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Don’t fight in the flesh

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Pray and believe God

Recently, I had the opportunity to catch a movie entitled, War Room. War Room was an epic movie. It reminded me of one of our most powerful weapons as Christians…. Prayer! Prayer, combined with faith in God’s word, is a means of communication with our Heavenly Father. It’s not a hit or miss deal.

You married the wrong person

So many marriages today are ending in divorce. But yours doesn’t have to! As a marriage counselor, I’ve heard every reason in the world while couples are separating. The most common reason is there is usually someone else in the picture. Maybe it’s just thoughts or flirting (which are both still wrong), but that person is thinking the grass is greener on the other side. Let me say this: appearances can be deceiving. What looks better somewhere else usually isn’t.

Deacons honored

Alfred Carroll Ministries held its annual Deacon Burse Project service honoring eight of the eldest and active deacons. The event was held at Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and included Deacon Calvin Gipson, 71; organizer the Rev. Alfred Carroll Sr.; deacons Thomas F. Vaughns, 95, Able N. White, 80, Samuel Tyre, 83, Leo Carroll, 72, Novel Dixon, 77, R.B. Alexander, 79, and Leorn Alexander, 81. Special to The Commercial

A faithful steward

Have you ever been asked to babysit? What about house sit? Then you’ve been a steward. If you’ve ever taken care of anything that is someone else’s then you have been a steward. We all are stewards of everything we “own.”

COGIC convention to be held at Pine Bluff

The Arkansas First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ will sponsor the fifth annual Auxiliaries in Ministry convention Monday through Friday, June 8-12, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Delegates represent more than 100 churches in cities from Blytheville to Dumas.

Forgiveness is a command

“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:30-32.

That saved a wretch like me

Years ago I watched a dark comedy starring Bert Reynolds. In it the character he was playing, feeling sorry for himself, decides to end his life. Going to a beach he dives in the water and swims far out into the ocean. As he swims he justifies to himself why he is taking his life, until he becomes exhausted, and unable to take another stroke he stops, sinking into the water to breathe his last.

How do you handle a critic?

Have you ever had someone curse you out, disrespect you, and throw stones at you? David did! In 2 Samuel 16:5–14; 19:18–23, David experienced criticism in the highest degree.