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Matthew 12:25: “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America — many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher prog…

In the scriptures, God allowed His prophets to destroy false prophets. (I Kings 19:17) When Elijah gathered the 450 prophets of Ba’al together on Mount Carmel, He did an impromptu cremations! He spared not one. Others in the Old Testament, such as Daniel, when given the decree to worship the…

Last week’s 30-day Regular Session activity ended with over 100 bills on the governor’s desk. Having already completed 28 legislative days, both the House and the Senate raced to approve bills through the process until the figurative and literal 11th hour.

Imagine the uproar if, during the final days of a Kentucky General Assembly session, political leaders attempted to dishonestly and without full debate sneak through legislation like House Bill 563, which offers tax credits for businesses and individuals who contribute to nonprofit organizations.

Jesus had an unwavering sense of identity. Without question he knew who he was. This is seen clearly in John’s statement that Jesus knew “that he had come from God and was returning to God.” (John 13:3) It was this self-understanding that gave direction and purpose for his life, and the abil…

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“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

A decade ago, one of the first things Republicans did after taking back the House of Representatives was get rid of earmarks. For those of you who don’t recall, “earmark” is the term of art for when members of Congress bring home the bacon to their district. The GOP was in a tea party-ish mo…

It appears that common-sense conservatism will prevail over crony capitalists and their seeming obsession with raising the commonwealth’s gas tax despite the lingering economic uncertainty created by the fallout from COVID-19.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path — Psalm 119:105. Seven times in chapter two and three in Revelation we are told to listen to what the Lord has to say to us. He says, ‘He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Lord sayeth unto the churches.

With the end of the 2021 Regular Session in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing a variety of bills and finalizing the state’s annual budget.

There are so many things that God has given us in His creation to enjoy here on earth that will be absent in Heaven. A moon light might from heaven or a beautiful sunrise or sunset. When God created the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day and named each of the stars individually and the t…

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign — which at first appeared to be a long shot, especially given the far left’s vocal disdain for “old, white men” — Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country. He repeatedly spoke about the importance of America’s institution…

Here we are at the beginning of another Lent. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Oh well, onward.

Arguments of casino advocates won the day in the state Senate yesterday. They were told that redefining the term pari-mutuel to include video slot machines is necessary to save the horse industry and help all things thoroughbred related.

Co-pastor Eddyville Second Baptist Church

‘And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of S…

In the earlier devotion we saw where the Word of God said He is coming. He tells us that surely He will come quickly (Revelation 22:20-22). He will come with a great sound! (I Corinthians 15:52) (II Peter 3:10). Signs pointing to Biblical happenings will take place! (Matthew 24:3-12). God’s …

For some time, the very foundations of America have been shifting. Some of the reformations are needed, some are not. In recent days the shift has been pushed forward at a frightening pace.

“A precious and unrepeatable gift.” When I first read this commentary on each new day it struck home with me in a way that I had never before experienced.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was first celebrated January 18- 25, 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2021, invites the whole Christian community throughout the world to pray in communion with the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one” (John 17:21).

What if Jesus’ coming for those He has redeemed would have been yesterday?

Jesus is coming soon! No one, according to the scriptures knows just when, but He has promised us that He will come back again! In our study verse, He says, ‘Surely I come quickly.’ Amen! So be it, come, Lord Jesus. Job 19:23-27 tells about both his and Jesus’ resurrection, and they will see…

In Matthew 2:1-2 worship may be explained clearly. In devotions one and two, we pointed out the necessity of planning to worship, praying before worship, my participation in worship, my spiritual preparation for worship, how purposeful worship should be, our being present in worship, present…

A decade ago, one of the first things Republicans did after taking back the House of Representatives was get rid of earmarks. For those of you who don’t recall, “earmark” is the term of art for when members of Congress bring home the bacon to their district. The GOP was in a tea party-ish mo…

With the end of the 2021 Regular Session in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing a variety of bills and finalizing the state’s annual budget.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path — Psalm 119:105. Seven times in chapter two and three in Revelation we are told to listen to what the Lord has to say to us. He says, ‘He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Lord sayeth unto the churches.

It appears that common-sense conservatism will prevail over crony capitalists and their seeming obsession with raising the commonwealth’s gas tax despite the lingering economic uncertainty created by the fallout from COVID-19.

There are so many things that God has given us in His creation to enjoy here on earth that will be absent in Heaven. A moon light might from heaven or a beautiful sunrise or sunset. When God created the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day and named each of the stars individually and the t…

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign — which at first appeared to be a long shot, especially given the far left’s vocal disdain for “old, white men” — Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country. He repeatedly spoke about the importance of America’s institution…

Here we are at the beginning of another Lent. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Oh well, onward.

Co-pastor Eddyville Second Baptist Church

Arguments of casino advocates won the day in the state Senate yesterday. They were told that redefining the term pari-mutuel to include video slot machines is necessary to save the horse industry and help all things thoroughbred related.

‘And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of S…

In the earlier devotion we saw where the Word of God said He is coming. He tells us that surely He will come quickly (Revelation 22:20-22). He will come with a great sound! (I Corinthians 15:52) (II Peter 3:10). Signs pointing to Biblical happenings will take place! (Matthew 24:3-12). God’s …

For some time, the very foundations of America have been shifting. Some of the reformations are needed, some are not. In recent days the shift has been pushed forward at a frightening pace.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was first celebrated January 18- 25, 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2021, invites the whole Christian community throughout the world to pray in communion with the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one” (John 17:21).

What if Jesus’ coming for those He has redeemed would have been yesterday?

“A precious and unrepeatable gift.” When I first read this commentary on each new day it struck home with me in a way that I had never before experienced.

Jesus is coming soon! No one, according to the scriptures knows just when, but He has promised us that He will come back again! In our study verse, He says, ‘Surely I come quickly.’ Amen! So be it, come, Lord Jesus. Job 19:23-27 tells about both his and Jesus’ resurrection, and they will see…

In Matthew 2:1-2 worship may be explained clearly. In devotions one and two, we pointed out the necessity of planning to worship, praying before worship, my participation in worship, my spiritual preparation for worship, how purposeful worship should be, our being present in worship, present…

I would believe that proper worship begins with proper planning. Maybe the old adage ‘fail to plan is plan to fail!’ When we observe the feats of the Wise Men (Magi) we could very easily come to that conclusion.

The wise men said, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews?” We have come to worship Him. Men of great wealth and wisdom travelled long hard journeys to come before the presence of the Lord.

An old time evangelist was going to hold a revival and stopped in a small town to eat supper. He saw a young boy about 8 years old at the table next to him. He noticed that his family had said ‘thanks’ for their meal. Impressed, he said to the boy, “Son, does everyone around here say ‘Thank …

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Scripps Survey Center at Ohio University polled 1,01 people about the resurrection. The outcome was astounding. Fifty-four% said they did not believe that Jesus rose from the dead! Ten% were undecided! Only 36% said that they believe Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection is the foundati…

This past Sunday, many Christian churches around the world celebrated the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Using Matthew’s Gospel as a reference, what does Jesus being King mean for our lives? We read in the very first verse, Jesus Christ is the son of David …

My daddy told me when I was a child that when it came time for me to die if I could count on my fingers five friends that I would be mostly ahead of others. I didn’t think that he knew what he was talking about then, but as I am now old, I realize he was a lot smarter than I thought he was. …

The author was surfing the networks a few days ago and saw a program that caught his eye. It was called “Naked and Afraid.” It seems that a new pair of total strangers, one man and one woman, are faced with a survival challenge to survive for 21 days with no clothes or supplies in some of th…

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Most of us when we sin are not so repentant about our sin as we are getting caught in our sin. This is vividly pictured in the story before us. These religious hypocrites in this text were much more interested in somebody else’s sins that their own. This was a set up from the get-go. It seem…

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ All of us have some kind of fear. It may be fear of public speaking, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, fear of closed in places, or fear of flying, or any other number of fears. We must admit …

2 Timothy 3:2-5 “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than …

Did you have fun as a kid with your siblings? Argue with them as adults? Were your parents imperfect or absent? Did your grandparents dote on you? Got any family secrets? Do any childhood wounds still need healing? If any of this is true about you, you may feel right at home watching When We…

If things continue on the current trajectory, just in time before the November 3 election, the Supreme Court will have its newest Justice in Amy Coney Barrett. Her appointment to the United States’ highest court seems all but a lock as of this writing. But before that officially happens, she…

What I hope to do each week is to help those who read these 800 or so words to slow down enough to give thought to things we already know, along with some historical and spiritual perspective. There are few weeks that go by that I do not hear from someone, and for that I am thankful.

If God came to you and asked, “What shall I give you,” the character of your heart would ultimately decide your choice.

From the first chapter of the Bible, we hear the power of God’s word, “Then God said, Let there be light. … Let us make man in our own image. … And so it happened.” (Gen 1:3-26).

Lamentations 3:21-23 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

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With each passing day, Joe Biden’s campaign strategy looks more brilliant. From the outset, Biden refused to make himself the issue or get in the way of President Trump’s self-immolating behavior.

Genesis 1: 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

In Colossians 1:8-14, Paul prays the circle of salvation. An orderly process of our Christian lives is revealed in the verses before us. Redemption and forgiveness come first. Notice the present tense “have.” We are redeemed and forgiven now. We don’t have to wait until later to enjoy the pr…

Many excellent programs are being offered virtually via Zoom. These online programs can be watched in the comfort of your home. I have listened to some while weeding, cooking and other chores. Zoom is very easy to use. The app can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or watched online o…

What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? The question is relevant since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the nation’s highest court last weekend.

Christian history is fascinating in every century but the transition in the fourth century from persecuted to being the official religion of the empire is difficult to top. Transition from persecuted to legal under Constantine in 313, to official under Theodosius in 380, to the criminalizati…

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We do not live in a just world. Keep that in mind if Sunday’s New York Times revelations about President Donald Trump’s tax returns have kindled hope in your breast that he’s finally — finally! — about to get his comeuppance.