• Assembly of Christians sounds like the place to be

    What is your favorite “come together” time? They probably deal with family get together times such as Thanksgiving and Christmas and another should be the family of God gatherings.

    They can be one of the greatest gatherings of every week. Some day we will be continually with the Lord and the best way to prepare for this is to make church a priority.

  • All hail the power of Jesus’ name

    It is said that Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40 and Jesus for only three. Yet the influence of Christ’s ministry transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching from these men who were among the greatest ancient philosophers. Jesus painted no pictures; yet some of the finest paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci received their inspiration from him.

    Jesus wrote no poetry; but Dante and Milton, and scores of the world’s greatest poets were inspired by him.

  • Church calendar

    Family Worship Center  has praise service

    The Family Worship Center will have contemporary praise and worship 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Guest speaker is Bishop Rob Longmire. For more information, call 358-8903.

    Guest speaker

    Perry Huccaby will be the worship speaker at Nolynn Baptist Church Feb. 1. 

    Free gospel musical

  • Be resilient like the palm tree

    “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree.” Psalm 92:12

    If you need some encouragement today, take another look at the palm tree. You can cut it but you can’t kill it. The nutrients that most trees need to survive can be found just below the bark, so when you cut them, they die. But not the palm tree; its life comes from its heart so it thrives even under attack. Don’t let surface issues derail you and don’t give into short-term thinking. Stay focused on what God promised you.

  • Church calendar

    Meadowlarks sing at Friendship

    The Wesley Meadowlarks will sing at Friendship Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

    Murphy to speak at Nolynn

    Bro. Gerald Murphy will speak at Nolynn Baptist Church again on Jan. 25. 

    Free gospel musical

  • Let the truth speak well of you

    “The truth itself stands up for Demetrius.” 3 John 12

    When others speak well of you, you have acceptance but when the truth speaks well of you, you have character. Demetrius had it – do you? A lot has been written and said about character. Study the following words carefully then ask yourself. “Do I have character?”

  • Changing seasons mean time for growth

    “The men of Issachar…understood the seasons.” I Chronicles 12:32

    Describing life in chilly New England, one Christian author writes: “Newcomers get the false impression that there will hardly be much of a winter, so they continue sightseeing and relaxation with little regard for the deep freeze that inevitably arrives.

  • Learning from the past can create a happier new year

    As we enter a new year, God’s word has some wise counsel. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

  • Church calendar

    Valley Creek marriage retreat

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will host a marriage retreat Jan. 9 and 10 at the Nolin RECC building led by Greg and Laurie Allen. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Sacred Community Choir

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University, and at 3 p.m. March 1 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. For more information, call (270) 765-7663.

  • Baptists celebrate 400 years in spirit and song

    What is the common thread among Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris, Jessica Simpson, John Grisham, Ernie Fletcher and the author of this article?

    They are all Baptists. And the group is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    According to baptisthistory.org, Baptists came into existence in England in the early 17th century. In 1609, a Puritan-Separatist group led by John Smyth encouraged believers to be immersed as a profession of faith in Christ. The name “Baptist” originally was coined by their opponents, but the name still stands.