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By TJ TENNISON          A few years ago, our culture adopted a saying that relates to a common experience we all face:  “The struggle is real.” This phrase expresses the reality that life...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Why we need to submit to each other

By BARBARA BEAVERS          Mission Mississippi’s theme for 2021 has been Greater Depth: Going Deeper with God and with One Another. When I was assigned the subject of submission, I was...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Bearing with one another

by VIKKI DILLON MUMFORD          In the midst of this season of suffering caused by the pandemic and post-pandemic, our community is saturated with forbearance opportunities. You may ask,...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Is there a godly way to ‘admonish’ one another?

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MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — How a mentor and a marriage taught me about Christian unity

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MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Honoring one another

By GERALYN WARFIELD Honoring one another   More than in many places, Mississippians often easily connect with one another. We may unite over crawfish, football or other sports. School...

Mission MS Moments — How Mission Mississippi made me willing to disagree

By DR. DOLPHUS WEARY   How Mission Mississippi made me willing to disagree        1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Accept, or except one another:

By DAN HALL Accept, or except one another: Homophones, antonyms and race relations        Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. – Romans 15:7 ...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Why forgiveness is crucial to racial reconciliation

By JARVIS WARD     Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32, ESV         From its inception, I have participated in...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — How prayer has torn down walls in Mississippi

By LEE PARIS   How prayer has torn down walls in Mississippi        The power and emphasis of prayer in the life of Mission Mississippi began over a lunch meeting at the former Primos...

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