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Religion

  • COLUMN: Love God, love your brother

     Paul tells the Corinthians to “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves” (II Corinthians 13:5). The Bible is very specific in describing what is required to be “in the faith.”

    John says that if we really love God there will be four results of this love and it will show if we are in the faith.

  • Ministerial Association hosts Good Friday program

     The LaRue County Ministerial Association presented a community Good Friday service April 6 at First Baptist Church.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Define Easter

    Easter.

    How do you define the word? 

    As Christians we believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it seems as though Easter has started to become a more non-sectarian festival like Halloween or Valentine's Day. It’s not confined to any specific religion.

    The idea of an egg-laying rabbit came to the United States in the 1700s.

  • Linda Salsman donates South Fork resource book to Genealogy Society

     Linda Salsman has donated a resource book about South Fork Cemetery to the LaRue County Genealogy Society. Salsman’s research includes photos of the tombstones, death certificates and photographs of the individual when available.

    Family members are encouraged to expand the materials by donating information and pictures that they would like to include. This will be an ongoing project to help future generations with their family tree research.

  • Church Calendar - April 4, 2012

    Wesley Meadows holds Easter events
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will hold several Easter services: Maundy Thursday service and communion 6 p.m. April 5; Good Friday service 8 p.m. April 6; Easter egg hunt, program and pizza party 10 a.m.-noon April 7; sunrise service and breakfast 8 a.m. April 8; and Easter service 11 a.m. April 8. For more information, call Bro. Wallace Votaw at 325-3740.

    Community Way of the Cross is Friday

  • COLUMN: Accept the gift of Christ

    The message of Easter is that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose again. The result is that we have the promise of eternal life in a perfect environment.

    This is important because of our heritage. We are descendants of Adam and Eve. They were created in the image of God to live forever. But this changed when they sinned. They started to grow old and to wonder, "What happens after I die?"

  • COLUMN: I love him because he first loved me

     Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ, covered the last 12 hours of Jesus’ earthly life. It is not a movie I would watch for entertainment value, but I would watch it for love value.

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son …” (John 3:16).

    God gave Jesus because He loved us. The trial and death of Jesus shows us how much he loved us.

    Jesus came to die on the cross for our sin. Though we were not there 2,000 years ago, our sins killed Jesus just the same.

  • COLUMN: Be like 'chicken fat' - set an example

     In the mid ‘60s when I was in junior high, I was part of LaRue County School’s Physical Fitness team. We were one of the first school districts to embrace President Kennedy’s push for exercise and physical education in schools.

    We would travel throughout our region performing at PTO meetings and even appeared on a Louisville TV station demonstrating a variety of exercises from gymnastics to basic exercise moves. The familiar exercises of today were unheard of and the whole concept of P.E. was in its infancy.

  • Column: The cross says Jesus loves me

     Once when my little granddaughter, Layla, was less than 3 years old, she was in the study rummaging through a bookshelf.  She found an old paperback with a picture of a stained glass window and a cross on the front cover.  She immediately said, “Nana! This says Jesus loves me!”

    Out of the mouth of babes! Such a profound theological idea proclaimed so simply!

  • COLUMN: We're all made of the same stuff

     Recently I came upon a reflection about creation, our whole universe, that noted we are made of the same materials as the stars.  

    In my heart of hearts, I am not sure about that, but verifying it is a major project for our scientists.

    As it is, all creation here on Planet Earth is composed of currently 118 elements. Wikipedia tells us that 98 of them occur naturally. Eighty are stable, others are radioactive and evolve or decay over extremely long or short times, and others are human made from various nuclear reactions.