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Religion

  • Price of spiritual power: a living sacrifice

    How much is the average Christian aware of the concept of sacrifice in the Christian life? The Apostle Paul pleads with us to be a living sacrifice, because he says it is reasonable in light of what Christ has done for us and there can be no success without it.

    To have power with God and man we must give ourselves wholly to God. Someone said that God does not need much of a man, but he needs all there is of him. The price of spiritual power is an entire surrender to God.

  • When life is bad, we pray

    Every time the early Christians faced opposition they seemed to increase their praying. When they were challenged they joined together in praying even more to God for strength, guidance and wisdom (Acts 4:23-31).

    Someone said, “When life is good, we should pray; but when life is bad, we have to pray.” We are in a spiritual battle as Christians (Ephesians 6:11-18), which means we should be committed to a life of prayer. Where else can we go but to the Lord for the help we need? We are to constantly be in prayer both in good and bad times.

  • Lane Lincoln appreciates its pastor

    Sunday marked the third anniversary for Lane Lincoln’s ministers, Rev. Aaron and Shavone Moss Sr., to be with the church. Their escorts were Tyrone and Shirl Wooten. They were given flowers and many words of encouragement from Rev. Starks and Bishop King.

  • Trail ride for Christ enters 11th year

    On Aug. 9, Bobbie Walsh will host his 11th annual Trail Ride for Christ at Double J Stables and Horsemen’s Camp at Mammoth Cave.

    The ride typically draws as many as 80 people each year, according to his wife, Cookie Walsh.

    “It seems like there’s quite a bit of interest this year,” she said.

    The event includes an optional trail ride, an evening meal provided by Butch Nunn at 4, music by Carson Howard at 5, and a worship service featuring a message by Reverend Billy Curle at 6. (All Central times).

  • Local Church pantries feeding families

    LaRue County is home to nearly 70 churches. To many people, churches are a place to meet people, help people, and find help.

    Though some focus on helping the world in a more broad sense, many of these churches make it their mission to reach out to those in need locally. Programs like food pantries and other outreach ministries are popping up everywhere, and not just in large churches, but small ones too.

  • PHOTO: Usher Board

     The Usher Board of First Baptist Church are: Grayling Smith, Dolvinia Watson (former vice president), Ella Doepp (vice president), Darrell Williams, Arneva Smith (secretary/treasurer and the oldest active member) John Smith (president) and Mary E. Smith (president emeritus). 

  • Young at Heart singers represent nine churches

    When Perry Huccaby talks about directing a mixed choir, he’s not just talking about four-part harmony but also the inter-denominational makeup of the Young at Heart singers.

    “Right now we have 22 members representing nine churches,” said Huccaby, who has directed the group at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville for the past five years.

    Members include Southern, Missionary, and Separate Baptists, Methodists. Huccaby added that at one time the choir had a Christian Scientologist and 13 churches represented.

  • Church Calendar - July 2

    Locust Grove VBS

    Locust Grove Baptist Church, 1817 Red Mill Road, Elizabethtown, will hold vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-11. The kickoff is Sunday, July 6, following church service. Food, gospel music and hayride.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • COLUMN: It's time to check the stitches of our country

    Some years ago, a picture of the historic flag designed by Betsy Ross appeared around July 4 on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Underneath the picture were the words, "It's time to check our stitches again." It's almost July 4 again, and in my opinion we need to check our stitches to see if we are still the home of the brave and the land of the free.

  • COLUMN: Say a good prayer for everyone

    There are times in life when we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place and we need someone to rescue us. The psalmist seems to be in such a place when he pleads with God in Psalm 141 to “come quickly.” He says, “Hasten to me. Give ear to my voice when I call to Thee.”
    God loves for his children to talk to him in prayer. Someone has said that prayer is our talking to God and Bible reading is God talking to us.