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September 17, 2018

Cast Your Cares Upon The Lord

Cast Your Cares Upon The Lord

With the sickness, death, trauma, confusion, chaos  and natural disasters like fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes  in our own community and around the world  – not to exclude the hate, animosity, bigotry, lying, murders, gang violence, political turmoil and everyday dangers, a song has been reverberating in my mind: When the storms of life […]

September 11, 2018

Little Church, Big Heart

Little Church, Big Heart

You have been hearing me say for some time now that “We are a little church with a big heart”.  I sincerely believe that. Being small doesn’t mean that we are helpless. Being small does not mean that we are insignificant; being small doesn’t mean that we can’t take on big projects. That fact was […]

September 5, 2018

Ordination

Ordination

Next Sunday, September 9th, we will hold a solemn service of Deacon Ordination for Iva Snyder during morning worship at 11:00am. Ordination is grounded in Biblical practice and teaching. It is a ceremony of setting apart or commissioning a member of the church to a special place of leadership and service. The high moment of […]

August 28, 2018

THINK ON THESE THINGS

THINK ON THESE THINGS

Senator John McCain of Arizona died last Saturday afternoon, August 25, after a courageous fight against an aggressive Glioblastoma tumor of the brain. Services in his honor will be held in Arizona and Washington DC with burial in Annapolis, Md. this week. People are saying that his death is the end of an era. Recognized […]

August 21, 2018

Spiritual “Due Diligence”

Spiritual "Due Diligence"

The term “Due Diligence” is used in the business world to describe the careful examination of all issues involved in a transaction. A failure to exercise due diligence could be a financial disaster. “Due Diligence” is also important in spiritual matters. In 2 Peter 1:5-6 (KJV) we are admonished to “giving all diligence” to our […]

August 14, 2018

Find Words of Wisdom in Proverbs

Find Words of Wisdom in Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs is filled with wise sayings. Proverbs 25:11, for example, says, “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” This single verse could be a commentary on every wise saying in the entire book.  You don’t have to spend a great deal of time reading Proverbs to […]

August 7, 2018

CONTINUE IN PRAYER

CONTINUE IN PRAYER

Wilton Harris, former member of Crabtree Valley Baptist Church went home to be with the Lord on August 4th, in Winston Salem, NC.  He had a distinguished Career in the Navy, retiring as Ship’s Cook First Class, farmed, drove a Greyhound Bus for 35 years, loved fishing and shopping for antiques with his wife of […]

July 31, 2018

Missionaries, Changing the World

Missionaries, Changing the World

On Wednesday evenings we are focusing our attention on missionaries who changed the world.  Of the six missionaries that we are presenting, not one of them would have considered themselves extraordinary.  They were in fact as human as anyone of us. They made tremendous sacrifices facing insurmountable circumstances, hardships, diseases, rejection and persecution.  Yet, not […]

July 24, 2018

Are You Going In The Right Direction?

Are You Going In The Right Direction?

On a cold snowy night a father left his home to visit a near-by bar.  Half way to the bar he heard a voice behind him. He turned in the deepening, blinding snow to see his five year old son trudging about 20 yards behind him. The father called out, “Son, what in the world […]

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 […]

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