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December 18, 2018

HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

More snow fell in North Carolina in one day (December 9) than normally falls in an entire year.  Meteorologists are saying, “It has never happened like that before.”  As we approach Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we can say that such a birth has never happened […]

December 11, 2018

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

It is interesting how Christmas Traditions begin in a family and endure through the years. The one I want to share with you started because of a man who hated the commercial side of Christmas. He was fine with the true meaning of Christmas but had no use for the frantic running around, gifts given […]

December 4, 2018

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

There is no mention in the Bible of the Date of Jesus Birth.  As best we can determine, it didn’t even occur to early Christians that they should celebrate His Birthday.  The fact is that the Baptism of Jesus was far more important to them than his birth date. Before the birth of Jesus, midwinter […]

November 27, 2018

Continue to Pray

Continue to Pray

We are now in the Month of December. It is hard to believe how fast this year has passed. December 2, is the First Sunday of Advent. We began the year with the Theme “Continue to Pray” I have called attention to this theme throughout the year.  As we approach Christmas with so much pain, […]

November 20, 2018

Count Your Blessings!

Count Your Blessings!

Rarely do I ever think of Thanksgiving without remembering the elementary play when I was in the first grade. Funny how you can recall what happened 70 plus years ago and can’t remember what you had for breakfast this morning. Back then, children were encouraged to share their faith, sing hymns and even pray in […]

November 6, 2018

Without Him, We’re Gonna Be In A Big Mess.

Without Him, We’re Gonna Be In A Big Mess.

“Church Chuckles” is a delightful little book compiled by Ellen Blooming and Paul Seaburn. A caption on the cover says, “Laughter is Divine”. In these serious and trying times a little laughter goes a long way in helping us keep our sanity and perspective.  In this delightful book, a little boy is praying, “Dear God, […]

October 30, 2018

Upcoming Seasonal Events

Upcoming Seasonal Events

With the coming of November and December we enter the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Both events open to us many opportunities for family time, worship, and reflection.  I encourage you to plan family time when you can be together, express your love for one another and revel in the precious gift of family. We […]

October 23, 2018

Yes, Church Costs!

Yes, Church Costs!

Two church members were engaged in a serious conversation about the financial status of their church, one said to the other, “Our church costs too much. They are always asking for money!” The other church member replied, “Sometime ago a little boy was born into our home. He costs us a lot of money from […]

October 16, 2018

Excel in the Grace of Giving

Excel in the Grace of Giving

Last Sunday, the primary text for the message came from 2 Corinthians 8:7 “But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” The context in which this text is written […]

October 9, 2018

Missionaries – Beyond Our Borders

Missionaries - Beyond Our Borders

I have found it a rich experience to carefully study the lives of Missionaries who have changed the world.  During the past two months we were inspired and challenged by the stories of William Carey, Adoniram and Ann Judson, Bill Wallace, Lottie Moon and Bill Elliot.  Out of those studies I have made some observations […]

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