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Religion

  • COLUMN: God is in the life-changing business

    God is in the life-changing business. He takes a life that is bent and straightens it; a shattered one and puts it together again; and a dirty one and cleans it.

    There are two basic opinions as to how God changes a life.

    One is the passive approach where God does it all. The other opinion is the activist approach where it is all up to us. But I think it is a combination of the two where we both have a part.

  • COLUMN: Troubles turn us better or bitter

     Have you heard that troubles will make you bitter or better? We decide which it will be. Blessings and difficulties come to us all. How we respond to the things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character. We can all smile in the sunshine, but trouble reveals our true inner self.

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 25, 2012

     Food pantry at Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: The answer to fear is commitment

     Tom Landry, a former coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, had the ability to stay calm in the midst of a tense game. The television cameras would show Coach Landry on the sidelines with his arms folded seemingly very relaxed, while on the field the game was hanging in the balance. 

    Landry is a fine Christian layman and in a written testimony he said, “I overcame my fears and anxieties by a commitment to something far greater than winning a football game – a commitment to Jesus Christ.”

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 18, 2012

     Sherry Perciful to minister at Greater Works

    Minister Sherry Perciful will speak 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Greater Works Church, 102 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. For more information, call 358-8399.

     

    ECTC and First Baptist Church host gospel musical

  • COLUMN: Find security in the new year

     There is a crucial event in the history of Israel that is relevant to us because of the way they reacted. The way they reacted is often the way we react.

    God freed the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery and brought them to the borders of the Promised Land. Moses says to the people, “Now is the time for us to go in and take the land which God has given to us” (Numbers 13).

    Twelve men were sent to spy out the land. Their report was mixed and all did not agree. The majority begins their report with the word, “But.”

  • COLUMN: Choose your thoughts well

     “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Feelings do follow thoughts. Actions follow thoughts. We become what we think about.

    What are you filling your mind with?

    The Christian has new life by his rebirth. Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17,  “We have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.” 

    Christian living activates our new mind. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”

  • COLUMN: God shapes and re-shapes our lives

    Look into the New Year
    George W. Smith
     
    Now that Christmas and New Year’s parties are over, what should we do?  
    When the party is over there is “stuff” that has to be done. It is back to everyday living – clothes to wash, house to be cleaned, taking out the garbage, working from 9 to 5.
    Since the parties are over, we need to get down to business. For Christians there are two important things that need to be taken care of in the new year.

  • PHOTO: Union Christian visits Warm Blessings

    Union Christian Church members from left, Barbara Emond, Barbara Finnicum, Mike Finnicum, Ramona Dever, Todd Self and LaDean Self are pictured at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen after making bowls for the programs "Empty Bowls" fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 11. Church members also volunteer at Warm Blessings, serving meals and cleaning up each second Wednesday of the month. 

  • COLUMN: What's your vision for the new year?

     For the vision … will surely come.”

    Between your dream and its fulfillment you’ll be tested. You’ll face some of the same things Joseph faced like:

    • The faith test. He had to maintain his faith in a hostile environment and believe in a dream nobody else believed in. He had no “dreamers support network.” He had to stand alone.