Let the Holy Spirit make you whole

Published 6:02 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2009

“And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein; that thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name there. And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that I am come unto the country which the Lord sware unto our fathers for to give us. And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the Lord thy God. And thou shalt speak and say before the Lord thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: And when we cried unto the Lord of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders” (Deuteronomy 26:1-8).

Thought for the week: “The Holy Spirit”

“He took the shapeless pieces of my life and made them whole, and with exquisite tenderness, He sanctified my soul. He burned into my senses all He wished for me to be, and took the perfume of His love and poured it over me. And I have come to know Him in a way I can’t explain; now that He dwells within my heart, I’ll never be the same. He is my dear companion down this road I have begun, at whose ending I will find the Father and the Son!”

Revival services will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Maplesville June 8-12 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Donald Nix is Pastor and the Rev. Q. E. Hammond will be guest evangelist. Everyone is invited.

Morning Star Baptist Church in Clanton will hold early morning worship service at 8 a.m. at Agee Brothers Chapel. All churches and ministers are invited. This is a community event. The Rev. Keith Moore is pastor.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service in praise, songs, scripture and prayer by the youth. Songs sung: “I Will Fly Away,” “He Has Done Great Things For Me” and “How Great Is Our God.” The scripture was read by Willie Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Willie Nunn.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes. His theme was, “A Simple Solution to a Big Problem.” Sometime we encounter things we can’t fix, but God can. When God gives you instructions to solve a problem, focus on doing it his way; for God’s way is higher than ours. He can heal without coming to your house.

Naaman had a double healing physically and spiritually. You and me may need to be cleansed by a double healing. God is who he says he is. He can wash you with his blood and make you over — money can’t make you over; only he can. If you have problems, depend on God, not folks. Seek the right person for a problem, do the right procedure, follow instruction. Go to the Jordon and dip seven times you will be cleansed. Don’t have a problem with God’s procedure or process.

Naaman had a marvelous cure. The servant girl opened his eyes about God. When you get a message from God, listen and follow instructions — you can’t do half of what God says; it must be all the way. A simple solution to a big problem is Jesus Christ.

The service concluded with remarks and benediction by Pastor Dukes.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Willie Nix, Linda Clay, Joseph McCall, Carl Giver, Flora Franklin, J. D. Scott, William White, Bubba Rogers, Leila King, Lee Anna Worthey, Jeanetta Brooks, Pinkie Nix, and Sam and Vivian Hicks. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.