August 30, 2016

Pastoral Nuggets: The Consistency of God

As I sit at my computer writing this Pastor’s Column, I have just returned from a revival service where a young pastor, not even half my age, preached. He preached a fine sermon. It was theologically correct, challenging, relevant, and well presented. But none of that is what blessed me so about this young Man of God. What impressed me was his age and … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Keeper of the Oil

In 1924 Kittie L. Suffield took pen to hand and wrote the song: Little is Much When God Is In It. During the course of my ministry, I have often found great comfort in the lyrics of the third verse and chorus: “Does the place you’re called to labor, Seem so small and little known? It is great if God is in it, And He’ll not forget His own. Chorus: Little is … [Read more...]

Eternal Vision at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Back by popular demand! Centralhatchee First Baptist Church is honored to announce that Eternal Vision, from Knoxville TN, will be in concert with us again on Sunday, Sept. 18th. Eternal Vision is a multi-talented, Southern gospel group that loves to minister with song, testimony and comedy. They will join us during the 11:00 morning … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Exhausted But Still in Pursuit

In the Book of Judges we find the story of Gideon. Most likely you are familiar with this story. God called Gideon, a farmer, to organize and lead the Children of Israel into battle against their tormentors, the Midianites. However, the problem was that Gideon considered himself to be the most unlikely and unqualified leader God ever called. Gideon balked … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: It’s a Law

Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” That’s not debatable. It is a law. It was a law before Newton articulated it and it will be a law long after you and I are dead and gone. It doesn’t change. One of the things that have made America great is, that from her inception, the laws of God, … [Read more...]

WOW Nights at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- "Organized chaos" is what Pastor Mark calls our WOW nights at Centralhatchee First Baptist! He has had the summer off and he is ready to get the fun started! Our first WOW (Worship on Wednesday) night will be Aug. 17th starting at 5:30 p.m. During the evening students will be exposed to Bible study, worship and fellowship, recreational … [Read more...]

Voices In Unity For The Community

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- On Friday, July 29 the community came together to honor all law enforcement, EMT, firemen and our military. The service was held at New Covenant Worship Center in Franklin. Speakers for the evening were Pastor Doddridge, Bishop Christopher Franklin Sr. and Reverend Jerry Ennis. Each spoke words of peace, unity and appreciation … [Read more...]

Heard County’s oldest event slated for August 17-21

(Franklin, GA) -- The Flat Rock Camp Meeting, the longest running event in Heard County history, is once again planned to take place this year from August 17-21. This will be the 140th edition of the camp meeting taking place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds about four miles west of Franklin. The campground was originally built in 1876 and meetings have been … [Read more...]

Homecoming at Saint Smyrna Baptist Church

  Homecoming Revival 2016 Time: 7:30 P.M. Location: Saint Smyrna Baptist Church, 68 Heery Road, Newnan, GA  30263 Pastor: Tamarkus T. Cook, Sr. Pastor Schedule of Events Tuesday, August 9th Guest Pastor:  Jasper Williams Jr., Salem Bible Church, Atlanta GA Musical Guest:  Maranda C. Willis Wednesday, August 10th … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Selfie

In my opinion, one of the most tangible expressions of our society going bad is: The Selfie! While there is nothing inherently wrong with the selfie itself, it is the thought process of the people taking them (me included) and the morphing of our cultural values it has caused, that make them dangerous. In a word, the selfie is the Poster Child for a … [Read more...]