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Religion

  • COLUMN: A Godly mother is to be praised all year long

    As we think about mothers this time of year, to some of us, it is a great, blessed day because we really love our mother. My mother went to heaven to be with the Lord. I think about her often. I will never forget when she was in the hospital with heart failure, she kept saying I want to go home, I want to go home.
    Roberta, my wife, said, “Mom, when you get well we will take you home.” She raised up her hand and said “Praise Jesus.” Really, she knew where her home was.

  • COLUMN: Fostering a relationship with God is amazing

    Have you ever thought about how amazing our lives are these days?  I know most of us think our lives are fairly ordinary, but are they really?  Let’s just think about our daily grind for a minute.

  • COLUMN: Osama is dead, but our battles are not against man

    Osama is dead, and I just can’t get my mind around it. I am happy and thankful that he has met justice, but I am disturbed as well. When justice triumphs, it is always good news and I am thankful to our military and to our president for seeing justice done. I have watched the celebrations, I have heard the stories, but I am still struggling.

  • COLUMN: Where are we as a nation?

    In this article I want us to see where we think we are as a nation. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, 0 Lord, let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, 0 Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men.” Psalm 9:17-20

  • COLUMN: Are you rusted in place?

    First of all let me say, I am NOT a great mechanic.  In fact my mechanical skills are somewhere between basic and non-existent.  On the other hand, over the years I have learned a thing or two.

  • National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 5

    A National Day of Prayer celebration is planned for noon on May 5 on the courthouse steps in Taylorsville.
    Many government leaders will participate in the program as well as several Spencer County pastors, according to a news release about the event.
    Jon Rohr is Spencer County’s National Day of Prayer coordinator.
    “Prayer is vital to the life and health of our nation, our state and our community,” Rohr said. “These difficult times remind us of our need for and dependence on God.”

  • COLUMN: Do you want your treasures stored in heaven?

  • COLUMN: Are you living a life worth following?

    “Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” (2 Timothy 4:2-5).

  • COLUMN: The Easter message is a simple truth

    Sometimes we make things so difficult.  We take the simple and wrap it up in complicated explanations.  We use big words where little ones will do.  And as pastors, sometimes we’ll throw in a little Greek or Hebrew just for fun!
    This time of year we can see the simple truth of God’s plan for us very clearly.  It is simply written in the difference between Friday and Sunday.  It is just a little difference that makes all the difference in the world.

  • Last Supper portrayed at Fisherville Baptist

    First Baptist Church of Fisherville will present its Last Supper pageant at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 21.  There is no admission charge and childcare will be provided.
    The drama will be in full costume with complete staging, lights and music.  Each disciple will share his experience and relationship to Jesus.  The portrayal of the Last Supper then follows. The disciples are all members of The First Baptist Church of Fisherville.