Category Archives: Issues

Verses are Not Being Removed from Your Bible

As Autumn Ridge Community Church gathered for worship last Sunday, we considered one of the most oft-quoted passages of Scripture in the Bible: “The Lord’s Prayer.” If you’ve prayed these words before, you’ve most likely done so (loosely) in the King James tradition, which reads (emphasis added): 9 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be […]

Plan for the Resumption of “In-Person” Gatherings

The following represents the text of an email which was sent to all members and regular attenders of Autumn Ridge Community Church. Should you have questions about any of the material contained below, simply send an email to INFO@AutumnRidgeCommunityChurch.com. Dear Autumn Ridge Family, As succinctly as I can, I want to outline our church’s plan […]

Death: The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed

This article is written by Dr. Bryan Bogue (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), who is the director of the Victory Christian Center in Ellijay, GA. COVID-19 has invaded our world and inflicted devastating economic losses, hundreds of thousands of infections—and even more seriously—tens of thousands of deaths. And if the scientific projections are accurate, we […]

Parents: COVID-19 is Your Family’s Opportunity

The increasing media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruptions this virus has caused have largely taken the world by surprise. Whole sports seasons are being put on hold, entire school and college campuses are closing, and many people around the world find themselves largely “shut in” at home for the foreseeable future – […]

A Prayer for Healthcare Providers

Romans 8:18-39 (ESV) 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation […]

A Virus is Spreading. Tornadoes are Swirling. Where is God?

Yesterday’s news cycle was an eventful one for folks in our community. Last night, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp held a press conference to announce that the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) have been discovered in Georgia. Then as many of us slept peacefully through the night, tornadoes ripped through the greater Nashville, TN area – inflicting devastation […]

Sanctity of Life Sunday + MLK Monday

Yesterday, our church family observed “Sanctity of Life Sunday” – an unofficial landmark of the church calendar which falls on the Sunday closest to January 22 (the date on which the Supreme Court affirmed Roe v. Wade in a 7-2 majority decision in 1972). The thrust of Sanctity of Life Sunday is usually aimed at […]