• Pilot Mountain to begin children’s bus ministry

    Vacation Bible school has always been a great ministry for churches to reach out to the community.

    Pilot Mountain Missionary Baptist Church between Sunbright and Wartburg is taking a new approach to the VBS concept, as Sunday, June 3 the church is starting a Kids Connection Bus Ministry.

  • Power For Today

    I wish I had known him sooner

        A grade school teacher held a contest. She asked her students to describe what they liked best about their fathers. The winning entry read, “I have so much fun with my father that I wish I had known him sooner.”

  • Weekly Devotional

        Scripture is filled with help for those who have ears to hear. One of the many helpful passages is this one: “And as well as this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be put into words; and he who can see into all hearts knows what the Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God’s holy people are always in accordance with the mind of God.” (Rom. 8:26-27)

  • Father’s Day Prayer

    By Joanna Fuchs

    Lord, please bless our fathers,
    these men who mean so much to us,
    who are greatly responsible
    for who we are and who we are becoming.
    Bless them for having the courage
    to do what’s necessary to keep us out of trouble,
    for making us do the right thing,
    for helping us build our character,
    even when it makes us angry;
    and bless them for pushing us to do our best,
    even when they just want to love us.

  • Mount Vernal Baptist to hold VBS June 18-22

        Mount Vernal Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from Mon.-Fri., June 18-22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. The theme is Camp Moose on the Loose. Family night is Friday, June 22. A bus ministry is available. Some meals and snacks will be provided. The church is located at 78 Mount Vernal Baptist Church Road Rockwood. For more information, call 865-607-3083.

  • Remarkable Bible Fact
  • Rev. Graves serves as Minister of the Day

        Shortly before the General Assembly adjourned earlier this year, Rev. David Graves of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wartburg served the Tennessee Senate as Minister of the Day. He was a guest of Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).
        “Rev. Graves is a dynamic preacher because he is grounded in the scripture and led by the spirit,” said Senator Yager, upon introducing Rev. Graves to the Senate body. “I was pleased to see him as our Minister of the Day.”

  • Weekly Devotional

        There are, let’s be honest, a lot of creeps and jerks in the ministry. They appear in the news with disturbing regularity. The author of Hebrews knows that such scoundrels abound.  He also knows that most people in ministry are decent servants of God who love the Church and its members. Of that sort, Hebrews declares:

  • Power For Today

    It matters to Him about you

        Just last week we saw a horrific story come out of Dickson County, Tenn., where a deputy was shot and killed while on duty. Stories like these seem to be coming across our televisions more and more each day. My wife’s uncle, Michael Melhorn, has been in law enforcement for most of his life serving and protecting people like you and me. I am in constant prayer for him and all those who leave their families each day to go out and protect our communities.

  • Weekly Devotional

    Silence is hatred

        When you hate someone you remain silent when they are endangered. When you love people you speak out. Sometimes, however, people wrongly believe that the condemnation of evil is itself hatred but nothing could be further from the truth.