April 30, 2016

Bethel Christian Church Homecoming

(Glenn) --Pastor Kenneth Johnson and the members of Bethel Christian Church, 660 Glenn Rd., invites you to help celebrate their 130th Homecoming on May 15th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy fellowship following the service. Revival will follow on: May 16th with Pastor Stoney Halsey May 17th with Pastor John Dye May 18th with Pastor … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: My Righteous Indignation

As I write this Pastor’s Column, I do so with the realization that my “righteous indignation” may show through. If it does, so be it. Just pray for me. Righteous Indignation.  (Noun)  “… anger and contempt combined with a feeling that it is one's right to feel that way …” Dictionary.com As I sit at my computer writing this Pastor’s Column, Governor Nathan … [Read more...]

Heard High FCA Revival

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School FCA is hosting a revival April 25th-29th (Monday-Friday). The revival will begin at 7:00 PM each night in the high school gym! Everyone is invited to attend! … [Read more...]

Gospel Singing with Echoes of Mercy

(Franklin) -- Gospel Singing with Echoes of Mercy will be at High Point Church of God on Sunday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. Brian Latham, Laura Latham, Ashley Latham, and Kevin Pearson are the members of Echoes of Mercy.  Brian sings lead for the group and his wife Laura sings alto/soprano. They have a daughter, Ashley, who also sings alto with the group. They … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Perspective

Not long ago Marianne and I were enjoying dinner at a nice restaurant. As we were eating I noticed a woman walk by with a little girl who looked to be about two years old walking behind her. She was a tiny little thing. I assume she was the lady’s daughter. Anyway, as they were walking by, her mother turned to go another direction. The little girl, who … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: A Fine Line

I read a post on Facebook the other day that made me laugh out loud.  It said, “There is a fine line between a long sermon and a hostage situation.” Being a preacher, and sometimes a long-winded one, I can relate! As I thought about that humorous little statement, I realized that it is applicable to most everything in life. Often there is a very fine line … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Teachable Moments

This week, my life has been filled with what I call: Teachable Moments. This week, I received the news that one of my pastors had a stroke while walking on his treadmill. He had blood clots in both carotid arteries and one had hit the speech center of his brain and he couldn’t talk. The situation looked bleak. However, today he is much improved, talking, … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee First Baptist Homecoming

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church is honored to announce that Eternal Vision, from Knoxville TN, will be in concert with us on Homecoming Sunday, May 1. Eternal Vision is a multi-talented, Southern gospel group that loves to minister with song, testimony and comedy. They will join us during the 10:00 Homecoming service and during our … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Rescue the Perishing

I heard a story the other day about a father and his young son who were in an art gallery. They were looking at a painting of man in a boat who had reached down and taken hold of the hand of a man in the water. The young boy looked at his dad and asked, “Dad, is he trying to save him from drowning, or is he just shaking his hand?” Now, I don’t know if this … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Our Destiny

I read an article in the Christian Index this week that was written by the editor, Gerald Harris. While the whole article was good, one line in particular caught my attention. He said, “We are living in a moment that could determine our destiny.” Now, I realize that he was speaking about the election cycle we are in, terrorism, evil, the decline of the … [Read more...]