• We need God’s wisdom

    If we are going to face and endure the various trials in this life, then we must ask and receive wisdom that can only come from God. When we pray to him asking for his wisdom, he has promised to give it freely, generously, and ungrudgingly, without rebuking, discrediting, or disgracing his children (James 1:5).

  • Praying to recapture the ability to dream big

    Never Be Afraid to Dream Big!

    Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    When I was a small boy I remember watching our small black and white television in awe as man first landed on the moon. For my generation, landing on the moon was a source of inspiration and empowerment. Yes, we could do anything that we put our minds to. We understood that anything was possible with hard work and dedication to the task at hand.

  • Church News | Sept. 8, 2016

    Hopewell Community Church Homecoming Sept. 11

    Hopewell Community Church on Locust Road will hold their annual Homecoming, Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016. Everyone is invited: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. There will be singing and fellowship after the morning services. For more information contact Sarah at 502-558-2984.

  • Those who believe should not keep their faith private

    In our day of political correctness and cultural diversity, or another term used is pluralism, a

    theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle. I often hear the following

    statement: “Faith is a private matter.” Mostly this statement comes from those that are opposed to religion altogether. It is the political correct way to say, “Keep your belief to yourself.”

    What has bothered me lately is I have heard the same “Faith is a private matter” from those who believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Church News | Sept. 1, 2016

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Milton Baptist Church, 10076 Hwy 421, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1. The public is invited.

  • Bumper sticker theology

    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.

    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner. Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”

    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.

  • Church News | Aug. 25, 2016

    Hymn sing Aug. 28

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Church News | Aug. 18, 2016

    ALJC World Missions rally Aug. 20

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in

    Bedford, will host the ALJC World Missions Kentucky District Rally on

    Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510.

  • Hushing Jesus up

    Years ago I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.

    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints, and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.

    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.

    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.

  • Love God, love people

    When Pharisees asked Jesus, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus answers, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and most important commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39.