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Bogue Chitto Church of Christ hopes to clarify truth

The leaders of Bogue Chitto Church of Christ are hoping that the people of Lincoln County will join them in a special weekend of worship and studying spiritual truth.

“Be not deceived” was a warning St. Paul the Apostle gave to the ancient church at Galatia in Asia Minor. It’s also the theme for the church’s Labor Day weekend meetings.

The church building sits just off the edge of Hwy. 51, less than a mile and a half south of Bogue Chitto Attendance Center. For years, the congregation has held these annual meetings in their church building. In recent years the crowd attending has put a strain on facilities, making it necessary for them to relocate to a larger building. However, that building — the Lincoln Civic Center — was booked for Sept. 1-2.

So this year’s meetings will be held at the Brookhaven Building on Industrial Park Road NE.

The Friday night singing service will begin at 7 p.m. Services Saturday, Sept. 2, will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m., with a break for lunch from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

The Sept. 2 services will feature four teachers — Mark Parkhurst, Chase Palmer, David Crouch and J.R. Smith — with singing in between speakers.

“We would love for everyone to come be a part of this,” said evangelist Lindeal Greer, “and for all churches to support it.”

There is no cost to attend the services, and no cost for the lunch on Saturday.

“This meeting is open to everyone, just like our church,” said Greer. “We want black, white, Hispanics, anyone who wants to come is welcome.”

The theme of the services comes from the Bible passage of Galatians 6:7 — “Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Greer said the focus of the meetings is not so much on sharing the gospel of Jesus as it is on helping believers understand what is spiritual truth and what is not in the world today.

“There’s way too much deception out there in this world of ours,” Greer said.