September 23, 2014

Pastoral Nuggets: Change

Brother Aaron

In his book, Transformational Groups, author Ed Stetzer says, “…Change never happens until the pain of ‘staying the same’ exceeds the pain of ‘change.’”  Wow!  Reread that last statement and meditate upon it for a while! What a truth! I am writing this Pastor’s Column on Sunday night August 10th, 2014.  I preached both services today at the Harrisonville … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Going on Alone

Brother Aaron

“And he saw him no more.”… 2nd Kings 2: 12 (KJV) In the passage of scripture above we see a very exciting, challenging, yet sad time for Elisha.  For quite some time Elisha had been in training to take Elijah’s place.  Now, Elijah is carried away in the Chariot of God, and the Bible records that Elisha, “… saw him no more.”  The time had come for Elisha to … [Read more...]

Community Wide Event on Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

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(Lagrange, GA) -- Troup Baptist Association will host a community-wide event on prayer and spiritual renewal entitled: Fresh Encounter. Led by Claude King, co-author with Henry Blackaby, of the best-selling book “Experiencing God: Experiencing God’s Power for Spiritual Awakening,” the workshop will be offered twice Sept. 22 and 23. “In the Old Testament, … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Conviction Versus Preference

Brother Aaron

In 1972 the Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark ruling in the case: Wisconsin vs. Yoder. In this case, an Amish man named Yoder challenged Wisconsin’s law requiring children to attend Public School until the age of sixteen. He challenged it on the grounds that it violated his religious convictions. While he had no qualms allowing his children … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: It’s Not Okay

Brother Aaron

Three words:  “It’s not okay.”  On the surface these don’t seem like very powerful words, do they?  But are they powerful words?  Yes!  When spoken and meant they are extremely powerful words.  But note what I said, “‘When spoken’ – ‘and meant’ they are extremely powerful words.” I submit to you today that somehow America seems to have lost her moral voice … [Read more...]

Fall Soccer at Glenloch Baptist Church

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(Glenloch) -- We are really excited to be kicking off Glenloch Soccer this Fall at GBC! We are starting Glenloch Soccer in an attempt to lower the participation cost for each student. While the cost will be going down , you can expect to see much of what you have seen over recent years at GBC. Devotions at your weekly practice Games on … [Read more...]

Flat Rock Campground – Revival 2014

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Flat Rock Campground - Revival 2014 (Hwy 34 West Franklin, GA) August 13th (Wednesday) – August 17th (Sunday) Services begin each night at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Mark your calendars, and be a part of a very special week at Flat Rock Campground. Pastor Brandon Brooks from Prospect Church (4134 Hwy 34, Franklin) invites you each night to join … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Which Team Are You On?

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In his book “Autopsy of a Deceased Church – Twelve Ways to Keep Yours Alive,” author Thom Rainer tells the following story regarding the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team:  “The United States hockey team was not supposed to have a chance in 1980. The Soviet Union seemed invincible and unbeatable. Their team included elite professionals who had played … [Read more...]

Award-Winning Christian Band to Perform at TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion

Big Daddy Weave will play at Callaway Stadium in Lagrange on Saturday, August 9 as part of the TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion Event

(Lagrange, GA) -- Big Daddy Weave, a Dove Award-winning Christian band, will headline the TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion hosted by Teaver Road Baptist Church in Lagrange. The local church is hoping to attract thousands of youth to the event at Callaway Stadium at Lagrange College. The concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014. “The goal of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Price of Freedom (Part 3) The Next Generation

Brother Aaron

“Whoever wants the next generation in America the most - will get them” is a quote from my friend, Dr. Harris Malcom. (Harris played Kirk Cameron’s dad in the movie Fireproof.) When I heard Harris say this, it reverberated deep in my soul. It forced me to consider the possibility/truth that as Christians we have lost several generations and are losing the … [Read more...]