A4 FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Why bad boys are bad
Church — noon-1 p.m. Thursday, the
new steeple is scheduled to be raised on
the church’s new sanctuary currently
under construction at 1441 Perryville
At 5 p.m., Centenary will “Lift High
the Cross” when the cross is placed on
top of the steeple. Both events, the
steeple raising and placement of the
cross, are contingent on suitable
weather. Everyone is welcome to witness the events.
First Baptist Church — 10:45 a.m.
April 29, Cameron Mills, a member of
University of Kentucky’s 1996 and 1998
NCAA championship teams, will make
an appearance at the church at 1570 N.
Danville Bypass. The public is welcome.
Church — " The Keys To Victory: Renewal, Refreshment and Revival for
Today’s Church” will be presented by
the Rev. Tom Atkins of Monroe, Ga.
Sunday: 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m., “Key
of Surrender.” 5:45 p.m.: free dinner,
music and message, “Can you Know For
Sure?” dealing with the “Key of Assurance.”
Monday: 6 p.m., free dinner, music
and message, “Is it Possible to Live a
Continually Victorious Christian Life?”
dealing with the “Key of the Infilling of
The Holy Spirit.”
Tuesday: noon lunch with Atkins at
Mallard’s Restaurant, topic “Miracles
Still Happen” and discussion to follow.
RSVP Mallard's reservation by calling
the church office at (859) 236-4800. 6
p.m., free dinner, music and message
“How Would You Like to Walk on
Water?” dealing with the “Key of God's
Childcare is provided. The church is
at 1441 Perryville Road in Danville.
Calvary Hill Baptist Church — 10:45
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday, speaker
will be Phillip Yates, pastor of Little Zion
Baptist Church, Burgin.
The church is at 100 John St., Stanford. For more information, call Lewis
Walter at (606) 365-7584 or (859) 6132154.
Centennial Baptist Church, Harrodsburg — 11 a.m. Sunday, the church
will celebrate the 21st pastoral anniversary of John D. Short III. Guests will be
Larry D. Weathers Sr. and Vision
Church of Holiness. For more information, call Kay McGuire at (859) 583-3297
or Amanda Lewis at (859) 265-7233.
Faith United Community Church —
7 p.m. Friday, The Safety, a Christian
Rock group will perform at the church
at 3080 Brannon Road, Nicholasville. A
non-perishable food item donation will
be accepted for Jessamine County Food
Bank. For more information, call Tim
Cross at (859) 420-2244 or Danny Smith
Christ The Head Missionary
Church — 4 p.m. Saturday, the church
will have a benefit concert for its backto-school festival. Special guests will be
gospel artist Chad Higgins and In Spirit
and In Truth. Everyone is welcome.
Danville First Church of God —
10:45 a.m. Sunday, His Heart, a Southern Gospel quartet from the Central
Kentucky area will be in concert. The
church is at 3220 Harrodsburg Road.
Everyone is welcome. Check out His
Heart quartet’s website at www.hisheart
quartet.com or on Facebook.
Faith United Community Church
— 6 p.m. May 5, the church will host a
Southern Gospel concert featuring The
Garry Polston Family, New Journey The
Kentucky Girls and Frankie Reynolds.
The church is at 3080 Brannon Rd.,
For more information, call Danny
Smith (859) 667-2947 or (859) 327-7698.
Rejoice Temple of Praise — 3 p.m.
Saturday, the church will have an afternoon of praise and worship. Guest
speaker will be Bishop Ronald Ross and
the congregation of Temple of Deliverance Ministries of Richmond. The
church is at 3845 Moores Lane. For
more information, call Charles Daugherty at (859) 329-1471.
Indian Creek Baptist Church — beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the church
will have a free clothing giveaway. The
church is in Casey County.
Pleasant Union Baptist Church,
Campbellsville — 3 p.m. Sunday, in
celebration of Men and Women’s Day,
pastor Darrick Briscoe and congregation of First Baptist Church, Second and
Walnut Streets, Danville, will be guests.
Everyone is welcome.
First Baptist Church, Second and
Walnut streets — noon Tuesday, the
church will have a “Noon Day” service.
Danville First Church of God is a
new host site for Gaballi Food Ministry.
Each month, a selection of boxed foods,
meats and produce is offered at a savings for the family. Free food may be
earned for referrals. Visit the website at
more info, or call the church office at
(859) 236-4700. The church is at 3220
Last week was a bad
week for bad boys.
First, 51 year old Bobby
Petrino, at the height of
his career, got himself
fired as the University of
Arkansas football coach
for allegedly trying to deceive the University’s athletic director about the
coach’s relationship with
the 25-year-old football
employee and former volleyball player, Jessica
Dorrell. Then 11 Secret
Service agents were
placed on administrative
leave for allegedly being
involved with prostitutes
in Cartagena, Columbia,
while preparing for President Obama’s visit.
Petrino, the father of
four, was one of the top
coaches in college football. It took years of successful steps before he
could stand in that exclusive realm. And those Secret Service agents
worked long and hard to
gain their honored positions in the Secret Service, an elite group whose
job it is to protect the
president and other high
ranking officials. Now, the
University of Arkansas is
embarrassed by Petrino’s
actions, just as the Secret
Service is by those agents.
Why would these men
take such a risk?
There’s a scene in the
movie, “The Help,” where
concerned friends are trying to set up Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) with a
man. The two are making
conversation at a restaurant, waiting for their
double-date partners to
arrive, and already,
Skeeter’s date is halfdrunk and making rude
comments. Skeeter, the
unsouthern southern girl,
wastes no time in telling
him what she thinks
about him. As she stands
up to walk away, she asks,
“I’m sorry, but were you
dropped on your head as
Maybe someone should
ask Petrino and the Secret
Service agents the same
More pointedly, why do
men do such incredibly
stupid things? After all,
Petrino and the 11 men in
the Secret Service are only
the last in a long line of
men who have done stupid things: Tiger Woods,
Rick Pitino, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, and John
Edwards are only a starter
list for a huge catalog of
names that stretches
It can be traced all the
way back to the original
stupid guy: Adam. From
the time Adam took the
forbidden fruit from Eve,
men have been trying to
The problem is, men
seem to get confused
about which woman to
please. Thus, tempted by
the fruit of another, men
mistakenly imagine the
new fruit is different and
therefore better than
what they already have.
And one bad decision
leads to another.
But, where Adam
started it, Jesus stopped
it, or at least he gave us
reason to hope we could.
And he understood that
we’ve all done things
It can be traced all
the way back to the
original stupid guy:
Adam. From the
time Adam took the
forbidden fruit from
Eve, men have been
trying to please
we’ve later regretted. He
stood up for one who was
about to be stoned to
death for getting involved
in one of those stupid
things. Two people were
caught in the very act of
adultery; it was only the
woman who was dragged
before the moral majority. That’s when Jesus intervened: “Let the one
who has never sinned
throw the first stone”
One by one those arrogant men lowered their
heads, dropped their
stones and walked away.
The only one without
sin that day turned to the
woman and refused to
condemn her. Then he
left her with a command:
“Go and sin no more,” he
That’s the seemingly
stop doing stupid things.
But, he who issued the
command gives us himself, and in him, we discover the possibility of
That should give hope
to all of us: bad boys and
Contact David B. Whitlock at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website,
First Baptist Church, Danville bypass, is offering Sunday school training,
The “Blueprints for Sunday School
Growth” event is scheduled to begin 8
a.m. Saturday at the church and includes six hours of training and team
planning. Planning times are built into
the event schedule to enable team calendaring and goal setting. Topics include:
n Biblical purpose/mission of Sunday school
n Grow through an annual Sunday
school growth retreat
n Pastor and Sunday school director
n Monthly Sunday school growth
n Sunday school leader enlistment
n Sunday school growth budgeting
and leader training
n Add new people to the Sunday
n Organize for Sunday school outreach and care
n Sunday school enrollment and
n Promotion of Sunday school
n Deepen relationships through
Sunday school fellowship, projects, and
n Add more Sunday school buckets:
n Add more Sunday school buckets:
seed groups, off-site groups and space
In addition to these session topics,
participants will be able to choose from
two elective conferences: “Teaching
That Bears Fruit” and “101 Ways for
Sunday School to Reach Out.”
The leader will be Darryl Wilson,
Kentucky Baptist Convention Sunday
school director. The cost is $20, lunch
and books included.
Renewal, Refreshment &
Revival for Today’s Church
Presented by Rev. Tom Atkins
from Monroe, Georgia
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER
FOR TRUE REVIVAL
FOR OUR AREA!
Sunday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 24
Sunday, April 22nd
Monday, April 23rd
8:30, 9:45 & 11:00…
“Blessed or Cursed?” Jeremiah
17:5-8 (key: surrender)
5:45 – 6:30 … FREE dinner at CUMC
6:30 … music by Gabe Gibitz
7:00 … “Can you Know For Sure?”
John 3:16-18 (key: assurance)
6:00 – 6:30 … FREE dinner at CUMC
6:30 … music by His Heart
7:00… “Is it Possible to Live a Continually
Victorious Christian Life?”
(key: inﬁlling of Holy Spirit)
Tuesday, April 24th
12:00 … Lunch with Tom at Mallard’s Restaurant “Miracles Still Happen.”
Call 236-4800 to R.S.V.P.
6:00 – 6:30 … FREE dinner at CUMC
6:30 … music by Karen Harmon
7:00 … “How Would You Like to Walk on Water?” (key: God’s calling)
CHILD CARE PROVIDED
“Tom Atkins has a shepherd’s heart along with a passion
for souls and evangelism.
Responsible and effective as a pastor, he is the kind of
person we need in evangelism. He will bless your people.”
- Dr. Dennis F. Kinlaw,
Past President Asbury College
1441 Perryville Road, Danville KY • (859) 236-4800