February 24, 2017

Pastoral Nuggets: ‘Till My Change Come

Job 1:6(KJV) says, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and satan came also among them.” I submit that if satan shows up among the sons of God as they are presenting themselves before the Lord, then it is no stretch of the imagination to believe that he will show up in the affairs of mankind. As the story of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Not Everything in Life Needs Fixing

In life, one of the greatest struggles we face is learning how to determine what needs to be fixed and what doesn’t. Not everything in life needs to be fixed. (Reread that last sentence!) As a preacher, leader, and a man, (or male of the species) I struggle with that last statement. Men are fixers by design.  Tell us what’s wrong; we’ll fix it! Women (and … [Read more...]

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

(Franklin) — If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Come to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous to hear a solution. Every Monday night from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. an open discussion meeting of AA is held at the Franklin Church of God located at 12002 GA Hwy 100 in Franklin, GA. … [Read more...]

Appointed Quartet in concert at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church is honored to announce that Appointed Quartet, from Tunnel Hill, Ga., will be in concert with us on Sunday, Feb. 12th. Appointed Quartet is a multi-talented, Southern gospel group that loves to minister with song and testimony. They will join us during the 11:00 morning worship celebration. Everyone … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Confidence

His name was Karon Prestridge. He was a parishioner of mine when I served as pastor of Stovall Baptist Church in the 1980’s. I had the privilege of leading him to personal faith in Jesus Christ and I quickly learned to love him! Not long afterwards, Karon, or “K” as I often called him, was diagnosed with cancer. He was told that it was terminal and was … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: How Are You Carrying Your Burdens?

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16: 33(KJV) I heard the story of a nurse that hurt herself while lifting one of her patients. As she was limping back to her desk at the nurse’s station holding her back, she moaned to herself, … [Read more...]

Free Showing of ‘War Room’

(Lagrange, GA) -- Special FREE Showing of WAR ROOM this Sunday Night, Jan 15 at 6:00 PM at the Franklin Road Baptist Church Sanctuary. Visit the church website for more information and directions. Everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: 2017 A Formula for Success

We all enter 2017 on a journey from somewhere to somewhere else. (Reread!) The late Truett Cathy, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Chick-fil-A, gave us a wonderful guide to life, that if applied, will help us navigate 2017 and the rest of our lives successfully. He teaches that success in life comes when we know Who our Master is, what our mission is, … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Ministry of Inspiration

The late Fred Herman used to begin his speeches by asking audiences: Who was Jim Thorpe’s coach (Today we would ask who coached Michael Phelps) and who taught Albert Einstein arithmetic in the second grade? His point was that behind every significant person or accomplishment in life, there was a seemingly insignificant person whose influence and instruction … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: One

“One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do - Two can be as bad as one It's the loneliest number since the number one - No is the saddest experience you'll ever know - Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know - 'Cause one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do - One is the loneliest number, whoa-oh, worse than two …” Wow!  I told my age … [Read more...]