The Lincoln County
Associational News
Phone: 365-7123
                    Email: lcbakydom@gmaile.org      secretary@lcbaky.org          
                               Dr. Gary King Director of Missions                          Lori Bailey Office Secretary

 



MARCH 2017
Month At A Glance
 
Mar  1         Ash Wednesday
Mar  5-11   Youth Week
Mar 5-12            Week of Prayer and Mission Study for North American Missions and the Annie                            Armstrong Easter Offering
Mar 6                 WMU Spring Rally
Mar 10-11          Creative Ministries Festival 2.0
Mar 11               Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar 13               Annual Meeting
Mar 18               RAMCON
Mar 19               Church Planting Emphasis Sunday
                           Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday
Mar 20                First Day of Spring
Mar 31-Apr 1      KY WMU Annual Meeting
 

DOM’s Corner

WHY DID JESUS SPEAK

TO PEOPLE IN PARABLES?

Matthew 13:1-23

 

                 After Jesus told the story in Matthew 13:1-8 His disciples asked, “why do you speak to the people in parables?’ Jesus responded in verses 11 and 13. In verse 11 he stated, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given” and in verse 13 he stated, “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Because of opposition from Jewish leaders,    Jesus was forced to teach in parables. The word “parable” is a transliteration of a Greek word PARABLOE (para-bow-lay), which means “to place beside.” A parable places something unfamiliar beside something familiar for the purpose of teaching. It uses something you know to help you understand something you don’t know. A parable uses familiar scenes and objects to explain spiritual truths. It reveals spiritual truths to those who want to know and conceals them from those who do not. A parable has been defined as “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.”

            This particular parable is often referred to as “The Parable of the Sower” or “The Parable of the Four Soils,” Jesus explains in verses 18-23 that the “sower” represents God, the “seed” His word, and the “soils” your heart and mine. Which of the four soils reveals the secrets of your heart?

The Closed Heart (13:3-4&19)

The person with a closed heart has a closed mind and decides in advance how he or she is going to respond to what is heard. This person shuts his or her mind and heart to anything that demands a commitment to change.

 

The Careless Heart (13:5-6 & 20-21)

The person with the careless heart makes 

superficial decisions. They react impulsively and emotionally but never let the Word of God take root in their lives. Their commitment to Christ last only a short time.

The Crowded Heart (13:7 & 22)

The seed that fell among thorns, or briars, represents the heart that is full of rival crops. If you really want to hear God and understand His Word, you will have to eliminate the things that crowd out God’s Word. Jesus says there are two things that crowd God’s Word out of our lives.

First is “the worries of this life” (Matt. 13:22). Worries are the problems and pressures that we try to handle without God.

Second is “the deceitfulness of wealth (Matt. 13:22). Wealth is “deceitful,” and as a result many people are so busy making a living they don’t have time for Christ in their lives.

The Cultivated Heart (13:8 & 23)

Jesus described this heart in verse 23 as the heart that doesn’t choke the word with competing desires. It lets God’s Word take deep roots. It is a cultivated heart that has removed the weeds. This heart produces spiritual fruit.

 

The most important question is:

Which of these represents YOUR heart?


Women on Mission for JesUs                       

                                 Spring Rally                                                                 
Monday, March 6, 2017                                                
Calvary Hill Baptist Church                                            
Fellowship and snacks: 6:00 p. m.                               
Meeting starts at 6:30 p. m.                                              
 
         The guest speaker will be Lonnie Riley from the Meridzo Ministries in Lynch, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                             
Bro. Riley recently received the William Cooper for Faith and Community in Action Award at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. He and his wife Belinda, are founders of the Meridzo Ministries

KBC News & Events

Reach Evangelism Conference

March 27&28, 2017
Severns Valley Baptist Church
1100 Ring Rd    
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
 
New this year: Reach University (Monday afternoon only)
                         Twelve24 with Tim Elmore
                          Re:Generation with James Estep
                          Evangelism 101 with Chuck Lawless
 
Reach Women’s Session
Tuesday, March 28th 9:00 am– 1:00 pm
 
Register online: www.kybaptist.org/reach            
                                             By phone: 502-489-3576                                                                    
By email: evangelism@kybaptist.org 

2017 Senior Living Celebrations

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sand Spring Baptist Church
1616 Harrodsburg Rd,
Lawrenceburg, KY

Speakers:

Dr. Richard H. Harris, Author, Pastor, Evangelist
Rik Roberts Comedian, Storyteller
 
Cost: $18 if paid and registered by March 17, 2017;
$20/person early bird by April 19;
$25/person after April 19 and at the door based on availability.
Fee transferable but not refundable after March 31.
Cancellations subject to an administrative fee.
For registration, updates, workshops, schedule, and downloads, visit: www.kybaptist.org/seniorcelebration
For more information call: 502-489-3390 or 866-489-3570


 2017 Team Leader Training For International Mission Trips
 
March 10-11, 2017
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
No charge but registration IS required
Register online at: www.kybaptist.org/tlt

Conferences

WINTER JAM 2017 The Ultimate Youth Group Night Out

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Rupp Arena - Lexington
Doors Open/Pre-Jam Party: 5:00 p. m.
Main Show: 6:00 p. m.
Cost: $10 at the door ( no tickets required)
Scheduled: Crowder; Britt Nicole; Tenth Avenue North; Andy Mineo; Sadie Robertson; Colton Dixon; Thousand Foot Krutch Hosted by: NewSong Speaker: Tony Nolan Pre-Jam Party: OBB; Sarah Reeves: Steven Malcolm
Info: jamtour.com or rupparena.com
 
 
Springtime Jubilee 2017
For Mature and Senior Adult Groups
Branson, Missouri
 
April 24-26
Featuring: Johnny Hunt; Legacy Five; The Inspirations; Dennis Swanberg; Collingsworth Family; Allison Speer; Will Graham
or
April 26-28 Featuring: Johnny Hunt; Legacy Five; Guy Penrod; Dennis Swanberg; Collingsworth Family; Allison Speer
OR
Myrtle Beach South, Carolina
May 1-3
Featuring: Greater Vision; Johnny Hunt; David Phelps; The Hoppers; Squire Parsons;
Dixie Melody Boys; Chonda Pierce; Herb Reavis; Kingsmen Quartet

For more information and pricing online at: jubileeconferences.com or call 800-616-8863


  By All Means                                                           

2017 KY WMU Missions Celebration               

March 31-April 1, 2017                                             
Central Baptist Church, Corbin
www.kywmu.org/annualmeeting

LCBA 94th Annual Meeting
Spring Session
March 13, 2017
Meal 6:00 p. m. - Meeting 7:00 p. m.
 Pleasant View Baptist Church

 YOUTH
Black Light Dodgeball
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Lincoln County Community Center
7:00 p. m. - Pizza & drinks
7:30 p. m. - Testimony by Rebecca Andrew
7:45 p. m. - Tournament begins (Trophy to champions)
Cost: $100 per church
Make check out to First Priority and note on the check for Black Light Dodgeball
Send it to the address below:
First Priority 
P. O. Box 255
Stanford, KY 40484

 READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
            MARCH 2017
 
1-Mar Deuteronomy 16:9-19:21
2-Mar Deuteronomy 20:1-23:14
3-Mar Deuteronomy 23:15-27:10
4-Mar Deuteronomy 27:11-28:68
5-Mar Deuteronomy 29:1-32:14
6-Mar Deuteronomy 32:15-34:12; Joshua 1:1-9
7-Mar Joshua 1:10-4:24
8-Mar Joshua 5:1-8:23
9-Mar Joshua 8:24-11:9
10-Mar Joshua 11:10-14:15
11-Mar Joshua 15-17
12-Mar Joshua 18:1-21:12
13-Mar Joshua 21:13-23:16
14-Mar Joshua 24; Judges 1-2
15-Mar Judges 3-5
16-Mar Judges 6-7
17-Mar Judges 8-9
18-Mar Judges 10-13
19-Mar Judges 14-16
20-Mar Judges 17:1-20:11
21-Mar Judges 20:12-21:25; Ruth 1:1-2:13
22-Mar Ruth 2:14-4:22; 1Samuel 1
23-Mar 1Samuel 2-4
24-Mar 1Samuel 5:1-9:10
25-Mar 1Samuel 9:11-12:18
26-Mar 1Samuel 12:19-14:42
27-Mar 1Samuel 14:43-17:25
28-Mar 1Samuel 17:26-19:24
29-Mar 1Samuel 20-22
30-Mar 1Samuel 23:1-25:31
31-Mar 1Samuel 25:32-30:10
      

Church of the Month

Pleasant View Baptist Church