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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)

Do you believe?

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)

Why does God allow people to do evil?

The Bible shows that God allows humans to have freedom of choice. He didn’t stop Adam and Eve from eating the forbidden fruit or Cain from murdering his brother (Genesis 3:6; 4:8). God didn’t prevent his own nation, ancient Israel, from sinning. The people were told to choose the way of love and life (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). But God didn’t prevent them from choosing the way of evil, which they did.

A tragic Wednesday in Charleston

Disbelief, shock, denial, heaviness, confusion, mourning - those were some of the words I felt deeply as I first heard of the tragic murders of nine innocent Christians who worshipped at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina this past Wednesday night.