February 19, 2018

Beans and Greens at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church

(Centralhatchee) -- Beans & Greens Dinner Saturday, Feb. 24th. Join us in the fellowship hall at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church for an old fashioned dinner of beans and greens with all the 'fixins.' The eatin' will start at 5:00 p.m. This is our annual fund raiser for our mission work. Everyone is invited to come on out for a good time and good … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Love the Ones You Have

Each Friday I try to send my pastor friends a brief e-mail blurb that I have entitled: “An Encouraging Word to Pastors.” Which, by the way, if you’re a pastor (Denomination doesn’t matter) and would like to receive the Encouraging Word, just send an e-mail to: angela@troupbaptist.com. Put, “Add me to the Encouraging Word to Pastor’s e-mail list” in the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Others

Many years ago I heard about a man who was retiring after spending his entire working career with the same manufacturing company. The company gave him a party. At the party it was stated that during his career he only worked for two supervisors. Somebody asked which supervisor he enjoyed working for best. Without hesitation, he called the second … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Rules Are Important

Rules are important. In fact, in my opinion, civilized society cannot exist without them. However, when it comes to rules, I think we are guilty of several things. The first being, often we don’t do a very good job of explaining them. I am reminded of a story I read about a grandson trying to “explain” the “Rules of Baseball” to his grandmother, who, by … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Million Dollar Answers to Fifty-cent Prayers

Somewhere along the way I heard a person ask another if they knew the difference between an amateur and a professional. He went on to explain that an amateur is one who strives to get something right while a professional is one who strives to not get it wrong. The difference is perception. One is striving to become successful while the other is striving to … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Singing at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church will host a New Year's Eve Singing and Supper Celebration at 6:00 p.m. with special musical guest Emmaus Road. Emmaus Road is a young exciting Southern Gospel Quartet that is dedicated to sharing the ministry of Jesus Christ through song and worship. Emmaus Road performs many traditional Southern … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Atmospheric Dirt and Dust

Not long ago, while on vacation in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, I was in service with my good friend, Pastor Church Simpson of Williamsburg Baptist Church. Like me, Chuck wears glasses. He took off his glasses, held them in his hand and said, “Occasionally, in order to continue to see well, I have to clean these.” He continued, “It’s not because I have done … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Four Truths I Want You To Grab Hold Of

Picture in your mind a church sanctuary with stained glass windows. Now picture that you are inside that sanctuary at night. One of the first things you probably noticed is that the windows are dark, or at a minimum, their beauty is muted. The simple truth is that it takes the light of the sun to reveal the beauty of the stained glass. Now, here’s a truth … [Read more...]

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...]