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Religion

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Taking out the ‘trash’

    It seems that trash collects in our garbage cans without any effort on our part. Now in the kitchen I understand, unpacking foods, opening cans, little bits of this and that all end up in the garbage can. But then there are the smaller cans in the living room, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Before you know it, tissues and tags and wrappers fill them up as well.

  • COLUMN: How much faith do you have?

    Now let’s examine ourselves and see how much faith we have.

  • COLUMN: Christianity is not a ‘license to sin’

    Roberta, my wife, and I were eating at a Cracker Barrel and we had a very sweet little waitress. I asked her if she was a Christian. Her answer was, “I’m somewhat a Christian.” I thought that was an honest answer.
    When you ask some people if they are a Christian they will start telling you where they go to church or all the good things they do. I’ll have to admit that is good, but a church does not save and doing good things does not save you, only the blood of Jesus Christ saves you, and you become a Christian through his blood.

  • COLUMN: Local pastor shares tips for enjoying the Bible

    “The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
    “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”  Psalm 19:8a, 10; John 15:11

  • COLUMN: Direction comes from the Lord

    One day I was not doing much, so I decided, well, I will write an article. I chose a topic and started to write and after a while I saw that I could not put one together. I had wadded up two and thrown them away before I really realized that something was wrong.
    I was trying to write on my own strength instead of Jesus’ strength. When I read those articles they sounded awful.
    Sometimes we as Christians want Jesus in our life when we have nothing else very important to do. But I think we all know that Jesus wants the first and the best from us.

  • COLUMN: True freedom begins at the cross of Christ

    Here it is again, the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Every year we set aside this day for families to gather, for fireworks to fly, to simply celebrate the freedom that all Americans share.
    Our freedoms were won with the blood and toil of our founding fathers. Our freedoms have been maintained with the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands since. We have learned to apply our freedoms to men and women of all races, though we struggle with those things still.