Editorials
Editorials

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.

FLASHBACKS

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.

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 1:1-2

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.  

FLASHBACKS

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.

EDITORIAL/Thanksgiving

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.   

FLASHBACKS

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.

FLASHBACKS

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.

THOMAS/Dracula and spending cuts

Among the top priorities for newly selected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was his announced intention to form a bipartisan panel to cut massive spending that has led to an unsustainable $33 trillion national debt.

BIBLE SELECTION/Galatians 6:2

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  

THOMAS/No Palestinian state

On “60 Minutes” recently, President Biden said he thinks it would be a “mistake … for Israel to occupy … Gaza again.” He also conceded that eliminating Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon “is a necessary requirement.”

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