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We are going to leave our study in the book of Acts this week to look at this psalm. This is a psalm of ascents, which means it was likely sung by Israelites as they neared Jerusalem on their way up to worship the Lord at an annual feast, such as Passover.

EDITORIAL/Rudy, Rudy, Rudy! Bad!

It should surprise no one that former Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock and three Canton officials have been indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges stemming from Warnock’s reign of terror at Canton Municipal Utilities from 2016 to 2017. 

EDITORIAL/The new fight to protect the right to life

Did you know that in Mississippi – the state that led the charge to overturn Roe v. Wade – elective abortions are both illegal and a constitutional right at the same time? 

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 17:24-27. Jesus returns to Capernaum after a long time away and the tax collectors are waiting. Out of respect for the Lord Jesus Christ, they come to Peter, and ask him a question.

In Acts 27 the apostle Paul is in Roman custody and is delivered over to a centurion named Julius to be transported to Rome.

EDITORIAL/Thanksgiving

The first recorded Thanksgiving was celebrated on December 4, 1619, at Berkeley Hundred, a plantation on the northern banks of the James River about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia.

DUNCAN/The cross reiterated

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 17:22-23. In this passage we come to the second great announcement of Jesus' impending suffering, death and resurrection.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The truth of Christ and the gospel

In Acts 26:19-32 the apostle Paul concludes his testimony before King Agrippa, Governor Festus, and many other dignitaries in Caesarea.

HARSANYI/Musk right on government

There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition. That is the enduring lesson of the 2022 midterms, as it is every election.

EASLEY/Privacy Act can of worms

It’s no secret, especially for our size, that Mississippi is the trial lawyer capital of America. Some have coined the term “jackpot justice” referring to these individuals getting rich off your misfortune. 

DUNCAN/Faith as a mustard seed

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 17:14-21. It is very clear in this passage that Matthew wants to highlight the danger of unbelief.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/From darkness to light in Christ

We have been looking at the benefits of salvation the Apostle Paul mentioned in Acts 26:18 while he was testifying about the Lord Jesus Christ before King Agrippa and other leaders in the city of Caesarea.

RICE & TAGGART/The new fight to protect the right to life in Mississippi

Did you know that in Mississippi – the state that led the charge to overturn Roe v. Wade – elective abortions are both illegal and a constitutional right at the same time?

DUNCAN/The glory of the Christ: The transfiguration

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 11:1-13. In this passage, we see the manifestation of the glory of Christ. 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Enduring by faith in our trials

In Acts 26:17 Paul testifies before King Agrippa that the Lord Jesus commissioned Paul to go to the Gentile nations with the gospel “to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Christ”

HARSANYI/‘Save Our Democracy’

At this point, it would save everyone time if Democrats could simply point to a policy agenda item that isn’t going to save democracy — if such a thing exists.

DUNCAN/The essence of the kingdom

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 16:24-28.  In this passage, Jesus connects His unique sufferings and death with the life that He expects His disciples to live.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ alone is our atoning sacrifice

In Acts 26 Paul has been summoned by governor Festus to give his defense before King Agrippa and other Roman leaders for the charges the Jews made against him. Paul first spoke of his past life before becoming a Christian (Acts 26:2-8).

DUNCAN/The necessity of the cross

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 16:21-23. We come to a significant point of departure in Jesus’ teaching of His disciples.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ delights to welcome sinners

In Acts 25:13-27 Festus, the new governor of Judea, is visited by King Agrippa II and his sister Bernice (verse 13).

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