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Religion

  • COLUMN: What do you anticipate?

    Lately I have been taking my dog with me when I go to the drive-through at the bank.  And in case you are wondering, she is a pretty big dog, about 50 pounds or so.

  • COLUMN: A self-taught minister

    Some people do not want to recognize me as a minister because I did not go to seminary, which is alright with me. A lot of people did not want to recognize Peter and John either.
    The people were always trying to put them down. Peter preached the first sermon in the New Testament, which we will see had great results in the book of Acts.
    Acts 2:41 says, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

  • Elk Creek welcomes new pastor

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes its new pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Jackson, and his wife, Tammy.

    The Jacksons have been married for 22 years and have two daughters. Sarah is a junior at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and Macie is a sophomore at Fern Creek High School in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Store heavenly treasures

    The richest man in the world (at one time) owned oil wells, refineries, tankers and pipelines, also hotels, a life insurance company, a finance company and aircraft companies.
    He surrounded his 700-acre estate with bodyguards, vicious dogs, steel bars, searchlights, bells and sirens. In addition of being afraid of planes, ships and crackpots, he feared disease, old age, helplessness and death. He was lonely and gloomy and admitted that money could not buy happiness.

  • COLUMN: The Bible shows the way to salvation

    Two weeks ago I was talking to a person about eternal security and he said he believed people wanted eternal security but they did not want to live it. One thing is for sure, if you do not want to live it, you never got it to start with. I am a Baptist minister and I believe like the old time Baptists.
    They believed and so do I, that if you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and nothing changed in your life and you lived the same old sinful life you always lived, you did not get anything to start with.

  • COLUMN: Looking for refreshment? Turn to the Lord

    Hard work on a hot day and someone hands you a glass of ice cold sweet tea.  You feel the cold glass in your hand and taste the sweetness on your tongue.  Just a short break in a hard and busy day, but it refreshes and renews your strength.
    I think we have all had those moments.  
    It may be a glass of tea or lemonade, or perhaps stopping for a breather under a shade tree, but we all remember those moments of refreshing.  Sometimes it is something as simple as a fresh breeze cooling us off, or a cool shower at the end of a long hard day.  

  • Open Door Christian to host revival

    Open Door Christian Center is hosting revival services featuring the Rev. Joseph F. Carney from Findlay, Ohio, from Aug. 18 to 21.

    Weekday services will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be special singing each night with the Gospel I’s, Mavis Bennett, Carroll Ingram, Philip Ingram, the Sweazys, Karen Whitson and others.
    Sunday night special music will be provided by Bluegrass 101 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

  • COLUMN: Open house: Have you hosted Jesus in your bodily temple lately?

    Have you ever been to an open house?  One kind of open house is a party, we invite people to drop by and we open our house to them.  Maybe we give a little tour, show folks around a bit.

  • COLUMN: Deep roots are important

    A few months ago, I told you a little about my lawn. I had high hopes the beginning of spring, but three weeks of steady rain followed by three weeks with no rain did a number on my backyard. The front, while not perfect, isn’t in too bad a shape, but the back yard in places looks like a desert.

  • COLUMN: Don’t let it be too late

    Back when country music was country music, Tanya Tucker had a song named, “It’s a Little too Late to do the Right Thing Now.” Of course Tanya was singing about her rowdy life, but in life it is never too late to come to God in prayer and repentance.
    As we go to the Bible, we can see how Jesus’ death on the cross made a way for us, even though we lived a rowdy life.