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Disappointment can be a blessing in disguise

By Brian Owens

Faith columnist

I had accepted that my child would have Down syndrome, decided there was nothing in the world that could change my love for him. I had loved him from the moment I knew I was pregnant with him. Did I love him unconditionally? I did. But still. The pain was there.”


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Church briefs: 3-12-14

By The Staff

Lawrenceburg Church of Christ
 to hold clothing giveaway
The Lawrenceburg Church of Christ will be hosting a clothing giveaway on Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lawrenceburg Church of Christ.
The clothes are free for anyone who needs them, event organizers said in a release.
The Lawrenceburg Church of Christ has a “clothing closet” where people bring clothes that no longer fit, but are in good condition, and provide help for people to have clothes after a fire or during financial difficulties.


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By Brian Owens

Religious freedoms in peril around the world, and at home

According to news reports, North Korean despot Kim Jong Un has apparently ordered the execution of 33 Christians who are charged with having had contact with a Baptist missionary in an attempt to start 500 underground churches in the oppressed country.


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Church briefs: 3-5-14

‘Joyful Noise Gospel Choir’ concert
to be held in Harrodsburg
St. Peter African American Episcopal Church will be hosting Georgetown College’s “Joyful Noise Gospel Choir” in concert on March 23 at 3:30 p.m.
St. Peter African American Episcopal Church is located at 225 W. Lexington Avenue, Harrodsburg.
For questions, please contact Sherry Green at 859-621-3728 or email sherrygreen1955@yahoo.com.

Lawrenceburg resident begins
 Lexington ministry


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By Brian Owens

Don’t fly from faith when anxious; fight for faith

Anxiety is a dark companion. The Apostle Paul, writing to Roman Christians about his struggles in living the Christian life says, “When I want to do right, evil lies close at hand” (Romans 7:21). While this refers specifically to the sin nature that is still present in every child of God, one common manifestation of this is anxiety and worry. For most people anxiety is close at hand, lurking in the shadows. It is easily provoked, and with much difficulty is it dealt with.


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By Brian Owens

True hope built on Jesus’ name, not Christian acts

Nineteenth century British Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon shared the following story: A boy in the streets, selling mince pies, kept crying “hot mince pies!” A gentleman bought one and found it to be quite cold. “Boy,” he said, “why do you call these pies hot?” The boy retorted “That’s the name they go by, sir!”


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Church briefs: 2-26-14

By The Staff

Salvisa Christian Church
sponsors ‘Make-A-Blanket,’
free clothes days
Salvisa Christian Church will be sponsoring a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and go as you are able. A potluck lunch will be served.
Participants are asked to bring 1.5 yards of fleece, any color or characters pleasing to children, infants to 18 years of age.  If you can’t bring any fleece, come anyway.  


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Church briefs: 2-19-14

By The Staff

Mom2Mom to host
free clothing exchange Saturday
Mom2Mom, a faith-based group for Lawrenceburg mom and their families, will be hosting a free clothing exchange on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The clothing exchange will be held at the American Legion building off Broadway.
For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 502-839-6966.

Sand Spring to host
Kingdom Heirs, Common Bond
The Kingdom Heirs from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.


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By Brian Owens

Give Jesus all the credit for life-changing salvation

There is an old saying that goes “the proof is in the pudding.”
Likewise, the Bible says in 1 John 2:3, “And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.” For example, if I claim to be a skilled athlete and when it comes to the game of basketball I can dominate the court, what is going to prove my claim? My ability (or inability) to play the game of basketball is going to validate or disqualify my claim to be a very skilled basketball player.


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Church briefs: 2-12-14

By The Staff

Sand Spring to host Kingdom Heirs, Common Bond
The Kingdom Heirs from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood) will be in concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Also appearing will be Common Bond from Mt. Sterling, Love offering accepted.
Sand Spring Baptist is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

Lawrenceburg resident begins Lexington ministry


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