GETTING THE MESSAGE/The wonder of Christ’s love

The Song of Songs presents to us the infinite depths of the love Christ has for His people whom He redeems by His own life. In this section of the book, the glory of King Solomon and the blessedness of his bride are used to depict the believer’s blessedness in Christ.


Hope that Sgt. Niles H. Withers is alive but perhaps a prisoner of war was strengthened here this week by the contents of a letter his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Withers, of this city, received from the War Department. 

THOMAS/A disappointing non-debate

If you watched the so-called “debate” between Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (a presidential candidate in waiting), hoping to witness something that elevated the political rhetoric from the corrosive to the tolerable, even the admirable, you were probably disappointed. I was.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The love of God in Christ

In Song of Songs 3:6-11, we see the joyous caravan of King Solomon, who has gone to Egypt for his bride and is bringing her back through the wilderness to his throne. The passage, though, points to one greater than Solomon.

BIBLE SELECTION/Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


To the delight not only of numerous admiring members of the congregation to which he is minister but to friends over the entire section, the Rev. Hugh C. Castle has been returned as pastor of the First Methodist Church here for another year.

THOMAS/Evangelicals conforming to the world

More than 150 Iowa “faith leaders” have announced they are supporting Donald Trump in the state’s forthcoming caucuses.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The Lord’s sustaining grace

During Thanksgiving, we think of the pilgrims at Plymouth. It often appeared that they would perish in the new land they had come to.


Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  


Members of Philadelphia Post No. 138 of the American Legion cheered loudly at their Armistice celebration at the Hut last Thursday evening as Commander T.J. Mayo held the note representing the final indebtedness on the Hut and set fire to it.


Thanksgiving remains one of America’s most undefiled holidays.

BIBLE SELECTION/Colossians 1:9

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

THOMAS/Virginia, Ohio and abortion

Elections, especially in Virginia and Ohio, should convince pro-life Republicans of their need to come up with a different strategy when it comes to abortion.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/God’s love for His redeemed people

The Bible is about God gathering a people for Himself out of a world that is in rebellion towards Him. His redemptive work is not because they are worthy but proceeds from His love.

BIBLE SELECTION/Ephesians 1:9-10

Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.   


Mayor W.M. Prince of this city today issues a proclamation calling upon all citizens of Philadelphia and the area surrounding to join in the observance of the 168th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, which is being celebrated with dignity and feeling throughout the world. 

THOMAS/Texas tries for school choice again

SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Gregg Abbott has called a third special legislative session in an attempt to push through three priorities that previous sessions have defeated, surprisingly with some Republicans joining with most Democrats in opposition.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Paul directs us to Christ

The famous golfer Jack Nicklaus said that at the beginning of each year he would get his coach to go over the fundamentals of the game.

BIBLE SELECTION/Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith.


With J.B. Hillman, president, presiding, the Neshoba County Bar Association honored the memory of one of its recently departed members, Judge Earl S. Richardson, with a simple but beautiful and impressive Memorial Service held in the court room at the county court house Monday afternoon, Judge Percy M. Lee suspending circuit court for this service.

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