St. Stephens Christian Methodist Episcopal
2427 Columbus Rd
Valley, AL 36854
The church opens wide her doors and Welcomes you in the Name of our Father Jesus Christ. We are a Church with BIG hearts and Open Arms.
Come Worship With Us
While we have returned to the sanctuary for worship, we fully understand that some are not quite ready. So we will continue to provide you an opportunity to join us virtually.
Sunday Church School ~ 9:45 AM ET
In person or - click here to join by video
Sunday Morning Service ~ 11:00 AM ET
Click here to view recorded services.
Tuesday Talk with God (prayer line) ~ 7:30 PM ET
Call in: 602-580-9432 Access Code: 1742644
Wednesday Studies ~ 6:30 PM ET
In Person or - click here to join by video
Building Faith, Hope, and Love
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. But the greatest of these is love.
Faith is loyal confidence in our Savior, Jesus the Christ. We must believe on God's Holy Word that he rewards those who seek him. Having faith prompts us to be obedient in Christ. It is through faith we are connected to the Holy Trinity. Hebrews 11:1 says "NOW (meaning present moment) faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Holding strong to our faith leads us to the things we desire. In order for our faith to increase, it must be exercised daily. Faith is a precondition for Hope and Love.
Hope lives in each of us. It expresses our desires, expectations, and our vision for a better world we strive for. Hope connects us one to another and ourselves through compassion in now experiences and outcomes we "hope" to see. When we collectively engage in conversations it brings about a shift in the expectations. We as a people create hope in others.
Love the first fruit of the Spirit. Matt. 22 beginning at verse 34 gives us the greatest commandments, and that is to LOVE. Only as we live in LOVE can we fulfill the will of God in our lives. Believers must come love-inspired, love-mastered, and love-driven. It is impossible for one to say they love God whom they've never seen and hate their brethren whom they have seen. Love conquers all. Without the first fruit, we are a religious noise.
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Larry Threatts was called into the ministry at the age of 18. After a conviction of his calling, he surrendered. Rev. Larry Threatts began his pastoral-ship in 1988. He has pastored ten churches in the Montgomery, Phenix City, Opelika District.
For his educational enhancements, he attended American Baptist College and International Theology Center in Atlanta, GA.
"My vision is to teach people to love one another as God commanded. We are reminded in the book of Matthew 22:37-39, it says to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and with all your mind."