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A call to prayer

The fifth annual Prayer Rally for the city of Pine Bluff is scheduled for 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Participants for the one-hour event, will include pastors, ministry and community leaders, and anyone in the community who has a desire to pray for our city, will gather near the flag pole on the steps of the civic center, located at 200 E. Eighth Ave.

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 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.

UAPB grad named pastor at Denver

The Rev. Rodney G. Perry, formerly of Pine Bluff, has been named the new pastor of Central Baptist Church at Denver, Colorado. A 1987 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Perry was appointed Dec. 1.

How to treat someone who sins against you

Face it…the longer you live, the more opportunities you have to be offended. The only way to never be hurt, offended or disappointed is to live alone in a cave in a remote island somewhere far away. Even then, the thought of people from your past can cause you problems if not dealt with properly.