Are you being made whole?

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

By Emily Agee

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe” (John 1:1-6).

Thought for the week: “Bless You, Friend”

“Bless you, friend, for being there when I was feeling blue, for your warm and thoughtful way so much a part of you.  Bless you, friend, for words of cheer when skies above were gray; you gave me hope and made me see there’d come a brighter day.  And when the clouds had disappeared and skies again were blue, you came and shared my happiness, for you were happy, too.  For all the kindly things you’ve done that proved your friendship true, bless you, friend, it means so much to have a friend like you.”

A Spiritual Warfare Prayer Conference will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church at 4946 County Road 76 in Clanton on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Author Kenneth Scott.  The Rev. Keith Moore is pastor.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with prayer, scripture and songs.  The scripture was read by Earl Lowery with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Ministers Kevin Nunn and Perry Nunn.

Songs sung included, “Running For Jesus,” “God Is My Everything” and “Give Us Your Spirit God.”

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes.  His theme was, “Are You Being Made Whole?”

Only what you do for Christ will last (Luke 17:11–21). Choices can place you in bad situations, and we sometimes do the wrong thing around folks. We have all sinned.

Do you go to church for God to do something for you?  How are your choices? Give your life to the Lord.  Don’t worry about the scar; pray and keep on living.

Do you struggle with life? If so, come to Jesus just as you are.  Stay away from sin; it is contagious.  Don’t join the crowd.  We have an opportunity get our situation better. Jesus is never out of reach; he will fix it for you.  Don’t let shame keep you from coming. When you cry out to Jesus by faith, he will respond.

Go to Jesus and become a new person.  Don’t be ungrateful that Jesus died for you.  Listen to that still voice; it’s Jesus calling you.  While we were yet sinners, he died for you.  He will make you whole.  Jesus wants real folks; those who will stay; don’t put your hands to the plow and turn back.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers:  Jerry Wilson, Lee Anna Worthey, Joseph McCall, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Flora Franklin, Robert Spence, Joe Frank Allison and Milton Bryant.  May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.