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Church News

  • Think you’re a ‘decent’ Christian?

    If we as Christians go to church every Sunday, try not to do bad things and perhaps even tithe, aren’t we pretty much on the path of salvation?

  • Church briefs: 1-11-12

    Minister plans to organize church
    A local minister wishes to organize a Free Will Baptist Church in the Lawrenceburg area. If interested, contact Bro. Greg Preece at 502-432-1902 or e-mail gpreece@roadrunner.com.

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  • Where two or three gather

    In church you often hear the phrase: “Where two or three are gathered together...,” and sometimes this phrase takes on new meaning.

  • Am I a miserable sinner? You bet

    I am often asked by those who read my column if I actually “walk the walk” or practice what I write here in the paper.
    The answer is I try.
    Do I fail miserably at times? You bet I do. The truth is I often feel either like I am a failure at being a Christian or at best a lukewarm Christian.
    What the scriptures tell us about lukewarm Christians in Rev 3:16 is: “because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

  • Church briefs: 1-4-12

    Open Bible Church hosts evangelist
    The Rev. Tom Stamman will be guest speaker at Open Bible Church in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship service, the church announced.
    “If you’ve never had an authentic experience with the prophetic, or a close encounter with the one who is the source of all things, this is your opportunity,” the church said in a news release to describe Stamman.

  • A different sort of wish for 2012

    I heard someone pray that they wanted peace and comfort in their life for the New Year.
    I understand this type of prayer, as I want the same, much like I am sure most of us do.
    However, Christ promised us a very different life if we want to follow him. Matthew 10:34-35, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword, for I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

  • Church briefs: 12-28-11

    Open Bible church changes service
    Open Bible Church will hold a service on New Year’s Day at 10:30 a.m.
    There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship, the church announced.
    Open Bible Church is located at 1830 Old Frankfort Road in Lawrenceburg.

     

  • Do you study or just leave God tips?

    I have had two people tell me within the last week how we just need to know and follow the basics of the Bible.
    One of them was a family member and another was a close friend. Both of them basically said we just do our best and stressed that serious focus on understanding and studying the Bible was not really necessary.
    I think this is pretty common thinking for a lot of professing Christians. However, I think the Bible tells us quite the opposite.

  • If Jesus fasted, why don’t we follow suit?

    Have you ever fasted? Please email me if you have and tell me about your experience.
    I know hundreds if not thousands of professing Christians, but only one or two who have ever fasted.
    I have friends in another country that are Christians who fast often.
    Why don’t American Christians? Why don’t churches, families and your local preacher encourage fasting as a part of Christian living?

  • Church briefs: 12-21-11

    First Christian Church holds services
    First Christian Church, located at 300 South Main St., will hold Christmas Eve services Dec. 24.
    The first service will be a family service at 5:30 p.m. for the retelling of the Christmas story. There will be costumes available for children to dress in their favorite characters from the Christmas story.
     All are invited to share in communion as well.