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Religion

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Will you share God’s love while you are ‘on the way?’

    A lot of important things happen while we are “on the way.”  Some of the best conversations my wife and I have had are in the car on the way somewhere.  The same thing has happened with my children and grandchildren.  While on my way across country, I have rejoiced at some of the most amazing scenery that our Lord ever created.

  • COLUMN: Sin will destroy us

    The first article I wrote in the paper, I wrote about hell. If you really want to go there, it is very easy. We were all born in sin, and if we don’t do anything, or if we don’t dedicate our life to Jesus Christ we will be sure and make it to hell.
    I heard a preacher preach my nephew’s funeral, and he said he had asked him, do you believe that Jesus Christ came to earth, lived and died, and rose again for your sins, and he said he did but did not go to church.

  • COLUMN: God is in the business of miraculous transformations

    It is summer and time for another blockbuster movie. I understand that the Transformers have made it back to the big screen again. The idea that your car can turn into a huge robotic warrior is a little out there, but I admit I enjoyed the first Transformers movie.
    Actually in that movie there are a couple of transformations. Of course the robot warriors transform into cars and trucks and planes, but there is also the transformation of a young boy into a young man. I have yet to see the first in real life, but you see the second all the time.

  • COLUMN: Amazing grace: How sweet it is!

    I got up this morning singing “Amazing Grace,” and I thought about how amazing grace really is.
    John Newton wrote “Amazing Grace.” John was a slave trader and was in a storm when he thought his ship was going to sink. He got down on the floor of his ship and cried out to Jesus to save him, and Jesus did not only save the ship, he came into John’s heart and saved him.