Posts by Cotton Kelly

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“A Note from the Pastor”

by Cotton Kelly

I extend my heart-felt gratitude to all of you for such a wonderful, encouraging service last Sunday.  Please know that as you showed appreciation for your Pastor, I too appreciate the membership of GNC more than you will ever know.  Thank you for the kind words and very generous gift.  Sharon & I will always […]

Positions available at Grace

by Cotton Kelly

If you are interested in serving the Lord through your local church, help is needed in filling the following positions: …Children’s Story Time – Sunday mornings …Sound System Operations …Assistant Sunday School Teachers …Various Committee positions If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, please see a member of the Nominating Committee […]

From the Pastor

by Cotton Kelly

If you would like to continue to celebrate the life of little Stella Stovall, one may do so by making a contribution to either the Neo-Natal (sp) Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Hospital or to the Knoxville based Ronald McDonald House. If you would be interested in assisting with the video presentation during our services, […]

A Word of Encouragement

by Cotton Kelly

As many members of the church are facing challenges, may I encourage each member to continue to be faithful in their prayer life, their attention in worship services, their tithes and offerings, and particular in their support of Brother Butch over the next several weeks. I send you my love. Pastor C

God Stands Ready to Bless You

by Cotton Kelly

God Stands Ready to Bless You   I recently preached a sermon on the bountiful blessings that God wants to entrich your life with.  I believe the outline of that sermon is worth placing on the website for all to see and keep us reminded that God wants to bless His children – daily, hourly, […]

William “Butch” Stovall – “Minister of Music”

by Cotton Kelly

We are pleased to announce the addition of William “Butch” Stovall to the ministry staff at Grace Baptist, Seymour.  Butch was called to the church as Minister of Music and began his duties on Sept. 4, 2016.  He received his BA from Murray State then the call to become God’s man led to to receive his Masters […]

Accepting “No” for an Answer

by Cotton Kelly

None of us necessary like to hear “No” for a response to our request. The word itself seems to send a negative reply. Our human desire is dismissed when we ask and reply is no. Jesus told us to ” ask and we shall receive”; thus, we tend to think that if we ask of […]

Living in the Wonder of Worship

by Cotton Kelly

Our God is so good and certainly worthy of our worship & praise! Hebrews 13:15-16 tells us “Therefore by Him (Jesus) let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.  But do not forsake to do good & to share, for with […]

Intelligence VS. Wisdom

by Cotton Kelly

Ain’t God Good? One may ask, “Pastor, what good is wisdom over a high IQ and high level advanced educational degrees”?  As I study the Scriptures, I find that Proverbs has much to say about wisdom. First of all, we learn that “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 9:10)……not a literal […]