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Religion

  • Even with our flaws, God shows us grace

    If you’ve been in church for any length of time, depending on the church you may have heard sermons about Bible heroes: strong and mighty Samson, brave David the shepherd boy who fought the giant Goliath and killed him with his slingshot and a stone.

    There’s Daniel in the lion’s den, the three Hebrew teens in the fiery furnace, Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt.

  • Elderly grandmother told the whole truth

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the small-town prosecutor who called an elderly grandmother as his first witness in a trial. She put her hand on a Bible and was prompted to swear that she would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  • Umpires, like everybody else, must make right call about Jesus

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Believing and trusting God, even when I have doubt and fear

    As I write this, I’m sitting in the sanctuary of my church.
    It’s early on a Monday morning, the first day of our prayer week.
    We did this last year, opened the church to anyone who wanted to come and pray. Last year I went every day and prayed fervent, specific prayers, prayed with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
    As far as I can tell, not one of my prayers was answered the way I had hoped. The situation I had prayed about has changed, but not the way I had imagined and hoped it would.

  • Local Church News | Dec. 2, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.
    If your child wishes to participate the in Christmas program on Dec. 20, practice for the Christmas program will begin at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 2.

  • Local Church News | Nov. 25, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church
    We shared our blessings with one another as each named at least one person we praise God for placing in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was taken from Luke 17:11-19 which encourages us to realize that we are all spiritual lepers but through God’s grace we are healed.

  • Annual psalm of thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.

  • Pastors have to deal with grownups who didn't master kindergarten

    ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Local Church News | Nov. 18, 2015

    Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon was on John 21:20-25 “What’s That To You” where Peter worried about what John was doing instead of worry about his own actions.
    We had Singspiration Sunday night, an evening of praise and worship in song. Please keep in prayer all those on our prayer list, including unsaved family and friends, families who have lost loved ones, the military, missionaries, our police force, government officials, school systems and our church family.

  • Don’t you just hate it when you trip across the commode?

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist