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  • COLUMN: Jesus, a name above all names

    As we look at Paul when he wrote the Philippians, first let’s take a look at the condition he was in.
    Philippians 1:23-24 says, “For I am in a strait betwixt two having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.”
    As we look at Paul even though he was a prisoner, he still held up the name of Jesus and wanted to see the Philippians do the same. In his writing to them, he always upheld the name of Jesus.

  • COLUMN: Sticker shock: Take care of those finances in a godly manner

    Today I was at the store and I noticed that a half-gallon of milk cost about $2.20, while a gallon cost about $2.90. Does that strike anyone as a little strange? Only 70 cents for that second half-gallon?
    But then again a couple of days ago I was buying some canned dog food. Now it is certainly easier to buy a shrink wrapped package of 6 or twelve cans, but then I looked at the price. For the same dog food, the individual cans were considerably LESS expensive per can. Does something seem wrong with that?

  • Praise an important part of a healthy relationship with God

    The Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. Therefore God anointed him King over all Israel. David never forgot that God put him in his position as king.

  • Church Happenings

    First Assembly plans summer bash
    The First Assembly of God Church in Taylorsville will host a “We Love Taylorsville” summer bash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The church is located at 402 Garrard St.
    The free event will feature music, kids games, food and beverages, clothes, groceries, dental screenings, a drama team, percussion team and more.

    Finchville Baptist to hear review of summer activities

  • Listen to the Lord's little warning signs

    Just about the time our heads hit the pillows my wife said, “What was that?” At that point, I didn’t hear anything so we just laid back down. Sure enough, a few minutes later I heard something.
    A beeping sound echoed through our house. But it was hard to track down. I checked the bedrooms and bathrooms, the living room and the kitchen; I checked the laundry room, nothing. I went downstairs to my office, nothing. I went to the garage, nothing. It seemed to be coming from everywhere at once, but nowhere in particular.

  • PHOTO: Elk Creek Baptist Youth attend ‘IAMJONAH’ retreat

    ‘Fearless’ Youth Ministry members from Elk Creek Baptist Church attended the ‘IAMJONAH’ Crossings 2012 Retreat at Camp Cedarmore from June 29 through July 1.

  • COLUMN: America has taken turn for the worse

    Our country has gotten so evil sometimes one has to wonder how long God will wait before he burns the whole world up. God has blessed us so and we are supposed to be the nation who is a witness for God to the other nations. I’m afraid we have become a bad witness.
    Our Supreme Court ruled a 2,700-page Health Care bill was constitutional; 39 years ago, our Supreme Court ruled that abortion was constitutional and last year three churches in Louisville got together and celebrated the 38th anniversary of this event.

  • COLUMN: Keep Jesus close every day

    Today I had one of those moments when I thought I had everything under control. That was my first big mistake. My second was thinking I knew where the one vital piece of paperwork I needed was sitting. As you can probably guess, it was not there.
    Panic ensued. Like most men would do, I called my wife because she always knows where everything is. But then again, the mess in my office could probably qualify for federal disaster relief funding, so I was grasping at straws.
    To my disappointment, but not my surprise, she only thought of the places I had already looked.

  • COLUMN: Where have you seen God lately?

    Over the last few years, it has been my privilege to share my thoughts with you through these columns. My goal is that we would all learn to see God at work in the little things that make up our daily lives. Whether it is taking out the trash, caring for your dog, or driving down the road, there are glimpses of God at work everywhere.
    Recently during our annual vacation Bible school our material suggested we encourage the kids to tell us about their “God-Sightings.” That is, how they saw God at work at VBS, or at home, or anywhere else that week.

  • COLUMN: Live a Christian life with ‘heart knowledge’

    Many, many people try to live a Christian life by head knowledge instead of heart knowledge. This is impossible to do. I have heard many people say, “I would accept Jesus as my Savior if I thought I could live it.”
    This is one of the biggest tricks the devil tells us. He has a lot of ways to deceive us. Without Jesus living in our hearts there is no way we can defeat Satan; our head knowledge just doesn’t have a chance.