• Fighting for the Life of the Unborn

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Prov.31:8          Today, Dec. 1st, is an important day in the fight for the lives of the unborn as oral arguments will be presented to the Supreme Court in a case out of Mississippi (Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization).  Legislatures in Mississippi passed a law that basically eliminated aborti…

  • Giving Thanks

    Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thes. 5:18          Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year.  It is nice to have a specific time of the year where you purposefully think about the many reasons you have to be thankful.  As Christians, we are commanded to “give thanks in all circumstances.”  Of all people in the world, we have the mo…

  • Ministry Priorities

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention annual meeting was held on Tuesday, November 16th.  We had an encouraging and unifying day with lots of good reports of God at work around the state.  A good number of Kentucky Baptist churches are participating, or are planning to participate, in Gospel to Every Home.  It was good to hear the reports of gospel encounters around the state.  We, BBC, ended up hitting…

  • Reminders About Prayer

    Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.    John 16:24        Our Men’s Bible study for this week is entitled, “You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask.”  Our study has a story about a wife (Joyce) who wanted a piano but her husband (Scott) didn’t think they could afford a piano because they were trying to save money for a down…

  • Associational Work

    On Monday, the 54th Fall Meeting of the Northern Kentucky Baptist Association was held at First Baptist Church of Highland Heights.  Pastor Adam Crews was the moderator and he delivered a strong message from John 4 in regards to putting our mission above the culture.  Pastor Adam highlighted how Jesus found common ground with the woman at the well and emphasized that cultural differences must be s…

  • Power of the Word

    For the word of God is living & active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints & of marrow, & discerning the thoughts & intentions of the heart.  Heb. 4:12          I believe in the power of the Word of God.  It is one thing to say that and another thing to see God’s Word do its’ work in your life.  Last week, I was a little…

  • Long-Term Investing

    Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.   Matthew 6:19-20          I appreciate your prayers this week while I have been away in revival.  I will take some time in the next couple of weeks to refl…

  • Courage in the Midst of Chaos

    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.   2 Tim 4:3-4          Daniel was a young man trying to live in accordance with his religious convictions in the pagan and idolatrous culture of Babylon.  A young lady talked to me after our Daniel 1 service and lamented the difficulty…

  • Staff Appreciation

    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.   Phil.1:3-5          As I mentioned last week, you all blessed me with an amazing 50th birthday celebration and you often encourage me with cards and frequent words and acts of kindness.  As such, I’d love to ask…

  • Blessed and Humbled

    Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10          I know that a 50th birthday is a special birthday but I have been overwhelmed by the love, encouragement, and celebration I have received this week.  I was overwhelmed by the birthday party on Sunday evening.  Our church staff is so thoughtful and I was humbled by all the little details they c…