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July 17, 2018

Tomorrow is a Dangerous Word

Tomorrow is a Dangerous Word

There are certain words that alert us to danger: Fire, hurricane, cancer, heart attack, road rage etc. While these words alert us to danger, in and of themselves, they are not necessarily dangerous words.  In fact, the use of these words can be very helpful depending upon the situation. But there is a word that […]

July 10, 2018

Missions and Missionaries

Missions and Missionaries

As our study in “Lessons from the Life of Joseph” winds down this week, some of you have been asking about our next Study.  Over the past month, that subject has been the object of my prayers.  Should I engage in the study of another Bible personality? Should I undertake the challenge of studying another […]

July 2, 2018

Is America a Nation Under God?

Is America a Nation Under God?

As we celebrate the Birthday of our Nation a question keeps ringing in my mind: Is America a Nation Under God?  In our pledge of allegiance to the US Flag we say, “One Nation Under God”.  Stamped on our currency are the words, “In God We Trust” Does a phrase in our pledge to the […]

June 26, 2018

“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God”

"So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God"

A woman who just happened to be a Sunday School teacher had an affair which rocked the church and community. When confronted by church leaders and told that she could no longer teach her Sunday School Class, she made the statement, “What I do with my body has nothing to do with my spiritual life”. […]

June 19, 2018

Does Your Giving Reflect a Generous, Loving Heart?

Does Your Giving Reflect a Generous, Loving Heart?

Have you looked at your check book lately? Perhaps you have and perhaps you haven’t.  With credit cards, bank drafts, Online Bill Payments and Pay Pal it’s possible that you don’t use your check book as often as you once did.  Regardless of how you pay your bills, it is a wise practice to keep […]

June 12, 2018

CONTINUE IN PRAYER

CONTINUE IN PRAYER

During the past 6 months and throughout this year, our challenge is to “Continue in Prayer”.  I believe that you are doing just that.  Over the past few months new faces have appeared in our worship services. Five new members have joined the church. We gather with joy and enthusiasm to worship and fellowship together. […]

June 5, 2018

What do Hollywood Celebrities, politicians and high profile Baptist leaders have in common?

What do Hollywood Celebrities, politicians and high profile Baptist leaders have in common?

What do Hollywood Celebrities, politicians and high profile Baptist leaders have in common?  The answer is sexual scandal known today as “#MeToo Moments.” Baptists have not been faring well in the news recently. Frank S. Page, former President and Chief Executive of the SBC Executive Committee resigned in March over a “morally inappropriate” relationship. Page […]

May 30, 2018

Trust and Obey

Trust and Obey

Jesus made arrangements for the last supper that he would have with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion. This supper would be part of the Passover celebration. Passover commemorated the final plague on Egypt when the death angel passed over the land and the first born of the Egyptians died and the Israelites […]

May 22, 2018

Come Apart Before You Fall Apart

Come Apart Before You Fall Apart

Come apart before you fall apart. Jesus didn’t actually say it that way but the message is the same. The crowds were pressing in on Jesus and his disciples.  The stress was building up, weariness was setting in, emotionally, physically and spiritually it was time for a break.  Pay attention to what is said in […]

May 16, 2018

The Power of an Introduction

The Power of an Introduction

Michael and Coleen Brandt live in South Dakota where they have a ministry to help struggling pastors and churches which he calls “Shepherding the Shepherds”.  Michael was a keynote speaker at the Gideon Banquet in Raleigh on May 5. Desiring to worship in a local church near his hotel on Sunday morning, he inquired where […]

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