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  • Church Calendar: Feb. 18, 2015

    Single Moms’ Oil Change fundraiser

    Area churches have donated desserts to be auctioned to raise funds for the upcoming Single Moms’ Oil Change in our community. The auction will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church. Guest speakers include Arlie Hamilton, Gary Rock and Donnie Goatley.

     

    Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Performers are Ronnie Benningfield, Tim Shockley, Gerald Murphy and Glen Rice.

  • On the road to spiritual renewal

    A spiritual change is the greatest change that can take place in any of us. Paul tells the Romans, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (3:10-12). So a spiritual renewal is needed for all of us.

    We are renewed when Christ comes into our hearts and lives for the old is gone and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

    But what about down the road? Is it possible to experience even more renewal later? Yes. Paul in Philippians 4:10-13 is talking to Christians who have already met Christ and now he gives three areas of renewal needed.

  • Sins as scarlet can become white like snow

    This morning, looking out my kitchen window watching the snow fall, I thought of the scripture, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18) White snow, pure and clean.

    Jesus, who knew no sin, died on the cross for us sinners. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). He bore our sins so we who believe could be washed clean by the shedding of his blood.

  • Focus on the main things of life

    Are you familiar with the expression, “Keep the main thing the main thing?”

    What are the main concerns in your life? The word “priority” is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important than another.” What do you regard by your words and actions as being most important in your life?

  • COLUMN: Keep the main thing the main thing

    Are you familiar with the expression, “Keep the main thing the main thing?”

    What are the main concerns in your life? The word “priority” is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important than another.” What do you regard by your words and actions as being most important in your life?

  • Give attention to the lasting

    There is a renewed interest in better health as evidenced by the emphasis on health clubs and exercise and better eating habits. There seems to be a desire to get fit and stay fit. Paul tells us that God bought us and we are not our own so we are to glorify him in our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

    If we stay as fit as possible we will live a better life and be able to serve God more effectively. God put us here primarily to love and serve him.

  • Focus on the Lord for a blameless life

    “I will be careful to lead a blameless life.” (Psalm 101:2). This was some goal the Psalmist had for his life. But was it possible? He gives several suggestions in Psalm 101 to aid in living such a life.

    “… To you, O Lord, I will sing praise” (101:1). In singing to the Lord, he was focusing his attention on God. He realized that if he were to live a blameless life, he would need to focus on the Lord.

  • COLUMN: To lead a blameless life

     “I will be careful to lead a blameless life.” (Psalm 101:2). This was some goal the Psalmist had for his life. But was it possible? He gives several suggestions in Psalm 101 to aid in living such a life.

    “… To you, O Lord, I will sing praise” (101:1). In singing to the Lord, he was focusing his attention on God.  He realized that if he were to live a blameless life, he would need to focus on the Lord.

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Langley to speak at Campbellsville University chapel

    Dr. Bill Langley, senior pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Ransdell Chapel. All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet at www.campbellsville.edu/live-streaming.

     

    Brock to sing, speak at The River of Life

  • COLUMN: Focus on the Lord ... and smile

     In an attempt to look younger, many are having facelifts. Some are going overboard. The skin on their face is drawn so tightly it is difficult for them to smile.

    We cannot stop the aging process, but we can grow stronger inwardly. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:16, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” We may never get a facelift, but we can get a “faith-lift.”