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Seeking The Best For Others
This week, Dr. Spence talks about seeking what is best for others without trying to take control.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Proverbs 22:6
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Psalm 100:5
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Colossians 3:12
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Right Thing To Do
Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation” is about those who lived during World War II in the United States. He wrote “It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced” because these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the “right thing to do.”
Sunday, August 20, 2017

James 1:2-3
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. 
Sunday, August 20, 2017

John 15:13
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses. 
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Psalm 103:12
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Friday, August 18, 2017

2 Thessalonians 3:5
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hebrews 12:14
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Isaiah 55:8-9
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Potter, Friend & Never Alone
Three poems by Malina Fuller based on verses from the Bible.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Isaiah 6:8
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Monday, August 14, 2017

Revelation 21:4
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Slingshot Prayers
Last week I went to the beach with my daughter Rachael and her family.  She asked, “Mom will you ride the Slingshot with me?" 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why I Don't Like To Fly
One of my favorite movies is the “Wizard of Oz.” When I was a child I would watch this show every time it was on television. I’m not sure why I was enthralled by this show, but I have never grown tired of it.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Shot In The Dark
This past spring my wife and I planted a garden, some Concord grape vines, muscadine vines, blueberry bushes, and a blackberry bush.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ephesians 2:8-9
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. 
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hebrews 4:12
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses. 
Friday, August 11, 2017

2 Peter 3:9
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sometimes It's Good To Be Hungry
Psalm 107, verse 9 (KJV) reads: For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Matthew 5, verse 6 says: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. This week, Dr. Spence talks about having a hunger for God's purpose in your life.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Psalm 56:8
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Colossians 3:23-24
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. 
Monday, August 07, 2017

Got Wisdom?
The combined Vacation Bible School of seven churches in downtown Lincolnton was a home run this week except for one little disaster.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Acts 4:12
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Perfect Picture Of Pain
Since my last birthday I am officially a, “Senior Adult.” I know, I can’t believe it either, but somebody selected the age of 55 to be considered the age of being a senior.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

John 3:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. 
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Psalm 37:4
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses. 
Friday, August 04, 2017

Hebrews 4:16
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Thursday, August 03, 2017

What Are We Doing Here?
First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will hold a meeting in the Sanctuary Sunday August 6th at 9:30 AM (during the Sunday School hour) to hear a presentation of a proposed new mission statement of First Baptist Church. All members and visitors are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Romans 8:38-39
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

John 1:12
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Can't Have One Without The Other
I know it's not Christmas or Easter yet but I woke up this morning with something on my mind.  These are very popular holidays.  Christmas has presents and carols.  There's also a lot of talk about Santa Clause and his reindeer.  Easter has egg hunts and egg coloring.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Romans 10:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Monday, July 31, 2017

John 14:27
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Purpose Of Communion
Every Thursday at Emanuel Reformed Church we gather for lunch at noon, breaking bread and having spiritual fellowship together. We call it the “Thursday Lunch Bunch” and sharing a meal is important to us.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

1 Corinthians 6:19
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Proverbs 22:6
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Psalm 100:5
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Thursday, July 27, 2017

All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand
A favorite song says, "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand."  We live in a dying world; yet we believe in eternal life.  It is important, Dr. Spence says this week, that we live as much like Christ as we can--for that is our hope and salvation and the message we should share with others.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Colossians 3:12
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

James 1:2-3
We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2 Chronicles 7:14
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Monday, July 24, 2017

John 5:24
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Imperfect But Forgiven
The idea of being in prison is horrifying to most people, but for many men and women it is the best thing that ever happened to them.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Recipe To Forget
One Saturday morning we were making breakfast and all we had in the kitchen was onions, cheese, milk, eggs, and some hotdogs. You can call this a recipe for disaster. We decided that we would make a creation that we called “The Hotdog Omelet.”
Saturday, July 22, 2017

John 11:25
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Romans 15:13
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Friday, July 21, 2017

2 Corinthians 5:21
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Times They Are A-Changin'
This week Dr. Spence talks about dealing with change by holding on to the constant love and direction of God.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hebrews 11:6
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

John 16:33
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Matthew 11:29
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, July 17, 2017

Isaiah 41:10
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Sunday, July 16, 2017

WiFi Wilderness
This week I am on vacation in Washington State on my sister Margaret’s land where nature declares the glory of God in every direction. Sky scraper evergreens stand against the blue sky, wildflowers carpet the landscape, and a cool breeze brings earthly fragrances of delight.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Romans 10:9
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hebrews 13:5
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Friday, July 14, 2017

2 Corinthians 5:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Looking In The Mirror
This week, Dr. Spence suggests that assessing your personal situation is important--but even more important is asking God's direction for your life.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Matthew 11:28
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hebrews 12:2
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Matthew 6:33
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, July 10, 2017

Swimming Backwards With God
I like to swim, but one thing I could never do was the back stroke. I would sit by the pool and wonder, “How do people do it?” It seemed impossible to me. I tried and tried but it was too hard.
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Just Behind The Green Velvet Rope
Several years ago our children were all preteens and we took a vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. As we approached the first store that sold glass items I told my kids in my sternest voice, “Do not touch anything, keep your hands to yourselves!” We went from shop to shop without touching or breaking anything until we reached the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum.
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Thank God For Those Who Prepare For The Banquet
This week, Dr. Spence reflects on the July 4th banquet at First Baptist last Sunday and the banquet yet to be in Heaven.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Rejoice No Matter What
We all go through things in life. Trouble comes in our health, our finances, our jobs, our families, and our relationships. One principle I promote in ministry is that life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we respond to it.
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Blame It On The Dinosaur
My wife and I have been blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren, and believe it or not, not one of them makes a mistake! I love talking to them, holding them, and just spending time with them. I am always excited to see them, and they always seem excited to see me.
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Let Others See Jesus In You
This week, Dr. Spence talks about sharing your faith by letting others see it at work in your life.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Real Truth
In God’s infinite wisdom he has information known only to him. The Lord loves for us to use our intellect to seek out wisdom from him, but if the pursuit becomes to obtain knowledge just for the sake of knowing, it becomes meaningless.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Father's Day For God
On Father’s Day we remembered and honored our earthly father and our heavenly father. My earthly father was Bill Currie, a hardworking man. He was a sportscaster for WSOC-TV and the NC Tar Heels for many years in the 60’s and early 70’s.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

How To Live Like A Rooster
Growing up in the country gave me the opportunity to experience life among farm animals. I’m not saying that I milked the pigs or slopped the cows (I believe I have that backwards) on a daily basis, but I do know the difference between a hen and a rooster, even though I refer to both of them as “chickens.” 
Saturday, June 24, 2017

About Communities
This week, Dr. Spence talks about the various communities of which we are a part.  Does what you do in each community reflect your love of God?
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Down To The Details
It was a busy day for me with grocery shopping and errands to run.  I arrived home later than expected and to my horror discovered one of my rings missing.  A treasured jewel, the diamond ring once belonged to my late mother.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Rich Life
A rich life is not one in possession of the riches of this world, but one that abounds with the riches of Christ; it’s the abundant life promised by the Father in John 10:10: “I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly.”
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's True: Life Is Good
How often do you think Jesus walked along the Jordan River and thought of standing by Samuel as he prayed for Israel?
Monday, June 19, 2017

I Touched Him
It’s a big world with a lot going on, yet it seems like the only thing going on is what did the president say yesterday? Did he tweet anything last night? What is he going to do today?
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Would You Pass The Breathalyzer Test?
Hank Williams Sr. wrote a song, “Your Cheating Heart Will Tell On You!” I guess Hank had suffered a broken heart and had found out by how the other person acted. Hank made a good point, the way people act will eventually show what they are thinking.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Personal Solution To A Worldwide Problem
This week, Dr. Spence discusses issues discussed at the International Rotary Convention--among them the problem of modern day slavery.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

See Visions And Dream Dreams
I am no stranger to seeing visions and dreaming dreams.  Twenty years ago a small group of us were sitting in a funeral home chapel in Hickory while Rev. Reggie Longcrier shared the visions and dreams God had given him.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Keeping Our Focus On God
In an effort to change with the times to attract members, meet financial needs and keep up with what's happening, the church runs the risk of losing its focus on what's really important.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about maintaining the church's reason for being.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Heaven Is A City
While we were on holidays, we spent some time in Melbourne and it was interesting to reflect on city living. I've lived in many towns but never a city, but today's verse tells me one day I will.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Be The Mountain
When I was a child we sometimes played a game called "King of the Mountain." All that was needed was a small hill or mound of dirt to climb on.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A Building Of God
After retirement, we moved to a new community and built a new house. When the foundation and framework appeared, I saw a blessing from God that I wanted to acknowledge. Using a marker, I inscribed cement bases and wood studs with Bible verses.
Monday, June 05, 2017

What's On Your Spiritual Report Card?
School will be out this week and report cards are coming for our youth. Many will celebrate and some will be disappointed. This can be a happy time for families or one of frustration.
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Unifying Your Purpose With God's Plan
This week, Dr. Spence talks about unifying our purpose with that of our Heavenly Father--doing His will.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hard Places
The bible is filled with vivid details about the people we consider heroes of our faith. God exposed their humanness to us, but also His love for them that never faltered.
Monday, May 29, 2017

A Real Memorial Day
Today I want to celebrate the life of First Lt. Weston Lee who died on April 29, 2017 in Mosul, Iraq from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

When A Recipe Goes Haywire
Now that I have officially turned into the male version of the famous cook, Paula Deen, I am trying out new recipes upon my family and friends.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Beauty Of Words
Have you ever discovered the true beauty of words that say so much with such simple elegance? The Hymn, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” written by William Cowper is just that, elegance of words.
Friday, May 26, 2017


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