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Church News

  • COLUMN: Following Jesus is costly

    In his recent New York Times best-selling book “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream” (Multnomah, 2010) author David Platt challenges the water-downed gospel featured in many American churches in our day. He correctly diagnoses many of us when he says that we are “settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves” (page 7).

  • Ministry Outreach plans continued Christmas meal

    The Christmas Outreach Ministry is in its eighth year and has served 466 meals throughout the community on Christmas Day, the group announced.
    This ministry is to reach people who are alone or simply in need of a meal. The group likes for people to come in and joins it to help celebrate Jesus’ birthday and to the fellowship of other people, organizers said.
    The group also delivers meals to the people who cannot get out and provides transportation to those who don’t have a way.

  • First Baptist starts ‘Children in Action’

    Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church recently announced a new ministry — Children in Action.
    CiA, set for Wednesdays at 6 p.m., is a missions program for boys and girls in first through fifth grades. Members of CiA, known as agents, learn what it means to be on mission for God and how they can make a difference in the world, according to a news release.
    “Come join us,” the news release said.

  • First Baptist seeks leader for children’s ministry

    Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church is seeking a leader to direct its children’s ministry, the church announced in a news release. The church is looking for a leader “with a vision to grow a dynamic children’s ministry,” the news release said.
    Interested applicants may send their resume to Wayne Stratton, First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or they can e-mail it to wayne.stratton@lawrenceburgfbc.org.

  • COLUMN: Face, don’t escape, your trials

    The apostle James tells us in James 1:2 that we should “count it all joy” when we go through a trial. But, how can we do that?
    The key word is count. This was a financial term used by bookkeepers and means “to evaluate.” Christians are told to “count” our trials as occasions for joy. We can only do this when we know what God is doing in our trials.
    The 19th-century pastor, F. B. Meyer explained the valuable product of our trials in a way that, although dated, gets the point across:

  • COLUMN: How to get rid of your enemies

    Do you want a fool-proof, guilt-free way to get rid of your enemies? Well, God has given a way in scripture for you to do just that.

    Paul, in Romans 12:20, quotes Proverbs 25:22, which says, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head” (ESV).

    Although numerous interpretations of this passage have been made over the years, I believe that this passage is simply stating that acts of kindness done to your enemy shame him and bring him to a place of repentance.

  • Pigeon Fork Baptist announces new pastor

    The Rev. Paul Lipscomb was recently announced as the pastor of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, according to a news release.

    The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

    The community is invited to attend Sunday morning and Wednesday night services, the news release said.

  • Prayer walk planned at high school

    A prayer walk is planned to take place at Anderson County High School on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.

    The next scheduled prayer walk is Sunday, Jan. 16.

    Walkers can meet at the front doors, and the walk will proceed through the school to pray for the high school students and “ask God to open doors for them,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Ninevah Christian Church worship center on track to open in April

    Ninevah Christian Church, located at 1195 Ninevah Road, recently completed the outside construction phase of its new 740-seat worship center.

  • Westside Community announces January events

    Westside Community Church recently announced its events and services for the month of January.
    On Saturday, Jan. 8, the youth will take a trip to the Georgetown Pavilion. The group will leave the church at noon.
    During the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Jan. 16, Glenis Sanders will be singing.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the church will visit Heritage Hall for music and fellowship.
    Regular service times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 for the morning worship service and 6 for the evening worship service.