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Religion

  • GRACE NOTES: Humility - it's all about me

     This semester, New York Times columnist David Brooks is teaching a course at Yale called “Humility.”

    As part of the required reading: passages from the Bible, works from St. Augustine and German theologian Reinhold Niehbuhr — and columns by course professor David Brooks himself.

    Brooks is teaching a course on humility using his own columns.

  • COLUMN: Have you forgotten the son of God?

     God's love is not some mere abstract concept, but it was manifested in this world through his son, Jesus Christ. John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” 

    A child once tried to quote John 3:16 from the King James Version which uses the words “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16).

     The child misquoted the verse and said, “His only forgotten Son.”

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 20, 2013

     Cloverbuds

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 20, 2013

     Gospel singing Sunday at Buffalo Baptist

  • COLUMN: Grow stronger with time

     The story is told of a young construction site worker who bragged that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. One of the older workers finally had his fill and said to the young man, “Why don't you put your money where your money where your mouth is. I will bet you a week's wage that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you will be unable to wheel back.”

    “You’re on, old man,” replied the young braggart. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”

  • TOUCHPOINTS: It is possible to know God

     To know God is possible, and such knowledge is found through personal devotional life and spiritual practice.

    We learn from scripture that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).

    So how do we obtain faith? Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).

    In order to have the faith God is speaking about would be spending time in his word.

  • Church Calendar - Feb. 13, 2013

     Gospel singing at God’s House

  • COLUMN: Jesus -- The greatest Valentine

     The words “I love you”engraved on a red valentine can send our hearts racing with joy when received from someone special. Candy, flowers, cards, teddy bears - all send the message of love to those we cherish on Valentine’s Day.

    Recently, I came across a scrapbook of Valentine cards I had received as a small child. They had been special to me then and they were heartwarming to read many years later.

  • PHOTO: Baby shower 'in Jesus name'

     The children at Friendship Baptist Church hosted a baby shower “In Jesus Name.” Church members brought wrapped gifts. The children hosted the event, decorating and setting up food for the guests. After the gifts were unwrapped they were delivered to SpringHaven, a local women’s shelter. Children are Kaleigh Graham, Patricia Keys, Hannah Boggs, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Peyton Foster, and Christian Veirs. Not pictured: Tyler Foster.  

  • Church Calendar - Feb. 6, 2013

     Annual gospel fest is Feb. 8