• The second chance

    There are times we fail our friends, ourselves and even our Lord. At the moment of our greatest defeat, we discover the Gospel is good news for failures. It is the gospel of the second chance. The grace of God makes it possible for us to get up from failure and self-pity and get back into service and fellowship.

    Consider how Simon Peter performed during the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. But despite his denial Peter was forgiven and reinstated (Luke 22:54-62).

  • First Baptist Celebrates 137th Church Anniversary/Annual Homecoming

    Last weekend was one of the biggest events of the year. On the weekend, the Cobb Family Reunion is an annual event open to the community. Many family and friends travel from afar to attend this event. This leads up Sunday’s homecoming at First Baptist. For many years, the Church anniversary was always on the fourth Sunday in May and just the homecoming. This would have been the 88th Homecoming, but since both days have important history and tradition, the church decided to combine the two. This is the third year for the occasion.

  • Church calendar - August 23, 2017

    Food Pantry

    LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, August 25. For more information call 270-358-9812.

    Submit your church calendar items to editor@laruecountyherald.com by noon on Monday for the August 30 edition.  

  • Be the attitude: Be poor in spirit

    The greatest sermon ever preached did not occur in the great cathedrals of the world or by the greatest preachers of all time. The greatest message could not be witnessed on a podcast, YouTube, or television broadcast. Instead, the greatest proclamation occurred on a hillside near the shore of the Sea of Galilee by the Son of God, Jesus. In this message, Jesus countered the cultural ethic and morality by declaring the ethic and morality of the Kingdom of God. To begin, Jesus declared the Beattitudes which truly mark the desired character of the attitude of a believer.

  • Christ supplies every need

    We learn from Jesus’ first miracle, turning the water into wine at Cana,  that He can meet every need.  He performed this first miracle because the wedding couple would be embarrassed if they could not serve their guests.  Their need was for more wine; Jesus met that need.  He is adequate to meet any need you may have.  Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  • New steeple at LaRue Baptist Church
  • Ovesen Heights on mission
  • Church calendar

    Steadfast Baptist Church Corn Hole Tournament

  • Hatred, bitterness

    Have you ever noticed how much hatred and bitterness fills our world? How easy it is to hold onto anger and resentment? Oftentimes I think we feel ourselves more forgiving than we really are. I recently looked up the definitions for some of these terms, and here is what I found:

    Forgive - to stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake; to cancel (a debt)

    Hate - to feel intense or passionate dislike

    Bitterness - anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment

  • Put in, take out

    Jesus attended a wedding in Cana.  His mother and disciples were also present.  A wedding was an event where most of the community took part.  The wedding feast and ceremony were usually held the same evening.  The couple was escorted through the streets to their home with as many as possible participating.  The wedding couple instead of going on a honeymoon would have open house for a week and entertain in their wedding clothes.