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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).

Jesus Is Alive!

The Resurrection of Jesus is the single most significant event in history. Everything Jesus did and said, even the whole of Scripture, hinges on the validity of Jesus’ Resurrection. Think about it: the crucifixion, ministry of Jesus, and the whole Bible would be meaningless without the Resurrection.

Outside The 4 Walls

“Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” Ephesians 4: 3-7 KJV

God, Lord of the Breakthrough

“And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? Wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand. And David came to Baal- Perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal- Perazim” (2 Samuel 5:19-20).

Through Him in concert

Through Him will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at First Southern Baptist Church, 6111 U.S. 270 East at Sheridan. Food and fellowship will be held after the concert. (Special to The Commercial)

Life for Life

I wish to thank The Pine Bluff Commercial for the public forum section that is printed weekly. I agree with Pastor Jesse C. Turner concerning, “Life for Life.”

What is Truth?

I once heard someone say, “It doesn’t really matter what you believe as long as you are passionate and sincere.” While I admire sincerity and passion, you can be sincerely and passionately wrong. Truth is what matters. John 8:32 says the truth will set us free. What is truth?