Category: Churches

Veterans Memorial Coming To North Scipio

Why do you dig a hole 36’ deep and fill it with concrete in the middle of the North Scipio United Methodist Church yard, make it hard to mow around and cost time and money . . . if it isn’t a worthy project and God isn’t in it? To honor all veterans who have…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, I am in my fifties. When I was a teenager my father committed suicide. I’ve been ashamed all these years and have made some bad decisions as a result. How do I overcome being ashamed? Shame is basically receiving reproach or stigma. Being ashamed as a result of doing…

Proclaiming the Word Throughout the Earth

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each…

The Hidden World of Hoarding Explored at Lifetree Café

A glimpse into the world of a hoarder will be provided at Lifetree Café from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th. The program, titled “Surrounded by Stuff: Understanding the Hidden World of Hoarding,” features a filmed interview a woman whose hoarding caused her such shame she wouldn’t let a plumber into her home to fix…

Bible Study

By: James Potter, Oakwood Church of Christ Today we continue our study about Christ the anointed one. Today our study will be on the humanity of Christ. A: 1. Was foretold: Genesis 3:15; 1st Corinthians 15:45-47. 2. Christ took man’s nature: John 1:14; Hebrews 2:9-18. 3. Was Christ seed of woman? Galatians 4:4; 4. Was…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, Why is the virgin birth so vital to Christian doctrine? All people who have been born have been born by the seed of man (Adam), except for Jesus Christ, who was born of the seed of woman. The first prophecy of the gospel is found in Genesis 3:15, “And…

Bible Questions

By: James Potter, Oakwood Church of Christ Christ: The anointed one A. Pre-existence of: 1. Is Christ pre-existence affirmed in the Old Testament? Psalms 2:7 2. Was this confirmed in the New Testament? Luke 1:35 3. Was this confirmed by Christ? John 8:58 4. Was this proclaimed by apostles? Colossians 1:15-19 B. Birth of Christ:…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, Do you believe the world will end in the next ten years? Absolutely not! The Bible does say the world will someday burn up and dissolve (II Peter 3:10-11), however, the seven-year tribulation period (Daniel 9:24-27; Revelation chapters 6-19) and the thousand-year earthly reign of Christ (Revelation 20:4-6) must…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, How did Bible-time farming methods differ from today’s methods? Obviously, the equipment differed greatly. One of the major differences was not using all the artificial chemicals for weed and pest control. Though the chemicals often seem to improve the profit, they often have bad side effects on helpful soil…

Bible Study

By: James Potter, Oakwood Church of Christ Introduction: Today we start a new series of studies on the prophecies of Christ and the first series will be about Christ and His flesh and blood body. But first we must understand what the word prophecy means. The meaning of the word prophecy is inspired foretelling of…

Is this the time?

May is a busy month for the churches participating in Paulding’s Beautiful Feet Celebration coming this summer called “Is This The Time?” All this week an interview is airing on a Christian television channel promoting the event. A three-day fast mid-month will precede “Come and See” Sunday that most of the churches will hold the…

What Mormons Really Believe Discussed at Lifetree Café

The beliefs and practices of the Mormon faith will be explored at Lifetree Café on May 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The program – titled “Mormons: Christian? Cult? What do they really believe?” – includes a filmed interview with someone who has left the Mormon church and also someone who has joined it. In…