May 27, 2020

Pastoral Nuggets: Why I Do What I Do

A week or so ago, I received a call from a friend who is a member of one of my churches. My friend asked, “Will you do me a favor?” I replied, “If I possibly can.” He continued, “I want you to go and visit my brother and witness to him about accepting Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.” He continued, “The reason I’m asking you to do this, is because … [Read more...]

Revival at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Revival March 1 - 4 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2227 Mt. Pleasant Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Evangelist: Mike Holcomb, former bass singer for The Inspiration Quartet. Service Times: Sunday, March 1  10:30 am & 6:00 pm Monday, March 2   7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm Wednesday, March 4  7:00 pm … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Everybody in Mayberry was a Sinner

A week or so ago, I had lunch with one of my pastors. While we were eating and conversing, our conversation turned to the great decline and decay of morals in America today. I made the statement that, while America has always had people on the extreme fringes regarding moral issues, there used to be a vast middle who adhered to acceptable moral … [Read more...]

Sara Claudia Tillman: Dating When You’re Blind

(Editor's Note: Special guest speaker Sara Claudia Tillman will be appearing at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 AM. All are invited to attend. Below is a recent blog post from her website about dating. To learn more about Sara Claudia's story and read more blog posts, visit saraclaudia.com or her Facebook page.) Dating … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting Close

Years ago, Marianne and I attended the final game of the Upward Basketball season sponsored by First Baptist Church in LaGrange. Our then 7-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlyn Walker, was a cheerleader for one of the teams. Quite naturally, she was the best one on the cheerleading squad! As the buzzer sounded ending the final game, Ed Batchelor, a member of … [Read more...]

Heaven’s Mountain Band at Ridgeway Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Heaven's Mountain Band will be singing at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Franklin, GA on Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. Starting at 6:00 PM and everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

Special guest speaker at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Are you, or someone you know struggling with daily life? Need encouragement, motivation? Special guest, Sara Claudia Tillman be at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 am! Sara Claudia is a travel enthusiast, writer, equestrian, dog mom and college graduate. What makes her unique, and what most people … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Recovering the Essence of Who We Are (Part 2)

Last week I wrote about the conversation happening in our area today as a result of the decision made by the United Methodist Conference to close many of its smaller churches. In this column, I want to write about the importance of remembering our purpose. I heard the story about a gentleman who, years ago, was walking down the street in New York City. As … [Read more...]

Men’s Day at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 385 Old Field Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Rev. Henry Smoke, Sr. Pastor Invite you to join us as we celebrate MEN’S DAY 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:30 P. M. Guest Speaker Rev. Kyle Berry Pastor Zion Baptist Church Hampton, Georgia 11:30 AM Elder Grayling Cheeks Ft. Walton Beach, FL We look forward to you … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Recovering the Essence of Who We Are (Part 1)

It is no secret that the United Methodist Church/Conference recently made the decision to close many of its smaller churches. And it’s also no secret that this decision has caused much consternation among its rank and file members – many who are my friends. To say that these members have a strong emotional attachment to the buildings and properties … [Read more...]