• On Depression - Part 1

    Anxiety and depression touches over 40 million adults in the United States annually, almost 20% of our total population. Recently I got to sit down with Savannah Clemons, a local professional counselor, and talk with her through the subject of depression. Here are some excerpts from our discussion:

  • Settling the Account

    Jesus shared many parables in His short ministry on earth.  One of the more familiar ones is the parable of talents (Mathew 25:14-30).  A man before leaving on a journey called his slaves in and entrusted to them his possessions.  To one he gave 5 talents (a talent was $1,000 in silver content), to another 2 talents and the third one talent.

  • Church Calendar - August 30, 2017

    Vacation Bible School

    The Church of God in Magnolia will be hosting one day of Vacation Bible School from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST on September 9. Activities include Bible classes, crafts, music, and outside fun. Parents welcome with children. For more information call Pastor: Doris M. Randols 270–765–5358.

    Annual Fish Fry

  • To the Devastated

    Houston. My hometown. Devastated. Thankfully my family is currently fine, but many are not. In times of disaster, what do we need to hear? What do we say to others? What do we do? How can we help? When tragedy comes, to ourselves or to others, we need answers on how to help and how to move forward together.

    Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

  • 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