New Convert hosting benefit program for Rev. H.S. Davis

Published 9:37 pm Friday, March 20, 2009

“So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord will all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding” (Proverbs 3:4-13).

Thought for the week: “Together”

“Whenever it feels like you’re all alone and no one seems to care, and even the sun refuses to shine, God is always there. When trouble seems to be no easy way out, God is beside you to hear all your prayers, and to cast out your confusion and doubt. For all the troubles are reasons to need Him, they come to you right from His hand; meant to be too much to bear all alone, just the way that He planned. When you pray and things come together, there is no question at all. You never were suffering all by yourself…God waited and hoped you would call.”


There will be a Benefit Program for the Rev. H. S. Davis on Sunday, March 22 at New Convert Baptist Church in Maplesville at 4 p.m. All churches and ministers are ask to attend.

Morning Star Baptist Church in Clanton will begin an early morning worship service Sunday, April 5 beginning at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Agee’s Chapel located at 907 Samaria Road, Clanton. The Rev. Keith Moore is pastor. Everyone is welcome of any denomination.

Worship services at Holly Grove Baptist church in Jemison began with praise service of prayer, scripture and songs. Songs sung included, “Glad to Be in this Service,” “O How I Love Jesus” and “I Want to Be at the Meeting.” The scripture was read by Willie Nunn with prayer by Bro. Robert Singleterry, Pastor Dukes and Steven Nunn.

The morning message was given by Bro. Robert Singleterry. His theme was, “Do You Want Fruit In Your Life?” What is fruit and how can we get it (John 13): We must bear much fruit. Jesus Christ was the first fruit. God wants you to bear much fruit — God knows everything, and he knew Judas would betray him and Peter would deny him, yet he washed their feet.

Would you wash your enemies’ feet? Push your unforgiveness in a bag, don’t drag it along with you. Jesus sets our example — is your heart so hard that you won’t forgive? Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting, it means it doesn’t hurt anymore. It means whatever took place no longer has an effect on your life.

Remember the Lord’s prayer, and forgive others as God forgave you. Ask the Lord to clean you up. If you stand for Christ, get ready for the enemy (Satan) to come after you. The sack of unforgiveness makes you smile. Jesus will wash them for you.

Can you draw others to Christ? If you can’t, then you need to go before the Lord. Be obedient to Christ ask him to change your life. Christ knows everything about you. You have to be cleaned to bear fruit. Jesus is the true vine. You have to come through Jesus to bear fruit.

Remember, when Jesus forgives you he washes your feet. Every branch that doesn’t bear fruit is taken away. He blesses branches that bear fruit. We all want a fruitful life.

The service concluded with benediction and remarks by Pastor Dukes.

Our sympathy goes out to the families of Mrs. Annie Mae Wilson and Mrs. Theresa Cook in their time of bereavement. Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Wilson will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Big Springs Baptist Church in Verbena. Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Cook will be Monday at Everdale Baptist Church in Montevallo. She is the wife of the late Hardy Cook. Agee Brother’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Sam and Vivian Hicks, Maude Moore, William White, Barbara Arrington, Flora B. Franklin, Linda Clay, J. D. Scott, Bob Davis, Joseph McCall, Eddie Ford Sr. and Lee Anna Worthey. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.