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Make the right choice

Joshua, God’s servant, the leader of God’s chosen people Israel who succeeded Moses, his mentor, was growing old and knowing the character and the attitudes of his people was compelled to call them together. (Joshua 24: 14-14)

Self-Control

When I’ve asked people what is the number one fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) they struggle with, I usually am told self-control. Everyone wishes they could take back that destructive thing they said or some action that caused another pain.

Faith and practice/pride and prejudice

As young people growing up in a small town we often visited one another’s churches. While there was broad religious teaching in these mixed groups it was never doctrinaire nor used as a tool to proselytize.

I need no man to teach me

Whenever someone quotes a certain part of 1 John 2:27 (always out of context) to me I know they are using it as a license to interpret the Bible any way they like – twisting the Holy Scriptures to support their false claims.

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Greater Deliverance Global Ministry, Ramada Plaza, #2 Convention Center Drive, will host the Apostles Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The guest speakers will be Belinda Helms, an apostle of Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church of Jacksonville, and Dennis Cook, an apostle of Transformation Center International of Texarkana.

Scrambled eggs with a side of regret

Have you ever heard the saying, "You can't unscramble eggs"? It's a very true statement when cooking breakfast and even more true when referring to mistakes you've made. We've all messed up and most likely have regrets. What do you wish you could go back and re-do? Your past mistakes can either liberate or incarcerate you. How do you deal with mistakes of the past?

Church News

The 16th anniversary banquet honoring Rev. Darrell J. Martin, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall of New Home Missionary Baptist Church , 3000 Orange St. Tickets are $15 each or $25 a couple. For tickets contact Trevice Whitmore at (870) 692-5625.

Be Still and listen…

When I was growing up and I thought I might get into trouble when my father had something to talk with me about, or to ask me about, I would try to control the conversation by steering it in the direction I wanted it to go. I would talk and talk, often at a very fast pace, in hopes he would either forget what it was he wanted to talk or find about, or give up. It never worked. He would break into my stream of words when I would finally breathe, and say what he wanted to say or ask. Generally I would just stare at him while he made his point, all the while trying to think what I might say next to get off the topic. "Did you hear me, Van?" Dad would ask. I'd say, "Yes, sir." He would look at me with doubtful eyes, and with a sigh answer, "I know you heard me, but did you listen?"

The value of personal Bible study

Have you ever jumped out of an airplane? What about bungee jumping? Have you ever caught a 100-pound fish while deep sea fishing or hit a hole in one while playing golf? Maybe you've run a marathon or won a top award for your hard work. Perhaps you've not done these but have heard someone describe a great adventure. It is never quite as exciting to hear about it as it is to experience it.

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Brooks Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello will observe the second anniversary honoring the pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs. James H. Spinks starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a musical. At 3 p.m. Sunday, the guest speaker will be Rev. Larry Rogers, pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Gould.