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Breath of life

Ever feel deflated? Not like Tom Brady’s football, but simply worn out? Recently while I was on a hill operating a backhoe and turning with a full load the front right tire deflated.

Are you ready?

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.” Matthew 25:31-33

What’s really important?

In the midst of devastation and loss, amazing courage can often be seen. News reports show people standing in the midst of ruined homes, facing the loss of possessions and the work of a life-time. They bravely smile and say that life goes on. Neighbors pitch in to help strangers and their communities.

2 Southeast Arkansas Gospel Concerts set

The Velvet Ridge Singers will be among artists featured in the Southeast Arkansas Gospel Concerts. A concert will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Central Baptist Church, 6107 Dollarway Road, with groups including the Kinsmen, Holcomb Quartet, Holcomb Trio and CBC Quartet. At 6*** p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, the concert will be held at Summit Baptist Church, 901 Ridgway Road, featuring the Velvet Ridge Singers, Kinsmen, Holcomb Quartet and Holcomb Trio. (Special to The Commercial)


The Sunday session of the Southeast Arkansas Gospel Concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Summit Baptist Church. The time was incorrect in Saturday’s edition.

Love not condemn

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18.

A call to prayer

It’s time to pray! The city of Pine Bluff and surrounding areas are gearing up for the 4th annual Prayer Rally 2015. We are in perilous times and must return to God. Prayer is the key.

Conquering life’s enemies

“The seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name! And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven. Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20 (Amplified Bible)

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.