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Religion

  • COLUMN: God's grace is amazing

    John Newton (1725-1807) wrote the words to the hymn “Amazing Grace.” God’s grace reached down and touched Newton, a slave trader, and saved his soul. Read the words of the hymn to see how the Lord saved Newton.

    Through the years many others have been pulled from a sinful life and had their feet placed on the solid rock. God’s amazing grace comes through Jesus Christ (John 1:17) and opens the door to God. When you have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ things happen which results in eternal changes.

  • PHOTO: Doyt Perkins honored by church

    Ron Benningfield, right, Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church Sunday School Superintendent, presents Doyt Perkins with a plaque in appreciation for his serving 44 years as a deacon at the church.

  • COLUMN: Make Christ your autopilot

    Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it is springs the issue of life. Proverbs 4:23

    Behind everything you do, there’s a thought. So if you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking.

  • Senior Choir celebrates 101 years at First Baptist

    The First Baptist Senior Choir was organized in 1912 by Addie Wheeler, wife of Rev. W.W. Wheeler, who was the first president. Carrie Bell Williams was the first organist.

    The Senior Choir was the first choir at First Baptist. During that time, the choir members consisted of the deacons and their wives. Some of the past and dedicated and long members of the choir were Alice Garrett, Rissie Cox, Gus Thurman and Nellie Dorsey.

  • COLUMN: Throw off the old and put on the new

    God intends that we grow spiritually. He gave us his saving grace to get us started in the Christian life but he gives us his daily grace to help us in our Christian walk and our spiritual growth. God desires that our lives be changed and that we grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior (II Peter 3:18).

    How do we grow spiritually? For some insights, read Ephesians 4:22-24. Paul says there is a two-step process in our Christian growth … throw off the old and put on the new. That is simple but yet powerful.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides relationship security

    One of the most fearful concepts in life is the utter termination of a cherished relationship. Whether we call it abandoning, forsaking, giving up on us or rejection, the portrait is of a sharp line drawn in a relationship. One of the greatest consequences of being abandoned is that it threatens our feeling of self-worth.

  • COLUMN: God forgives us when we stumble

    Relationships with people change. They may grow closer or they may grow further apart. This is also true of our relationship with God. When we have a strong, healthy relationship to Jesus, it must be maintained for no relationship will remain the same. Good relationships take work and time or we grow further apart.

  • COLUMN: Rahab was an unlikely woman of faith

    “And spare my father, my mother, my brother, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.” Joshua 2:13
    Joshua sent two men to spy out Jericho because he was going to take it by force (At that time Joshua did not know that God was going to work a miracle, and Jericho would fall). The two men, hiding from the king of Jericho, sought shelter in the house of Rahab the prostitute. Because hers was a public house, it was common for people to be seen coming and going. It seemed the perfect place to stay.

  • Reception planned as Rev. Singh moves to new work

    After seven years as pastor of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church near Hodgenville, Rev. Andrew Singh will be leaving this month to serve as associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
    Singh, a native of India who was only 20 years old when he began his pastorate at Wesley Meadows, calls the church members there his family.

  • Vacation Bible School calendar

    First Baptist Church Sonora holds VBS

    Vacation Bible School will be 6-9 p.m. June 5-10 at First Baptist Church Sonora. The theme will be Lifeway’s Big Apple Adventure. Transportation available upon request by contacting 369-7234. More information available at www.fbsonora.org.

    Buffalo Baptist Church holds VBS