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  • Campbellsville University and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership

    Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • First Baptist Hodgenville celebrates its 134th anniversary

    Last weekend was busy and one of the most exciting weekends of the year. The weekend started with a get-together at the American Legion on Friday. The annual Cobb family reunion was Saturday. This event has been a popular celebration for the community and surrounding area. Many family and friends travel from a distance to attend the reunion. The reunion consisted of good food, games, prizes and fun for everyone. This is the start of many family reunions throughout the community.

  • Our obedience leads to salvation

    Redeemed, justified, sanctified, saved: These are terms that Christians throw around and assume that everyone knows what they are talking about. If they ask someone, "Are you saved?" The person may say, "Saved? Saved from what?"

    Saved has been defined as "to deliver or rescue." The word "saved" is used in various ways: rescue from injury or peril, rescue from perishing such as drowning, or deliver one who is in danger of destruction by fire. All these meet the definition above.

  • Satan distracts from our spiritual life

    There is a devil. Jesus says in John 8:44, “You are of your father, the devil .…” Since Jesus does not lie, we know that there is an evil one called the devil or Satan.

    Satan had been working overtime in the church at Corinth. Paul tells the Corinthians they must be vigilant and be alert against their adversary, since Satan’s advantage is based upon one being ignorant of his schemes or methods.

  • 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).