feature David Autry As Speaker Oct. 6-7

Lyerly United Methodist has scheduled its revival at 7 p.m. each evening Sunday and Monday to hear the Rev. David Autry.
The music will be by Rev. Autry’s talented wife, Linda, singing while Rev. David Autry plays the piano.
David was born and raised in Walker and Catoosa counties. He graduated from Ringgold High School, Reinhardt College, LaGrange College, and Candler School of Theology. He served as a pastor in the North Georgia Conference for 40 years. Since retirement he has written and published a book, “If There Be Any Virtue Think on These Things”.  He also enjoys woodworking and sawmilling, fishing, reading, conducting a Bible study, during the school term, at LaFayette UMC, and filling in for pastors who need time away from their pulpits. He has done three interim events, one at Woodstation UMC, in 2013, another at Fisher’s Chapel UMC, in 2016, and one at Cedar Grove UMC, in 2018, for the purpose of serving Communion on first Sundays of the month.
Lyerly United Methodist is located across from Lyerly School at 105 Oak Hill Road, Lyerly.
For more information or directions, call Pastor Marshal Bryan at 706-409-0329.

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Local Church To Celebrate Pastor’s Third Anniversary

Second Baptist Church will celebrate the three-year anniversary for Pastor Tim Williamson on Oct. 27. Services are planned at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The public is invited to come celebrate with a church that is going forward.

 

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Living Waters Announces October Church Activities

Living Waters Ministry announce its activities for the month of October.
* A revival is scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The special speakers will be Kenny Dodd and Cheston Dodd. Special singers from Faith Builders International in Ringgold and Gospel Light Christian Fellowship in LaFayette. Services will start at 6:30 p.m. each night.
* On Sunday, Oct. 13 a Pastor’s Appreciation Day will be held with Michael Lee singing and speaking. The public is invited to help the church celebrate its pastor, Billy Wright.
* At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, the church will hold Music Night. Singers and musicians from area churches are invited to come enjoy fellowship, food and music.
The public is invited to all services.

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Revival Set At Mountain View Baptist Church

Revival services have been scheduled at Mountain View Baptist Church at 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Friday, Oct. 11.
The evangelist will be Gary Munson.
For information or transportation call 706-734-7385.
The pastor, Kevin Norton, invites the public.

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Column By DR. DAVID M. REEVES
Pastor
Redemption Worship Center

CLEAN LIVING
Matthew 11: 28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
In nearly thirty years of ministry, it never fails to amaze me. I’ve heard it time and again. People actually say they want to stop smoking, drinking, carousing, sleeping around, bickering, gossiping, and the like before they come to worship service. (Notice I said worship service because we are the Church and we congregate to worship our God!)
In other words, they want to clean up before they get cleaned up. The mindset of the world will not allow its adherents to grasp the great grace of our Lord. I usually ask if they take a shower to take a bath! No, it doesn’t make much sense but neither does the idea that they become good before they come. Let me make it clear: we can’t be good! The only thing good about a Christian is them which is the hope of glory.
The apostle Paul said, Roman 7: 18-25 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
This ‘wretched man’ wrote much of the New Testament by the faithful Holy Spirit! Quit trying to be good enough to come to worship; you will never be. Know in your heart that Jesus is a loving King and longs to be with you. He loves you.
Come to worship because our Lord is worthy for what He alone has done. Let Him clean you up.
Until next week, I’m standing in the gap remaining blest and steadfast in Christ.

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