October 6, 2015

Pastoral Nuggets: Red Roses in a Coca-Cola Vase

It was just a simple red Coca-Cola bottle vase that contained six red roses. And while it may not have appeared special to anybody else; it was a great treasure to me. Let me explain. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in a sermon that we should give people roses while they are living - because it's too late after they die. Quite naturally, I was speaking … [Read more...]

Benefit Singing at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

(Franklin) -- A benefit singing for Jerry Arnell will take place on October 10, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church located at 4330 Joe Stephens Road in Franklin. Mr. Arnell has Mac Lung Disease. Spaghetti plates will be sold for $4.00 each starting at 5:00 p.m. The singing will begin at 6:00 p.m. with God's Grace & Grace Abound . For more … [Read more...]

Heard Wesley Annual Church Anniversary

(Franklin) -- Come out and join us as we celebrate our Annual Church Anniversary, Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Heard Wesley. Morning message will be delivered by Rev. Murray at 11:00 a.m. The afternoon celebration commences at 2:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Demetrius Thornton and the West Side Full Gospel Church, Carrollton, GA. Come, let us praise the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Last Lecture

A couple of days ago I took a book off the shelf in my office that I had read several years earlier. It is entitled: “The Last Lecture.” It was written by Randy Pausch, a terminally ill professor, who was literally given the opportunity to give one final lecture to his college students before his death. He entitled his lecture: “Really Achieving Your … [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...]

Fall Festival at Prospect Church

Fall Festival at Prospect Church (Franklin) -- Prospect Church will be having a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 3, from 6- 8 p.m. The kids can enjoy face paintings, a bouncy house, games, and pumpkin painting. We will be serving hot dog plates for supper. Come out and join us for an evening of fun! For more information please contact Emily Thomas at … [Read more...]

Welcome Church at Roopville Homecoming Parade

(Roopville, GA) -- Welcome Methodist Church, located on Welcome Road in Heard County, participated in the 30th Annual Roopville Homecoming Parade. It has been our tradition for the last 10 years to enter a float in the parade. Our float themes have varied over the years. We have had VBS themes, Bible story themes, patriotic themes, etc. This year our … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: God’s Standard of Excellence

There were three hundred of them. Each was large enough for a man to stand behind without being seen. Each was covered with three pounds of solid gold. In today’s dollars their value would be approximately: $16,038,119.80! What were they? They were the ceremonial shields associated with the temple that God allowed King Solomon to build. According to OS … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Change

In his book, Transformational Groups, author Ed Stetzer says, “…Change never happens until the pain of ‘staying the same’ exceeds the pain of ‘change.’”  Wow! Reread that last statement and meditate upon it for a while! What a truth! I once asked a congregation, “Do y’all know why I’m fat – uh – ‘fluffy?’” (Fluffy is a much nicer word. FAT is a cold, hard, … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Giving Advil the Glory

As you have read these columns from week to week, you have often heard me mention a beloved pastor friend of mine, Pastor Olin McClain. I think Brother Olin is in his early nineties now. However, he is still in reasonably good health and still drives himself wherever he wants to go. He attends the Troup Baptist Association’s Monday Pastor’s Prayer … [Read more...]