ROGERSVILLE — What started as a one-week revival in Greenville last year exploded into what was called the Greeneville Tent Awakening which lasted 30 straight weeks with 1,000 people coming to Christ.

Hannah was barren and was provoked to tears by her husband’s other wife. In her misery, Hannah turned to the Lord and prayed because of her “great anguish and grief” (1 Samuel 1:16). God heard her prayer and answered her request for a child.

The apostle Peter advised, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). Are you prepared? Why do you believe that the Bible is true and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior? Personal testimonies are influential …

Do you wish your friends and acquaintances a “Merry Christmas?” Many secular companies have instructed their employees not to say “Merry Christmas” to others. They’ve banned religious decorations and altered their advertisements to avoid the risk of being offensive. Do these executives reall…

According to Jesus’ parable of the sower in Matthew 13, I realize my faith was once in a rocky place. Whenever trouble or persecution came my way, I retreated from serving the Lord. My roots were very shallow and I simply didn’t think it was worth all the opposition I encountered.

Jesus made the 12 disciples get into a boat, without Him, to cross the Sea of Galilee at night. Before dawn, He caught up to them by supernaturally walking on the sea. His presence terrified the men, so Jesus said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid” (Matthew 14:27). Peter wanted an inv…

ROGERSVILLE — “Old Time Bible Preaching on the Square” is coming to Rogersville in May with the visit of Dele and Stella Akinbowale, native Nigerians, who will be bringing their “brush arbor-style” ministry to Hawkins County, where they will meet face-to-face, for the first time, a local pas…

The Westminster Catechism’s question and answer #1 is: “What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

KINGSPORT — On Friday, Nov. 10, at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the world-famous Gaither Vocal Band.

On October 31, much of America will be focused on candy, costumes, and haunted houses. However, there’s something more noteworthy to celebrate that day. It’s the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day. Do you know what happened that particular day?

ROGERSVILLE — The Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, will be returning to St. Henry Catholic Church, in Rogersville, on Sunday, Oct. 22 to preside over the formal installation of Father Bart Okere as the priest of the congregation.

ROGERSVILLE — Award winning actress, Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller, singer-songwriter, activist, speaker and star of the acclaimed 2015 film, “War Room”, Karen Abercrombie will be the guest speaker for the Women of Hope Fall Conference on Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 at Hope Community Chu…

ROGERSVILLE — Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation and to commemorate the event, and to bring people of all faiths in the community closer together, a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church.

This broken world has many problems, but the United States of America is still a wonderful place to live compared to other countries’ freedoms, taxes, and healthcare. Unfortunately, social injustice exists everywhere, and will never be eradicated as long as Satan reigns in people’s hearts. Y…

ROGERSVILLE — Award winning actress, Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller, singer-songwriter, activist, speaker and star of the acclaimed 2015 film, “War Room”, Karen Abercrombie will be the guest speaker for the Women of Hope Fall Conference on Oct. 21, 2017 at Hope Community Church of…

In biblical times, people didn’t have a last name but were additionally identified by a parent’s name, where they lived, or what they did. Simon the tanner, Demetrius the silversmith, and Lydia (a dealer in purple cloth) were known for their occupations. Names also represented the person’s p…

Are you timid to live your faith publicly? According to the Family Research Council’s report, hostility toward Christians has risen 76% since 2014. Governmental agencies have suppressed expressions of Christianity and Christians have been maligned, sued, fined, fired, and received death thre…

Repetition of statements successfully sways thoughts. I once was misled to believe false comments about our founders’ intentions concerning church and state separation. Have you also been deceived? We all need to be more discerning and do some research; otherwise, we’ll be duped by any popul…

ROGERSVILLE — In the historic “old time” tradition begun 127 years ago, Ebbing and Flowing Spring United Methodist Church will host “Singing on the Lawn”, an afternoon of prayer and song that began way back in 1890 as the Hawkins Co. Baptist Singing Convention.

(PUB. NOTE: As a note of explanation, Cindy wants readers to know that the nursing home which she writes about in her column this week — and had such a bad experience with — is located far away in another state and that her comments are in no way directed toward any facilities in this area o…

I had awakened with a case of melancholy and was dreading the long ride home by myself. The gloomy weather forecast was rain in all three states of my ten-hour journey, and I was anxious over the probable storms. I hate driving in the rain.

Mary Jo Weaver, age 61, of Rogersville, went to be with The Lord Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Question: You often make reference to the one true Church that is talked about in the Bible; please comment on that Church.

Surgoinsville First Baptist Church is hosting Watoto Children’s Choir Tour “Signs and Wonder” on Sunday, April 16. These choirs consist of 29 orphans from Uganda that will sing praise and worship songs and share stories of their lives and the joy they have because of God’s love.

ROGERSVILLE—The Knights of Columbus of St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Henry Volunteers hosted the first of what they hope will be many annual St. Patrick’s Day dinners in the church basement on Friday, March 17.

The new movie, The Shack, based on a fictional book by William Paul Young, has created quite a stir. After reading the wide spectrum of reviews--from condemning the book, movie, and author to loving the story with changed lives--I think the differences of opinions boil down to a few question…

JEFFERSON CITY—Legacy Theatre’s production of Peter DeLaurier’s Anne of Green Gables will premier on stage March 30, and April 1-2, 2017 in Jefferson City.

Question: You often make reference to the one true Church that is talked about in the Bible; please comment on that Church.

KINGSPORT—Camp Bays Mountain, a ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, is in the midst of construction to open this summer for kids across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Reporters spinning the news, imposters planting false information, and Facebook’s bogus news sites make it difficult to know the truth these days. I just can’t trust the information given through television, large cities’ newspapers, or Facebook (including Snopes). Too many journalists sprea…

Question: You often make reference to the one true Church that is talked about in the Bible; please comment on that Church.

ROGERSVILLE—The 2017 Rogersville Lenten Services are taking shape, scheduled to begin this Wed., March 8.

I know I’m not the only one having difficulty understanding how microchip technology works. I finally traded in my 12-year-old car and am amazed at the number of computerized innovations in my new vehicle. But they have frustrated me. The automated door’s sensor doesn’t operate consistently.…

Last month’s “Women’s March,” a protest over President Trump’s conservative policies, exposed temper tantrums and lives overflowing with hatred, fear, and anger. While some women marched with signs, others publicly expressed vulgarities and spiteful words. Inaugural protesters were violent a…

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States was embraced by conservatives and hated by liberals. I understand the lack of respect and hatred for the man because the media propagated so many lies. But I don’t understand the haters’ actions. Do they really think…

Question: You often make reference to the one true Church that is talked about in the Bible; please comment on that Church.

We are two weeks into the 2017 calendar year. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? The beginning of a year prompts a time of reflection with a glance at the future. Many people decide to go on a diet, exercise more, or resolve to eat healthier food. Some folks want to take better care of…