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Religion

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - Dec. 26, 2012

     New Year’s Eve service at Wesley Meadows

  • PHOTOS: Union Christian Carolers
  • COLUMN: What's your response to the Christmas story?

     The Christmas story is very familiar. Because of this there is the danger that we will say, “I’ve heard that story for many years.”  

    Having heard it many times before may cause us to tune it out this Christmas.

    Don’t stop reading, but consider the familiar story once again. The Christmas story begins before the foundation of the world. Prophecy after prophecy is found in the Old Testament saying Christ would be born to die for our sins.

  • COLUMN: Joy to the world

     Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

    Today let us go down to Bethlehem, and join with the shepherds and the wise men, let’s see him who was born king of the Jews, for by faith we can claim an interest in him.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - Dec. 19, 2012

     Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: Glory to God in the highest: By his grace we are saved

    Christmas is all about God coming to earth as a man, so that men might come to God. At Christmas we see what God has done for us in the person of Jesus Christ. Men have attempted to remove God, but he is at the heart of Christmas.

    There was a heavenly host with the angel who announced to the shepherds, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men" (Luke 2:14).

  • COLUMN: I don't understand it, but I stand on it

     Many years ago someone came up with the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” I love this phrase. I seriously doubt if there would be any Christmas celebration were it not for the Christ of Christmas.

    Since Christmas is about Christ, let us consider who he is, what he did and what we owe him. First, Jesus was God come in the flesh (John 1:14). He was human and divine. The Apostle John says, “In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning” (1:1-2).

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 5, 2012

     Christmas concert at Memorial United Methodist Church

  • Lane Lincoln celebrates 145 years

     It was a great weekend for the congregation of Lane Lincoln as they celebrated 145 years of service.

    It all began Saturday evening with their first Black & White Gala at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful time. Sunday morning the anniversary began with Christina Turner, chairperson and JaRay Weathers, co-chairperson.

    Lane Lincoln’s history

  • COLUMN: Will Christmas come this year?

     The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.