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Religion

  • COLUMN: Jesus paid it all

    Are your taxes done, or are you one of those last-minute people? I am rarely in a hurry about taxes, even if I am owed a refund. I hate seeing what I actually pay.
    According to the Washington Post Wonkblog from Sept. 19, 2012, it looks like the average American pays between 20-25 percent in direct taxes. That doesn’t count all the indirect taxes, like the gasoline tax (60 cents a gallon in Kentucky), or all those taxes that show up on phone bills and cable bills. There are taxes on our electric bills and then, of course, there is always sales tax.

  • COLUMN: We preach Christ crucified

    1 Corinthians 1:21-25 says:
    For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

  • Church Happenings — Week of April 3

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings at First Christian
    Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held at First Christian Church weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 502-902-1648.

    Celebrate Recovery
    Celebrate Recovery, at Ridgeview Baptist Church, will have a new meeting date starting Tuesday, April 9. The meetings will start with Solid Rock Cafe at 6 p.m. and meetings begin at 6:30. Child care is provide.

  • COLUMN: Spring break gives a glimpse of summer

    Maybe you didn’t notice, but this week is spring break. The lack of the big yellow buses on the roads is a dead giveaway. But if you are a parent, and especially if you are in school yourself, you know that this week is spring break.
    Spring break is a hopeful taste of summer after a long dreary winter. Spring break reminds us that there is sunshine after the rain, rest after hard work, and the hope of summer ahead.

  • COLUMN: The wayward son and forgiving father

    Today’s text is from Luke 15:1-3 and 11-32:

  • COLUMN: Praying with Jesus

    Today’s text is Luke 9:18-25:

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 27

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church’s annual Easter egg hunt will be Saturday at Finchville Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    •Easter Sunday activities are as follows: sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., deacon breakfast at 7:15 a.m., praise and worship service at 8:40 a.m., connect groups at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship service at 11 a.m.

    Easter week community services

  • COLUMN: Be the glistening frost in the darkness

    The other morning I went out to walk the dog. It was still dark, but clear and cold. Overhead thousands of stars glittered in the darkness, shining out the glory of God’s creation.
    And then I noticed something amazing, the ground around me was covered with frost and somehow a little light was catching in that frost just right. It looked as if I was walking on a shimmering bed of diamonds flashing in the grass. All around me, overhead and even underfoot, were glistening points of light shining out in the darkness.

  • COLUMN: Jesus’ hands paved the way for receiving forgiveness

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 10:25-29 says, “Jesus answered, ‘I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.’”

  • COLUMN: Open the door for Jesus

    I don’t know who invented the door, but to whomever did, I am very thankful. Our front doors keep out the wind, rain and cold of winter. Inside doors allow us some privacy in busy households. Some doors allow us to hide messy rooms when we have guests over.