Religion

A Thought
“Blessed is the one who endures temptations; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which The Lord has promised to those who love Him.  Let no one...
God Calls Us To Salvation
Jeremiah 31:3 “With loving kindness have I drawn thee.” God calls every person to be saved but we have to answer the call and follow on. The thunders of the Law of God, and...
“The Simplicity of Faith”
To many people’s faith seems like a very strange and hard thing. The truth is, it is only hard because it is so simple. Some think that faith is the result of some kind of...
LEARNING THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves, and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...
“On Keeping Your Joy”
Enthusiasm. We know the meaning of this word and its synonyms like “exuberance, eagerness, fervor, passion, gusto, zeal, excitement, etc.” And, most likely, all of us...
Community Briefs
We're going to have a good time uplifting and praising the Lord during our upcoming Revival! Come join First Missionary Baptist Church at our annual Revival 7 nightly...
A Thought
“Go to the ants! Consider their ways and be wise. Having no captain, overseer, or ruler, they provide their supplies in the summer, and gather their food in the harvest....
“Darkness Dwellers”
They claim to be “enlightened;” but in reality they’re “darkness dwellers.” The recent attacks in Nice, France and Munich, Germany once again show the pervasive nature of...
“Common Sense”
I can remember when I was 14-16 years old, my Dad used to tell me that I didn’t have any horse sense. Dad was born in 1902, when most of the world depended on horses for...
A Thought
Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the...
“And The Lamb Became a Dragon” (Rev. 13)
First, a word of appreciation for our local newspaper publishers. They have taken it upon themselves to print sermons free of any charge. Though they may not always agree...
Self-Identifying
  I write from the midst of 2016 American culture.  Strife, fear, distrust, anxiety, anger, resentment, angst, cynicism, and dread abound.  Racism (which by-the-way no...
“The Old, Old Story”
If there was ever a time for it, it’s now. As a young boy attending a small, country church in central Arkansas, I learned a lot of old Gospel songs that continue to...
A Thought
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.  Bear...
Truth in Love
  The main message of Ephesians 4 is that Christians ought to endeavor to preserve the gift of unity that God has blessed us with.  Unity is not something we have to...