December 22, 2014

Pastoral Nuggets: The Journey of Discovery


Certain portions of the Christmas Story reveal tremendous truths about mankind’s journey of discovery as it relates to our desire to come to terms with Who this Jesus really is. I suppose we are all on this journey together. All of must decide for ourselves what we really believe about this Babe in the Manger, Who would grow up to become our Sacrificial … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: A Paw-paw Day


I come to you in honest confession today. This past Saturday my wife, Marianne, recruited our two daughters, Heather and Stephanie, plus Shannon Cruz, to go with her and help her do the shopping for the upcoming Association Pastor & Wife Christmas Party. Stephanie sent me a text message Friday morning asking me if I wanted to keep Jacob & Caitlyn … [Read more...]

“The First Noel” at Franklin First Baptist


Christmas Presentation at First Baptist Church Celebrate the Birthday of the King “The First Noel” Arranged by Russell Mauldin Presented by Franklin First Baptist Church Choir Sunday December 13, 2014 222 Main Street Franklin, Georgia 6:00 P.M. Refreshments and Fellowship to follow! … [Read more...]

One Night in Bethlehem at Glenloch Baptist Church

Photo: Rodney East

(Glenloch) -- On December 19, 20, and 21 “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church. After a two-year hiatus, many months of preparation went into the re-location and re-creation of this production which was enjoyed once again by the local community in 2013. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Saving the Saved


I had lunch last week with my friend, Todd Pruitt.  Todd heads up the area chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  (And by the way, he’s doing a fine job!) As we were conversing and enjoying our lunch, Todd lamented that too much of his time was devoted to trying to save saved people instead of lost people. Now, I know by now you think Todd and I … [Read more...]

High Point Church of God Turkey Shoot


Turkey Shoot Saturday, December 13 10 AM, $3 a shot High Point Church of God 8511 Frolona Rd. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: More Beyond


“You cannot experience a dream come true – without a dream.”  I heard myself say that yesterday on the Fresh Fire Ministries Radio Broadcast. Hey, it’s bad when a preacher starts quoting himself, isn’t it? However, I’m sure it wasn’t original.  I just forgot who I heard say it first! As I have journeyed for almost sixty years through this thing called life … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Power of Saying No


Saying no is one of the most liberating things an individual learns to do.  Simultaneously, saying no is one of the most difficult things an individual learns to do. Today I want to talk about a woman in the Bible who had the intestinal fortitude to say no - and the blessings it caused for others. For thirty plus years I have been preaching the Gospel of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Coming Tsunami of Judgment


I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet.  I don’t even play a prophet on TV. And it is certainly not my desire to sound like a Prophet of Doom with this column today. However, I probably will. One only needs to open his eyes to the things transpiring in the world today to see prophecy fulfilling at an exponential rate. As a result, I dare to say … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Living Life Out of Season


Whether it be hunting or fishing, sportsmen (or women) realize that the hunting or fishing seasons assigned to their particular passion is there for a reason. The season allows the animals and the fish to repopulate and keeps the herds or particular species of fish well regulated. And as long as everybody respects and abides by these assigned seasons, … [Read more...]