July 23, 2014

Elim Baptist Church Homecoming

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(Newnan, GA) -- Elim Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Evangelist, Dr. Steve Stewart will bring the message for the Sunday Homecoming worship service and for Elim's Revival. Revival starts at 7:00 p.m. each night, August 4-6. Everyone come ready to receive a blessing! Dr. Steve Stewart received his Bachelors … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Price of Freedom (Part 2)

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Last week I started writing a series of columns on the subject: The Price of Freedom. In it I said, “The price of freedom in America is a debt that is never really paid in full. It is not a once and done deal. It has installments that each succeeding generation must decide whether or not to pay.” I am afraid that my generation and the succeeding … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Price of Freedom

Brother Aaron

It is the Fourth of July week as I write this column. Soon our beloved country will be in full celebration mode of Independence Day. Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, a brave group of our Founding Fathers signed their names to a document, called The Declaration of Independence, that would change the course of human history. This document was the … [Read more...]

Lighthouse of Hope Farmer’s Market

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FARMERS MARKET WHAT: Fresh Produce and More! WHEN: Every Thursday - 8:00 AM until Noon WHERE: The Lighthouse of Hope parking lot ADDRESS: 357 Joe Stephens Rd., Franklin,GA HOW: FREE set up for farmers! WHY: Support your last local farmers! … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Throw Away the Cookie-Cutter

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There’s an old joke about a duck that waddled into a convenience store, jumped on the counter and asked the clerk if they had any grapes. The clerk told him no.  The duck hopped down and went about his way. The next day the scenario repeated itself.  The third day the duck again waddles into the store and asks the clerk if he has any grapes. The clerk, who … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: My Heroes

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Sometimes God sends me the thoughts for these pastor’s columns in the strangest ways. He literally sends me a sign – as is the case with this column today. I was on the way to my office when I pulled up behind a truck stopped at a traffic signal. There was a sign posted on the back window that said, “My hero doesn’t wear a cape. He wears a dog tag - and he … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Forty Years

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(Writers Note:  It is June 8, 2014 as I sit at my computer writing this column.  Today Marianne and I are celebrating our fortieth anniversary.) She was only fifteen years old when I met her. She had been sixteen for two weeks and I had been nineteen for two months when we married. Folks said it would never work. However, after four children, seven … [Read more...]

Church of God of the Union Assembly 2014 Vacation Bible School

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"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." Come join us June 29th — July 3. from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. FOR AGES 3— 13 YEARS OLD. Join The Church of God of the Union Assembly, Inc. (located at 3821 Hwy. 34 West, Newnan, GA) as we … [Read more...]

Cowboy Church at the Heard County Arena

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(Franklin) -- The Open Range Cowboy Church returns to the Heard County Covered Arena this Sunday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. and will feature country gospel music, a cowboy mounted shooting exhibition, a barrel racing exhibition, and Preacher Mike. For more info call 706-333-1281. See flyer below for more information. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Chasing Sardines

Brother Aaron

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. Song of Solomon 2:15 In this passage of scripture from the Song of Solomon, Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, gives us a poignant reminder that it is usually not the big things in life that cause us problems rather, the little things - the little foxes. … [Read more...]