• Linwood Baptist celebrates High Attendance

    In June, members of Linwood Baptist Church in Magnolia, celebrated “High Attendance Day”.

    The day started at Sunrise Manor nursing home during the morning worship services, where people focused on music from Brother Tim Shockley and Tess Smith (wife of Tony Smith), followed by the morning sermon from Rev. Jerry Wilkinson. Following the service, several residents, along with friends, family and staff members made the trip to Linwood Baptist for the “High Attendance Day.”

  • Church Calendar

    Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. June 28-July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    LaRue County Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Food Pantry will give food to those who qualify, 6-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon every fourth Friday. For information, call 270-358-9812 or 270-358-9220.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • Confessions of a cheapskate: Grace isn’t free

    I love free stuff.

    When we lived in California we lived near scads of big- box warehouse stores that always gave away free samples. Sometimes, if you got there on the right day at the right time, you could eat enough free samples and be too full to eat lunch or dinner when you got home.

    I wasn’t thinking of free stuff a few Sundays ago when I stopped at a little Pentecostal church I had never visited before, even though I’ve talked to the pastor many times.

    And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Free goodies and coffee!

  • The Christian’s Walk
  • The law fulfilled for us

    My friend Mike loves kitschy stuff and he loves God. So, anything that combines kitsch and God is a slice of heaven to him.

    Recently, someone gave him a Moses and the Ten Commandments clock. Moses, holding a stone tablet in each arm, is looking off into the distance, all holy-like, and there’s lightning behind him.

    Every hour, but not quite on the hour, the clock will play some light piano music and a voice — could be God, could be Moses — announces a commandment. “Thou shalt not kill” or “Honor your father and mother.”

  • 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