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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

Ice Cream Social This Sunday
It’s here at last! “A Cool Event,” the annual fundraising ice cream social benefitting Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, will be held this Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ at 3410 Startown Road in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

Journey Home To Perform Aug. 26
The Journey Home gospel bluegrass band is out of Sweetwater, Tenn. They sing and play the guitar, banjo and stand-up bass. The group has released three albums.
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

More About Tucker's Grove
Tucker's Grove Camp Meeting got underway over the weekend. It continues through next Sunday (Aug. 27th).
Sunday, August 20, 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

Tucker's Grove Camp Meeting Underway
Camp meeting time continues next week.  The annual gathering at Tucker's Grove Campground on Highway 73 began with activities this weekend.
Saturday, August 19, 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

CHURCH EVENTS AUGUST 18-25
Food Giveaway, Homecomings, Concerts, Blood Drives and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Friday, August 18, 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

Ministers March
"It wasn't in any way a protest."  Rev. Tony Matthews, pastor of First United Methodist Church, who organized the event, said it was a demonstration--but one that the ministers involved are asking for God's help in bringing people together rather than fighting.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

Ministers March Set For Tuesday Morning
In the aftermath of the horrible events of the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, two demonstrations are planned for Lincolnton and Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Christian Ministry Gears Up For Ice Cream Social
We all scream for ice cream! And so will you, when Christian Ministry of Lincoln County presents its annual benefit fundraiser, the “Cool Event” ice cream social at Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ.
Saturday, August 12, 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

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

Groundbreaking For Columbarium & Prayer Garden
On Sunday, August 6, after the morning worship service, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on South Aspen Street ground was broke for a Columbarium and Prayer Garden.
Friday, August 11, 2017

CHURCH EVENTS AUGUST 11-18
Memorial Car Show, Back to School Bash, Concerts, Blood Drives and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Friday, August 11, 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

Freedom Church Holds Annual L'Town Love Event
A great crowd gathered to serve Lincolnton for L'Town Love. Free backpacks filled with school supplies, haircuts, dental screenings, and lunch for those who attended!
Thursday, August 10, 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

Pine Ridge Boys To Perform Aug. 12
The Pine Ridge Boys from Inman, S.C. are returning to Living Word Ministries, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. The concert is free, but a free-will offering would be taken up. Baritone Wayne Shuford grew up in Lincolnton, N.C.
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

Ministry's Emergency Services Help More Than 2,000 In July
Christian Ministry is making a big difference in the lives of countless local needy people.
Friday, August 04, 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

CHURCH EVENTS AUGUST 4-11
Homecomings, Youth Basketball Camp Registration, Family Reunion, Choral Festival and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Thursday, August 03, 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

It's Camp Meeting Time
Rock Springs Camp Meeting kicks off the annual camp meetings for 2017 this week. The Rock Springs event will be followed by Balls Creek and Tucker's Grove.
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

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

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

Blood Drive Coming Up Aug. 1
The Elizabeth Carpenter Student Blood Drive is coming up on Aug. 1. in the fellowship hall of Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. Help Elizabeth have a successful blood drive to earn a scholarship from Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kastner Bible Now On Display
Now open and running through August 19 at the Gaston County Museum is The Kastner Family Bible. This display will feature the spectacular German Bible printed in 1564.
Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Church Events July 28-August 4
Fundraisers, Blood Drives, VBS, Celebrations, Worship in the Park, Singing, Arts Camp and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Thursday, July 27, 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

Take A Journey Through Israel
Beginning Wednesday, July 26 and for the next five weeks pastor Johnny Sawyer of Ranlo Church of God will take you on a virtual journey through Israel from his recent trip there. The sessions are free and open to the public.
Saturday, July 22, 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

Christian Ministry Releases Food-Packing Schedule
They pack quite a bunch. They’re the volunteer food-packers from local churches that make a difference by helping Christian Ministry of Lincoln County on a regular basis.
Friday, July 21, 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

Church Events July 21-28
Concerts, Youth Conference, Country Breakfast and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Thursday, July 20, 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

Amantha Mill To Perform July 22
Amantha Mill will perform July 22 at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries. The Boone-based band is a big favorite on the regional gospel music circuit. Amantha Mill is known for its gospel bluegrass stylings.
Tuesday, July 18, 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

Laundry Room Needs Volunteers
Did you know the ministry has a laundry room? Yep, according to executive director Mitzi Williams, its use is for any clients (mostly the local homeless) that need to wash their clothes.
Saturday, July 15, 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

Church Events July 15-21
VBS at numerous churches, Blood Drives, Concerts, Worship in the Park and More! Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Friday, July 14, 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

Church Events July 8-14
Movies on the Lawn, Produce Stand, Blood Drives, Concerts, Worship In The Park and More! Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Friday, July 07, 2017

Methodist Circuit Riders Topic For Next Eastern Lincoln Historical Meeting
Rev. Tony Matthews, of Bethel United Methodist Church, will discuss Methodist Circuit Riders for the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society on Monday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Rock Springs Campground Meeting Arbor located in the center of the campground.
Friday, July 07, 2017

Ministry Sees Changes, Smooth Transition
The last six months have brought many changes to the Christian Ministry family including Mitzi Williams as the new executive director, Angie Pooley as the new administrative assistant and Emily ‘Mimi’ Rhyne as the new LINC co-ordinator.
Thursday, July 06, 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

Recent Risen Church Benefit A Success
Risen Church is making a difference in the lives of local people. And one such way was a recent benefit concert held for Greg Pressley. According to event organizer Tré Vaughn, himself a performer at the concert, Pressley is fighting cancer.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Mylon Hayes Family To Perform July 8
The Hayes family is a complete family that ministers on a full-time basis. Its members are parents Mylon and Wendy Hayes, married 22 years now, and their twin sons, Connor and Bailey, 18, and daughter Kennedy, 14
Tuesday, July 04, 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

Church Events June 30 - July 7
Greg Pressley Benefit Concert, Country Breakfast Fundraiser, Blood Drive, Worship In The Park and More! Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column For FREE!
Thursday, June 29, 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


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