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Charles Allard
July 16, 2019

Updates for the Upcoming Week

Updates for the Upcoming Week

Cheryl Walker and Andy Garcia will leave for Guatemala on Thursday, July 18, as part of a mission team with First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC. This will be Cheryl’s 6th trip and Andy’s 2nd.  Their mission will be to share the love of Jesus Christ by helping to build houses for people who desperately need […]

July 9, 2019

Which is More Important – Technology or People?

Which is More Important – Technology or People?

E-mail and texting are wonderful tools of modern technology. Literally, in a matter of seconds you can communicate with someone anywhere in the world and in short order receive a reply.  There are so many times that you need to get in touch with someone to ask a question or to give and receive information.  […]

July 2, 2019

The Lord is My Strength

The Lord is My Strength

While the Apostle Paul was on his missionary journeys, he encountered many cities that considered themselves “religious centers”.  They were recognized as such because the people who lived there worshipped many gods.  Perhaps the greatest “religious center” of all was Athens.  Paul found so many altars of worship in Athens that it distressed him. One […]

June 25, 2019

Have You Discovered God’s Presence in Your Life?

Have You Discovered God’s Presence in Your Life?

T.Z. Koo tells of his experience during an air raid in the days when the Japanese sent planes in wave after wave over China.  “We had to go out into the fields because we had no dugouts in the city. Everybody took his rug and waited.  Soon the final warning sounded and we knew that […]

June 18, 2019

Are You Feeding Your Soul?

Are You Feeding Your Soul?

Establishing and maintaining a daily devotional life is as important to a Christian as eating food to nourish our body every day.  The problem, so often, is that we take extreme care to feed our bodies but are more negligent about feeding our soul. In the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples when they asked, […]

June 11, 2019

“You Are What You Eat?”

“You Are What You Eat?”

Some books are made to read from cover to cover, straight through. Other books grab you with such profoundness that it is impossible to whiz right through them.  Gordon MacDonald’s book, “Ordering Your Private World,” fits into the last category.  It would be an abuse of the book to read it straight through because it […]

June 4, 2019

Rearview Mentality

Rearview Mentality

“There is a reason the rearview mirror is small and the windshield is big.” I’m not sure when I first heard that statement or read it somewhere. Where I first encountered it is not important.  I did and I’m glad.  I don’t even know who said it and that doesn’t matter either. The statement stands […]

May 28, 2019

Presumptuous Sin

Presumptuous Sin

In Psalm 19:13 we find an interesting, if not thought provoking, adjective of sin – “presumptuous sin.”  The Psalmist is praying and asking God to keep him back or hold him back from presumptuous sin. He expands that thought asking God to not let presumptuous sins dominate or rule over him. Webster defines “presumption” as […]

May 21, 2019

The Importance of Church Membership

The Importance of Church Membership

Why is it important to be a member of the church?  I’ll be the first to admit that I can find nothing in the Bible that says you have to be a member of the church.  Church membership does not save you, assure you of salvation or a home in heaven. Likewise, the ordinance of […]

May 14, 2019

Invite Someone to Church

Invite Someone to Church

My heart is filled with gratitude as I write this “Thought for the Week”. Sunday, May 19, I will celebrate my 80th Birthday.  Never did I think that I would live so long. By all medical records, I wasn’t supposed to make it to my 1st Birthday and certainly not past my 13th. I survived […]

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