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Religion

  • Faith can control our fears

    Why do we have fear? One may say that the devil is behind it all. The devil does not want us to have happiness and peace. Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden caused him to fear when he heard God’s voice calling to him. He had disobeyed God and knew he was not ready to face him.

  • Trail Ride for Christ is this weekend

    The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 8-9 at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Camp at Mammoth Cave. For the past five years, the event has drawn more than 80 people. Many come to enjoy the evening of food, music and the message.

    The trail ride will begin at 1 p.m. You can bring a horse or pay to ride one of the guided tours at the stables. A free evening meal, prepared by Butch and Cindy Nunn and other Oak Hill Baptist Church members will be at 4 p.m. CST. A love offering will be taken to cover expenses of rentals and music.

  • Moses overcame many trials

    “Who am I that I should go?” Exodus 3:11

    Your life story is written in risks – the ones taken and the ones avoided. Look at Moses. Do you think we’d even remember his name today if he hadn’t stepped out of the safe zone? Look what he overcame:

  • The world wants to know if Christianity really works

    Does Christianity work? That is the question of an unbelieving world. When the chips are down, when the heat is on and when the pressure mounts – will Christianity stand the test? Does faith in God make a difference? 

  • Church calendar

    Kids Krusade

    Family Worship Center will hold Kids Krusade 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, e-mail hcogfwc@comast.net.

    Gospel singing at Pleasant Grove

    “Looking Up,” a southern gospel group, will perform 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Potluck to follow. For more information, call 358-8877.

     

    Gospel concert at Union Christian

    Union Christian Church will hold a gospel concert by Thomas Shelton 11 a.m. Aug. 9. For more information, call 358-7072.

  • Our lives are so uncertain

    As I stood at the church door greeting people Sunday, I received a phone call that my nephew in Augusta, Ga., was found dead. What a shock!

    We buried his mother (my sister) less than three months ago. His father has advanced Parkinson’s disease and the three of them lived together, with my nephew caring for his father and mother. His father has been sick for a long time, so no one would have predicted that my sister and my nephew would have died first.

  • Our freedoms tomorrow depend on our actions today

    Our American freedoms were born July 4, 1776, with signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document was based on an unchanging premise: “Every human being derives his inalienable rights from the owner and operator of this universe, almighty God, who revealed himself in Jesus Christ.” This thread runs throughout our history.

  • Children need their fathers

    “Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him.” Genesis 28:1

    In Bible times, fathers placed their hands on their children’s heads and spoke certain promises over them, passing on the blessing from generation to generation.

    It’s why “Isaac called Jacob and blessed him,” and why Jacob refused to die before blessing his grandchildren, Genesis 48:14.

  • It’s time to take a serious look at America

    Few if any would argue that the church’s influence is waning in our secular society. We have been witness to a generation reared with very few moral absolutes in the home, schools and even churches.

    Go back through history and you will find that when the home collapses, and there is an accompanying loss of moral values, a nation will not last past one or two generations, unless there is a spiritual renewal. Many would say that we are witnessing the disintegration of a culture in our lifetime. We have lost the concept of personal responsibility for our own transgressions.

  • Deal with discouragement one step at a time

    All of us at times get discouraged causing us to be defeated in our worthwhile goals in life. What causes discouragement?

    Discouragement may begin in the home. Some are easily discouraged because of experiences they had as children. Children who are not loved easily turn from their goals in life. They feel unworthy of pursuing worthy goals.

    Sometimes standards are too high in the home. The child does his best, but it never seems to be good enough. Such children never really have satisfying experiences.