Truth in a Wikipedia world

Truth in a Wikipedia world

“For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy t...

November 4th, 2016 updated: November 4th, 2016. |  


My apologies to grandparents

My apologies to grandparents

I would like to offer a sincere apology to all you grandmothers, grandfathers, great-grandmothers, and great-grandfathers who, through the years, trie...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Everyone should receive the blessing from their parents

Everyone should receive the blessing from their parents

Gary Smalley and John Trent wrote a powerful book a few years ago entitled, “The Blessing” which dealt with the importance of being blesse...

October 21st, 2016 |  


God’s wonderful book – the Holy Bible

God’s wonderful book – the Holy Bible

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the...

October 14th, 2016 |  


Going the second mile

Going the second mile

“Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him (two)” Matthew 5:41.We’ve all used the term, “Go the second mile.”...

October 7th, 2016 |  


New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

A new, contemporary church will be begin holding weekly services this week inside of Creekside Cinemas in Mount Airy.Thrive Community Church will hold...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Who will pass the torch?

Who will pass the torch?

Following His death, burial and resurrection, Jesus remained on the earth for 40 days. Preparing His disciples for His departure back to heaven, He ve...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Passing the torch in the church

Passing the torch in the church

Statistics reveal that church attendance is on the decline in America. Many Christian denominations and fellowships report stagnant growth. As one loo...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Passing the torch of biblical truth

Passing the torch of biblical truth

Teaching our children and grandchildren Biblical truth is one of the greatest responsibilities that we have as Christian adults in the home. With the ...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Passing the torch

Passing the torch

One of the most exciting things about summer is the anticipation of Vacation Bible School! It has been a wonderful encouragement for me to watch our t...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

In the letter of Paul to the church at Galatia, we find that Paul is encouraging the people to place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ rather than ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


People needed to stand in the gap

People needed to stand in the gap

We find in Ezekiel 22 that the prophet Ezekiel is prophesying or preaching in a time where there was violence, crime, and immorality being practiced b...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Encouragers needed

Encouragers needed

In Acts 4:36 we read of a man named Joses, the disciples gave him a nickname, “Barnabas” which means “son of consolation” (KJV...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Respecting those who gave

Respecting those who gave

Recently some friends, my wife and I were blessed to take a trip to our nation’s capital. While there we visited several of the war memorials, w...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Peter wa...

June 24th, 2016 |  


A lesson from boy Jesus

A lesson from boy Jesus

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49In chapter 2 of the book of ...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles ...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Local minister marks 30 years

Local minister marks 30 years

The Rev. Dennis W. “Bud” Cameron, a local minister of the United Methodist Church, was honored Sunday afternoon for his 30 years in the mi...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Have you ever tried going with less instead? Not too long ago, I asked my kids if they knew what it meant to fast. We tend to joke a...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Come to Jesus through His Word

Longing for more? Come to Jesus through His Word

Perhaps like the blind beggar longing to see, as I shared last Friday, are you longing for more? More love? More peace? More of an understanding of Go...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Longing for more

Longing for more

Are you longing for more in your life? Whatever your longing or your desire, Jesus invites us to come to Him. In Mark’s Gospel 10:46-52, we hear...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Enjoying a blessed life

Enjoying a blessed life

In the previous columns, we have discussed in detail God’s great love for us His children, and how valuable that is in a real way. We have talke...

April 29th, 2016 |  


A wonderful life with Father God

A wonderful life with Father God

In our last three columns, we have discussed in detail God’s great love for us, the truth of His character and how much He desires to help us, a...

April 22nd, 2016 |  


Faith: Our confident connection with God

Faith: Our confident connection with God

The New Testament word “faith” comes from the Greek word pistis, which means trusting in the truthfulness of God. So our faith is knowing ...

April 15th, 2016 |  


Knowing God’s character

Knowing God’s character

The New Testament is packed full of evidence of God’s love for us, and His great desire to bless us, His beloved children.I like that word belov...

April 8th, 2016 |  


Exodus celebrates 30 year anniversary

Exodus celebrates 30 year anniversary

The Exodus Progressive Primitive Baptist Church family of Pilot Mountain, at 179 Exodus Church Road, is celebrating its members and its 30-year annive...

April 7th, 2016 |  


The love of God

The love of God

Good news — God loves us so much, that He has an overwhelming desire in His heart to bless and help His children, the believers. He is not ̶...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Resurrection Sunday!

Resurrection Sunday!

This Sunday marks the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ! From pulpits all across our world, the greatest truth will be proclaim...

March 25th, 2016 |  


Community Good Friday services will be at Mount Airy Wesleyan

This year’s Annual Good Friday Services, centered around the theme of the “Seven Last Words of Christ” are being hosted by Mount Air...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Marking Palm Sunday

Marking Palm Sunday

Worshippers all over the world will celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem this week on Palm Sunday, March 20. Remembering the events t...

March 18th, 2016 |  


Light shines in the darkness

Light shines in the darkness

Jesus instructed His followers in Matthew 5:14-16:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they lig...

March 11th, 2016 |  


Light, in the midst of darkness

Light, in the midst of darkness

It seems darkness is all around us. Deception. Evil. Lying. Immorality. Hate. Murder. Selfishness. Sin. It has been so since the Garden of Eden. So ma...

March 4th, 2016 |  


Church Calendar

Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to bcolvard@civitasmedia.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the newspape...

March 4th, 2016 updated: March 4th, 2016. |  


I can only imagine

I can only imagine

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, I am so honored to do these articles and most of all having the opportunity to write to you about the goodness ...

February 26th, 2016 |  


Have we become a selfish generation?

Have we become a selfish generation?

We greet you in the name of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am truly honored to share the wonderful word with you. There is so much joy in the nam...

February 19th, 2016 |  


Let’s get serious with God

Let’s get serious with God

We greet you in the name of the Lord. I am so humbly honored to connect with each and every one of you readers out there. I always love to fellowship ...

February 12th, 2016 |  


Community Lenten services begin on Wednesday

For 95 years the Mount Airy Ministerial Association has sponsored the annual community-wide Lenten Services for the area. In recent years the crowds h...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Name dropping means nothing without Jesus

Name dropping means nothing without Jesus

Greetings to you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We come to you once again in this month of February 2016. My how time goes by, anoth...

February 5th, 2016 |  


To thine own self be true, and to God be true

To thine own self be true, and to God be true

Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, had a line that said, “To thine own self be true.”How often have we fooled ourselves into thinking we...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Living a salt and light life

Living a salt and light life

I imagine by now, all of you fairly local to the Carolinas, have seen a bumper sticker, or window decal, or perhaps a t-shirt that says “SALT LI...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


Check your spirital growth chart

Check your spirital growth chart

Where are you right now in your relationship with God? Do you have a deep and satisfying experience with your Maker? Are you happy about where you are...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Do you crave eternal life?

Do you crave eternal life?

Thank God for taste buds! Have you considered how very much God loves you, to have given you taste buds, and then to have provided for you the delicio...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Christmas is always merry and joyful

Christmas is always merry and joyful

First I will make some points on the history of the day. The day celebrates John 1. Jesus is the Word, the Word which is God. He came into being to be...

December 25th, 2015 |  


Respond during this season of Advent

Respond during this season of Advent

This last week before Christmas is a time to respond to the Lord who calls us. To help our responding, I will suggest reflecting on the first chapter ...

December 18th, 2015 |  


Prepare during the Advent season

Prepare during the Advent season

Isaiah was called to prepare the way of God into the history of Israel. The Jews had become lost and in their fear and anger had wandered from the Lor...

December 11th, 2015 |  


Beware, be alert, be vigilant, be awake, be aware

Beware, be alert, be vigilant, be awake, be aware

There are many ways of saying it. Matthew, Mark and Luke agree that we should keep our eyes forward because Jesus will come again. Translators, of the...

December 4th, 2015 updated: December 4th, 2015. |  


Just say thanks

Just say thanks

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of tu...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Community Thanksgiving service set

Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church and its pastor, Dr. David Sparks, will host a multi-denominational Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. ...

November 15th, 2015 |