Overcome evil with good


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Charles Warner | The Union Times 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. — Romans 12 (KJV)


Sunday, June 18

2:30 p.m.: Bethel Baptist Church, 904 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, will hold it’s Men’s Program.

Mr. Bethel will be crowned.

Guest speaker will be Rev. William Rice, Pastor of Seekwell Baptist Church, Whitmire.

The public is invited.

Rev. James E. Tillotson, Pastor.

Deacon Gerome Beatty, Program Chairman.

Eddie M. McConnell, Pastor.

Saturday, June 24

3 p.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Rainbow Tea Program.

The Rainbow Tea will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Association on Lovers Lane Road.

Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Sunday, June 25

2 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church cordially invite you to share in the celebration service as we honor one of our very own, Deacon Oscar Gist, Sr. (Emeritus) for 70 years of service.

Rev. James Farr bringing the message.

The public is invited.

Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., Pastor.

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Family and Friend’s Day Program.

Rev. William E. Smith, Pastor of Fosters Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville, will be the speaker.

Come out and listen to the word of God from a man of God. The public is invited to attend.

Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: Paradise AME Church will have Family and Friends Day.

Rev. Patricia Glenn, Pastor, will deliver the message.

One Purpose of Spartanburg will be the special guest.

3 p.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Four Gospel Black & White Program.

The guest speakers will be Minister Maureen Barrett, Associate Minister of New Hope AME Church; Rev. Roderick Oglesby, Pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church; Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor of Wyatt Chapel Baptist Church; and Minister Tracy Boyd, Associate Minister of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

3 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church will hold “Men of Faith Dressed in Black.”

Pastor Jody Byrd of Action Chapel of Charlotte, NC, will bring the message.

Rev. James Curenton, Pastor.

Sunday, June 25-Tuesday, June 27

5:30-8 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church invites children 4K-5th Grade to Camp Out VBS.

Camp Out VBS is a three-day summer adventure that will teach children about Jesus, God’s Son, who lights the way through the adventure of life. Get ready for fun, laughter, excitement, a bit of noise, and the joy of children as they discover they have a caring friend and guide in Jesus. The children will participate in music and motions to the Camp Out songs, experience hands on Bible stories, create meaningful projects, play games inspired by camping fun and enjoy tasty snacks.

Registration forms are available on the church website …. graceunion.org and at the church office.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 20.

For more information, call Grace United Methodist Church at 864-427-1266.

The Grace United Methodist Vacation Bible School Coordination Team is Rev. David Bauknight, Margie Ruff, and Karen Hibbard.

Wednesday, June 28

1:30 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church will be having an all senior citizens gathering at Jeter Chapel.

We ask all seniors to be there. There will be a bingo game, refreshments and prizes will be given.

Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

Sunday, July 9-Friday, July 14

6-8:45 p.m.: Buffalo Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

The theme will be “Passport to Peru.”

A light meal will be served each night.

Saturday, July 22

10 a.m.-Noon: Bethany AME Church will hold a Health Fair.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

— Romans 12 (KJV)

http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_IMG_1191.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

— Romans 12 (KJV)

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