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Religion

  • COLUMN: Christmas is not joyous for all

     People react in different ways to Christmas. For some Christmas has been a time of joy and giving, parties and hearing from people they haven't heard from all year. For others there is sadness, loneliness, depression and despair.

    The question was posed to several people asking if they were looking forward to Christmas this year. One person said, “No. Christmas reminds me of things that ought to be, but are not.” 

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 21, 2011

     Food pantry open at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God's word - think on these things

    Our brain is a creation of God. It is so complex that the wisest of men cannot tell us how it really functions. The Bible says that believers are in spiritual warfare, the carnal against the spiritual.

    "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) 

    Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.”

  • COLUMN: How will you react on Christmas?

    Christmas day is almost here. How will we react to Dec. 25? People are still people and today will probably react much the same as on the first Christmas long ago. Let us consider the responses of three individuals.

  • COLUMN: Gold, frankincense and myrrh: Quite a story, isn't it?

     They presented gifts to him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

    In the Christmas story we learn that:

    • God can use people you don’t know to bless you. The wise men weren’t devout Jews or committed Christians, but Persian stargazers. Don’t be selective – you’ll tie God’s hands. Open your heart and you’ll start seeing him reaching out to you through the most interesting people.

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.- noon Dec. 16 and 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, call 358-9220.

    Wesley Meadows: Healing of the Heart service
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host a Christmas “Healing of the Heart” service 6 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call Rev. Votaw at 325-3740.

    Christmas program at Pleasant Ridge

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Each day brings its own troubles

    Living life is not easy. Each day brings its own trouble. People's emotions are damaged by hurtful words or feelings of rejection.

    In this fallen sinful world, we all are born with an Adam nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot control other people, but we can control how they affect us. 

  • COLUMN: The Whos knew the real joy of Christmas

     Christmas reminds us that joy is available to all of us through Jesus Christ.  The people in the inn 2,000 years ago were trying to bring some joy into their lives. They didn’t have much to be joyful about as a conquered people, oppressed and probably poor. The occupants of the inn had many reasons to be unhappy.

    Many guests in the inn were probably trying to dull their senses through alcohol in an attempt to forget their troubles.

  • COLUMN: Is your faith being tested?

     For you, O God, have tested us. You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; you laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us out to rich fulfillment. Psalm 66:10-12

    When Jesus told his disciples the cost of following him, many turned back. Yet the impact of those who didn’t is still shaking the world.

  • Lane Lincoln celebrates 144 years

    Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church celebrated its 144th anniversary Sunday.
    On Feb. 13, 1867, the original deed between Jerome and Martha S. Smith sold the land to Lou Handley, Albert Woodson and J.W. French, Trustees of the “Colored” Methodist Church for the sum of $50. The location was at the northwest corner of Hodgenville where the small frame church was built.