a word from the pastor

Great books = Great minds

When Henry David Thoreau was leaving the city for his excursion to Walden Pond, someone asked him if he wanted a newspaper delivered to his cottage. “No thanks,” he said, “I’ve already seen a newspaper.” I think that is the mindset parents should have when it comes to the content their children ...
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Make a Commitment to God's Word in 2019

To cherish the Bible for the treasure it truly is, you must begin by reading it—consistently, purposefully, and prayerfully. A.W. Tozer once said, “the Bible was written in tears, and to tears it yields its best treasures.” With that in mind, I want to challenge you as the New Year approaches to ...
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The First Crisis at Christmas

How Joseph sets the example for men facing personal crisis Being a lover of history, I’ve learned that crises have often provided the stage for a single man to stand in the gap, make a difference, and turn the course of history. I think of George Washington, whose leadership led the continenta...
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When The Gospel Divides Your Family

On numerous occasions I’ve told parents that children come with promises but not with guarantees. Inevitably, every person must come to embrace faith in Christ on their own. Kids may question what they believe and what their parents taught them, and at some point, must decide whether “mom and dad...
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Three Lessons from a Lady Named Flo

I was on vacation last week in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where hurricane Florence wreaked havoc in slow-motion destruction. We were notified by local authorities of a mandatory evacuation and that people needed to be off the island by 8 p.m. on Wednesday. At that time, the causeway would be c...
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Three Keys to Child Rearing

Even after 40-plus years in ministry and having raised three children, I still feel unqualified to give advice to parents when it comes to rearing their children. Yet, perhaps I might say with Paul, “I give my judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.” (1 Corinthians 7:25) As a ...
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Integrity Check

Do you consider yourself a man of integrity? Can you say with confidence that your character exemplifies Christian beliefs and values? In recent days, well-known Christian leaders have been forced to step down from their ministries due to alleged moral failures. Perhaps it’s time to do your own i...
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