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Religion

  • Changing seasons mean time for growth

    “The men of Issachar…understood the seasons.” I Chronicles 12:32

    Describing life in chilly New England, one Christian author writes: “Newcomers get the false impression that there will hardly be much of a winter, so they continue sightseeing and relaxation with little regard for the deep freeze that inevitably arrives.

  • Learning from the past can create a happier new year

    As we enter a new year, God’s word has some wise counsel. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

  • Church calendar

    Valley Creek marriage retreat

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will host a marriage retreat Jan. 9 and 10 at the Nolin RECC building led by Greg and Laurie Allen. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Sacred Community Choir

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University, and at 3 p.m. March 1 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. For more information, call (270) 765-7663.

  • Baptists celebrate 400 years in spirit and song

    What is the common thread among Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris, Jessica Simpson, John Grisham, Ernie Fletcher and the author of this article?

    They are all Baptists. And the group is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    According to baptisthistory.org, Baptists came into existence in England in the early 17th century. In 1609, a Puritan-Separatist group led by John Smyth encouraged believers to be immersed as a profession of faith in Christ. The name “Baptist” originally was coined by their opponents, but the name still stands.

  • It’s safer to be where God leads you

     

    Christmas 2008 is over. The tree may still be up, but it is empty underneath. Family members have returned home. It took weeks to prepare for Christmas, but now it is over. Life seems to have returned to normal, but for some there are the post-Christmas blahs. Depression is a problem for many people.

    We hear about Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wise men leading up to Christmas, but what happened to them after Christmas? Matthew 2:13-23 gives a detailed description.  

  • It’s safer to be where God leads you

    Christmas 2008 is over. The tree may still be up, but it is empty underneath. Family members have returned home. It took weeks to prepare for Christmas, but now it is over. Life seems to have returned to normal, but for some there are the post-Christmas blahs. Depression is a problem for many people.

    We hear about Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wise men leading up to Christmas, but what happened to them after Christmas? Matthew 2:13-23 gives a detailed description. 

  • When afraid, trust in God’s promise

     

    “When I am afraid … I will trust the promises of God.” Psalm 56: 3-4

    Have you any idea how much it’s costing you to fear things that never happen? 

    Meteorologists say that a fog capable of covering seven city blocks is made up of only one glass of water, divided into 60 million particles. But when it settles, it can obscure your entire vision. A little fear can do the same thing.

    Why do almost half of us suffer from stress-related disorders? 

  • Church Calendar

    Wesley Meadows Christmas Eve service

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will have Christmas Eve service with communion at 6 tonight. For more information, call Pastor Andrew Singh at 325-3740.

    Parkway Baptist holds Christmas Eve service

    Parkway Baptist Church will host Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. Communion will be served. For more information, call 270-872-8180.

    Christmas Eve service at Valley Creek

  • One man’s life can make such a difference

    One of my favorite Christmas movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in which the main character, George Bailey, wished he had never been born, but with the aid of Clarence, an angel, he is able to see what life in his hometown would have been like had he not lived. George Bailey realized his life did matter to many people and concluded that his truly was a wonderful life.

  • Church calendar

    Musical celebration at South Fork

    Combined choirs of South Fork and Valley View Baptist Churches will perform at South Fork at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Call 325-3626 for more information.

    Live nativity

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will present a live nativity 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 on the corner of Valley Creek Road and Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown. Hot chocolate, music and caroling provided. Nativity animals to pet. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Mt. Moriah gospel singing