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Religion

  • God works in us before he can work through us

    Mark Twain once said, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” The reason for that may be the inability to accomplish the same achievements in our lives.

    What a person does may inspire us, but it cannot enable us to do what that person does. Unless the person comes into our lives and shares his skills, we cannot accomplish their deeds. We must have the power inside us to achieve and not just the example on the outside.

  • God’s love is unconditional

    The classified ad in the newspaper read: “Lost: one dog, brown hair with several mange spots. Right leg broken due to auto accident. Rear left hip hurt. Right eye missing. Left ear bitten off in a dog fight. Answers to the name Lucky.”

    Lucky? Sure, the dog was lucky to have an owner who loved it very much. It did not matter about the blind eye and the bad leg. The owner loved it so much that he would seek after the dog and pay someone to find it.

  • Be ready: We don't know when Christ will return

    Many believe that we are living in the last days. There are wars and rumors of wars with news of floods and natural disasters filling our television screens and newspapers. Such things are cited in the Bible as signs of the second coming of Christ.

  • Effort is required for spiritual understanding

    Most of us want spiritual understanding. We want to know more about God’s word. But we aren’t willing to pursue it any further than listening to a few sermons or rushing through 10 minutes of Bible reading. 

    Often our failure to understand God’s word is due to our unwillingness to invest time and energy in persistent, serious Bible study.

    If you really want to understand Scripture, consider following a focused and systematic plan of study.

    Make a commitment to apply to your daily life whatever truth you learn.

  • Effort is required for spiritual understanding

    Most of us want spiritual understanding. We want to know more about God’s word. But we aren’t willing to pursue it any further than listening to a few sermons or rushing through 10 minutes of Bible reading. 

    Often our failure to understand God’s word is due to our unwillingness to invest time and energy in persistent, serious Bible study.

    If you really want to understand Scripture, consider following a focused and systematic plan of study.

    Make a commitment to apply to your daily life whatever truth you learn.

  • Even Job asked ‘why me’

    As we study the book of Job, we find he is a man singled out by God himself as blameless and upright.

    God allowed Satan to attack Job. In one day, Job lost his family and his wealth. Then Satan afflicted Job with agonizing open sores, but Job remained faithful.

    When three of his friends came to visit, Job told them he wished he had died at birth. They tried to convince him he was being punished because of some hidden sin, but Job was clear there was no hidden sin.

  • An effective prayer reaches God's ears

    God answers prayer, but James says effective praying meets certain conditions.The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. (James 5:16 NLT)

    The first condition of an effective prayer is a righteous life. Prayer is the privilege of every Christian, but James suggests that there is a correlation between the condition of our lives and the effectiveness of our prayers. We are instructed to pray in Jesus’ name (John 14:13), which means to have an obedient life and a clean heart. 

  • Church clendar

    Gospel meeting at Church of Christ

    Hodgenville Church of Christ is having a gospel meeting 7:30 p.m. through Friday.

    Pig roast at Middle Creek

    Middle Creek Baptist Church is having a community pig roast 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2. For more information, call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    Otter Creek Church homecoming

  • Turning to God will bring you peace

    In our day-to-day struggles we are searching for just a little bit of peace. Each day seems to bring more trouble. Sickness, diseases, emotional and mental turmoil, families being torn apart or financial problems.

  • Church calendar

    Food Pantry open Sept. 22 and 24

    LaRue County Church of Christ will  distribute food to families who qualify 6-7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9:30 a.m.- noon Sept. 24. For more information, call 358-9812 or 358-9220.

    Benningfield Chapel revival

    Benningfield Chapel will hold revival 7 p.m. through Sept. 26 with different speakers and singers each night. At noon Sept. 26, there will be a potluck.

    Men and Women Day at First Baptist