RELIGION COLUMN: Tell the world about JesusBy Staff Reports Published 10:30am Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Emily Agee
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.” (Psalm 122:1-9)
Thought for today
“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep you going out and your coming in from this time on forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8
Thought for the week: You cannot hide from God
You cannot hide from God; his eyes run to and fro. He sees your every move; he sees the way you go.
You cannot hide from God, no matter how you try; your every deed is seen by his all-watchful eye.
You cannot hide from God; he knows your every thought, the intents of your heart, the deeds that you have wrought.
You cannot hide from God, so why not seek his face? He’ll give you joy and peace, and save you by his grace.
You cannot hide from God; he loves you through you’ve strayed. He’s watching you today; he wants you to be saved!
So lift your eyes toward Jesus; behold the Lamb of God! And cast you at his feet; you cannot hide from God!
Worship services at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service led by the senior choir with song, scripture and prayer. Perry Nunn read the scripture, with prayer by Pastor Dukes. Willie Nunn sang “Lay Your Burdens Down” and “Lord, See Me Right Now.”
Pastor Dukes brought the morning message. His theme: “We Have a Responsibility to Tell the World About Jesus.” Even the hard of the hardest never fail to witness. Would you have the courage to tell them about Jesus?
What must I do to be saved? God can save anybody. Nothing is too hard for God.
Three things happened to Paul and Silas convicted him to be saved. It’s not what you say; it’s what you do to convince others. What do you do to tell others about Jesus? There is prosecution to go through. The devil will test you. How do you weather the storm?
Paul and Silas were beat about spreading God’s word. When cast into prison, they prayed and sang in jail at midnight and other prisoners heard them.
Can you pray and sing while you struggle? Do you have praise on your lips? Believing on Jesus Christ is the answer. Do right by others, love God and others, and keep his commandments.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Bessie Lee Lykes Varner in their time of bereavement. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11. Agee Brothers Funeral Home will be directing.
On our sick list this week, we ask that you remember in your prayers James Singleterry, Martha Binion, Robertha Lee, Dorothy Sims, Mildred Archie, Harold Frazier, Dora Archie, J.R. Booker, Sam and Vivian Hicks.
May God heal and strengthen them in his care is our prayer.
—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.