Sunday Worship

Snake On A Pole

The symbol on the right is the EMS Star of Life. The snake and rod are known as the Rod of Asclepius (Edit: The original snake and rod created by Moses was called the Nehushtan). You’ll see it closely related to medicine and healing. Something that Israel desperately needed in Numbers chapter 21.

Sermon: Out of the Wilderness part 3 (Marion Brown)


MP3: sermon-m.brown-Mar27-2011

Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:13-16 (NET)

21:4 Then they traveled from Mount Hor by the road to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, but the people became impatient along the way. 21:5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness, for there is no bread or water, and we detest this worthless food.”

21:6 So the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died. 21:7 Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord that he would take away the snakes from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

21:8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous snake and set it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will live.” 21:9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived.


Added O.L. Willis (gall bladder surgery)
Added Brian and Heather Fitzsimmons

Dudley and Michelle show their support for the Kentucky Wildcats as they advance to the Final Four.

kentucky blue
Kentucky Blue
Sunday Worship

No Longer Will Your Name Be Abram

Email me to get the password for Rev. Marion’s sermons! It’s twenty minutes well spent.

Sermon: A New Relationship (Marion Brown)


MP3: sermon-m.brown-Mar20-2011

Genesis 12:1-4, 17:1-7, 15-16 (NET)

17:1 When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the sovereign God. Walk before me and be blameless. 17:2 Then I will confirm my covenant between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants.”

17:3 Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, and God said to him, 17:4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. 17:5 No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. 17:6 I will make you extremely fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. 17:7 I will confirm my covenant as a perpetual covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you.


Added Family of Eleanor Smiley
Added Brian Humphries
Added Dennis Monroe’s father
Added Angela DeBelle
Added Pam Kelly

Buddy and his big green tie in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The photo below was taken after the potluck. Several of us walked outside to enjoy the sunlight and warm weather after the hard winter this year.

big green tie
Buddy's Big Green Tie
Sunday Worship

The Wilderness And All The Creatures In It

I’m late with the weekly post but if you look at the photos I put up earlier you’ll know why.

Sermon: Out of the Wilderness (Marion Brown)


MP3: sermon-m.brown-Mar13-2011

Matthew 4:1-11 (NET)

4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. 4:9 And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship me.” 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’” 4:11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to his needs.


Added Mike Myers
Added A.V. Birdsong

While the parsonage was being prepped for Rev. Nathan and Rev. Marion to move in the next day. Tim and Greg colluded together to prank Rev. Marion. Before hand, they talked up the number of possums that lived near the parsonage. Then when the prank is set Greg runs through the front door and tosses a stuffed plush toy at her. Ha!

Church Activities

Operation MOVE

Objective: Move the Brown Family into the Christian Heights’ parsonage.

Participating Orgs: CHUMC and First Christian Church

A big thanks to the members at First Christian who brought manpower and trailers. Thanks to God for giving us excellent moving weather.


Maggie S. Promotes Art Among Students

Our own Ms. Maggie Selvidge appeared on Source16 television to promote an art exhibit at Hopkinsville Community College. All of the art was created by Christian County students.

Skip ahead to 3:50 if you wish to see the segment immediately.

Sunday Worship

Transfiguration Sunday

Should The Lion King be rated PG? How is this related to the Transfiguration? Ask me for the password to find out!

Sermon: The Transfiguration (Marion Brown)


MP3: sermon-m.brown-Mar6-2011

Matthew 17:1-9 (NET)

17:1 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. 17:2 And he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 17:3 Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with him. 17:4 So Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, I will make three shelters – one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!” 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they were overwhelmed with fear and threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Do not be afraid.” 17:8 When they looked up, all they saw was Jesus alone.

17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Do not tell anyone about the vision until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”


Added Janice Davie (severe stroke)

Communion was served today with enough to spare.

communion leftovers
The Lord's Supper