That’s Jesus, my friend

Published 12:09 pm Thursday, March 25, 2010

“And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see. The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, what went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matthew 11:1-11).

Thought for the week: “That’s Jesus My Friend”

“Would you have a trusted friend who’ll stand by you to the end? Who will be there constantly never mind where you may be? That’s Jesus, my friend. Would you have someone or other, one much closer than a brother, a sister or a mother, one who never minds the brother? That’s Jesus, my friend. Do you know you’re lost in sin? Would you like to start again? There’s one friend and one alone, he, who loves and can atone. That’s Jesus, my friend. Would you like to be forgiven, yes, ’tis seventy times seven? Would you have someone so true who would die to ransom you? That’s Jesus, my friend. Would you have the joy that comes to God’s daughters and his son’s and the hope that in him lies, who would make the sacrifice? That’s Jesus, my friend. Do you seek your All in All who can lift you when you fall and will hear you as you call, one who changed the spoiler, Saul? That’s Jesus, my friend.”

The World’s Church of the Living God in Clanton will celebrate its 33rd Church Anniversary and Appreciation of Pastor Elijah Good and Mother Good on Sunday, March 28 at 11:30 a. m. This year’s theme will be “Giving God the Glory.” Special guest speaker will be the general overseer of all World’s Church of the Living God Ministries, Bishop W. C. Hunter of Chattanooga, Tenn. A special youth program will be held at the Church on Saturday, March 27 at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Linda Nix Clay in their time of bereavement. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Maplesville. Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.

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