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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 / I 00hiireh H nnnlanino00 . Church ActiVities ..... 'qJ'li. lb4Ll *'li. JL..ALIk41,*'IIIIIk3 .Meetings BETHELASSEMBLY OF GOD Bethel Assembly f God Chuch will hold home- coming services Sunday, June 23. Special speaker will be Bro. Pettis with the Harrelson Family singing. Everyone is welcome to attend. Pastor is Rev. Jack Day. CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Caney Creek Baptist Church, welcomes you to join them Sunday 'morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. evening ser- vice, Wednesday service 6 p.m. Located Hwy. 2 West DeFuniak Springs, FL. Pastor is Michael Randall. CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY Children's Home Assembly. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m. Sunday Youth Service, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night worship, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy. 147 West, Laurel Hill, FL. Pastor C.W. Pin- ner. 850-834-5199. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORALA The Church of God In Christ of Florala invites you to worship every Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morning worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pastor, Elder J.C. Rodgers. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORAl_,& The Church of God In Christ of Florala invites you to worship every Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morning worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pastor, Elder J.C. Rodgers. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sun- day praise and worship 10:30 a.m., morning worship 11:30 a.m. No evening services. Pastor is Rev. Dan- ny Kendrick. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apos- tolic Church family invites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., morning service - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible class - 7 p.m. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathaniel Belcher is pastor. The church is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God services are Sunday school Steps Of Apostasy Part.00bC by K. W. Cook- kwcook@cox.net I need to backtrack for a moment and remind you of the reason Jude wrote his letter. It was for the purpose of faith - contending for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Why? Because certain people had crept in unnoticed. They were false teachers who came in secretly, by stealth, they came in through the side door and insinuated themselves among the brethren. They came for one purpose - to deceive. From the beginning wrong teaching about Christ and Christianity came into the church by one of two methods: throug h itinerant preaching or directly from the community of believers itself. Itinerant Preachers were common in first- century religious life, and some of them were, as Paul says in the book of Galatians, "false brothers secretly brought in" their goal was to destroy the real freedom of Christianity and bring Christian's back under the control of law and bondage. Whatever the bondage didn't really matter because these teachers stood to profit both personally and monetarily. There were many who rose among the ranks. They never really believed in Jesus Christ as a personal savior, but saw an opportunity to exploit the true believers, who no doubt in their opinion, were easy to deceive and led astray as a lamb is led to the sheerer. Today, they have fine-tuned the trade. These men and women of yesterday and today are tares among wheat. They are very charismatic in their approach and possess great powers of charm and influence. However, these false teachers have two major character flaws that the apostles and early believers spotted right away and is also evidenced today. First, they use Christian liberty as a natural opportunity for sensual indulgence and debauchery. Second, they deny God and Jesus Christ by distorting the truth of God's revealed word. It's factually true and easily observed that when people deviate from sound doctrine they will often use that deviation to justify ungodliness and moral sin. These teachers .through their dreams create for. themselves a god who doesn't exists. They make for themselves and others a god who condones gross immoral sins and excuses homosexuality, adultery, and fornication. They pursue a god of greed and by smooth words and deceitful speech easily separate people from their money. They place their own seal of approval upon their .actions by saying it's done in the name of Christ and for the glory of his kingdom. They misrepresent the nature, the wisdom, the power, and the character of God. They present God as a personal genie who grants their every desire and is always at their beckoned call. They make for themselves a god who exists to serve their every need and fail to worship him as a holy God who is far above and higher in every way then his created beings. God is altogether different from what we are as human beings. He is a pure and holy spiritual being whose nature and essence cannot be compared in any way or form to the nature of fallen sinful man. When Isaiah saw him, he said, "Woe is me! For I am undone (cut off, Iost),because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Isaiah 6:5 And when John standing on the isle of Patmos saw him, he fell at his feet as one who had died (Revelation 1:17). These false teachers are the ones Enoch speaks of. They shall be judged, condemned, and destroyed by the Lord Jesus Christ. Everlasting punishment in darkness awaits them. 9:45 a.m., Children's Church 10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship at 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama practice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nursery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Ev- eryone welcomed and invited to attend all services. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858-6357/858-6435. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend James Yonkers, speiks from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the community as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcom- ers. The church is located on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Avenue) in Florala. Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Chris- tian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening ser- vice and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-'2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Chris- tian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening ser- vice and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FLORALA-LOCKHART AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Florala-Lockhart African Methoidst Episcopal Church will hold Community Vacation Bible School Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12 from 3-7 p.m. at The Carver Community Center, 2453 Martin Luther King St., Florala, AL. For more info: (334) 362-3250. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Long and the members of Gateway Baptist Church, extend a warm invitation to worship with them in a friendly atmosphere each Sunday. Sunday School 10 a.m. Preaching 11 a.m and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m. They are located on Highway 331 two blocks North of Main Street. Call Pastor Long at 706-400-8770 for additional information. LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood Bap- tist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday Children's Church 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., morning worship 10:30 a.m., evening service 7 p.m., Wednesday Adult Sunday School 7 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor LaDon Moore and the congregation of New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to the church. It is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call (334) 493-7489, for information. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 676 Co. High- way 147 (Webster Lane) invites everyone to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11:00 a.m.; women's ministries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. RED OAK BAPTIST Red Oak Baptist congregation invite the public to worship. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., evening worship 5 p.m., and Wednesday ser- vice 7 p.m. The church is located .at 13667 AL Hwy. 55, Florala. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is not a habit, it is an experi- ence." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, explains the Word of God. Sing along with the soul-stirring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as follows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Located at 22507 Sixth Avenue right next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For further information call 858-5330. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. A.D. Bell Jr. has been pastor for 31 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. regular order of service. Wednes- day Bible class 7 p.m. 2nd Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (subject: The Apostle Doctrine). (3rd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday morning after Sundays School a bible class is held (subject: Making the Most of your Christian Life). Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. TRINITY MISSION When life gets you down, there is a God who cares. God has all power, wisdom, and answers. Trinity Mission enjoys serving God, and invites you to attend church services. Sunday school 10 a.m., wor- ship service 11 a.m., and Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331, 2 miles south of Paxton. Call 834-4077. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lockhart cordially invites you to worship. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. disciple- ship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednes- day prayer services 6:30 p.m. and AWANA 6 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Florala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Members cordially invite you to Sun- day School for all ages at 10 a.m. Worship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery provided). Weekly Bible Study is see CHURCH page 7 SOPHIA JEAN baseball and old classic BARBARA ANN sus Christ sustained HOLYE western movies, loved RADNEY her as she bravely the beach and enjoyed fought many health is- spending time with her sues. She fought the family there. Her faith good fight. She finished in Jesus Christ sus- the race. She kept the tained her as she brave- faith. She was preceded ly fought many health in death by daughter, issues. She served as Donna Ann Fountain; an inspiration to all father, Robert J. Scho- who knew her with her field; mother, Bertha strength and courage. Fleming Schofield; sis- She was preceded in ter, Sue Rawls; broth- Sophia Jean Holye death by mother, Mary Barbara Ann Rad- ers Jimmy, Robert, and age 63, of Opp, AL, died Lou Davis Miller. ney, age 65, died June Kenneth Schofield. in an Andalusia health Survivors include 28, 2013 at a Florala Survivors include care facility June 26, beloved husband of 29 health care facility. She sons, Kenny Holmes 2013. She was born May years, Eddie Holye, Jr. was born September 29, and wife, Wanda, of 28, 1950 in Laurel Hill, of Opp; son, Dennis Mc- 1947 in Florala to Rob- Florala, Chris Foun- FL to Edsel Ray Miller, Call of Enterprise, AL; ert J. and Bertha Flem- tain and wife, Andrea, Sr. and Mary Lou Da- daughter, LaLa McCall ing Schofield. Nothing of Florala and Heath vis Miller. She worked and Christopher Blue of was more important as Fountain of Paxton, FL; in Florala for Franklin Opp; father, Edsel Ray her family, she cher- daughters, Pam Jordan Ferguson textile indus- Miller, Sr. and wife, ished the times she and husband, Kendall, tries and General Man- Sara, of Florala; sister, had with her children of Paxton, Samantha ufacturing in Opp until Seretyhia Qualls-Tice and most especially her Cassady and husband, ill health forced her re- and husband, Tommy, grandchildren. She rel- Junior, of Florala and tirement. In 1984, she of Coffee Springs, AL; ished being "Granny" Sherry Fountain'ofPax- married the love of her brother, Edsel Ray Mill- and this name contin- ton; sisters, Bobby Bess life and best friend, Ed- er, Jr. of Mary Esther, ued on, symbolizing her and Dorothy Hoover; die Hoyle, Jr. Nothing FL; granddaughter, special, one-of-a-kind 13 grandchildren who, was more important Shalotta Whigham of devotion to her great- where the light of her to than her family, she Opp who was the light grandchildren as well. life and 8 great-grand- was a loving wife, moth- of her life. She was an excellent children. er and grandmother. Funeral services cook and was known Funeral services Her granddaughter be- were held 2 p.m. Friday for her delicious pound were held 11 a.m. Tues- gan calling her "Maw June 28 at Evans Fu- cake and bisques. She day July 2 at Chapel Maw" and this name neral Home with John enjoyed crocheting Hill Baptist Church Symbolized her one-of- Bryan officiating. Inter- and made many trea- with Dennis Sims and a-kind devotion she had ment followed at North sures for her family Ray Bundy officiating. for Shalotta. She was Creek Cemetery. and friends. Her yard Interment followed at an avid fisherman and Those who wish may was her pride and joy Greenwood Cemetery. spent many hours in sign the online guest and she spentcountless Those who wish may the lakes and ponds of registry at evansfuner- hours keeping up many sign the online guest south Alabama. She en- alhomeal.com, rose bushes around her registry at evansfuner- joyed watching Braves house. Her faith in Je- alhomeal.com.