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Get Into The Solution
As people of faith, we have spiritual resources to help us live in peace with others, and we need to use them in times when anger rises up between family members, friends, and co-workers. 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time...
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Luke 16:10
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much...
Saturday, March 23, 2019

On Faith
A well-known hymn includes the words, "My faith is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about the temporary nature of our life on earth and the need to have faith in more than what this world can offer.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Church Events March 22-29
Country Breakfast, Gospel Concerts, Community Lunch, Lenten Services, Youth Worship Night and Lots More!
Friday, March 22, 2019

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Ephesians 4:26-27
“In your anger do not sin” ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1 Timothy 6:8-9
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God...
Monday, March 18, 2019

Your Reflection
Recently a newspaper headline said “Woman Smashes Night Club Mirror in Myrtle Beach After Seeing Her Reflection”.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows.... 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hot Coals & Hard Feelings
I read about an owner of a large furniture store who was successful but oppressive on all the people that worked for him. He hardly ever associated with any of his employees and remained by himself in his office. 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise.... 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active....
Friday, March 15, 2019

Church Events March 15-22
Carman Legacy Tour, Kids March Madness, Fish Fry, Sunday Luncheon, Lenten Services and More!
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Worshipping Is Still Important
Making the time to worship is still an important duty of every Christian.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances....
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord....
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley.... 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else.... 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Your Dash
Recently I was in San Diego visiting my son and every day we would go to the beach and watch the sun set over the ocean on Sunset Cliffs. One day as we sat quietly waiting for the orange ball to slip down into the sparkling water my son asked “Mom – how do you handle the fact that you know you are going to die?” 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world.... 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Missing The Point
I remember the event as though it happened last night, but it was over 40 years ago! My mother was a columnist for a local newspaper and she wrote about events in the community. One responsibility she had was to go to different theaters and critique plays.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence.... 
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons.... 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fun, Food, Fellowship and More!
Friday, March 8, 2019

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name.... 
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message.... 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.... 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.... 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Your Case For Christ
At my church we are currently studying “The Case for Christ”, a book covering the historical and archeological evidence that supports the truth of the gospel.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.... 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Crabs, Sand & Fire Ants
Several years ago, I took my family to a conference at the beach. Yes, it was a real conference! Being from the mountains, the beach has never really appealed to me. I always get sunburned, sand is everywhere, and it is too hot.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever.... 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved....
Friday, March 1, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fun, Food, Fellowship, World Day of Prayer, Open House, Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, Ash Wednesday Services and More!
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Do you believe in miracles?  What exactly is a miracle?  Our very existence might well be considered a miracle--and our salvation through Jesus Christ an even greater one.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials.... 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves.... 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

John 5:24
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word.... 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.... 
Monday, February 25, 2019

All Is Forgiven
When you go on a trip do you ever wonder about not making it back or disaster striking while you’re gone? Truly, we never know when we will see someone for the last time. Another day is not promised to anyone. What if we wanted to forgive someone but lost the chance to do it?
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace... 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Importance Of A Triggered Memory!
I have always believed that a good memory is a terrible thing to waste, and a terrible memory is a good thing to waste. As a writer, I am dependent upon my memory, the good and the bad!
Saturday, February 23, 2019

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us.... 
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God.... 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Food, Butch Ross Guest Speaker, Concerts, Black History Month Event and More!
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Being Filled With The Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the source of life that Jesus sent for us to live the Christian Life. You might ask, “Then why do so few individuals live in the power of the Holy Spirit?”  God desires to fill our lives with His Spirit and we only need to ask.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.... 
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.... 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,,,, 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

One Mission Coffee Company Benefits Missionary Efforts
In Stanley now, you can have a cup of joe and help a worthy cause at the same time. The One Mission Coffee Company just opened and according to the co-owners most of the coffee shop’s profits are going to benefit Christian missionary efforts in Haiti, and some 10 percent of the profits will also benefit the town of Stanley.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Christian Ministry To Offer Easter Baskets In March
Want to be an Easter Bunny for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County? The organization is in the midst of its annual assembly of Easter baskets for its many clients that the ministry will start giving out in March. Also check out Ms. Maria’s fundraiser for the clothing closet!
Monday, February 18, 2019

Romans 10:9
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart.... 
Monday, February 18, 2019

Believe He Can
Many people know the pain of having children or grandchildren who have problems that are impairing their life, and nothing has worked to heal them.
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content.... 
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Old Wives Tales, Hoot Owl's & Sleepless Nights
I heard an old wives tale that if a hoot owl hooted outside your bedroom window three nights in a row you were going to die, or you were going to lose someone you love. Well, a hoot owl has been outside my window for about four weeks and I’m still alive and kicking!
Saturday, February 16, 2019

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.... 
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fun, Food, Fellowship and More!
Friday, February 15, 2019

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for.... 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened.... 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hebrews 12:2
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.... 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness....
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Luke 10:16
“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me.... 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Anger, Hopeless, Or Faith?
It is interesting to compare similar passages in the Bible for deeper meaning. If a crowd witnesses an event, their individual descriptions of what happened are usually slightly different because they may not have seen and heard exactly the same thing. 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities.... 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

How Low Can They Go?
To the best of my recollection, I have been in over 12 automobile/motorcycle accidents in my life. I have been hit from behind, hit in the front, landed side-ways while in a tractor and trailer, and have rear-ended cars because I wasn’t paying attention while driving.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith.... 
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Church Events Feb. 8-15
Pancake Breakfast, Concerts and more are coming up. 
Friday, February 8, 2019

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.... 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.... 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Allowing God's Love To Flow Through You
Loving one another in the name of Christ is the foundational bedrock of all Christian good news. We have no hope of achieving a satisfactory Christian life if we chose to throw out love. To love someone in the Spirit of Christ is to see them through the eyes of God who made them. They have souls worthy of our respect, kindness and hope.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding.... 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this.... 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.... 
Monday, February 4, 2019

What Are You Doing For Me?
What would Jesus think if he came back today and saw what people of faith have done with his message? Suppose he was here now and asked us to show him what we are doing in his name. What would we do?
Sunday, February 3, 2019

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins... 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

These Boots Are Made For Walking!
On the first day of the new year, my wife and I took a walk after lunch. I generally try to exercise 3-or-4 times a week, but I would rather walk with my wife than go to the gym by myself.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world... 
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Our Hope Comes From God
Is your future bright--or dismal?  For Christians, the assurance of our faith provides hope, and our hope is in God.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Upcoming Church Events Feb. 2-8
Souper Bowl of Caring, Country Breakfast, Fist Stew, Youth Spaghetti, Concerts and more are coming up.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength... 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith... 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding... 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing...
Monday, January 28, 2019

Christian Ministry's Annual Meeting Monday Night
It will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Lincolnton. Please encourage your pastor or church representative about attending our annual meeting of the member churches. We will share what each ministry has done over the past year and what we hope to do in the coming year. Everyone is invited!
Sunday, January 27, 2019

God's GPS
This week my friend Dawn was celebrating the end of chemo treatment for her cancer, and she wanted to meet for dinner at a fondue restaurant called The Melting Pot in downtown Charlotte at 5 p.m. Trying to find a restaurant I had never been to in downtown Charlotte at 5 p.m. on a weekday was a sobering thought.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Mystery Of Life
My entire life has been surrounded by mystery. The first mystery was when my mom came home from the hospital with my baby sister.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Country Breakfast, Gospel Concerts, Community Luncheon and more are coming up.
Friday, January 25, 2019

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you...
Friday, January 25, 2019

Finding Answers
This week, Dr. Spence talks about finding answers by facing up to difficult situations--with God's help.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Golden Valley Crusaders To Perform Jan. 26
The Golden Valley Crusaders are well known for their performances at local churches; at outdoor concerts and bluegrass festivals; and, as the band’s members recently jointly noted, “anywhere that has a family-friendly atmosphere".
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life....
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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