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Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows...
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Doing What Is Important
This week Dr. Spence talks about putting aside some of our denominational differences and focusing instead on the true mission of the church.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Creates Blessing Boxes
According to its pastor, Rev. Tommy Lineberger, when Trinity Lutheran held its annual Vacation Bible School in June, the theme was “Who Is My Neighbor?” And as VBS went on, an 11-year-old girl began wrestling with this very question.
Monday, November 11, 2019

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness...
Monday, November 11, 2019

Soften Your Heart
Recently I was with my grandsons playing with Play Doh and I noticed that some of it had dried out and was too hard to mold. When I came to a piece that was like rock, I put it to the side because it seemed like a waste to throw it away. 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Asbury UMC Holds First Responders Appreciation Service
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Church Road (off Highway 27 East of Lincolnton) will have a special service this Sunday honoring area first responders.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ephesians 4:11-12
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers...
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pick Your Pet Carefully
Why is it that we can forget what we should remember and remember what we should forget? I don’t know if it is human nature to dwell on past events that bring more pain than comfort. 
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Revival
Is it time for a revival--or a crusade?  That's the subject of Dr. Spence's observations this week.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer...
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower...
Friday, November 8, 2019

John 12:26
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be...
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Thursday, Nov. 7 - Christian Ministry Christmas Fund Benefit At Emmanuel Lutheran with the Frank Love Orchestra, Nov. 9 - North Brook Baptist Craft Bazaar, Antioch Baptist Yard Sale, Mt. Zion Baptist Bazaar & Cruise-In and Crouse UMC World Famous Fish Fry & Oyster Stew Supper – these and many more church related events on the calendar for the weeks ahead!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

King's Heralds Quartet To Perform
They have recorded more than 100 albums in 30 different languages. They have also sung in more than 50 different countries. The Heralds are primarily known for their a cappella stylings.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

James 1:5-6
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God...
Monday, November 4, 2019

Believe and Surrender
Matthew 13:53-58 is the only place in the New Testament where Jesus apparently failed in His mission. He knew what He was called to do but they had made up their mind about who He was and what He could do. They did not have faith in Him, and this hindered His ability to perform miracles for them.
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live...
Sunday, November 3, 2019

About Church
Is attending church important?  The Bible says 'yes.'  That's the topic of this week's "Refiner's Fire" commentary.
Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Wedding
I remember this event like it happened yesterday, even though it took place over 30 years ago. I was only 25 years old and had just graduated from seminary. I was the pastor of a small church in Virginia and was learning all the ins and outs of being a pastor. I had been asked by a couple in the Church to perform their wedding and I had agreed.
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit...
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Isaiah 30:18
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you...
Friday, November 1, 2019

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear...
Thursday, October 31, 2019

"So Much to Sing About," Nov. 3 At Trinity Lutheran
The festival choir will be under the direction of John Lineberger and Loretta Beam. It will be comprised of choir members from Cedar Grove and Trinity Lutheran churches.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Christian Ministry Gears Up For Christmas
Our Christmas ministry helps parents give toys to their children and gives a wheelbarrow full of food to each family. Last year, we gave out food to 749 families.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west...
Monday, October 28, 2019

Unbroken
I was in Las Vegas last week with family and it was hard to imagine that just two years ago a man with an assault weapon massacred 58 innocent people and wounded 422 more at an outdoor country music festival there. How could this have happened? 
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...
Sunday, October 27, 2019

My Cat Wears Dog Tags
My wife and I recently invited a kitten to live with us in our home. I would like to say we, “bought” a kitten, but who really owns a cat?
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths...
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Sowell Family Pickers To Perform Oct. 26
The Tennessee-based siblings - brothers Jacob, Joshua, Justus and John-Mark on the banjo, guitar, Dobro and fiddle, and twin sisters Abigail and Naomi, on the mandolin and bass.are coming to Living Word Ministries in Lowesville for a free performance.
Friday, October 25, 2019

Philippians 3:13-14
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it...
Friday, October 25, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fall Festivals, Country Breakfast, Benefit Dinner,  Concerts and More!
Thursday, October 24, 2019

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Psalm 91:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2 Samuel 7:22
How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mark 16:5-7
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed...
Monday, October 21, 2019

Don't Go Backwards
Most of us don’t hesitate to talk about our plans and those things we want to do in life.
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock...
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Your Shoes Are Where You Left Them!
Morning time around my house is very calm. It is just my wife, my cat, and me! However, that was not always the case. At one time we had four kids to get ready for school and the goal was to get all of them clean, clothed, and fed before the school bell rang. 
Saturday, October 19, 2019

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son...
Saturday, October 19, 2019

1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the nations...
Friday, October 18, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Sunday Luncheon, Country Breakfast, Fall Festivals and More!
Thursday, October 17, 2019

On Being An Active Christian
This week, Dr. Spence talks about the need to be active in our relationship with God.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hebrews 9:28
Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many...
Thursday, October 17, 2019

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wards, Exodus To Perform Oct. 19
The Wards of Waynesville and Exodus, a female trio from Alabama will perform a free concert on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville. 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jeremiah 17:10
“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind...
Monday, October 14, 2019

Beneficial Fire
This is the season for forest fires in California. Dry conditions coupled with high winds mean that the tiniest spark can start an inferno that burns uncontrolled for days or weeks, destroying everything in its path.
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Matthew 5:14
“You are the light of the world...
Sunday, October 13, 2019

"Amazing Race Against Hunger" A Big Success
Sunday’s “Amazing Race Against Hunger” was a big success for Christian Ministry. The event has raised more than $6,000 so far, and more funds are still coming in. Thanks to all the participants and donors to this worthy cause.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Painted Into A Corner
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most talented men in history. He was a great draftsman, an engineer, a thinker, and of course one of the most famous artists who has ever lived. Can you imagine being great at everything?
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil...
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD...
Friday, October 11, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fall VBS, Craft Fairs, Laps4Life, Praise & Pasta, Concerts, Homecomings, Luncheons and More!
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Learn--Then Move On
This week, Dr. Spence talks about learning from our experiences--good and bad--without getting stuck in the moment.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

John 14:23
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching...
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Matthew 25:35
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence...
Monday, October 7, 2019

What Do You Want Him To Do?
Jesus saw something in the thoughts of this man that must have led him to ask, “What do you want me to do for you?” 
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...
Sunday, October 6, 2019

All Tied Up With No Place To Go!
One goal that I had while growing up was to be famous. I didn’t know how I was going to accomplish this dream, but the thought of being well known and well-loved suited me to a tee. There was just one problem with this goal: I wasn’t good at anything.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast...
Saturday, October 5, 2019

BBQ, Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival, Blessing Of The Animals, Homecomings, Race Against Hunger, 50th Anniversary Celebration Crouse Fire Department and More!
Friday, October 4, 2019

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others...
Friday, October 4, 2019

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...
Thursday, October 3, 2019

St. Luke's Episcopal Blessing Of The Animals Oct. 5
Our pets are a blessing to us, join us in blessing them! Bring your pet, or photo of your pet, to A Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Pray
This week, Dr. Spence talks about the importance of prayer.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Littles Gospel Group Performs Oct. 6 And Nov. 23
The Monroe-based Littles gospel group is coming to our area for two free concerts. They’ll be at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Maiden, this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 10:45 a.m. And the Littles will also perform another free concert on Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Matthew 6:25-26
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Matthew 20:28
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

LINC Meals Program Seeks Drivers
For more than a generation, this meals-on-wheels program has helped countless local elderly and shut-in residents by bringing hot meals to their doorsteps.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Psalm 27:4
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek...
Monday, September 30, 2019

Keep Going
Even in the midst of our struggle, we haven’t lost everything. If we will seek God sincerely with our whole heart, we will find Him in the situation like a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us...
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Lessons From A Cookie
I took my wife out to lunch a few days ago to a Chinese restaurant in Hickory. It was a nice change of pace for lunch and the best part was that it was a buffet bar!
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things...
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dallas Baptist Church Celebrating 140 Years
Come out and celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the founding of Dallas Baptist Church on September 29 at 10:30 a.m. Their guest speaker will be former associate minister, Rev. George Rossi. Stay after the service for a covered dish meal.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed...
Friday, September 27, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fundraisers, Concerts and Homecomings!
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Community Is Important
This week Dr. Spence talks about the important of the community of believers to the well-being of individuals.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him...
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Elvis-Inspired Gospel Singer Dennis Cook To Perform
The Georgia-based Cook is well known for singing gospel tunes in Elvis’s famous style. Much honored throughout his gospel career, Cook was recognized as the 2015 Lighthouse Gospel Music Soloist of the Year. And in 2016, he won the Lighthouse Gospel Music Soloist and Male Vocalist of the Year honors.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Amazing Race Against Hunger" Is Oct. 6
Get on your marks, get set and go. Down to Christian Ministries, that is to stop by now and get your race packages for the “Amazing Race Against Hunger.” The annual fundraiser for the ministry’s LINC Meals home meal delivery program.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hebrews 12:2
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith...
Monday, September 23, 2019

Progressive Healing
After the first touch Jesus asked him, “Do you see anything?” but He already knew the answer. He knew that the man’s sight was restored but it would take more to heal him completely.
Sunday, September 22, 2019

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son...
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Learning From Paint And Oil!
One of the biggest challenges I face as a pastor is to prepare as many as three messages every week. 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

St. Luke's Presents Checks To Hesed House & Christian Ministry
Rev. Steve Hines, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, presented checks Friday (Sep. 20th) to Hesed House and Christian Ministry of Lincoln County.
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west...
Saturday, September 21, 2019


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