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By Jess Thompson

Can you find Christians in Lawrenceburg?

Are you a Christian? It’s a very simple yes or no question.
Most people typically will say they are a “Christian” here in Anderson County.
Now, I ask you if you are currently making new Christians or disciples of Christ? Are you? If not, are you really a Christian? Can you count how many people you have personally shared the story of Jesus with? Is the answer a couple, a hundred, perhaps none?


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Church briefs: 9-26-12

Alton Baptist adds
children’s minister
Alton Baptist Church has recently called Ginger Barton to serve as the church’s minster to children.
Barton is a graduate of Campbellsville University with a degree in Christian educational ministries and office management.  


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By Tim Johnson

The truth about loyalty to Christ

Anybody remember the second point of the Scout law? Any den mothers, patrol moms, former Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts out there?
“A scout is trustworthy, _____, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. The missing word above and the second point of the Scout law — loyal.


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By Jess Thompson

Learning God’s lessons while serving in Ecuador

Greetings, my friends.
I am writing you from Cuenca, Ecuador. What a blessing it is to be able to come and serve God on foreign soil.
I am actually working on a church facility near Tambo, high in the Andes Mountains.
Words cannot express the beauty and tranquility of this place. The people are reminiscient of their Incan relatives of the past. The women wear very bright colored dresses and the men typically wear fancy hats.
Nearly everyone grows their own food in the form of cattle, sheep, goats and chickens.


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Church briefs: 9-19-12

Shiloh Christian hosts
annual Homecoming Sept. 23
Shiloh Christian Church will host its annual homecoming services Sept. 23.
The Hilltop Trio will be in concert at 10 a.m., followed by regular worship services at 11 and a potluck luncheon immediately following services.
“Those who have not visited in some time should make plans to attend, as the church has been blessed to be able to make lots of improvements to the building and grounds, including paving our parking area,” event organizers said.


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Church briefs: Farmdale Baptist welcomes associate pastor

By The Staff

Farmdale Baptist Church voted in its business meeting Sept. 5 to call Brian Owens as its associate pastor with Children and Youth Emphasis.
Owens is from Lawrenceburg, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Before coming to Farmdale, Owens served as pastor of churches in Shelby and Martin counties. He and his wife, Melinda, are the parents of five children. Owens will oversee Farmdale’s children ministries and lead the youth ministry.


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Church briefs: 9-5-12

By The Staff

New Hope Baptist Church hosts
Back to School Bash  
The New Hope Baptist Church youth will host a "Back to School Bash” on Sept. 9.
Event organizers invite the community to join New Hope Baptist in Versailles for a time of games, fellowship and snacks.
The event begins at 6 p.m.
New Hope’s Wednesday night meal for Sept. 5 will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, dessert and drinks.
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By Jess Thompson

Helping disgruntled readers avoid God’s wrath

I received an email from a reader of mine who doesn’t like “my brand of religion” and who said, “If there is a God, and he is a loving, merciful one, how could he possibly want you [me] as his spokesperson?”
The reader claims I am selling sin and damnation and says I am depressing others. I would like to address all of these concerns.
I do not consider myself to have a brand of religion, even though I am Baptist. I consider the Bible to be the inspired word of God and it is all I rely on to write my column.


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Church briefs: 8-29-12

Alton Christian Church
announces future events
David Pitt will perform Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Alton Christian Church, located at 1686 Old Frankfort Road.
The children's youth went to Falling Springs on Aug. 12 and had “a splashing good time,” according to event organizers. The month of September the youth will be studying the book of Luke, one of Jesus' disciples. The youth will also be collecting donations for Backpack Buddies.

New Hope Baptist announces
upcoming events


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By Jess Thompson

Don’t pick and choose when God calls

What does your life say about your actual commitment to being person that the God of the Bible calls you to be?
If you stop almost anyone in Anderson County to ask if her or she believes in God, the response would be overwhelmingly affirmative, yet our actions mostly belie our words.
James 2:18: "Yes a man may say ‘You have faith and I have works’; show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”


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