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Religion

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Blessings come from God

    Today we don't hear much talk about blessing others, but in Bible times it was a vital part of their lives. 

    God was recognized as the ultimate source of the blessing and the person blessed would walk with the Lord and receive his benefits. Blessing from God comes to those who trust and obey him. 

    He has given us far more than we can possibly realize. Having a relationship with him, and being able to talk to him is a blessing in itself. Our God is the living God through whom all blessings flow. 

  • Grumbling and grouching are displeasing to God

    Grumbling!

    We all do it. You name it and we grumble about it. Our favorite subject is the weather. But it is a sin to grumble against God.

    The Apostle Paul told the Philippians Christians to “do all things without grumbling or disputing” (3:14). He was thinking of the children of Israel when they left Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. He said in I Corinthians they grumbled and were destroyed.

    God is displeased when His children grumble. Why?

  • COLUMN: God wants us to love the unlovable

    An actor was playing the part of Christ in an outdoor drama in the Ozarks. He was carrying the cross up the hill when a tourist began heckling him. Finally, the actor playing Christ laid his cross down and went over and punched out the heckler.

    The director said, “I know he was a pest, but we can't have the person playing Christ doing this, because Christ did not retaliate. If you do his again, you are fired.”

  • COLUMN: Be glad in the Lord and shout for joy

    But now I come to you and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. John 17:13

    Did you know that worry-warts usually have a higher than average IQ? But they also tend to have a bad case of the “what-ifs.”

    “What if I wreck the car … or get sick … or lose my job … or don’t measure up to the challenge?”’

    Now most of this stuff never actually happens but the fear of it overwhelms them and prevents them from living life now.

  • Campbellsville University to host display of historic Bibles

    An exhibit of English and non-English Bibles is on display in the Campbellsville University Montgomery Library through the end of October.

    The display coincides with the university’s observance of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The second lecture in a series of four is Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

  • Kentucky Baptist Men's and Women's Chorales and Wind Orchestra perform

    The Kentucky Baptist Men's and Women's Chorales and Wind Orchestra performed – in a combined concert of more than 75 voices – at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville, on Sept. 24.

    The chorales are composed of about 75 percent professional musicians from throughout the state. They are ministers of music in Baptist churches in Kentucky, professors of music in universities, and teachers of music at various school levels. The others are lay musicians who enjoy singing praises to God.

  • COLUMN: Run a good race to inspire others

    Quitters aren't much of an inspiration, but a person who stays with a commitment, even when the going gets tough, is an inspiration to all of us.

    A man said to Jesus one day, "I'll follow you wherever you go."

    Jesus told him to count the cost of such a commitment and said that once you put your hand to the plow, then don't look back. When one begins the Christian life, but quits running the race after the going gets tough, he becomes the object of ridicule for some and a source of discouragement to others.

  • Chorales to perform at First Baptist

    The Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s Chorales will perform a free concert of sacred music 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church.
    (Original notice said event would be held at Severns Valley Baptist Church)

  • COLUMN: Your best days are ahead

    Genesis 4:25 says Eve bore a son and named him Seth “for God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”

    God promised that Eve’s children would bless the world. But now one of them is dead, the other’s on the run and everything’s fallen apart. Ever been there?

    Just because your plan fails doesn’t mean God’s plan will. Adam knew his wife again and she bore a son and called his name Seth: for God, said she, “hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew.”

  • COLUMN: It's about capital 'H-I-M,' not about you

    Colossians 1:16 says “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth.”

    The entire universe and every molecule, atom and electron were created by Jesus Christ. Everything we cannot see with our physical senses is called the invisible realm and has been created by God.

    Jesus Christ is lord of the universe and his authority is above all negative cosmic powers including the powers of darkness. By his power the whole universe and every created thing is held together. Jesus is the ultimate source.