• COLUMN: Christians are part of God's family

     We live in a world where a lot of emphasis is placed on possessions and popularity. The world wants to know how much money we have, how famous we are and how much power we have?

    But God asks questions like: Are you holy? Are you seeking to follow me? Are you striving to be a godly person?

    God is interested in your character and your holiness. So our question is: What kind of godly character is God seeking in a person?

  • Church Calendar - Feb. 8, 2012

     Mortensen to sing at God’s House

    Melvin Mortensen will sing and minister 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at God’s House, 2323 Mount Sherman-Ward Road, Mount Sherman. For more information, call 528-4142.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides material blessings for our enjoyment

    Scripture clearly teaches that God intends human life to include physical, emotional, and spiritual pleasure. But the Bible warns against the pursuit of certain pleasures: gluttony, extra-marital relations and drinking unto drunkenness, because they are sinful and ultimately produce great pain.

    Although the pleasures of life are not necessarily evil, neither do they bring ultimate meaning to life. Spiritual growth can be choked out by the pursuit of the pleasure of life. 

  • COLUMN: God is in the life-changing business

    God is in the life-changing business. He takes a life that is bent and straightens it; a shattered one and puts it together again; and a dirty one and cleans it.

    There are two basic opinions as to how God changes a life.

    One is the passive approach where God does it all. The other opinion is the activist approach where it is all up to us. But I think it is a combination of the two where we both have a part.

  • COLUMN: Troubles turn us better or bitter

     Have you heard that troubles will make you bitter or better? We decide which it will be. Blessings and difficulties come to us all. How we respond to the things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character. We can all smile in the sunshine, but trouble reveals our true inner self.

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 25, 2012

     Food pantry at Church of Christ

  • COLUMN: The answer to fear is commitment

     Tom Landry, a former coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, had the ability to stay calm in the midst of a tense game. The television cameras would show Coach Landry on the sidelines with his arms folded seemingly very relaxed, while on the field the game was hanging in the balance. 

    Landry is a fine Christian layman and in a written testimony he said, “I overcame my fears and anxieties by a commitment to something far greater than winning a football game – a commitment to Jesus Christ.”

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 18, 2012

     Sherry Perciful to minister at Greater Works

    Minister Sherry Perciful will speak 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Greater Works Church, 102 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. For more information, call 358-8399.


    ECTC and First Baptist Church host gospel musical

  • COLUMN: Find security in the new year

     There is a crucial event in the history of Israel that is relevant to us because of the way they reacted. The way they reacted is often the way we react.

    God freed the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery and brought them to the borders of the Promised Land. Moses says to the people, “Now is the time for us to go in and take the land which God has given to us” (Numbers 13).

    Twelve men were sent to spy out the land. Their report was mixed and all did not agree. The majority begins their report with the word, “But.”

  • COLUMN: Choose your thoughts well

     “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Feelings do follow thoughts. Actions follow thoughts. We become what we think about.

    What are you filling your mind with?

    The Christian has new life by his rebirth. Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17,  “We have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.” 

    Christian living activates our new mind. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”