• A wonderful place to be

    We have a wonderful spiritual position as believers in Christ that Paul simply describes as being “in Christ”.  In the past our sins have been forgiven.  Presently, we have a daily companion in the Holy Spirit.  And in the future we have an eternal home in heaven.  Can you think of a better spiritual position for the Christian other than being at home with the Savior?

  • Cursed or Blessed?

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Have you ever felt like nothing can seem to go right in your life? Like everything is just working against you that particular day, week, month or year? Like you were cursed, doomed, or without hope? Sometimes our intuition is more accurate than we realize.

    We are all cursed. That sounds pretty negative. But it is the default reality for all of humanity. Death is inevitable. Judgment is sure. Guilt is evident.

  • Historic church celebrates Homecoming

    As I drove throughout the county with my mother Mary Smith and aunt Arneva Smith, I visited Mount Salem Baptist Church during their annual homecoming services on July 10. The church is located near three county lines, LaRue, Hart and Green Counties.

    When we arrived on the church grounds we were greeted with smiles, handshakes and hugs from the congregation. Mount Salem is a small community that consist of friendly people that demonstrated love, compassion and fellowship.

  • Church Calendar - September 14, 2016

    The Family Worship Center Golf Scramble

    The Family Worship Center is hosting a golf scramble beginning at 9 a.m. on September 17 at the LaRue County Country Club. $200 per team, $10 for two mulligans and one skirt. Prizes will be determined by number of entrants. All proceeds go to Cutting Edge Student Ministries. Lunch will be provided after the tournament. For more information Keenan Riley at 270-670-3967 or email keenan_riley3@yahoo.com.

    Three Forks Bacon Creek Baptist Movie Night

  • Parkway Baptist to open new sanctuary

    Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville will hold its first service in their new sanctuary this Sunday, September 11.

    Pastor DeWayne Gibson said the current church building was built in November 1991 and that their membership has outgrown their old sanctuary. He said they started building the current sanctuary in September 2015 and they competed it almost a year later.

  • Facing Whatever

    Recently the devotion said that trouble will come.  I’m thankful for the positive response by some readers and want to add some additional thoughts on the subject for handling trouble.  How we respond to things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character.  We can be all smiles in the sunshine, but the dark days and times of trouble reveals our true inner self. Will we weather the storms because we have done a good job in building on the proper foundation and used good material in construction?

  • Trust the Lord

    Have you ever faced a moment in life that left you pondering the future? A time when you were confused about what lied ahead or what obstacles might be awaiting your journey? Have you ever met the moment when the feeling of overwhelmed dominated your life? I am sure that these questions probably sparked a moment or two in your life. How did you face those times?

  • A Promise Keeper

    There was a time when we heard the saying, “A man’s word is as good as his bond.”  Or maybe someone used as his motto: “I always do what I say I will do.” Many today make promises, but don’t keep them; and some give their word, but never make it good.

    But there is one on whom you can always depend. In your Bible, you will find that Jesus made many promises some of which have already been fulfilled, some He is doing now and others apply to the future.

  • Hell-Heaven

    Hell. Do you avoid thinking or talking about Hell? Why? Is it simply too unpleasant and distasteful? Or is it out of a hidden or repressed fear? Should we think and talk about Hell?

    Does Hell really exist? Some believe Hell does not exist and question how a loving God could send someone there. Others assert that Hell is simply life here on earth. Some use the word “Hell” casually and flippantly, showing they don’t even understand what it really is.

  • The greatest change

    God is a great God and His love is a great love.  But so many today believe in a little God and a great humanity.  Man tries to take the place of God.  While man is glorified, God is being pushed into the background.

    But God is still sovereign.  He made all things: they are His now, and one day He will reign over all things.  David felt small when he considered the handwork of God, and said, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers. What is man that you take thought of him” (Psalm 8:3-4).