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Minister’s Message – “Disciple defined”

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Disciple – Webster’s definition from the “1828 Edition” states it this way: A Follower; an adherent to the doctrine of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called His disciples; hence all Christians are called His disciples, as they profess to learn and receive His doctrines and precepts. Disciple – Christ’s definition from the Bible in two words… “Follow Me”! Let’s take Webster’s definition, a follower; an adherent to

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  • Minister’s Message – “Think on Habakkuk”

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church of Bowling Green   There’s a great deal to be upset about these days. Much of the content of everything screaming for your attention seems to want to put you in a bad mood. To take away your comfort, your security, your peace of mind appears to be the goal of way to many harbingers. And I will add another nugget of negativity:

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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  • Minister’s Message – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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  • Minister’s Message

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    As I write this tonight, I sit in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in 8 East in an isolation room. The only noise that can be heard are a child’s labored breathing and the gurgling water from the oxygen.  Periodically an alarm will pierce through the quiet. Nurses, doctors,  techs, breathing specialists slide quietly in and out to perform their healing gifts. In the morning at 8 a.m. the construction

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  • Minister’s Message – “Christian Education”

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This past weekend, I was honored to be invited up to Wisconsin to preach at my home congregation on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran grade school I graduated from. Therefore the importance of a distinctively Christian education is on my mind. The debt I owe to my home congregation, school, and teachers for the sacrifices, time, and effort they put into educating me about the things

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  • Your Scope – Facebook Finds

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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