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  • J. Randal Matheny 7:13 am on 2016-06-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Anyone near Dyersburg this morning? 

    I’ll be speaking this morning near Dyersburg TN, specifically Newbern, at the Lemalsamac congregation. If you’re nearby, come and be with us. The meeting begins at 10 am. My sermon topic will be, “How to have the love of God in your life.” During the study hour, I’ll share recent news about the GoSpeak effort.

    The church website is not appearing anywhere, but they do have a Facebook page. The building is located on Highway 77 toward Dyer.

    #missions #churches #tennessee

    • jsuiter68 7:35 am on 2016-06-13 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for letting us know Randal! I have heard you as a moderator before, but never in “preaching” mode. Your as amazing in the pulpit as you are with the pen! Good to see you all and hope you have a great and productive time this visit. God bless, Jamie

  • Eugene Adkins 4:34 pm on 2016-01-22 Permalink | Reply
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    Snowy Pictures 

    Here’s a couple of pictures from the snow we’ve been getting today. One’s a red bird looking for a wind-break and the other is our backyard. Both were gladly taken from inside!

    Backyard 2016 Red Bird 2016

    All in all we got a smidgen past 3″. Town, which is only 10-15 miles North of us, got at least 5 or 6″. It’s still flurrying out (the small powdery stuff) with a bitter wind. Time for the hot-chocolate.

  • J. Randal Matheny 4:37 am on 2014-11-11 Permalink | Reply
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    Winford Claiborne in hospice care 

    We’ve received word that bro. Claiborne’s health has taken a turn for the worse. He is now in hospice care. He is not eating, is very weak, and is not expected to live much longer, according to news received from the family and passed on to us. Please remember him and his family members in prayer at this moment.

    • Jeff Durham 12:42 pm on 2014-11-14 Permalink | Reply

      Do you have a mailing address for brother Claiborne? Several from our congregation would like to send cards. Thanks.

      • Randal 4:49 pm on 2014-11-14 Permalink | Reply

        Jeff, we do not, but Jody Apple would know how to get them to him. Or write in care of the West Fayetteville TN congregation.

    • John Henson 9:54 am on 2014-11-15 Permalink | Reply

      Very sorry to hear this.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:59 am on 2014-06-26 Permalink | Reply
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    Tennessee residents and “Yes on 1” 

    This is quite a ways out (although we’re talking months and not years) but I wanted to mention something for any of our Tennessee based readers in case you’re not familiar with the upcoming November 4th, 2014, election that will include an amendment identified at the top of the list with the number 1. Hence, there is an effort being made on behalf of this amendment to get people to “Vote YES on 1” due to the lack of awareness about it.

    The short of the long is that the amendment will further strengthen the law against “optional” abortions highlighted by some stats such as, “Nearly 25% of abortions in Tennessee are sought by out-of-state women and girls.”

    Apparently the state of Tennessee has fewer restrictions than our eight surrounding neighbor states and “YES on 1” is seeking to help close the convenient loop-holes through amendment #1 and end the practice of Tennessee being a “destination state” for those seeking an abortion with fewer guidelines.

    If you would like to read for yourself a little more about the amendment’s goal along with an example of how the “ballot language” will read you can visit http://www.voteYEStn.org.

  • TFRStaff 5:17 am on 2014-04-29 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh’s News & Views (Brother Jim) 



    Over the years I have had the privilege of knowing a number of outstanding Christians—not just great preachers, elders, deacons, college professors, university presidents, religious editors, etc., but ordinary, everyday people whose lives were dedicated to living like Jesus and serving Him with whatever talents they had. This week I want to tell you about one such man. (More …)

  • J. Randal Matheny 6:22 pm on 2012-09-06 Permalink | Reply
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    The latter idea was hotly disputed by a follower. Imagine that!

  • J. Randal Matheny 5:49 pm on 2012-06-08 Permalink | Reply
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    Wonderful diversity in areas of opinion 

    I find it encouraging to visit churches, both supporting and no, and to see the great diversity in those matters of opinion in which the Bible doesn’t determine. Long gone are the days of three songs and a prayer, even though progressives still love to criticize in such terms. They need to update their tune. I suspect faithful churches have never been so monolithic in their practice of the one faith, but it makes for great finger-pointing.

    • In that spirit, we enjoyed the VBS with the Lemalsamac congregation in Newbern TN last Wednesday night. I gave a quick update on the GoSpeak/Forthright work. The church made it possible for me to go back to Brazil in 1979, again in 1981,  and provided funds for our move in 1984. Then after some 10 years, they began participating monthly. This small congregation, begun many years ago, is alive and well, with two parttime ministers.

    • My parents rode over with us to Lemalsamac, about an hour and a half away from their house. We enjoyed that time together. Then, we enjoyed grilled burgers, hot dogs, and barbequed bologna provided by the brethren at the end of VBS.

    • Thanks to you who made suggestions on the digital voice recorder. Jon’s note about use with Mac nudged me in the direction of the one he recommended. A Radio Shack employee who uses Mac and used both Olympus and Sony recorders confirmed Jon’s recommendation by saying the latter does better with a Mac. (And RS carries only the former!) But the UX200 has been replaced with the improved UX512, and was less than half the price, so that’s what I went with.

    • Started reading Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln. My mom checked it out from the local library. Anybody read it? It caught my attention after our visit to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield IL. Don’t know that I’ll get it finished before we leave here Sunday, but any part of it ought to be of interest, doncha think?

    • Kevin L Moore 7:41 pm on 2012-06-08 Permalink | Reply

      I grew up in Newbern, just down the road from Lemalsamac. My dad preached for the Fairhavens (former Tyler St.) congregation. Glad to hear the church is still going strong and active in missions. God bless.

  • J. Randal Matheny 10:04 am on 2011-11-25 Permalink | Reply
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    Baptisms in College Grove TN 

    From Rick Kelley: Baptism365: College Grove, TN reports baptisms – B365 brings a dose of encouragement from around the world. Enjoy! http://www.baptism365.com/2011/11/college-grove-tn-reports-baptisms.html

    • John Henson 2:35 pm on 2011-11-26 Permalink | Reply

      College Grove is also the center of Seventh Day Adventism, which makes these conversions even more encouraging.

  • J. Randal Matheny 8:40 pm on 2010-07-15 Permalink | Reply
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    ETSPM hits 40, hosts blitz weekends 

    Our congrats on the 40th anniversary of ETSPM and best wishes on this new undertaking, news from friend Jody Apple:

    August starts the 40th full year of instruction at East TN School of Preaching & Missions. To promote the school, recruit students and increase support for both students and school, we are hosting “It’s Your School” blitz weekends around the Southeast.

    The first one kicks off this Saturday, July 17 at 6:00 pm at the Ashville Road congregation in Leeds, AL. If you know people in that area, please encourage them to attend. RSVP’s can be sent to Jody@etspm.org.

    On the next day, Sunday, July 18, faculty and students will be speaking at congregations all around the Birmingham, AL area to promote the school.

    The second “blitz” weekend will be held in the Knoxville area, with the opening meeting on Saturday, August 14 at the Karns building. Faculty will be preaching on Sunday, August 15, all around the Knoxville area. The 40th year of teaching starts the following day, Monday, August 16.

    If you can attend, or just want more information about the school, post me at Jody@etspm.org


    In Christ,
    Jody Apple

  • J. Randal Matheny 5:41 pm on 2010-06-02 Permalink | Reply
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    Pray: minister’s son w/ leukemia 

    This came to BNc, and I thought it appropriate to post here:
    I would appreciate it very much if you would ask your people to pray for the son of Tim Stamper, Aaron, who has leukemia. Tim is a minister of the Church of Christ in Erwin TN. Aaron is very sick and even after the transplant he still remains in much needed prayer if his life is to be spared. He has left the Memphis St Jude Hospital and is now at home. The doctors have told them that there is nothing else they can do.  I need all  prayer warriors to pray that God will spare this young man. He is 14 years old. Thanks, Sue Huffman
    • John Henson 6:26 pm on 2010-06-02 Permalink | Reply

      I am praying for Aaron.

    • Mike Riley 6:55 pm on 2010-06-02 Permalink | Reply

      Our prayers go up in Aaron’s behalf.

    • J. Randal Matheny 12:10 am on 2010-06-03 Permalink | Reply

      For those who like to send cards, the family’s address is below:

      Tim and Sandi Stamper
      635 Cedar Ave.
      Erwin, TN 37650

  • J. Randal Matheny 12:42 pm on 2010-05-10 Permalink | Reply
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    Millington TN church appeals for flood help 

    The church in Millington, north of Memphis, has made an appeal for help, both for their people and for the community. Read and help here.

    And don’t forget John Henson’s sister-in-law and her family in Antioch, who also lost it all in the flood.

  • J. Randal Matheny 10:55 am on 2010-05-03 Permalink | Reply
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    News: flooding and tornados 

    I’m starting up this separate post today for links and news about the flooding and tornadoes over the past few days in the southern U.S.  Please share what you’re reading or seeing. We continue to pray for the safety of those in the affected areas.

    I’m looking now at these photos from Rutherford County, Tenn. (Murfreesboro).

    Many churches cancelled their meetings yesterday, even the morning services in some places.

    One family near Ashland, Miss., lost their home this weekend and was injured by a tornado; this from a friend who is related to them. The friend is a Christian, she didn’t say if the family was or not.

    • J. Randal Matheny 1:35 pm on 2010-05-03 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a video of flooding north of Jackson TN on US 45, where I often pass when in the US:

    • Mike Riley 3:21 pm on 2010-05-03 Permalink | Reply

      After looking at that video, all you can say is WOW! A lot of rain in that area whereas we can’t any rain in the El Paso area at all. It’s as dry as a gourd here. We’ve had lots of high wind events, however.

  • J. Randal Matheny 5:00 pm on 2010-05-02 Permalink | Reply
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    Tenneessee flooding 

    We’re praying for those people affected by the flooding in Tenn., especially in the Nashville area, and invite you to join us. Some of you may be close enough to provide aid to those in need.

    • Glenda Williams 5:11 pm on 2010-05-02 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, we need to pray for them. We have “been there and done that” in 1990, in Elba, AL. We lost everything when a flood went into the attic of our home and sat there three days. It made us realize that material things are not that important. Real wood antiques were ruined, things that we treasured gone, but guess what we were able to save. Pictures. We rinsed them off and laid them out to dry and lost very few, only the Polaroids. Even today, 20 years later, we continue to find things with flood mud on it. We will be thinking of the people in Tennessee for sure.

    • Richard Hill 9:23 pm on 2010-05-02 Permalink | Reply

      Randal, when you mentioned the flooding in TN I had no idea what you were talking about. I spent the rest of the afternoon calling all my family and friends down that way. They’re all safe and sound. We will certainly be praying for all those affected, especially in Jackson and Nashville.

      Glenda, I’ve often wondered how I would react to the loss of those special keepsakes from the previous generations of family. All the other things are replaceable, but family heirlooms can never be replaced. I don’t want to fall into the trap of placing too much value on them, but I really love having that connection to my past and look forward to passing them along to my children. I feel so sorry for what had happened to you and now what is happening to people across a large area of TN. I pray for those people and pray that if it happens to me someday, I can response with a proper Christian attitude.

    • Mike Riley 1:19 am on 2010-05-03 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, we’ll definitely pray for these folks affected by the flooding.

  • J. Randal Matheny 4:18 pm on 2010-03-15 Permalink | Reply
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    Cross Roads church building circa 1832 

    I saw this photo from a link in our Google feed in the right column. Wondered if anybody might know anything about the church that met (meets?) there.

    • John Henson 12:09 pm on 2010-03-16 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t know anything about it. Someone on the website on which the photo was posted asked why the building had two doors. Having preached in a building like that, I answered. In most churches, the men and the women entered different doors and sat on opposite sides of the building. The church in Spencer, Tenn. I preached for, had two front doors until restrooms were built in front.

    • J. Randal Matheny 12:31 pm on 2010-03-16 Permalink | Reply

      I was almost certain that was the case, John, but refrained from commenting.

  • J. Randal Matheny 2:32 am on 2010-01-14 Permalink | Reply
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    Around the site 

    A few housekeeping items. First, the new picture at the top of the page is taken from the Stantonville, Tenn., church’s site. We salute that congregation, not far from where we used to work, with the Shiloh church back around 30 years ago.

    We have a new Good Work listed in the lower right column: Amerindian Missions in Guyana, with Jerry O. Davidson. Glenda suggested it. Jerry is her brother-in-law, so we imagine she knows him well to recommend his efforts. The Good Works, one for each Fellow, are listed as efforts we can recommend to the brotherhood as worthy of support.

    We’d like to hear how you think we’re doing. We think we’ve come a long way since our inauguration last Thanksgiving, but the site also has a long way to go. What do you think? Where can we improve? What can we add? Where have we done well? Comments are open.

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