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Bridging the racial divide

It seems today races of people are more divided than ever. But is that a façade? Do some instances of racism mean racism exists in every heart? I believe racism is bigger than a problem between people – it’s a spiritual issue at the core.

Bethel New Bethel honors leaders

Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Roosevelt Simmons Jr. starting with a luncheon for Shannon Simmons at noon Saturday, July 16, at the Promenade at Chenal at Little Rock. Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m., services will feature guest speaker Brodes Perry of St. Mark Baptist Church at Little Rock. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Terry Brown, pastor of adult ministries at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship.

The promise of rest remains

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it…” (Hebrews 4:1-10).

Church news 6-3-16

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will continue its 38th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Clark and Hazel Thomas, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert L. Handley, pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, accompanied by his congregation.

Go God go

Stand still and know that He is God and see the salvation of Lord. Whatever battle of this life you are facing now, know it belongs to the Shepherd of our souls.

They will know us by our love

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Southeast Arkansas Gospel Concerts

A gospel concert featuring the Kinsmen, Holcomb Family, the Poes and special guest Brett Stewart will be held at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The concert is free, however a freewill offering will be taken. The same groups will also appear at Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (Special to The Commercial)

Be generous

When we were planting a new church in Redfield, I would continually share the vision to our church and pray for God to supply the finances necessary to do so. One family stopped me early on and said, “God told us to give $10,000.” Then another did the same. Another lady showed up with a $10,000 check.

New Community youth pastor

The Rev. Patrick Lockett, pastor and apostle at New Community Baptist Church, has named the Rev. Tony Williams, the new youth pastor. He will work alongside his family, wife, Linda Williams, and children, Zhoriah Williams, Timothy Williams and Daijah Williams. (Special to The Commercial)