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By Brian Owens

Don’t confuse self-improvement with self-salvation

“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will for Christ’s sake.”


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A Sand Spring ‘Christmas Homecoming’


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By Brian Owens

Santa shouldn’t get equal billing to Jesus

In light of the events of last week, I intended to address the controversy surrounding Duck Commander founder and Robertson family patriarch, Phil Robertson.
But seeing as how it is Christmas Eve, I have opted to put that off a week and instead write about another bearded Christian who took a stand for biblical truth and had a desire for sinners to be reconciled to God through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
No, I am not talking about Santa Claus, per se; I am referring to St. Nicholas of Myra.


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Church briefs: 12-25-13

Sand Spring Baptist
to host New Year’s Eve concert
Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring several Southern Gospel music artists on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Featured guests will be The Mudd Family, Hilltop Trio, The Patriot Quartet, Common Bond Quartet and Steve Ladd, formerly of Gold City quartet.
A fellowship meal will be served at 6 p.m. with the concert scheduled from 8 p.m to 12:01 a.m.There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.


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Church briefs: 12-18-13

First Christian invites community
to Christmas Eve services
First Christian Church invites the community to its Christmas Eve services staring with the family service at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24.
“Join us for our very child-friendly worship service,” the church’s press release said. “Children will be invited to take part in the telling of the Christmas story.”
All will be welcome to share in Holy Communion.


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By Brian Owens

Reality of evil most obvious lesson from Newtown

On Dec. 14, 2012, we watched the news in horror as reports of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., were being broadcast on the national news outlets.
As bits and pieces of information trickled in the horror turned to sorrow as we learned of the 20 first-graders and six educators who were senselessly gunned down by a mentally deranged young man; a man in dire need of help himself, who had somehow fallen through the cracks of societal ignorance and parental denial.


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Church briefs: 12-11-13

New Liberty Christian Church
to present two Christmas events
New Liberty Christian Church invites the community to attend their two Christmas presentations in December: “Miracle on Main Street” and the “Emmanuel” cantata.
The congregation youth will be presenting “Miracle on Main Street” Dec. 15 during morning worship time at 10:50 a.m.
The following Sunday New Liberty will be hosting the cantata “Emmanuel” during the morning worship service on Dec. 22.


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By Brian Owens

Celebrating Advent to prepare for Christ’s return

Pastor and Chaplain Harold Dinsmore wrote, “Our Lord Jesus coming to earth was a history-changing, life-changing event. Had he not come on that night long ago as a babe in the manger, we would not have had the man Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. The reality of Advent never changes.”
Most of us identify the “reality” of the Christmas season with traditional decorations and celebrations, and a sparkling tree with colored lights with mounds of brightly wrapped gifts beneath its branches.


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Church briefs: 12-4-13

Alton Christian’s live nativity
scene to be held Dec. 6-8
Alton Christian Church will host an “O’ Little Town of Bethlehem” live nativity scene Dec. 6-8 from 6-9 p.m. each night.
“Come and join us through the birth of Christ our Lord,” event organizers said in a release.
The nativity is free and there will be refreshments.
Alton Christian Church is located at 1686 Frankfort Road, Lawrenceburg.
For more information, contact 502-859-5170.


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By Brian Owens

Peel away layers of worldliness to see joy of season

This past Sunday marked the beginning of Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.” The purpose of this long-standing Christian tradition is to look forward to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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