The saving power of love

Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the lord heard him, saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see god? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry” (Psalm 34:1-15).

Thought for the week: “Saving Power of Love”

“Love comes from the heart, not from the mind. Love envies no one; it’s not narrow or blind. Love gives sweet comfort in the midst of woe, love is the answer against the foe. Love gives much more than it ever takes. Love forgives all; it never forsakes. Love is patient, enduring all ills. Love fills the heart with peace and goodwill. Love is faithful, filled with grace. Love sees the beauty in the most commonplace.”

The Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Harville will celebrate his 11th anniversary as pastor of New Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at the Jemison Municipal Complex on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. The morning guest speaker will be the Rev. Larry Coleman. All ministers and churches are invited.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with music by the male chorus. The scripture was read by Earl Lowery with prayer by Carl Singleterry and Pastor Dukes.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes with the theme, “Dissatisfied Servant.”

Jonah was a personal messenger for God. Any Christian can be a messenger for Christ. Are you a dissatisfied messenger? When God calls us, we are to put personal feelings aside. Jonah avoided God’s orders by going to another place.

Don’t rebel against God and cause problems with others. Come together and get a problem settled. God has something prepared to create a change in you.

You can help the people, but you have to get saved yourself. Turn from your evil ways and God will bless you.

The service concluded with fellowship by Pastor Dukes, deacons and the congregation.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Joseph McCall, Earl Davis, Lee Anna Worthey, Flora Franklin, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Nathaniel Shortridge, Jo Ann Gill and Queen Worthey. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.