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  • COLUMN: Keep the main thing the main thing

    Are you familiar with the expression, “Keep the main thing the main thing?”

    What are the main concerns in your life? The word “priority” is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important than another.” What do you regard by your words and actions as being most important in your life?

  • Give attention to the lasting

    There is a renewed interest in better health as evidenced by the emphasis on health clubs and exercise and better eating habits. There seems to be a desire to get fit and stay fit. Paul tells us that God bought us and we are not our own so we are to glorify him in our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

    If we stay as fit as possible we will live a better life and be able to serve God more effectively. God put us here primarily to love and serve him.

  • Focus on the Lord for a blameless life

    “I will be careful to lead a blameless life.” (Psalm 101:2). This was some goal the Psalmist had for his life. But was it possible? He gives several suggestions in Psalm 101 to aid in living such a life.

    “… To you, O Lord, I will sing praise” (101:1). In singing to the Lord, he was focusing his attention on God. He realized that if he were to live a blameless life, he would need to focus on the Lord.

  • COLUMN: To lead a blameless life

     “I will be careful to lead a blameless life.” (Psalm 101:2). This was some goal the Psalmist had for his life. But was it possible? He gives several suggestions in Psalm 101 to aid in living such a life.

    “… To you, O Lord, I will sing praise” (101:1). In singing to the Lord, he was focusing his attention on God.  He realized that if he were to live a blameless life, he would need to focus on the Lord.

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Langley to speak at Campbellsville University chapel

    Dr. Bill Langley, senior pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Ransdell Chapel. All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet at www.campbellsville.edu/live-streaming.

     

    Brock to sing, speak at The River of Life

  • COLUMN: Focus on the Lord ... and smile

     In an attempt to look younger, many are having facelifts. Some are going overboard. The skin on their face is drawn so tightly it is difficult for them to smile.

    We cannot stop the aging process, but we can grow stronger inwardly. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:16, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” We may never get a facelift, but we can get a “faith-lift.”

  • South Fork pays off debt, refocuses mission

     South Fork Baptist Church has reason to celebrate. After 15 years of paying on construction costs, they are finally debt-free. Their current church building, which they’ve occupied since 1999, was dedicated on Jan. 4 during a special celebratory service.

    The church, one of the oldest in the county at more than 230 years old, paid more than $259,000 toward their building in 2014 alone. According to Missions Director Machelle McDowell, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s been worth it.

  • Wisely use the time you’re given

    So here we are in the first full week of 2015. Do you wonder how we will do this year?

    Will we make good use of our time? At the end of the year will we look back with joy or regret?

    Paul gives some help in Ephesians 5:15-17. “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

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  • South Fork plans a ‘debt-free’ service

    The congregation of South Fork Baptist Church has reason to celebrate as 2015 rolls around: their church is completely debt free.

    According to pastor Jonathan Carl, the church’s debt has been decreased by more than $259,000 in 2014 alone.

    He said a lot of people “stepped up” to give in order to pay down the church’s debt.