December 12, 2017

Pastoral Nuggets: Choosing Not To Be Offended

Proverbs 19:11(KJV) states, “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” The Aaron McCollough translation of that verse is: Smart people have learned both how to hold their tongue and the virtue of being able to forgive and forget. In short, they’ve learned to make the choice not to be … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Where Spectacular is Born

1 Corinthians 1:27: “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.” In his book, “Xealots,” … [Read more...]

Christmas Musical at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church will perform their Christmas musical 'The Story of Christmas' on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6:00 PM. 'The Story of Christmas' has something for everyone and is packed full of high-energy celebration songs, warm heartfelt moments, seasonal favorites, and meaningful worship moments. Make plans to join us. We … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: What Then?

I do not know the number of my days nor do I know the number of your days. Neither do you. But one thing I do know - at the end of today, each of us will have one less day. In is our natural tendency to discount death. However, whether we want to think about it or not, the truth remains that we are living our lives on a deadline. And each day we draw one … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Give Your Fire a Proper Place to Burn

Recently, Marianne and I attended a fundraising banquet for Safe Families for Children. (A Christian alternative to Foster Care) The keynote speaker for the evening was the founder of Safe Families. During his speech he used a phrase that caught my attention. He said, “Give your fire a place to burn.” It resonated with me and I couldn’t shake it. I’ve been … [Read more...]

Jesus Take The Heels

(Franklin, GA) -- After being overweight and out of shape for most of his life a local man took a big step and decided to get fit. Now just over two years later he is taking an even bigger step by attempting his first marathon this weekend in Savannah -- and he will be doing so in honor of his father and to help raise money to cure blood cancer. Ben … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Natural Order of Things

In Ecclesiastes 3:1, Solomon said, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” In this passage, Solomon was trying to convey to us that God created everything for a specific purpose and time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that everything in God’s creation is based upon order. There is a natural order … [Read more...]

The Browders at Ridgeway Baptist Church

(Franklin) -- National recording artist The Browders will be singing at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Franklin on Saturday, November 4, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend! Armed with an abundance of talent and fueled by an unwavering commitment to spreading the gospel, The Browders are rapidly becoming one of Christian music’s most … [Read more...]

Franklin First Baptist Mountain Trip

(North Georgia) -- Franklin First Baptist Church recently enjoyed a day in the Georgia mountains and buying apples. This has become an annual event for the members and their guests. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: What We Focus On

A lady shook the preacher’s hand one Sunday as she was leaving church and told him this would be her last service; she was leaving. The pastor asked her if she would tell him why. She said something to the effect of too much gossip, too many rumors, etc. The pastor asked her to hang around for a few minutes. He wanted to speak more with her. After … [Read more...]