• COLUMN: God's sustaining grace brings us through life's trials

    The Bible says that God finishes what he starts. Paul in Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

    What does Paul mean?

    If I really give my life to Jesus, if I make Christ number one in my life, if he is Lord as well as savior; then, I am going to make it to heaven. Case closed! Done deal! I will make it across the finish line, because the race does not depend upon my performance, it depends upon God’s sustaining grace.

  • COLUMN: Use God's word in your daily life

    Apply God’s word to everyday living

    Only be strong and very courageous that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:7-8

  • COLUMN: Always ask for God's counsel

    The men of Israel made a big mistake when they “did not ask counsel of the Lord.” Because of this, they entered into a covenant that was not approved by God, and yet one they felt they had to honor, even when they discovered they had been deceived.

  • COLUMN: God is gracious to forgive all our sins

    The judge asked, “How does the defendant plead?” Without hesitation the accused answers, “Guilty as charged.”
    This is not true today in the movies, on television, nor in real life.  Most of the time the accused pleads innocent whether they are guilty or not.

  • Church Calendar

    National Prayer day observed
    National Day of Prayer will be observed 10:30 a.m. May 5 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.  Everyone is invited.  Bring a finger food to share for brunch. The event is sponsored by the Christian Women’s Club and will be led by Carolyn Smith. For more information, call 358-5586.

    Prayer service at Middle Creek
    Middle Creek Baptist Church is holding a prayer service 6:30 p.m. May 5 in honor of National Prayer Day. Everyone is invited.
    Friendship Day Celebration

  • God forms all children in the mother’s womb

    Genesis 9:6: Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man. Killing another person is a sin, and the Bible makes that very clear.
    Psalms 51:5: For I was born a sinner. From the moment my mother conceived me. Some justify abortion by claiming that the unborn child is only a fetus, a physical body in the early stages of development.

  • God’s amazing grace

    We tell people that we can get ahead by our efforts, but here is the problem when it comes to salvation. We think we can be good enough, go to church enough, pray enough, give enough money to the church or read the Bible enough, then God will love us and save us.  But this is not the way God works.
    Our salvation is based on grace, and grace is the heart of our faith.  It is at the center of our relationship with God. Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve.  Who can begin to understand God’s amazing grace?

  • Church Calendar

    Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-7 p.m. April 27.

    Single Mom’s Oil Change
    Harvestland Community Church at 4761 Lincoln Parkway will host its annual Single Mom’s Oil Change and Car Wash 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30. Volunteers will change oil and wash cars of single mothers – for free. The event includes free brunch and child care. For more information, call Debbie at 270-735-6454 or Sandy at 270-317-4007.

  • He has risen so that you may have life

    Christ is risen. Christians throughout the world joined together Easter Sunday and every Sunday to worship a risen Lord.  Because of His death, burial and resurrection, we can have life and have it to the full (John 10:10).
    If Jesus had remained in the grave, there would have been no resurrection from the dead and Christians would have no hope. Our faith would be useless. But Christ was raised from the dead and we are able to sing, “He arose!  He arose!  Hallelujah Christ arose!”

  • Easter season activities

    Middle Creek egg hunt
    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt 6 p.m. April 20. Children from preschool to sixth grade are invited to participate. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. following a story about Easter. For more information, contact Brenda Buchanan at 358-4947.

    Easter programs at Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian