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Jesse Paxton had the special music in the Sunday morning service. Before he sang, he testified to God’s provisions during the past year while he couldn’t work because of his poor eye sight.

Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr. preached a message on “Christian Liberty” from Galatians 5:1. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” This subject is one of the most abused in the Western Church today. We must view the scriptures as a whole or we can fall into the trap of Satan that Paul is warning about. In this chapter we see “liberty from bondage of ceremony,” “liberty in blessings of Christianity, ” “liberty from blocking of creeds,” “liberty within borders of charity,” “liberty from baseness of conduct” (the works of the flesh”, and “liberty in bearing fruit of the Comforter” (fruit of the Spirit). Liberty in the Spirit is authentic freedom.

Sister Cinda Thompson had choir practice at 5:15 p.m. Sunday to get ready for camp meeting.

Pete Johnson sang a solo in the Sunday evening service, accompanied by Pastor Bob on the electric guitar. Then our pastor brought a message entitled “Education’s Responsibility” from Deuteronomy 6:6-7. “These words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently to they children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walked by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” We must be in subjection to Jesus Christ, the greatest teacher. The Bible is our first handbook on education. Teach carefully: you teach a little by what you say; you teach more by what you do: you teach most by what you are. Teach continiously: the school, the church, and the government should support the home. Teach consciously: remember, respect, and identify with God’s trutch. Teach constructively: life is formed on the truth and framed by the truth.

In 1936 Mt. Zion Bible School was born out of the Ozark Holiness Academy, under the direction of T.F. Evans. MZBS opened for it’s 78th school year on Monday, August 18th. Grades 1-12 have been ins session since then, but the Preschool-Kindergarten department will open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 ( the day after Labor Day.)

In the Wednesday evening service, after the congregational singing, prayer requests were given. The Esther Collins, Dana Fourman, Judy Murray, Barbara Uhles, Cinda Thompson and Jesse Paxton led in prayr. Cheryl Paxton gave the monthly mission reports from the Cayman Islands, Papua New Guinea, China, Ukraine, Haiti, Kenya and Iraq.

Brian and Donna Sue Haynes asked several people to bring special music for the Harmony Hour during camp meeting (Aug. 24-31). They are planning a variety of music from 6:30-7:30 each evening through Saturday. Everyone is welcome to visit any of the camp meeting services.

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