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  • Church news for Sept. 24, 2014

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We celebrate with Katie Sue and her family as she followed the Lord in believers’ baptism.
    We pray for her and encourage her as she begins her life with Jesus. We were also blessed with Lisa and Emily Allen singing “After All.”
    Following services, we had an appreciation dinner for the women provided by the men. We had a great time of fellowship.
    Tonight (Wednesday) is ARC beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Aint it The Truth: How to protect that trophy buck from thieves

    It was already dark, as the story goes, when Barry came dragging his huge buck into deer camp. Worried hunting companions were waiting.
    “Where’s Bubba,” they asked.
    Barry told his friends that Bubba had been helping to drag the deer into camp, but that he had collapsed unconscious on the trail about a half mile back. His friends were beside themselves. “You mean Bubba’s out there, maybe dying, and you dragged that deer back?”

  • Aint it The Truth: Unlike us, Jesus is never too busy to take our calls

    I was amused the other day to read some suggested voicemails greetings that truly are a sign of the times in which we live.
    Here’s one that gave a chuckle:
    “Hello, I’m not here right now. In fact, I’m out getting a new parakeet. If you leave a message after the beep, I’ll be sure to get back to you. Oh, and by the way, a word of advice; never try to clean a parakeet cage with a vacuum cleaner.”
    And this one:

  • Aint it The Truth: Pigs don’t want you eating out of their bowls

    There’s the story of the preacher who worked up quite the appetite after a long day of knocking on doors, inviting people to church.
    At the last home he was to visit that day, the lady of the house asked him if he’d like something to eat. He eagerly said yes, and she handed him a bowl filled with a strange, smelly mixture. He wasn’t certain what it was, but he was so hungry he began spooning down the contents.
    As the preacher ate, he noticed this little pig running around the kitchen, squealing loudly and giving him lots of attention.

  • 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.