• Time to Change Gears!

    Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 1 Tim. 4:7                       The calendar flipped to April this morning.  March was definitely one of the most unusual months we have ever experienced.  We’ve talked a little about the need to adjust to a new normal.  It sounds like this new normal is going to last for several more weeks.  Therefore, it is ne…

  • Living with Intentionality

                       Let me start by saying how much we miss seeing all of you.  The staff has been praying and planning as to how to best minister to you during these unusual days.  We want to help you continue to grow as followers of Jesus.  If you have a need, please let us know so that we can try to help you.  While we do not know how long the gathering restrictions will last, we know that we wa…

  • Uncharted Territory

    Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.  Proverbs 12:25                                        What a difference a week can make.  Who knew that this time last week that within a few days life would be so much different.  We are now avoiding gathering together as we work together to fight the spread of COVID-19.  While we cannot gather together as the church,…

  • Baptisms and Discipleship

    This year we have been praying for 52 baptisms at BBC.  I’m not usually big on pushing numbers but there is realization that our Southern Baptist churches are reaching and baptizing fewer and fewer each year.  For example, Southern Baptist churches baptized 349,737 in 2009 but only 246,442 in 2018.  Kentucky Baptist baptized 15,335 in 2009 but only 10,642 in 2018.  Those are very significant decre…

  • Thinking About Discipleship and Easter

    This week I have been thinking about two things: Discipleship and Easter.  Easter is less than 6 weeks away and I want to make sure I take some time to prepare my heart for the Easter season.  This year I have been going through a helpful book called, “To Seek and to Save: Daily Reflections on the Road to the Cross” by Sinclair Ferguson.  This book contains some daily devotions from the book of Lu…

  • Vision 2025 for the Southern Baptist Convention

    VISION 2025 for the Southern Baptist Convention   But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8                                              While we are going through a series in Nehemiah called 2020 Vision, I thought I would share a little of Ronnie Floyd’s (Execut…

  • Valuing Life

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:a time to be born, and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 I was just thinking about the ups and downs of life. Each time we gather as a body of believers, we have some who are filled with excitement and joy and others who are dealing with heartache and trials. Some weeks you get to celebrate the birth of a baby (like Hazel M…

  • Participating in the Work

    And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me.  And they said, “Let us rise up and build.”   Nehemiah 2:18                                               I am really enjoying going through Nehemiah.  I try to think about how the people must have felt when they thought about the task of rebuilding and repairing the wal…

  • Rejoicing in the Lord!

    Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.  Hebrews 7:25                                              I hope I get to write about lots of “ones” who get saved this year.  I am still super excited about Jay Robinson and his decision to repent and believe in Jesus last week.  Crisa Robinson had Jay as…

  • Fraility of Life

    Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  James 4:14                                                     I was going to write about a praiseworthy testimony in regards to “Who’s Your One” but I will hold that until next week.  This past Sunday, many were saddened by the sobering news of Koby Bryant’s trag…