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Our Father’s Love

We’ve recently celebrated Father’s Day by showing our fathers just how much they mean to us. In so many ways, fathers are the under-recognized keys to the success of families.

Work, work and more work

It is an awesome thing to have a strong work ethic throughout life’s journey because the harvest is very plentiful but the workers are so few. Jesus Christ had an outstanding work ethic with the ministries He was called to while here on earth.

Baby Boy Project begins

Alfred Carroll Ministries announces plans for its pre-Father’s Day Evangelistic Outreach — “Baby Boy Project.” Prayer, spiritual counseling and water baptism will be offered to attendees.

How to find a good wife

Solomon’s wives led him into idolatry. Samson lost his eyesight because of the woman he loved, Delilah. David committed murder because for Bathsheba. David’s wife Michal despised him for worshiping the Lord. Job’s wife wanted him to curse God and die. Haman’s wife wanted to hang Mordachi. Ahab’s wife Jezebel enticed him to do evil.

Church news 6-3-16

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will continue its 38th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Clark and Hazel Thomas, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert L. Handley, pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, accompanied by his congregation.

Go God go

Stand still and know that He is God and see the salvation of Lord. Whatever battle of this life you are facing now, know it belongs to the Shepherd of our souls.

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.