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Religion

  • 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

  • A man should focus on more than money

    A man suffered from intense lower back pain. After a close examination the doctor told the man he had “walleta sciatica.” The man’s large billfold loaded with credit cards and other things was pressing against the sciatic nerve. The doctor told the man he needed to do a “walletectomy.” After removing the bulging wallet from his hip pocket the man’s back pain improved.

  • Church calendar

    Grandparents honored

    Bethlehem High School will hold a Mass honoring grandparents 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Prior to the Mass, there will be an open house with refreshments 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Bethlehem High School cafeteria. For more information, call 502-348-8594, Ext. 214, or visit www.bethlehemhigh.org.

    Ovesen Heights has women’s conference

  • Always include God in your plans

    Americans are a forward-looking people. Many are obsessed with and seek to forecast the future. The Apostle James in 4:13-17 says you can make three mistakes as you look to tomorrow.

    One point must be made before we go further – the Bible is not against planning. Proverbs says if I don’t plan, I am a fool. James pictures two men making plans, but their mistake was leaving God out (4:13). It is great to plan as long as you include God.

    Planning without prayer is pre sumptuous. All planning should be prefaced with “if the Lord wills” (4:15).

  • Christians can be guilty of playing sinful, deadly games

    Some years ago, a book was written entitled, Games Christians Play. These were games played in the name of the Lord. The deadliest game of all was the game of playing God. In this game, Christians judge other people.

    Judging others is unchristian. James says we are all part of the same family (4:11) and should not rejoice when a brother stumbles. Satan and slander comes from the same word. We are most like Satan when we slander someone.

  • Church calendar

    Union Band has homecoming, gospel singing

    Union Band Baptist Church near Howardstown will have homecoming 11 a.m. Sept. 12. Gospel singing by Brighter Day, Messengers Three and Melvin Mortenson. Bring a dish.

    Pleasant Grove will host singer

    Gospel singer Graham West will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City.

    Magnolia Baptist has revival, fall fling