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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)

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

If only…

Do you have any regrets? I sure do. There are some clothing and hair styles I regret. There are some words I’ve said and left unsaid I regret. Some of my action and inaction is regrettable. Regret is rooted in condemnation, guilt and shame. Regret tells you you’ll always be enslaved to that thing you did or said – your past.