October 27, 2016

Pastoral Nuggets: Don’t Miss the Moment

I was at an Associational Missionaries Conference in Toccoa, Georgia when I heard the Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director, Dr. J. Robert White, tell a very personal story about missing one of life’s moments. While still serving as a pastor, he left the church office one afternoon headed home. As he walked toward his car he was thinking about … [Read more...]

Mt. Pleasant’s 141st Church Anniversary

(Franklin) -- Please join us on October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm to celebrate Mt. Pleasant's 141st Church Anniversary! Our guest Pastor will be Pastor Ronnie Jones of Mt. Carrie Baptist Church and their wonderful choir. … [Read more...]

Fall Festival at Olive Branch Church

(Franklin) -- Olive Branch Baptist Church and Pastor Rodney Roquemore invite everyone to join us in fun and fellowship as we host a Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 3-7 p.m. -- Lots of games, candy, and prizes! -- Hot dogs and Dessert Auction beginning at 5 -- Hayride beginning at 6, and a bon fire, too! -- EVERYTHING IS FREE!! except the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Tolerance and Apathy

It is reported that Aristotle said, “Tolerance and apathy are the last traits of a dying society.” However, there is some confusion as to whether he actually said it or not. But regardless of who said it, it is correct! That great theologian, Roger Miller, (I’m being sarcastic!) once wrote in the lyrics of a song, “England swings like a pendulum do, Bobbies … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: All or Nothing

In his book, “Kingdom Matrix”, author Jeff Chistopherson makes three brutally honest statements regarding the Christian experience. These statements are at the heart of this column. First he said, “At any given moment I am either expanding the Kingdom of God or the Dimension of Darkness. Period.” Secondly he said, “There are only two spiritual realms – the … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events at Olive Branch Baptist Church

Olive Branch Baptist Church (Franklin) -- Pastor Rodney Roquemore invites church and community to not only our regular services on Sunday and Wednesday but also to our 'Fall Festival' on October 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The Fall Festival will feature hay rides, games, a dessert auction, and free hot dogs from 3-5 PM. (No costumes please) We will … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Old Paw Prints

Let’s play make believe.  Let’s make believe that we are in Africa, that you are a skilled lion hunter, and that you have taken me out to track lions. (As if I would be that dumb.  We might find one!  Then what are we gonna do?) As we proceed with our expedition we come across some lion tracks. You, being the experienced lion hunter that you are, can tell … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Because You Never Asked Me

“Ye have not, because ye ask not.”… James 4:2(b)(KJV) I heard a story the other day about a boy and girl who grew up as next-door-neighbors. At a very early age the two children became the best of friends. They were practically inseparable. All through their formative years they shared life’s special moments together. But, all too soon kindergarten, … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Random Thoughts from a Random Mind

I recently heard one of my African-American pastor friends praying. He prayed, “Lord, help us to remember that life is journey, not a destination. And as we take this journey, help us to remain faithful to You until heaven is satisfied, Your people have been edified, and Your name has been glorified!” I thought to myself: My goodness, that man prays better … [Read more...]

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...]