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Morning Star presents Mission Day Celebration

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass , from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:16-20).

Thought for the week: “Perception”

“It’s all in how you look at it, that plays the greatest part, in learning how to deal with life, and have a happy heart. Every day’s a challenge from beginning to the end, and each of us must lose before we are allowed to win. To understand God calls the shots can save us needless pain. Unless we put Him first, we’ll make the same mistakes again. His gentle heart supplies us with all the things we lack, and when we give our love to Him… He always gives it back.”

Morning Star Baptist Church in Clanton will Celebrate its Annual Mission Day Celebration tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Evangelist Concheta England will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Keith Moore is pastor. All missions and pastors are invited to attend.

Plantersville Grove Baptist Church in Plantersville will celebrate its annual Men and Women’ Day Program tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Corey Morrow, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Lower Peachtree will be the guest speaker. All churches are invited.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service led by the senior choir with scripture songs, prayer and testimony. The scripture was read by Perry Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Carl Singleterry. Pastor Dukes gave the morning message with his theme “The Ways of Living.” Our life’s purpose is to glorify God. There are ways to live right or wrong. If you make a mistake, don’t stay in it. The way of a blessed man is this: his desire is for inner satisfaction to get that you must be right with God.

How do you choose the right direction? Don’t walk with wicked folks, including family, friends or church folks. Don’t take advice from sinners. Reject sinners’ lifestyle. A sinner deliberately misses the mark. A saint falls, gets up, dusts himself off and repents and follows Christ. Let your goal be to do what is right. Don’t plan to sin; it’s dangerous. Decline a seat with the scornful; don’t sit down in sin. Sin is never all right. Don’t stick with folks doing wrong.

Don’t believe in what sounds good. Believe in sound doctrine. Don’t try to appease other folks. The devil knows what you like and will put it in front of you, but remember he came to steal, kill and destroy.

True happiness is in the word of God. In order to get in, meditate on God’s way day and night, and study God’s word.

Fellowship was led by Pastor Dukes, deacons and the congregation.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Luther Lee, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Mattie Nix, Queen Worthey, Linda Clay, Lee Anna Worthey, Joseph McCall, Walter McCall Jr. and William White. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.