February 18, 2020

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting Close

Years ago, Marianne and I attended the final game of the Upward Basketball season sponsored by First Baptist Church in LaGrange. Our then 7-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlyn Walker, was a cheerleader for one of the teams. Quite naturally, she was the best one on the cheerleading squad! As the buzzer sounded ending the final game, Ed Batchelor, a member of … [Read more...]

Revival at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Revival March 1 - 4 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2227 Mt. Pleasant Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Evangelist: Mike Holcomb, former bass singer for The Inspiration Quartet. Service Times: Sunday, March 1  10:30 am & 6:00 pm Monday, March 2   7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm Wednesday, March 4  7:00 pm … [Read more...]

Heaven’s Mountain Band at Ridgeway Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Heaven's Mountain Band will be singing at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Franklin, GA on Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. Starting at 6:00 PM and everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

Special guest speaker at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Are you, or someone you know struggling with daily life? Need encouragement, motivation? Special guest, Sara Claudia Tillman be at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 am! Sara Claudia is a travel enthusiast, writer, equestrian, dog mom and college graduate. What makes her unique, and what most people … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Recovering the Essence of Who We Are (Part 2)

Last week I wrote about the conversation happening in our area today as a result of the decision made by the United Methodist Conference to close many of its smaller churches. In this column, I want to write about the importance of remembering our purpose. I heard the story about a gentleman who, years ago, was walking down the street in New York City. As … [Read more...]

Men’s Day at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 385 Old Field Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Rev. Henry Smoke, Sr. Pastor Invite you to join us as we celebrate MEN’S DAY 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:30 P. M. Guest Speaker Rev. Kyle Berry Pastor Zion Baptist Church Hampton, Georgia 11:30 AM Elder Grayling Cheeks Ft. Walton Beach, FL We look forward to you … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Recovering the Essence of Who We Are (Part 1)

It is no secret that the United Methodist Church/Conference recently made the decision to close many of its smaller churches. And it’s also no secret that this decision has caused much consternation among its rank and file members – many who are my friends. To say that these members have a strong emotional attachment to the buildings and properties … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Finishing Well

Today’s column is the final column in a series of three I have written regarding how as Christians we can be successful in 2020. The first was entitled: He Fights. The second was entitled: He Forgives. I hope you will be blessed by today’s column, entitled: “Finishing Well.” I suppose there comes a time in everybody’s life when we realize we are not … [Read more...]

Revival at Ridgeway Baptist Church

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Pastoral Nuggets: He Forgives

January 6-8, 2020 at 7:00 PM nightly, I will be preaching revival services at Hogansville First Baptist Church. I mention this, not just to invite you to be with us, (and I do hope you will come; I would love to meet you!) but to tell you that unless the Lord changes my mind, the column I wrote last week, along with this column and the one I plan to write … [Read more...]