RELIGION COLUMN: I hope you know Him tooBy Staff Reports Published 7:34pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012
“Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘Verily I say into you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said by what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority? And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we shall say, from Heaven; he will say unto us, why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus, and said, we cannot tell. And he said, we unto them, neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.’” (Matthew 21:21-27)
Thought for the week: “So Good”
“My God is so good to me! I thank Him every day for blessings that He gives to me all along life’s way. He gives many precious friends who understand and care, and every time I need His help I know He hears my prayer. He knows how often I would fall were He not by my side. So He sends His Holy spirit to be my constant guide. His love is greater than I know! He’s happy to forgive, and then He wants to help me in obedience to live. My God is very good to me! I hope you know Him, too. For all the things He does for me He wants to do for you.”
Revival service is in progress this week at Hopewell Baptist Church in Clanton. Services begin nightly at 7:00 p. m. The Rev. L. C. Young, pastor of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Maplesville, is guest minister. All churches are invited.
Worship services at the Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with a praise service led by the senior choir with songs and prayer. Songs sung: “Glory Hallelujah,” “Keep The Lord On Your Side,” “Let The Church Say Amen” and “God Made Me Who I Am.” Prayer by Bro. Allison, K. Nunn and Willie Nunn. Earl Lucas read the scripture. The morning message was given by associate minister Bro. K. Nunn. His theme: “But If Not,” “God Is Still Able.” Is your trust and commitment to God questioned? Can it stand the test? Sometimes God does not heal or fix the broken marriage or financial situation. What would you do if he said no? Sometimes the answer is no. Ask Paul, God told him no about the thorn in his side. He still trusted him; will you continue to trust if the answer is no? God is able to deliver out of any situation. Just continue to trust him. Never bow down, never turn your back on God whatever the day brings, always worship and trust him. Blessed are those who say “I know God can, but if not, I am still going to trust him, and never give up. Yea thou I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. God is with me.” Continue to trust him, he is able. He is still on the throne; don’t turn your back on him.
We ask you to remember in your prayers those on our sick list this week: Jerry Wilson, Lee Anna Worthey, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Latora Allison, and Roberta Lee. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.
The 13th Annual Praise and Worship Outreach Ministry Explosion will be held on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, located at 205 Friendship Rd. Clanton. Sponsored By: Evangelist Diana Pryor and Bro. Eddie Pryor. Theme: “Taking the Mask Off in Humility… Tearing Down Generations’ Curses, and Restoring the Souls.” Everyone is invited.
–Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.