August 7, 2020

Pastoral Nuggets: The Runt of the Litter

(Personal Note: Today’s Pastor’s Column marks a personal milestone for me. This is the 400th article I have written since I resumed writing them. It is an honor for me to be your Newspaper Pastor! ~ Brother Aaron) One of the greatest obstacles we face as Christians is … learning to see ourselves as God sees us. In other words, knowing our true … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: When the Building Becomes a Burden

During part of the verbal exchange between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, (The Woman at the Well) a question arose regarding the correct place to worship God. Take a moment to read the exchange between them: “The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet." "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the … [Read more...]

Chairman Boone urges community prayers in wake of virus, storms

To the Citizens of Heard County: I hope this message finds all of you doing well. Another week has gone by, and I am so proud of the calm spirit that hovers over our county. Not only are most citizens doing their part to protect our borders, but also preventing the dark spirit of chaos and confusion from controlling our lives. Passover has ended, and I … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Something Horrific to Something Good

In Matthew 16:18(KJV), Jesus told Peter, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” And the good news for us today is: Neither shall the Coronavirus prevail against Jesus’ church! When this virus is nothing more than a fleeting memory, His church will still … [Read more...]

GOOD NEWS: Church food pantry continues to fight local hunger amid outbreak

(Franklin, GA) -- A local church program is continuing to make sure everyone has a chance to eat amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Glenloch Baptist Church Community Outreach Program continues to offer a growing number of citizens in need a food pantry every Tuesday morning at the church. The director of the program, Durell Langley, says his team of … [Read more...]

Local church to host ‘drive-up’ Easter Sunday worship service

(Franklin, GA) -- Prospect Church is planning to host a very special "drive-up" worship service this weekend to celebrate Easter Sunday. The event will take place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds on HWY 34 about four miles west of Franklin this Sunday, April 12 beginning at 11:00 AM. The Easter service will be led by Prospect Pastor Brandon Brooks who says all … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Pressure is On – Rise to the Occasion

I'm not smart enough to know what the Coronavirus is. However, I am smart enough to know what it is not. It is not male or female, rich or poor, tall or short, fat or skinny, black or white, gay or straight, American or another nationality, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or atheist, or Republican or Democratic. Neither is it a respecter of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Speaking Death or Life into a Situation

Facts are exactly that, facts. So, please don't interpret what I say in this column as me encouraging you to ignore the facts and instructions regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic; I'm not. However, sometimes the way we process a fact makes all the difference in the world. Proverbs 18: 21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue ..." This means … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Following the Instructions

Believe it or not, I am very mechanically inclined. 99% of the time, if given enough time, I can figure out how things work and repair them when necessary. But note, I said, “99% of the time!” There was this one time that comes to mind … The drain was leaking on the kitchen sink. So, this necessitated the services of that little-known superhero, “Mr. Fix … [Read more...]

A Sunday morning message from Pastor Neil Awbrey

Good Sunday morning, For the first time in my pastoral ministry, we at Glenloch Baptist Church are cancelling our services today due to a health threat to our nation and community. These seem like strange and unusual circumstances and uncertain times to us. COVID-19 is a serious event, and we are uncertain exactly how many lives are going to be ultimately … [Read more...]