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Peggy Utley
February 13, 2018

On the first Sunday in January, my challenge was to make “Continue in Prayer” our motto for the New Year. The subject lingers on my mind and I hope on yours. More important, I hope that you are continuing in prayer.  As I said then, I say now, “We need God and we need him […]

February 6, 2018

Our study of Job reminds us that when it comes to suffering and bearing burdens we are not alone.  Yet our burdens can make us feel alone and isolated. I am reminded of the time when Elijah was fleeing from the wrath of Jezebel.  His flight took place after the contest on Mt. Carmel against […]

January 30, 2018

“Do you want to be healed?”  That is the question Jesus asked the afflicted man at the Pool of Bethesda.  He had been sick for 38 years. He came to the pool because it was commonly known that at certain times the waters of the pool were stirred by an angel. It was said that […]

January 23, 2018

Do you love cashews?  So do I. But did you know that cashew is a fruit as well as a nut? In Brazil, the nut is used as a handle to hold the delicious vitamin C fruit as you eat it. The nut is actually an appendage to the fruit and is poisonous and deadly […]

January 9, 2018

My challenge for all of us in 2018 is to adopt a motto for the New Year – “CONTINUE IN PRAYER”.  The Bible has much to say about prayer. Charles Spurgeon said, “We may be certain that what God emphasized in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives.” The Bible has much […]

January 2, 2018

Over the holidays, I was forced to think about death and sorrow as you were. We lost two dear church members, Lee Snyder and Cassie Glover. A fellow pastor, Ed Beddingfield, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek, lost his wife in a house fire on Christmas Eve. His daughter Sharron, severely burned will […]

December 19, 2017

If there has ever been a doubt in your mind as to whether Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world I urge to you to consider the words from Dyson Hague, a Canadian Theologian: “Centuries before Christ was born, His birth and career, His sufferings and glory, were all described […]

December 12, 2017

“The Wonder of Christmas,” a devotional book on the Birth of Christ, by Daniel Partner is filled with thought provoking reflections related to Jesus coming into the world to save us from our sins. Writing about lessons we learn from the Magi’s encounter with religious leaders in Jerusalem Partner says,” ….faith and politics do not […]

November 28, 2017

Looking forward and looking back, remembering and anticipating are two ways to explain the meaning of Advent. The Season of Advent lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Advent begins on the Sunday that falls between November 27th and December 3rd each year. The word “Advent” means “Coming.” Advent looks forward to the Second […]

November 21, 2017

We don’t know the author but he gives us reason to be thankful. Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her — she seemed so gay, and how, I wished I were so fair; When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she […]

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