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Religion

  • Joseph: obedient to God

    As we consider the people at the birth of Jesus the Christ, let us turn our attention to Joseph. Some have referred to him as the forgotten man at Christmas. We sing of the Christ child, the mother, the shepherds, the angels, the wise men and even the bells on Christmas day, but there is little mention of Joseph.

    There is not a single word he utters recorded in the gospel story. He is the silent servant who acts rather than speaks. He is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew and Luke and then fades from the scene.

  • Which Jesus do you choose to follow?

    At the end of 2015, the Gallup Poll released data stating 75% of Americans identified with Christianity. This number was down by roughly 5% since 2008, but still stands as a overwhelming majority of individuals within our country. At the same time, we find that the gathering of the church across America is in a state of plateau or decline. The ultimate question then must be asked, “Which Jesus is being followed?”

  • Mary, blessed among women

    During Advent I want to share with you thoughts on some of “The Characters of the Christmas Story.”  We begin with Mary.  She is listed among some of the notable women of scripture and referred to as “Mary, the woman chosen by God.”  There are some 17 references to Mary in Matthew, Luke and John.

  • How to do the impossible

    Two years ago, I was badly out of shape, not having exercised for years.

    Two weeks ago, I accomplished a physical goal that I would have once told you was impossible for me.

    How do we go from where we are to a goal that seems impossible? We go through one intentional step at a time.

    Have you set goals for 2018? If you do, what goals would they be? Financial goals? Physical or health goals? Mental goals? Relational goals? Spiritual goals? Here are some helpful thoughts on how to achieve the impossible in 2018!

  • Church Calendar - November 29, 2017

    Christmas in the Country

    Levelwoods United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Christmas in the Country event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. The gathering will include supper with worship to follow. For more information, call 270-325-3862.

    Hanging of the Green

  • Thinking and Thanking

    The Psalmist said, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise” (100:4). He also said, “Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving” (107:22). Moses instructed the children of Israel, “When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good which He has given you” (Deuteronomy 8:10).

  • Living with a Grateful Heart!

    In 1621, the original colonist with the Wanpanoag Indians celebrated what many consider to be the first thanksgiving. Of the 102 original colonists, only 54 had survived to this point. Though the colonists had been plagued with pain, suffering, disease, and death, they were still grateful for the harvest. Even with the issues, the colonists found reason to rejoice and be thankful.

  • Church Calendar - November 22, 2017

    Community Thanksgiving Dinner

         South Fork Baptist Church will be serving a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. The dinner will be served in the fellowship hall located in the back of the church parking lot. The church is located at 4915 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville. For more information call 270-325-3626.

    Revival Service

  • “Moving on Up”

    Some years ago a weekly TV program had a theme song about “Moving on up.” This particular family were moving up the social ladder among other things.

    “Moving on up” has been a catchy theme for many groups. We have had some groups in the church such as the Girls Auxiliary and the Royal Ambassadors where individuals would pass steps in their advancement. The Boy Scouts and the Masons would move up in progress. Other groups could be cited.

  • How to thank a veteran

    Gratitude. When we thank someone it is important not to thank them merely with our words or a temporary response. The most significant act of gratitude is one that demonstrates significant life change. So as we consider the sacrifices and selflessness of our veterans and their families, may we live our lives with a purpose greater than ourselves. May we live our lives more fervently for our Creator Jesus.

    Mark 12:30 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”