• Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is a beautiful thing, but not everyone expresses it or demonstrates it. But God does! In Christ there is complete forgiveness available. When God forgives, He forgets. “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). What grace! What love!

    Some things are a fact and should never be doubted. Forgiveness is a fact. Paul says in Ephesians 1:7, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses ….”

  • Volunteers build church, spirits

    With the help of more than 140 volunteers from 13 states, Steadfast Baptist Church edged closer to completion last week.

    The church, which will be on Strange Road in Hodgenville, is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

  • Church Calendar - May 13, 2015

    Pancakes at UMC Sonora
    The United Methodist Church of Sonora, 409 Main St., will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. May 16. Donations will be used to raise funds to send a mission team to Columbia, South America. For more information or to make a donation, call Jamie Harris at 270-369-8870.

    Anniversary celebration at Rolling Fork

  • COLUMN: Thank God for mothers

    We have just celebrated a very important day in the life of our nation – Mother’s Day. There is a saying, “As goes the home, so goes the nation.”   

    Who is central in the home? Mother.

    Proverbs 31 was read in many churches last Sunday honoring mothers. It gives the description of a worthy woman. Ephesians 6 tells us to honor our mothers and this is not just one day out of the year, but daily. Mothers set the tone of the home.

  • Church Calendar - May 6, 2015

    National Day of Prayer
    National Day of Prayer will be observed 10:30 a.m. May 7 at Hodgenville City Hall, 200 South Lincoln Boulevard. Bring a finger food to share for brunch, followed by a program of prayer. The event is sponsored by Hardin County Christian Women’s Connection, but everyone is invited.

    Overcomers to perform
    Overcomers will perform 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. For more information, call Rev. Richard T. Binkley at 270-358-4436.

    Men’s conference in Glendale

  • COLUMN: Life can be confusing

    A student was asked what the large letter K stood for on the front of his T-shirt.

    The student said, “Confused.”

    The man replied, “But that is not how you spell confused.” 

    “Man,” the student exclaimed, “you don’t know how confused I am.”

    Life can be confusing and we wonder what is going on. To add to the confusion, many unexpected things can come along to upset the apple cart. What can we do?  How can we endure?

  • Church Calendar - April 29, 2015

    Special service at River of Life
    Evangelists Buddy and Jeanie Steele will speak 11 a.m. May 3 at River of Life Church, 524 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville. The couple established 20 churches in West Africa, dug 20 fresh water wells and established seven churches in the U.S. For more information, call Pastor Kelly at 270-234-6607.       
    Overcomers to perform

  • PHOTO: First Communion

    Second-graders at Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, received their first communion on April 26.

  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine, Confirmation

    Eighth-grade candidates from Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, received the sacrament of Confirmation April 21 at St. Vincent De Paul Church. From left, Zack Culver, Madison Head, Josie Hamilton, Jerry Wimsett, Abby Hicks, Emily Snellen, Amelia Watkins and Kendrick Mahoney.

  • COLUMN: God's word is sharper than a knife

     Recently I attended a meeting in which Dr. Woodrow Kroll was speaker. In the past you may have heard him on the radio program “Back to the Bible,” where he taught the Bible daily for 23 years. I came away from that meeting with a renewed commitment to sharing God’s word as he gives opportunities because without his word, all is to no avail.

    Billy Graham always said, “The Bible says ….” There is a great need today for God’s word.