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Religion

  • COLUMN: Search for hidden treasure in the scriptures

     As a child, I can remember my cousin, Jackie, and I would dream of finding buried treasure. We would even dig under trees and rocks in hopes of finding a box of jewels or money.

    Needless to say, we were never successful in our quest.

    But we all have a treasure trove that we can "dig" into. Proverbs 2:4-5 says if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our bodies will be changed at resurrection

     What I am about to write may sound morbid to some, but I am speaking from my heart.

    When I was a child, and there was a death in the community, someone would ring a bell which was placed on a high post behind the church where my family attended. The bell signaled there was a death and a grave needed to be dug. Men would come with their picks and shovels and begin digging.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - JUNE 6, 2012

     First Baptist Choir’s 102nd anniversary

  • COLUMN: Afghanistan: Where will it lead?

     Recent U.S. administration announcements could lead one to conclude that the war in Afghanistan is ending. 

    On the contrary. The plan that President Obama recently announced just relies upon different military solutions, rather than peaceful alternatives for the Afghan people.

    How so? Under this plan Afghanistan will become a major non-NATO ally, subjecting the people of Afghanistan to yet another military alliance and continuing the last three decades of war and instability. 

  • COLUMN: Stone memorial used as visual sermon

    Allow me one more thought from Joshua 3 and 4 before we leave it. Last week we looked at the experience of Joshua leading the children of Israel across the Jordan River. God instructed them to take 12 stones from the riverbed to make a monument where they camped the first night. The stones would be a way to share their faith with their children and also a witness to other nations how God had miraculously stopped the river’s flow for the people to cross.

  • COLUMN: One man showed faith through planting crosses

    They’re called Crosses of Mercy, three tall crosses — two pale blue and one gold — planted across at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., plus Zambia and the Philippines.

    Where I live in Florida, I’ve seen several sets of them and I’ve always wondered about them since they don’t seem to be connected to any one church. They’re usually out in the middle of nowhere, randomly planted on the highway.

  • Church Calendar - May 23, 2012

     Summer book study at Mount Tabor

  • COLUMN: Teach your children to remember their God

  • Church Calendar May 23, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: Remember the dead but don't forget the living

    We human beings are forgetful about many things. Like the man who said sometimes he got undressed to get a shower and suddenly he could not remember if he was getting in or getting out of the shower. Or another person said they would find themselves on the stairway and couldn't remember if they were going up or coming down the stairs.

    The worst forgetfulness is to forget people. This Memorial Day weekend think of others, love others and remember others. Remember deceased and living people this weekend.