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  • Aint it The Truth: When trouble rains down, just shake it off and step up

    With his homespun humor, the late great storyteller Jerry Clower could spin yarns that carried weighty messages. One of my favorites was about his Uncle Versie’s beloved mule, Della, that fell into a deep cistern.
    With no way to get her out, Clower said Uncle Versie decided to just bury Della there. He began shoveling dirt into that hole, but every time a shovelful hit that mule’s back, she shook it off and stepped up.

  • Church news for July 9, 2014

    Elk Lick Baptist
    Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 26:27-28, “Power In the Blood.”
    All the goats, sheep, doves or anything they scarified weren’t good enough. They had to keep sacrificing to cover their sins.
    Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross once for the atonement for our sins. Jesus’ blood has the power to redeem. Jesus’ blood can free us from eternity in hell and separate from him in his heavenly glory.
    Louise Johnson sang “Without Him.”

  • Roger Alford: What do you call a parrot that doesn’t talk? Delicious

    I love the story about the homesick son who wanted to buy his mom the perfect gift. He searched through every store but nothing struck a chord until he walked into a pet shop and found a parrot that spoke five languages. He immediately paid big bucks for the bird and shipped it home to his mother. A few days later he called and asked her how she liked the parrot. His mom responded, “It was delicious.”
    The son was sad that his mom had eaten a bird that spoke all those languages. Her response: “Well, why didn’t it say something?”

  • Roger Alford: Godly people bravely face up to life’s hard parts

    I can’t help but laugh when I think of the story I heard long ago about the young preacher’s visit with an elderly widow who, upset about losing her dentures, needed to be consoled.
    The preacher sat on the sofa and nibbled from a dish of peanuts on the end table while he tried to cheer her with the latest news about her church friends. Before long he realized he had made a real pig of himself and apologized to the woman for having eaten every last one of her peanuts.

  • Roger Alford: Power of God is on full display every day

    One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Church news for Oct. 9, 2013

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s word from Ezekiel 22:26-31 titled “Similarities We Must See.”
    We praised God through songs lead by Dave Jones and were blessed with Mary Marlow’s wonderful talent of playing the piano. It is great to be able to join together with brothers and sisters in Christ to praise God in his sanctuary.
    Our quarterly business meeting will be Oct. 13 after the morning worship. WOM will be having its meeting at 4 p.m. at the church. All women are welcome to attend.

  • Long Ridge Baptist welcomes singer Kenny Bishop

    Southern Gospel recording artist Kenny Bishop will be singing at Long Ridge Baptist Church on March 31 during the 11 a.m. worship service.
    The public is invited to the special Easter service to hear Bishop, a popular Christian singer who is a regular on the Gaither Homecoming videos.
    For nearly 20 years, Bishop traveled with his father and brother in one of Christian music’s favorite southern Gospel trios.
    The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards including the coveted Dove Award as well as numerous number one and top ten songs.

  • Church news for May 8, 2013

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We were blessed with special music by The Living Word Trio. We appreciate them traveling and sharing their God-given gifts with us. Bro. Bill’s message was from the book of Ruth on “When Famine Comes.”

  • Church news for March 20, 2013

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve Delaney delivered God’s word from Romans 8:17-25. A special thank you to Mary Marlow for playing the piano. The music adds so much to our service.
    If you missed our Gideon speaker and would like to contribute to the vital work of printing and distributing God’s Word, be sure to pick up one of the fliers on how you can contribute or contact Dave Jones. I encourage everyone to support the work done by our Gideons.
    Sunday, we will celebrate communion in our morning worship service

  • Church news for Feb. 13, 2013

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    Sunday morning, Bro. Bill continued with his message on the Ten Commandments and looked at number five, “Honor your father and your mother.” Part of the focus was on how we as parents can be honorable. We are to walk in newness (Romans 6:4), walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), walk in the spirit (Galatians 5:16), walk in love (Ephesians 5:2), walk in wisdom (Co. 4:5), walk in truth (3 John 4) and walk after his commandments (2 John 6). What are we planting in the lives of children and grandchildren?