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Put Jesus first, others second, yourself last

Published 11:18am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Selfish: 1) Caring only or chiefly for oneself; concerned with one’s own interest, welfare etc. regardless of others. 2) Characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself. Ever find yourself a little selfish or a whole lot selfish? Even as Christians, we can find ourselves wanting to make a good impression on others and to please ourselves. In Philippines 2: 1-4 we find there is joy in serving. If there be therefore any consolation in Christ if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the spirit, if any bowels and mercies 2) Fulfill ye my joy that ye be like minded, having the same love, bring of one accord, of one mind. 3) Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. 4) Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. When we work together caring for others, we show Christ’s example of putting others first. Paul encourages us to put our guard up against being selfish. Joy—Jesus first, others second, yourself last.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Max King.

Decoration Day was observed on Sun., May 4, at New Friendship Baptist Church. The Motes family enjoyed having lunch at the Somerville Court-house. Those attending were Frank and Judy Mitchell, Erskine Motes, Mark and Stephanie Knight, Buddy and Shirley Knight of New Hope, Kenneth and Gwen Motes and Mason Bell of Guntersville, Fay Johnson, Chris, Veronica and Wesley Tolbert of Somerville, John Motes, Steve and Loretta Coleman of Elkmont, Fred Motes, Jason and Jarrod Alldredge, Mike and Kaye Widener of Hartselle and Meagan Hargrove.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Donald Edwards and Marsha Smith, both on May 8, Bob Ash on May 11, Beth Finley and Kevin Beal, both on May 12 and Mary Ann Sharp, Will Hudson, Richard Smith and Randall Wilson on May 13.

Happy anniversary to Joni and Allie Madt on May 9. Scott and Laura Parish on May 12 and Coleman and Mary Ann Sharp on May 13.

Homecoming and Decoration Day will be Sun., May 18, at New Center Baptist Church. A covered dish lunch will be served after the morning service. There will be no evening services.


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