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  • 48th Usher Day

    Sunday, March 25, was a cool day, but regardless of the weather condition, the day was a full day at First Baptist as the Ushers celebrated their 48th Usher Day. The afternoon guest was the return of Reverend Jeff Williams and his congregation of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Smith Groves, Kentucky.

  • The Christian Story

    The word “Christian” appears three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26, 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16).  Some say the word was adopted by the followers of Christ and others say it was invented by their enemies as a term of reproach.  Most feel it was used to describe the followers of Christ because of the way they lived --- like a small Jesus or they showed the love and forgiveness that characterized Jesus.

  • May we be filled by the spirit

     The Apostle Paul challenged the church in Ephesus to walk according to the Holy Spirit. This calling challenged believers to live in a manner that was controlled by the Holy Spirit instead of being under the control of the ways and influences of the world. In Ephesians 5:18 the Apostle Paul spoke to this truth when he penned, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit.” In light of this passage, how can we be faithful in walking by the Spirit?

  • Resurrection Realities

    There is no concept more universal than resurrection.  We find the idea of life continuing beyond the grave in all religions and cults.  The hunger for immortality is strong in the breast of every man.

    As Christians we mean something different from the concepts of afterlife taught by other religions.  We need to define resurrection especially Christ’s resurrection.  The Greek word means “up” or “again”.

  • Fear not

    A few weeks ago we started a conversation on the common struggle we experience with fear. Here are five amazing truths to build courage in you for the daily battles of life.

    God Chose You. If you have received Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have been adopted. You are loved. You are chosen. You are wanted. You are not alone. Nothing can separate you from the adoptive love of your Heavenly Father. So don’t forget that….don’t fall back into fear. Fight fear.

  • Church calendar - April 4, 2018

    Primitive Quartet

    The Primitive Quartet from Candler, NC will be performing at the Cave City Convention Center at 7 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CDT. No tickets will be sold, as a love offering will be received. For more information call 270-849-8991.

    Hodgenville Church of Christ Gospel meeting

  • The criminal's choice

    As we celebrate Easter, may we not forget the significance of Good Friday. On Good Friday, Jesus ascended the hill known as Calvary to face the punishment of death that we deserved in order to make an atoning sacrifice on our behalf. On the cross, Jesus found himself surrounded by a crowd of people, Roman soldiers, and two thieves who were facing the punishment of the cross as well.

  • Jesus paid it all

     How much did it cost? We ask that question all the time about everything from a new car to a new suit? Some who get good deals are quick to speak of their “brag--ains.”

    Jesus told the disciples, “I am going to prepare a place for you” (John 14:1). Have you asked the question, “What did it cost Christ to prepare this place?

  • Why Did Jesus Die?

    What a trial --- the charges were false and the witnesses were paid to lie. Has anyone ever heard of such injustice? Yet, Jesus who could have commanded the armies of heaven to come to His rescue, died willingly. He voluntarily placed Himself in the hands of cruel men who crucified Him.

  • Humble yourself

    You are more proud than you realize. I am too. We are more arrogant than we care to admit. We default to being jerky and judgmental with a dangerous frequency. We need to humble ourselves quickly before the Lord humbles us through painful discipline.

    Here are four thoughts on why and how we should humble ourselves: