October 9, 2015

Yellow Dirt Baptist Church

Yellow Dirt Baptist Church Pastor David Huckeba, wife Vicky Huckeba and the congregation of Yellow Dirt Baptist church would like to invite you to our church.   There is preaching out of the King James Version Bible and singing out of the old red church hymnal.   Sunday school - 10:00 AM Preaching - 11:00 AM Wednesday night Bible study starts at 6:30 … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Through the Filters of Our Own Prejudice

I heard a story about a banker who continually told folks, “Given the right set of circumstances, everybody will cheat and lie – everybody.” And I also heard about a pastor who was continually telling his male pastoral staff, “You’ve got to watch the women in the church. They’ll get you in trouble.” It was no surprise to learn that the banker was caught … [Read more...]