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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)

Spiritual Wings of Joy concert

Living Word Baptist Church, 5617 Sulphur Springs Road, will host the Spiritual Wings of Joy in a celebration of history at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Guests will also include Barnes Brothers, NuImage3, Kendrick Williams Jr., Williams Singers and Golatt Jrs.

God is love

Valentine’s Day is set aside to show love to one another and many people get gifts and expressions of love. Some people don’t get these things though and are lonely.

The power of the spoken word

As a child you may have used the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

Key to godly living

Romans 12:1-2 have been two of my favorite Bible verses for many years. I seem to remember learning them very early in life and they have stuck with me since.