• We must not be ignorant

    During a board meeting in a small mountain church, one of the deacons said, “Preacher, I think we need a chandelier in the church.” Another deacon spoke up, “No, I’m against it. Nobody in the church can spell it. Nobody can play it. What we need in this church is more light.”

  • Grace transforms, uplifts in a hostile environment

    Jephthah, the son of a streetwalker, was born out of wedlock. Raised in a hostile, abusive environment, he eventually was thrown out of the house and became a rebel gang leader. But things changed when the Israelites needed a guy with guts to defeat the Ammonites. They told Jephthah, “Come. Be our chief … and you may become head over … Gilead” Judges 11:6-8. So, true to form, he led them to victory and became their leader. You can read his story in Judges, Chapter 11-12.

  • Christian Brotherhood aids Hodgenville during storm

    The Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood came to the aid of Hodgenville during the recent ice storm that ravaged most of the state. Emanuel Hostetler, a member of the group from Marrowbone, said they are a rapid response team during times of disaster. Hostetler said the group of about 20 men cleared trees from roadways and yards and removed logs jammed under two bridges in the Whitlock Hollow area.

  • Assembly of Christians sounds like the place to be

    What is your favorite “come together” time? They probably deal with family get together times such as Thanksgiving and Christmas and another should be the family of God gatherings.

    They can be one of the greatest gatherings of every week. Some day we will be continually with the Lord and the best way to prepare for this is to make church a priority.

  • All hail the power of Jesus’ name

    It is said that Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40 and Jesus for only three. Yet the influence of Christ’s ministry transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching from these men who were among the greatest ancient philosophers. Jesus painted no pictures; yet some of the finest paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci received their inspiration from him.

    Jesus wrote no poetry; but Dante and Milton, and scores of the world’s greatest poets were inspired by him.

  • Church calendar

    Family Worship Center  has praise service

    The Family Worship Center will have contemporary praise and worship 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Guest speaker is Bishop Rob Longmire. For more information, call 358-8903.

    Guest speaker

    Perry Huccaby will be the worship speaker at Nolynn Baptist Church Feb. 1. 

    Free gospel musical

  • Be resilient like the palm tree

    “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree.” Psalm 92:12

    If you need some encouragement today, take another look at the palm tree. You can cut it but you can’t kill it. The nutrients that most trees need to survive can be found just below the bark, so when you cut them, they die. But not the palm tree; its life comes from its heart so it thrives even under attack. Don’t let surface issues derail you and don’t give into short-term thinking. Stay focused on what God promised you.

  • Church calendar

    Meadowlarks sing at Friendship

    The Wesley Meadowlarks will sing at Friendship Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

    Murphy to speak at Nolynn

    Bro. Gerald Murphy will speak at Nolynn Baptist Church again on Jan. 25. 

    Free gospel musical

  • Let the truth speak well of you

    “The truth itself stands up for Demetrius.” 3 John 12

    When others speak well of you, you have acceptance but when the truth speaks well of you, you have character. Demetrius had it – do you? A lot has been written and said about character. Study the following words carefully then ask yourself. “Do I have character?”

  • Changing seasons mean time for growth

    “The men of Issachar…understood the seasons.” I Chronicles 12:32

    Describing life in chilly New England, one Christian author writes: “Newcomers get the false impression that there will hardly be much of a winter, so they continue sightseeing and relaxation with little regard for the deep freeze that inevitably arrives.