• CHURCH CALENDAR - Sept. 19, 2012

     Sunny Hill Church of Christ holds gospel meeting

  • COLUMN: Learn to be content with God's help

     Contentment is learned. It does not come instantaneously. The situations of life are the schoolhouse for learning contentment. 

    But some people never learn to be contented and the result is their lives are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and unhappy.

    The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11-19 gives four insights into contentment.  First, Paul says learn not to compare yourself to others.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Be gentle in your speech

     Do not speak evil of one another brethren. (James 4:11)

    “Do not speak evil” covers more than slander, extending to any form of speaking against someone, including truth, if it is delivered in a harsh and unkind way.  Speech is evil when it is motivated by the desire to harm others or to exalt oneself. 

    Sin cannot be understood or described without reference to self-centeredness. “The flesh” is self-focused.  Carnality is self-expression in behalf of a person’s own interests. 

  • CHURCH CALENDAR: 9/12/2012


    Free yard sale by Sonora United Methodist

    Sonora United Methodist Church will hold a free yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 15 at the corner of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-W. Donations accepted.

    Pig roast at Middle Creek

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will hold a community day pig roast beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Free food, games, bouncy house, music and door prizes.

    Mount Tabor homecoming

  • PHOTO: Pastor turns blue for Kentucky

  • COLUMN: Lord, help me find patience - right now

     I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalms 130:5

    This verse gives us two specific instructions: wait for the Lord and put your hope in his word.

    So many times we want to rush ahead of the Lord. We think we know what action to take and how to proceed, but the Bible clearly instructs us to wait for the Lord to work, to instruct and to lead.

  • COLUMN: Remain in the joy of the Lord

     “Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1). When we become Christians we have the “joy of the Lord.” But over time and through many experiences some seem to lose their joy.

    King David lost his joy and came to the Lord with the request – “Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation” (Psalm 51:12). For David it was adultery, but there are many other joy killers in life. Our concern today is how to restore or maintain the joy God gives us. 

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - Sept. 5, 2012

     Middle Creek Bible Seekers

  • COLUMN: Religious terms can be confusing

     When I was a young child I spent many days with my grandparents, Papa and Mother. Their house was right next door to Beard’s country store in Buffalo.

    One morning, Mother sent me to the store to get her a wet mop (as opposed to a dust mop). I skipped across the drive and bounded into the store. The owner was busy with customers and didn’t really pay any attention to me because I was in there so often.

  • COLUMN: Do everything without complaining

     The Apostle Paul advised the Philippians: “Do everything without complaining” (2:14).

    Complaining kills joy and makes you unhappy. No one likes to be around a complainer.

    The problem with complaining is that once you start it is hard to stop. It can easily become a habit and you find something to complain about all the time.

    Society encourages us to complain. Look at the headlines in your newspaper or listen to the news on TV. There is bad news everywhere.