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Editorials

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ died for sinners

In Revelation 1:1, we are told that the book of Revelation is “the revelation of Jesus Christ.” God gave him this revelation, so the first thing we learn is that the source of the book is God and that it is primarily about Christ.

Flashbacks

Appreciably hindered, no doubt, by the critical condition of many roads in the county, as well as a great deal of illness, Neshoba County lagged to the final moment in reaching its quota in the Fourth War Loan drive but it was reached, thanks to the hard work of members of the drive committee, the County War Finance Director, F. L. Grubbs, and other interested citizens.

THOMAS/The unmaking of a president

Beginning with the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and through the re-election of Richard Nixon in 1972, political journalist and biographer Theodore H. White wrote books called “The Making of a President.” Were he alive today he might title one about Joe Biden “The Unmaking of a President.”

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Bringing good out of evil

It is the wisdom of God to bring good out of evil. The ultimate example of that is the Son of God being put to death by men, but God accomplishing the salvation of sinners through it.

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 33:4-5

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

FLASHBACKS

Forty years ago, in February 1904, a new store was established in the then sprawling village of Philadelphia.

THOMAS/Let us all pray

The number of President Biden’s gaffes and flip-flops on issues would fill a book, but he combined several categories of verbal meanderings at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Jesus sought, then taught sinners

Psalm 110 is one of the most quoted psalms in the New Testament. It teaches the divinity of the promised Messiah.

BIBLE SELECTION/Mark 9:35

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

FLASHBACKS

Mrs. Juanita Moseley has leased the Sanders Hotel from Mrs. A. F. Sanders Trapp, and is now operating this popular note.

THOMAS/Biden’s bad border deal

President Biden offered a deal on the border to congressional Republicans that they could refuse. To their credit, they did.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/God’s love for His people

Song of Songs should be taken allegorically or typically.

BIBLE SELECTION/Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.                      

FLASHBACKS

Pvt. Moncreath Kennedy has been attached to the Medical Detachment of an Engineer Battalion at Camp Shelby, and writes that he "likes the Medicos okeh." He adds:

THOMAS/Democrats and abortion

With the economy, the border and foreign policy not working for them in this election cycle, Democrats are counting on the abortion issue to save their hides in November.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Glorify God and enjoy Him forever

The purpose or goal of redemption is that we might glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

BIBLE SELECTION/John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  

FLASHBACKS

Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Turner, Jr. of Madden are announcing the birth of a daughter on Thursday, January 7th, who has been named Mary Jane. Mrs. Turner will be remembered as Elizabeth Richardson, formerly of this city.

THOMAS/Republicans should change their logo

After watching too many of the Republican non-debates and the insults each of the candidates (and former candidates) have thrown at each other, along with the especially demeaning characterizations by Donald Trump of his rivals, it’s time for a dose of reality.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Our great need for forgiveness

Psalm 130 teaches us how great our need for forgiveness is. The wages of sin is death. That truth alone is a constant reminder of how terrible sin is.

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