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  • Can pain be a gift?

    Last month, a man I know had surgery on his hand, the second surgery on the same hand.
    After the first surgery his hand had lost quite a bit of feeling. On the one hand (no pun intended), that meant it didn’t hurt any more. But on the other, no feeling meant he couldn’t do his job, which requires using both hands and all his fingers.
    After the second surgery his hand was still numb, which was a huge disappointment for him. But then during the middle of the night it started hurting. His wife told me he was happy for the pain because that meant he could feel again.

  • Church News: Women’s Ministry United

    Dates to remember:
    • Owenton Associational WMU Meeting at 10 a.m. Feb 5 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
    • Retreat at Cedarmore April 29-30.
    The money is due on or before Feb. 14. Call 484-3137 for more information. After this date, the cost will go up. Right now the cost is $49 for three meals, and a nights stay in the new facility. If you just want to come on Friday or on Saturday, the cost will be $14.

  • Church News: Salem Baptist

    Special thanks to Chris and David for cleaning the lot and warming the church for us.
    We welcome everyone who came out to worship with us. Eric and Whitney blessed us with song and music — how proud Mama and Papa are of you. Keep up the good work with your talents.

  • Church News: Pleasant Ridge Baptist

    The Rev. Wotier’s message, “When the Judges Are Judged,” was taken from John 7:53 and 8:1-11. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought before Jesus a woman who had committed adultery. Jesus started writing in the sand. Why did Jesus write in the sand? What did Jesus write? Could it have been about the particular sins of the Scribes and Pharisees themselves? Sinners are people, not things. Sinners (no matter what their actions) are people and precious to our Heavenly Father.
    The Deacon of the Month is Danny Jacobs.

  • Church News: Owenton First United Methodist

    Bro. Andy’s message was from John 3:1-21 and was entitled “Light.” Light vs. Dark — If you live in the light you can make a difference. Sinners live in the dark and need to be shown the light. The children’s sermon focused on the importance of honoring your father and mother. During children’s church, the kids learned about Zacchaeus meeting Jesus from Luke 19:1-10. A special thanks to Ashley Buffin for being a wonderful assistant in teaching the lesson.

  • Church News: Old Cedar Baptist

    Our numbers were down Sunday due to the weather. Bro. James’ sermon was titled “Is Your Faith in God Strong?” taken from Luke 17. An example of faith was found on the wall of a concentration camp. A prisoner had carved the following words: “I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine, I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown, I believe in God, even when he doesn’t speak.”

  • Church News: New Liberty Baptist

    Bro. Emory’s message Sunday was “The King and His Kingdom;” it came from Matthew 6:33. The Kingdom of God comes to us when we give God reign over our lives. We looked at the reality of the Kingdom, the rule of the Kingdom and the Righteousness of the Kingdom. We are not only to seek God’s control over us but to seek God’s character within us. We are to be completely sold out to the Kingdom of God and to our Lord Jesus, our King. Who is your King? Who wears the crown in your castle? Who sits on the throne of your life?

  • Church News: New Columbus Baptist

    With pastor Brad Vincent’s absence this past Sunday, the Rev. Rick Davidson of La Grange Baptist Church filled our pulpit. Bro. Davidson cited the 17th chapter of John as an example of the real “Lord’s Prayer” since this chapter is Jesus himself praying. He first prays for Himself, next for His disciples and then for all believers. Jesus prayed that God would keep His chosen believers safe from Satan’s power and set them apart to keep them pure and holy and united through His truth.

  • Church News: Mount Pleasant Baptist

    Those who attended our game night had a good time. Praise the Lord for His special blessings on these dear ones this week: Baby Jonathan McNay, Kenneth Wainscott, Wyatt Traylor, Baby Maci Walker, Brandon Loman, and Doris Dawson.

  • Church News: Monterey Baptist

    Meeting the Needs Ministry is in dire need of personal hygiene items. Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.