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Rely on the Lord in everything

“A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke. The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. Only the pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:1-12).

Thought for the Week: “Rely on the Lord”

“I must rely on You, Lord, in everything that I do, for I know with absolute certainty that Your words are trustworthy and true. My trust in You must not falter as my strength is drawn from You. You give me the power and courage to conquer each day anew. To live my life for you, Lord, is to keep you in my heart and to make you the Master of my soul, knowing that you will never depart. Let all that is within me give You praise and glory each day, and may I never fail to thank you for the blessings sent my way.”

Morning Star Baptist Church in Clanton will host its Annual Women’s Conference Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. Special guest speakers will be Evangelist Linda Dunn of Londesboro, Pastor Hurdis Bozeman of Wetumpka and Pastor Jacqueline D. Mclemore of Montgomery. For more information, call Evangelist Connye Bryant at (205) 299-2950 or LaGora Lykes at (205) 299-0760.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise and worship of songs, prayer and scriptures.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes with his theme: “Has Life Been Too Rough On You, Do You Think So?” Now hear what God has to say about it in Mark 3:1- 6. When life deals you a bad hand, you can win with a bad hand. If you have Jesus, what you do with the hand determines your success — how do you handle it? Do you walk away from God? Number one — stay in the game with Jesus and don’t quit. This game is life, stand in the game of life and don’t be afraid of situations. Stand and do what God told you to do. Don’t be a coward soldier. If you don’t stand, it’s over; be who you are. Stretch forth, give it to God. Whatever the problem, Jesus can fix it. Jesus restores, whatever your needs are. Stand when things are not popular and he can handle life’s bad hands. He can make it a testimony for him.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Linda Clay, Lee Anna Worthey, Queen Worthey, Nathan Shortridge, Leonard King, Joseph McCall, Jo Ann Gill, Stanley Frazier, Mary Ann Garrison, Bertha Gates and Earl Davis. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.