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 |  


The least of these

The least of these

Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My ...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Acres of religious diamonds

Acres of religious diamonds

You have probably read or heard the old classic story, “Acres of Diamonds” written by Russell H. Conwell, in which he points out that man ...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Let’s learn a lesson from the birds

Let’s learn a lesson from the birds

In Luke 12:24, Jesus declares, “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


The great variety of God

The great variety of God

The scriptures tell us that Jacob’s twelve sons became the progenitors, or forefathers, of the twelve tribes of Israel. A simple study of their ...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Being friends with God

Being friends with God

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24 (KJV)Most fol...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Church marks 100 years

Church marks 100 years

Simmons Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Oct. 11.The special service will begin at 10:30 a.m. w...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


A sailor and his prayer life

A sailor and his prayer life

We have all seen the old bumper sticker that reads: “In case of nuclear attack, the ban on praying in school will be immediately suspended.̶...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


I got bad news and good news

I got bad news and good news

Has anyone ever used the Bible to show you how you know you are going to Heaven? I want to share some scriptures with you today from the Bible that wi...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Forgiveness: The prisoner it really frees is you

Forgiveness: The prisoner it really frees is you

I truly believe that this world would be a much better place to live if people could just forgive one another. Most people don’t realize the lif...

September 18th, 2015 |  


You don’t need church to be saved, but the saved need the church

You don’t need church to be saved, but the saved need the church

There is an epidemic happening in this country today of people that are leaving the Church. Many are led astray by some false teaching or just choose ...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Peace be with you

Peace be with you

We all want peace. We want peace in the world, so we get into wars. We want peace in our country, so we vote for the person we think will do the best....

September 4th, 2015 |  


Freedom from poisonous wishes

Freedom from poisonous wishes

Philippians 4:11 & 12“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what i...

August 21st, 2015 |  


MACS kicks off 2015-16 school year

MACS kicks off 2015-16 school year

Making a difference in the lives of children seemed to be the common point all the speakers chose to make during Tuesday mornings convocations for the...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Freedom from appearance

Freedom from appearance

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.1 Cor. 13.4I’m glad that Christ can get us to the place wher...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Freedom from myself

Freedom from myself

Love…does not seek its own. First Corinthians 13:4-5In this month’s articles I would like to share with you some of the freedoms that you ...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Central United Methodist names pastor

Central United Methodist names pastor

Rev. Mark T. Muckler was recently appointed as pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Mount Airy.Muckler has served in full-time Christian minis...

August 7th, 2015 |  


God is calling you to a life full of purpose

God is calling you to a life full of purpose

Romans 8:1-4, 28-30 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in christ jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spiri...

July 6th, 2015 updated: January 19th, 2018. |  


You are never alone

You are never alone

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June 26th, 2015 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

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June 12th, 2015 |