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Annual gospel meeting at Bethel church

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Is your love forgetful? Many wives are already elbowing their husband as they read the title! They are thinking about all the times he has forgotten something important to her! Maybe it was an anniversary, a birthday, or an important item at the store he said he would purchase.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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Community breakfast set for Saturday

As just another messenger for God's kingdom, I'm eternally grateful for the privilege to serve Him. We are living in an hour where the window of His grace is open and there is much to do before Christ returns.

ELIZABETHTOWN -- More than 113,000 men, women and children were on the national transplant list as of July 2019, according to organdonor.gov, and every 10 minutes another person is added to the list.

Most know the story of David, the famous giant killer in the Bible. He was courageous and powerful as a man of God. He became the famous king of Israel that would foreshadow the coming Christ.

Trinity New Hope Pastor Appreciation

People today get all consumed with trying to figure out what heaven will be like. Best-selling books have made millions claiming after-death experiences or heavenly visions. Whether it is a neurosurgeon or a little boy, people have been hungry to find out about heaven.

When we last visited, we began looking at racism and I presented the thought that there are active and passive forms of the problem.

Church anniversary set for Sunday

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Following a radio debut that continues to garner international airplay, Hickory-native singer/songwriter Seth Crane has released a new single, "Fly Away," that debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Radio Chart top 10.

Prayer is difficult! It requires faithful persistence (Luke 18:1-8). We may pray for something for years and God never grant the prayer as we desire. This causes us to question God, our own righteousness, and the purpose of prayer.

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Like many churches, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church celebrates an annual homecoming with special music, a guest preacher and a potluck meal. But a keen eye by a church member made this year's homecoming a tad more special.

The topic I would like to address with this column, and at least one more, is not the most comfortable of subjects, but for that reason alone, is necessary to bring up and shed light upon.

I write these words on September 11, 2019. My Facebook news feed is filled with posts about 9/11. Most of the posts say something like "Don't Forget," "Remember 9/11," "Never Forgotten," or "Always in Our Hearts."

Anniversary planned at Fairview Baptist

Have you ever heard of the First United States Army group of World War II led by Gen. George S. Patton in a mission called "Operation Fortitude"? What about the British 12th Army division which was equipped and trained to move in invading Europe?

Some years ago, I met for the first time with a priest whom I'd asked to be my spiritual advisor. We exchanged the usual pleasantries about weather, work and family, and then got to the business at hand.

I've been asked many times through the years, how do we know God is real when we cannot see Him, touch Him, or hear Him?

John F. Kennedy had authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion into Cuba by Cuban exiles attempting to overthrow Fidel Castro, which was a complete military failure. Kennedy, adopting a CIA plan, had hoped to make it look like there was no U.S. involvement. The entire episode was a failure and heig…

After the shootings in Dayton and El Paso some days ago, I kept hoping that the commentary after that difficult weekend would take a different path than what took place following previous events. But it was the same old story with everyone saying and doing the same old stuff.

Gospel meeting underway in Lynnville

It seems to me that generally people used to believe the Bible was a pattern for their lives. When someone wanted to know how they should live, act or worship, they would look to God's Word for what it said. When someone wanted to know what to do in order to be saved, they would at least wan…

We all love to sit down to a good meal. Whatever our favorite food, we really look forward to enjoying the things we love.

Lou Holtz, the football coach, quipped, "My athletes always follow my advice . . . unless it conflicts with what they want to do."

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New Hope Baptist 'Homecoming & Singing'

In the third chapter of Paul's letter to the Colossians, Christianity's first theologian urges readers to "seek the things that are above" and not get wrapped up in worldly matters.

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Two more terrible mass shooting happened this past weekend. But shootings are not our only suffering. This past week a family buried their two year old who drowned in a swimming pool. A rare form of cancer strikes a young father and effective youth minister. Natural disasters strike across t…

Bethlehem UMC 'Back to School Bash'

Dwight Eisenhower, the future World War II Supreme Commander and U.S. President, was only 10. It was Halloween night and he desperately wanted to go out trick-or-treating with his older brothers, but his parents said no. He argued fiercely for permission to go, but to no avail.

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It is one of the most commonplace of human activities. There are no requirements concerning age, strength or special abilities, but it is impossible to do without the help of another.

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Knob Creek hosting gospel meeting

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Keeping with a summer theme, The Apostolics of Mayfield First United Pentecostal Church references Jesus on its sign along West Tucker Road.

Trace Creek Baptist Church near Mayfield capped off a busy week with some special deliveries to local families Saturday, after an army of volunteers worked daily to give 200 children a good place to sleep at night.

McKameys group to sign at Hazel church

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Recently, I had the opportunity to sit with a nice elderly lady and she was sharing with me about her health issues and other concerns. Suddenly, she stopped and wanted to know if she could ask me a serious question.

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From its beginnings in 1868 to the present, St. James AME Church has lived up to its status as a "community church." Members have opened their arms and the church's doors to non-members, and likewise the community has opened its arms to the church.

The marquee at New Vision Missionary Baptist Church, at 610 Macedonia Rd., gives Adam and Eve a good "ribbing."

Dr. Milton C. West, who has served as a minister in churches throughout western Kentucky and the southeast, has been called to be the senior minister at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Mayfield. Dr. West will be filling the pulpit after the recent retirement of the Rev. Dr. B…

A mother in England is suing a British hospital for "wrongful birth" desiring $250,000 for the cost of raising the child. Her son was born with Down syndrome. She claims the hospital did not provide her with the proper screening as she desired an abortion.

Those of us who are married have learned the closer we are to our spouse, the more sacred and meaningful our love becomes. When we listen, laugh, cry and reveal our most secret thoughts, hopes and concerns, this is an important part of learning to trust and know them.

Continuing our consideration of natural law, our next stop is to heed the concerns of Bishop Robert Barron about what he feels society has forgotten.

'I AM' Conference planned in Pryorsburg

Most Bible students are familiar with the story of the transfiguration -- it is the time when Christ's face shines like the sun and his clothes radiate white on a mountain top (Matt. 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-37). Moses and Elijah appear on the mountain to speak with Jesus about his com…