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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 promise of rest remains

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it…” (Hebrews 4:1-10).

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.

The Favor of God

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about God’s favor. I asked someone recently how they were doing. The response I got was, “I’m blessed and highly favored.” Mary was told this in Luke 1:26-28 because the Lord was with her and she was going to give birth to our Savior.

Breath of life

Ever feel deflated? Not like Tom Brady’s football, but simply worn out? Recently while I was on a hill operating a backhoe and turning with a full load the front right tire deflated.

Are you ready?

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.” Matthew 25:31-33