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John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you...
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Christian Ministry Meets This Monday, Jan. 27
Christian Ministry’s annual meeting is this Monday, Jan. 27 in downtown Lincolnton at the Freedom Church. The annual meeting is a time of gathering information from the group’s member churches. The public is invited to attend.
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Daniels Country Breakfast, Lowesville Gospel Concerts and more!
Friday, January 24, 2020

Psalms 121:1-2
‭‭“I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from...
Friday, January 24, 2020

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you...
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Best Blessing
Have you ever caught yourself saying something that you have heard your entire life, but when you listen to the words, it is kind of confusing? I have always heard, “Well, you are not as young as you used to be!”
Monday, January 20, 2020

Golden Valley Crusaders To Perform, Jan. 25
The Golden Valley Crusaders will perform a free concert on Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. at Living Word Ministries along with The Griffins, a progressive Southern gospel group out of Spartanburg, S.C.
Monday, January 20, 2020

John 13:34
“A new command I give you: Love one another...
Monday, January 20, 2020

18 Inches To Peace
On your journey through life, how far is peace? Some of us would say that peace seems very far away. Life just won’t behave. It’s always changing. 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him...
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Colossians 2:7
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him...
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pass It On
Salvation is a gift from God--but it's not a gift just for us; it's meant to be shared with others.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Concerts, fundraisers, and more!
Friday, January 17, 2020

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said...
Friday, January 17, 2020

Wavey Williams Making Waves In Gospel World
Every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m., gospel music fans can tune in to WSGE 91.7 FM for “The Gospel Blend,” hosted by Deejay Wavey B. Williams. Since May 2017, Williams has been offering an inspirational mix of music and words of encouragement on WSGE from its studio on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College.
Thursday, January 16, 2020

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just...
Thursday, January 16, 2020

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

13-Week Divorce Support Group Starts Jan. 15 At Riverview Baptist
A 13-week support group for separated/divorced individuals (DivorceCare) beginning Wednesday, January 15. Cost for workbook. Child care provided through their scheduled Awana ministry. 
Monday, January 13, 2020

James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters...
Monday, January 13, 2020

Revelation
Last week many churches celebrated “Epiphany” on January 6, twelve days after Christmas, to remember the day the Magi came to visit the baby Jesus with their gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Most scholars believe the magi were Gentiles. 
Sunday, January 12, 2020

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech...
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Christian Ministry Marks 43rd Anniversary
Christian Ministry is celebrating more than four decades of helping the less fortunate. The local charitable organization turned 43 on Friday, according to executive director Mitzi Williams.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have...
Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Song You Need To Know
Music is an important part of our lives. It seems that no matter where you go, you can hear music coming from somewhere.
Friday, January 10, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Concerts, fundraisers, support groups and more!
Friday, January 10, 2020

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD...
Friday, January 10, 2020

Isaiah 12:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid...
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wisecarvers To Perform, Jan. 11
The Wisecarvers have been nominated for a Dove Award, the highest honor in the gospel music world. The family group is steadily becoming known as one of the most dynamic in all of modern Christian music.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Christian Ministry Annual Meeting Is Jan. 27
Just a reminder that some important dates are coming up for Christian Ministry to save on your calendar. If you are interested in knowing more about us the meeting on Jan. 27 would be a great way to learn. Everyone is invited. 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Psalms 59:16
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Matthew 2:11
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary...
Monday, January 6, 2020

Your Last 30 Seconds
Alex Trebek has been the host of the quiz competition TV show “Jeopardy” since 1984 and many of us have known him so long he seems like an old friend. Who hasn’t sat in front of the TV and tried to shout out the answers to the questions to see if we are “Jeopardy smart?”
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Matthew 2:1-2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem...
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Life Is Like A Banjo
A few weeks ago, I purchased a new banjo. I have owned several over the years, but this is the first new one I have ever purchased. I figured since it was new it wouldn’t have any bad habits attached to by the previous owner who may have messed it up with their bad playing!
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Hebrews 12:2
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith...
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Concerts, fundraisers, support groups and more!
Friday, January 3, 2020

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding...
Friday, January 3, 2020

Respect
With the events of this week and of the last month, it may seem more difficult than ever to get along with those who have different opinions, political persuasions or beliefs from our own--but the Bible tells us to love our enemies.  Dr. Spence's comments this week are most appropriate given the political turmoil in our country and what's happening in the Middle East.
Friday, January 3, 2020

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows...
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength...
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

1 Chronicles 16:8
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name,,,
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Luke 1:35
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you...
Monday, December 30, 2019

Your Next Chapter
You may have heard the old saying “Everyone has at least one book in them” meaning we all have a story, and every year is another chapter. As we approach the new year it’s a good time to reflect on Chapter 2019.
Sunday, December 29, 2019

2 Corinthians 3:17
“Now the Lord is the Spirit...
Sunday, December 29, 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 the only thing that I have lost is sleep!
Saturday, December 28, 2019

John 1:9-10
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world...
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Concerts, fundraisers, support groups and more!
Friday, December 27, 2019

2 Corinthians 9:15
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”
Friday, December 27, 2019

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given...
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Carolina Quartet To Perform Dec. 28 In Lowesville
Southern gospel favorites the Carolina Quartet will perform a free concert, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. at Living Word Ministries. Also on the bill with the quartet will be the Fraleys of Bessemer City.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Advent: Christmas Day
The word Christmas begins with Christ.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Luke 2:11-14
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you...
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star...
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

St. Luke's Episcopal Candlelight Christmas Service
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold its traditional Candlelight Christmas Service at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. All are invited to this beautiful service which celebrates our Savior's birth.
Monday, December 23, 2019

Christian Ministry Ends Year On A Note Of Thanks
As we celebrate Christmas we want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Christian Ministry! Whether it was by giving of your financial support, giving of food or items, giving of your precious time or your coveted prayers, the ministry would not be here without you!
Monday, December 23, 2019

Matthew 1:20
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said...
Monday, December 23, 2019

Completely Present
I just saw the movie “A Beautiful Day” about Mr. Rogers, the long-time children’s TV host of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” People of all ages love Mr. Rogers and he is special because he knew how to give a spiritual gift to every person in his life.
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday In Advent - December 22
Week 4 - Greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels.
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son...
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas At Mamaw's & Pa's
What are your earliest memories about Christmas? Was it the gift(s) you received from your family and friends? Was it the people that you were around that made a lasting impression upon your memory of that day?
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Luke 2:8-9
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night...
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Christmas Programs, Hoyle Family Live Nativity and More during the Christmas Season!
Friday, December 20, 2019

Matthew 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus...
Friday, December 20, 2019

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign...
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Luke 1:35
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Luke 1:30-31
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christian Ministry Helping Nearly 600 Families
Christian Ministry has signed up more than 552 families for Christmas relief so far. Monetary donations are still needed. Also wheelbarrow pushers are needed on Friday, Dec. 20 to help deliver food to all those families’ vehicles.
Monday, December 16, 2019

God In Pursuit
Are you being pursued by God?  That's the question Dr. Spence seeks to answer this week as we approach the occasion of Christmas, which marks the time when God finally caught up to mankind fleeing from our sins.
Monday, December 16, 2019

Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest heaven...
Monday, December 16, 2019

Everything is Beautiful
The theme for the third week of Advent is joy – but what is it? I found that joy can mean many things, but a definition that rings true to me at this time of year is that joy is a good feeling in your soul produced by the Holy Spirit which helps us to see the beauty of Christ in the world.
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Third Sunday In Advent - December 15
Week 3 - The angels appear to shepherds.
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Psalm 72:10-11
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him...
Sunday, December 15, 2019

One Who Started Christmas Was Killed!
I read a story about a man who waited until the last minute to start buying presents for his family for Christmas. He was not a bad man, but simply a busy man, who felt his time was more valuable to make money than to share it with his family and friends.
Saturday, December 14, 2019

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us...
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Philippians 2:8-10
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross...
Friday, December 13, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Christmas Cheer, Christmas Bazaar, Pancakes With Santa, Concerts, Live Nativity and More during the Christmas Season!
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Galatians 4:4-5
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son...
Thursday, December 12, 2019

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Christian Ministry Releases Annual Stats
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County has helped more than 20,000 people this year spending more than $30,000 to help folks with their utility bills, more than $25,000 in food given out, and it served up more than 38,000 meals in the soup kitchen. 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD...
Monday, December 9, 2019

Peace And Goodwill For All
When I was a little girl my Dad explained why Christianity was different than other religions. “Susie” he said, “In all other religions, people are trying to reach up to connect with God, but Christianity is the only faith where God reaches down to connect with us.” 
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Second Sunday In Advent - December 8
Week 2 - We're given a glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus is born.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...
Sunday, December 8, 2019

When Black Friday Almost Turned Into My Last Friday
I have never been a big fan of shopping at a fever pitch while surrounded by hundreds of other people looking for those, “once in a year deals!” Don’t misunderstand me, I love a deal better than anybody, but not at the expense of being stuck in traffic and waiting in long lines to pay for my items.
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go...
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Are You A "High Maintenance" Christian?
Christians aren't just to live a 'good' life; beyond our own relationship with God, we are responsible for being a help to others--setting the standard for morality and ethical behavior by our example.
Friday, December 6, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Concerts, Festivals, Bazaars and More during the Christmas Season!
Friday, December 6, 2019

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come...
Friday, December 6, 2019

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him...
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Proverbs 21:2
A person may think their own ways are right...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will...
Monday, December 2, 2019

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me...
Sunday, December 1, 2019
























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