• The Lord’s Kindness

    Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise You.  Psalm 63:3         First, I just want to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for the privilege of serving the Lord with each of you.  Most of us have so much for which we should be thankful.  Our salvation and just being in the family of God should be at the top of our “thankful” list.  I am thankful…

  • Discipleship Opportunities

           We wanted to share some information about some GO Certificates that provide seminary type instructions for those who want to be better equipped to teach or who just want to learn more.    The GO Program at SEBTS is a dedicated educational system for Christians provided by quality, Baptist seminary professors. They are designed to train leaders within churches to have a practical, deepe…

  • Building a Healthy Church

    And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  Matthew 16:18   As we have gone through our “Building a Healthy Church” series, I have been able to have some good conversations with several people.  Living in right relationships is so important in the life of the church.  Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 18:15-18 are so vit…

  • Yes For Life

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Prov. 31:8          Next week, Kentucky voters will have an opportunity to stand up for life in Kentucky by voting “Yes for Life” on Amendment #2.  I know I have written about protecting life a lot the past few years but this is such an important opportunity for us to stand together against any who might t…

  • Thank You For The Kindness

    Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess. 5:18          I just wanted to offer some words of thanks!  I appreciate the cards, kind notes, and gifts so many of you sent this month for pastor appreciation.  You all do a good job of making me, and our staff, feel appreciated and supported.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Lord’s church…

  • Determining Your Spiritual Gifts

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10          On Sunday, we were in 1 Corinthians 12 and talking about serving the ministries of the church.  Specifically, we talked about spiritual gifts.  Spiritual Gifts are special abilities determined by and influenced by the Holy Spirit that enable us to…

  • Evangelistic Practices – Part 2

    And He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  Luke 10:2         A few weeks ago, I wrote about five evangelistic practices of churches reaching Kentucky (from “Equip” training that was provided by the Kentucky Baptist Convention).  I’d like to briefly share five more evangelisti…

  • Upward Season

    So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 1 Cor. 3:7         Upward practices started last week and this Saturday (Oct. 8th) will be our first day of Upward games.  Upward provides the church with one of our best opportunities to impact children and families with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Each week during practices, the coach has a few minutes to…

  • Revival Reflections

    Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?  Psalm 85:6          I hope you were able to attend some of our revival services this week.  Personally, this revival was a little different because I didn’t have a voice.  While it was awkward not being able to talk to people and do a welcome, prayer, or closing each night, it did allow me to just listen to the singing and preachi…

  • Raring for Revival

    Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?  Psalm 85:6             I’m looking forward to our time of revival that starts this Sunday (Sept. 25th). We had a terrific time of revival last year with Bro. Ray Woodie and I was blessed by the attendance and encouraging time as a whole.  This year, Bro. Randy McPheron will be leading our time of revival.  Bro. Randy is an ev…