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December 21, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

As I mentioned in my message on Sunday, November 28th, we were going on a trip. We knew where the trip was going to take us, and that was to the manger in Bethlehem, for Jesus’ birth. Boy, how fast the trip has been. We have talked about the hope found in Christ. We have […]

December 14, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

“And now, these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV). During the past few weeks, we have been preparing our minds for Christ’s birth by talking about hope, peace and joy. This week we look at love. While Joy may be one of the harder […]

December 7, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

So far, we have talked about two things we need in our lives. We have talked about hope and peace. These are words that we find to give us encouragement to get through the next hour, the next day or the next week. They are words that help us, the individual, push on and make […]

November 30, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

This past Sunday we began our advent season by talking about hope. To be more specific, allowing ourselves to be hopeful and reach out to Christ even when it seems we are at the bottom of the well. Hope keeps us moving forward and give us a reason to go on. This coming Sunday we […]

November 23, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

This week we begin preparing our minds and our hearts for the birth of Christ. It is a time in the Christian season known as “Advent”. The word advent actually means “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.” During the advent season, we will be taking time on Sundays to focus on a […]

November 16, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Even if I did not have a calendar, I would know it is getting close by the beautiful colors of the leaves. I hope you are taking note, as you are able to drive around, at how beautiful they are this year. They are simply amazing. I would also know […]

November 9, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

You probably know by now that I enjoy sports. These past couple weeks have had me tuned in to my television. Between the Braves in the World Series, the Carolina Hurricanes beginning the hockey season and the Wolfpack playing football and starting basketball, I have almost been overwhelmed with sports. One of my co-workers at […]

November 2, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I received a gift from the Raleigh Baptist Association this week.  I’m pretty sure all pastors of the association received the same gift because it was Pastor Appreciation month. The gift I received was an envelope with a card inside. Inside the card was a magnet that I could put on my refrigerator at home. […]

October 26, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

Communication: means of sending or receiving information….  “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate […]

October 19, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I knew it was going to happen sometime. Last Tuesday was the time it happened. One of the groups that meets at the church had arrived and the security code didn’t work. I was asked to come to the church to make sure everything was ok, which it was. While at the church, it was […]

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