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We are a group of 48 churches with different zip codes but the same passion!
Dr. Clay Anthony, Associational Missions Strategist
Mailing Address: PO Box 422 Oxford, MS 38655 Physical Address: 413 Hwy 6 W Oxford; 619 A Hwy 7 S Holly Springs
Phone: 662-234-3524 (office); 662-231-8579 (cell) FAX: 662-234-5840
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Piece of Clay - Job 33:6
The past few weeks have given all of us a great opportunity to share the gospel. Walk across a parking lot, stop to pump gas, mow the lawn or simply step out your front door and ask the first person you see, “You think it’s hot here?” This humorous statement is meant to be a tongue in cheek word of warning to our unsaved neighbors. The end of all persons will one day be in God’s glorious presence or a place that is actually hotter than Mississippi in July.
While hell is very real and a very serious topic for us to consider, is it not hard to believe that there is any place hotter than what we experience this time of year?
It is so hot in Mississippi:
*The birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
*The potatoes cook underground, and all you do is to pull one out and add butter.
*Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs.
*The cows are giving evaporated milk.
*The trees are whistling for the dogs.
If you need a meditation during these hot days, let me encourage you to turn to Matthew 25:41-46 and consider the truth of what Jesus taught on hell. Yes, Jesus had much to say about that place. In fact, Jesus mentioned hell nearly six times more than He did heaven. To Jesus and to us, hell cannot be something to overlook and not take serious. We often do a great job teaching our people what we have been saved for and Who we have been saved by but do a great disservice if we fail to tell them where they are saved from.
There is nothing better for God’s people than God’s word. Be encouraged in your church setting, worship services, small groups or personal devotion time to consider the whole counsel of God. This is the only way to have a complete and strong faith. Just be sure to close out those meeting times thanking our gracious God above for the invention of air conditioning!
Until He returns, stay cool CMN!