Nathan’s Notes- 10/14/2018

     In March of 1993, eastern Kentucky experienced a “storm of the century”.  Large amounts of snow were dumped on the town of Corbin, where I lived. Once we were able to get out of our house, we had a lot of fun with it. We built snow sculptures and snow forts. We had snowball … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/7/2018

Today we see how the grace of God affected two very good people. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were by all accounts people we would want to be around. They were decent folks who wanted to be right with God. They tried hard to do the right thing for the right reasons. But they had … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 9/30/2018

       Without question, we are entering my favorite time of the year. When the weather snaps from sweltering hot to pleasantly cool, you will find me doing something I would never willingly do in the middle of summer: spending long periods of time outside. In Summer I hide indoors next to the air … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 9/23/2018

“Wonderful” is a good word! It simply means to be “full of wonder”! It is a good word to describe the Church Picnic last Sunday afternoon. We were gathered at a “wonderful” spot, (Allendale has so much to offer). We were blessed with a “wonderful” day, (Sunny with a slight breeze). We had a “wonderful” … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 9/16/2018

     Last week Rick shared with us the story from John 4 about a woman living far from God. But after meeting Jesus, His grace began to change her from a doubter to an announcer of who He is. This week, as we continue to study this broad topic, we will see a challenging side … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 9/9/2018

Today we are introduced to an example of God’s grace leading to a transformation from doubt to belief. The Samaritan woman in John 4 had a very questionable past but thru her interaction with Jesus she takes an unexpected step. She acknowledges Him as the Messiah and begins to tell others about Him. We, like … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 9/2/2018

This week I have the honor of being the speaker at the 60th anniversary celebration for the church camp I grew up at. I attended there as a kid, worked many weeks as a dishwasher, team leader or grounds crew and later served as a dean for many years. I am appreciative of our Elders … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 8/26/2018

This week we begin a new journey into the world of “Amazing Grace.” Nathan and I will be turning the searchlight of Scripture onto this vast subject with the goal of encouraging you with God’s promise and practice of loving us beyond our wildest dreams. We will define terms, clarify expectations and give examples of … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 8/19/2018

  We’ve all been there… those awkward situations where conflict rears its head. Maybe it’s the careless words of a friend that wounds deeply, often without them even knowing. Maybe it’s the frustrating comment on a Facebook post by someone who loves arguing. Maybe it’s the inevitable encounter at the family reunion with “that relative”. … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 8/12/2018

Today we are thinking about the very important issue of knowing God’s will for our lives. One of the most central pieces to this process has to do with our relationship to God. If we are walking closely with the Lord and truly desiring His will for our lives, God will place His desires in … [Read more…]