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Religion

  • Men appeal for leniency as we honor our mothers

    Dear Mothers,

    As usual, this Mother’s Day we offer confession and ask for leniency.

    The “we” of this confession are men. You may have heard of us.

    We are usually referred to as he or him, Adam, son, husband, dad, brother, chap, mate, or, among friends, baron. We are those persons most likely to wear the same clothes two days in a row and then expect you to wash those clothes. We are the people of whom a T-shirt was once made: “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” Remember us now?

  • Quakers plan new worship services

    Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends,” will be  meeting for unprogrammed worship every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning May 7 at the Port Royal Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road (State Hwy. 193), Port Royal. This informal group is under the guidance of the Lexington Friends Meeting. For information, contact Betsy Packard at dogbydob123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • To recognize Jesus, simply open the eyes to see him

    There is a story about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard.

    Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner. The first person presented was a wealthy philanthropist. The king was told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor.

  • God’s love averts our need for secrets from loved ones

    A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other.

    The groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. “Father,” he said, “I am deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée, very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I’m afraid that my future wife will be put off by them.”

  • Grace is the difference between Christianity and other religions

    I read recently of an incident that happened many years ago during a British conference on the different world religions.

  • People not only need God, but they need each other

    I was asked to attend a men’s prayer breakfast a few weeks ago, and the study in God’s word was from Matthew 7, “Judge not that you be not judged.”

    For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. After the Scripture was read, there were several comments from those attending, including me. After the meeting concluded and I was driving back home, I believe the Lord asked me how I was doing in keeping this word of His. I had to admit, not so good at times.

  • Jordan Baptist hosts March 26 hymn sing

    Jordan Baptist Church will host a Hymn Sing, Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m. Cove Hill Band will be featured along with other music. A light meal will be served afterward. All are welcome.

  • English church plans spring revival services

    Spring revival at English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy. 389 will be held March 20-23. Scheduled to speak Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m. is preacher Glenn Smith.

    A nursery will be provided each evening for children four years old and younger.

    For information, contact Pastor Jason Owenby, (502) 732-5710 or email them at: enghlishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • God’s mercy and grace act much like Priestley’s eraser

    You have probably never heard of Joseph Priestley. If you have ever made a mistake in writing, you owe him a bit of thanks because he is the man who invented the eraser. 

    Priestley lived in the 1700s in England and was the son of a minister. As an adult, he came to America and was, for a time, a Unitarian minister.  He seemed more interested in chemistry than theology, however, and the invention of the eraser came to Priestley when he studied the sap of a South American tree newly introduced to Europe. 

  • The importance of family is found in the Word of God

    Many parents worry for their families, and especially for their children’s future. But the actual question would be, what is really being done for them?
    We think that having a good job, a good house and a good car, providing them with food, buying them clothes and giving them an education so that they face the future on their own, means that we have accomplished our job as parents. But what about moral principles and, most importantly, what about God’s principles?