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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.... 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Holiness Takes Time
I was talking with a friend this week and he said “Why does it take so long to change? Why can’t I just be transformed in an instant? I want to change but I don’t want it to take a long time.”
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God...
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Gilligan's Island Is Sinking!
A few nights ago I was scrolling through the television lineup and came upon an episode of “Gilligan’s Island.” As I began to watch the show I was reminded of a conversation that I had years ago with one of my daughters. 
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works...
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Philippians 4:12
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty...
Friday, August 17, 2018

Psalm 143:10
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God... 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard... 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect....
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this....
Monday, August 13, 2018

You Are Still Young Enough
Moses was 80 years old when God called him to go to the Pharaoh and say “Let my people go!” I wonder if he asked himself “Am I too old to do this?” 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...
Sunday, August 12, 2018

What Replaces A Bad Habit?
Do you find it easy or hard to break a habit? Webster’s Dictionary defines a habit as an “Involuntary pattern of behavior acquired by frequent repetition; an addiction.” If a habit can be described as an addiction, then you know it is something that will take some effort to change. 
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved...
Friday, August 10, 2018

Jame:1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters...
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Among Thieves
This week, Dr. Spence reminds us that when Jesus died on the cross for our sins, he was crucified between two common thieves.  It was symbolic of the reason He came--not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Colossians 2:7
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Ephesians 6:10-11
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Monday, August 6, 2018

Proverbs 2:7
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Are You Prepared to Expect Delays
A few days ago, I was driving to a specific destination when I noticed one of those message signs on the side of the road. Its computerized message said, “Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. road work-EXPECT DELAYS.” 
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Psalm 27:4
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

John 14:27
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Understanding God
Even for the most studied Christians, understanding God--His will, His way, His very nature--is not an easy task.  This week, Dr. Spence continues his thoughts on understanding God.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

John 3:16
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Romans 10:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1 Corinthians 6:19
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Proverbs 22:6
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, July 30, 2018

Psalm 100:5
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Being A Mature Child
Jesus said we must be like little children to experience the kingdom of heaven. What does this mean?
Sunday, July 29, 2018

When You Talk Tough
A man who boarded an airplane was directed to his seat which was next to a talking parrot. After the plane had taxied down the runway and was on its way to its destination, the hostess began to ask the passengers if they wanted something to drink.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

South Gastonia Church Of God Gets Elevator
Most folks go to church for an uplifting experience. And at the South Gastonia Church of God, members are now getting quite a literally uplifting experience indeed with a recently installed elevator for the use of its wheelchair-bound members.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Colossians 3:12
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Saturday, July 28, 2018

James 1:2-3
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Friday, July 27, 2018

How Well Do You Know God?
It is important that we adapt ourselves to God's order, not try to envision Him in ours.  This week, Dr. Spence continues his discussion of understanding God's purpose in our lives.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Psalm 103:12
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

2 Thessalonians 3:5
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hebrews 12:14
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Isaiah 55:8-9
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Monday, July 23, 2018

The Serenity Prayer
The Serenity Prayer is familiar to people all over the world. Many people identify it as the prayer adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1941 and widely used in other 12 Step programs since then. People who do not identify as Christian are comfortable using it as a prayer, and we see it everywhere. 
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Isaiah 6:8
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Sunday, July 22, 2018

How Are You Getting Along With Your Dog?
Have you noticed the amount of commercials on television that concern medical conditions? I didn’t know that many people in America were sick.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

John 3:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Psalm 37:4
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Taking Time To Know God Better
This week Dr. Spence talks about getting to know what God has intended for you.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

1 Corinthians 6:19
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Colossians 3:12
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Proverbs 22:6
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

James 1:2-3
We hope you enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, July 16, 2018

Got Questions About The Bible?
Our personal use of the Bible is fading, so it is understandable that people may be very familiar with well-known passages like The Lord’s Prayer, but not know its connection to the Bible, or even what it means.
Sunday, July 15, 2018

2 Chronicles 7:14
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Coughing Dog!
I’m not sure what triggers memories to come to the surface of our minds from the almost forgotten events of the past. For the most part I am grateful for these memories because I can see the Hand of God at work in even the seemingly small events in my life.
Saturday, July 14, 2018

John 5:24
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Saturday, July 14, 2018

John 11:25
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Friday, July 13, 2018

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!
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rescue
The boys soccer team that was trapped in a cave by floods in Thailand has been rescued.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about how God put in place a plan to rescue us.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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!
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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!
Monday, July 9, 2018

God Is Real
Years ago Nationwide Insurance ran an ad campaign called “Life Comes at You Fast” where people experienced unexpected events in their life that brought chaos and confusion into their world. In an instant, their lives were changed and they were left to pick up the pieces. 
Sunday, July 8, 2018

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!
Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Taste Of Victory, Sort Of!
When I was a kid and played baseball, we didn’t have cool names like the Braves, Cubs, or the Yankees. Our teams were named by the local businesses that bought the jerseys. 
Saturday, July 7, 2018

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!
Saturday, July 7, 2018

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!
Friday, July 6, 2018

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!
Thursday, July 5, 2018

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!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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!
Monday, July 2, 2018

God Is Bigger
The Great Recession was a very dark time for the Exodus Homes ministry. This area of the country was getting national attention for having the highest rise in unemployment as people everywhere were losing their jobs, businesses were closing, car lots were empty, and foreclosure signs were a common site.
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Psalm 100:5
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Sunday, July 1, 2018

John 14:27
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hebrews 4:16
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Friday, June 29, 2018

John 1:12
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Romans 8:38-39
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Romans 10:17
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

James 1:19
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, June 25, 2018

2 Corinthians 4:15
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Sunday, June 24, 2018

One Tough Duck
When I was a young teenager I went duck hunting with some of my relatives in the mountains. I had fished since I was child, but I had never been hunting, unless you count the times I took someone, “Snipe Hunting.”
Saturday, June 23, 2018

2 Corinthians 5:17
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Romans 8:31
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Friday, June 22, 2018

Silence Is Golden
This week, Dr. Spence shares thoughts on silence.
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Lamentations 3:22-23
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Galatians 2:20
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Philippians 2:3-4
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Isaiah 30:18
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, June 18, 2018

Be Grateful
Life is difficult and people everywhere struggle with financial stress, health issues, problems on the job, and family strife. In this passage Apostle Paul tells us to relax, be grateful, and pray for God’s help. If we do this, we will have God’s peace. You may say, “Peace? You don’t know my situation….”
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Matthew 5:14
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Sunday, June 17, 2018

How Hard Can It Be?
Last Saturday started out like every other Saturday during the springtime of the year. I cut the grass, cleaned up the garage, and completed any unfinished tasks that had been lingering around the house. I had finished all my regular responsibilities when my wife told me the bathroom sink was clogged.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Romans 13:10
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Proverbs 5:21
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Friday, June 15, 2018

John 14:23
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Who Do You Say Jesus Is?
Matthew 16: 13-16 (NIV) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am? ”Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Matthew 25:35
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Christian Ministry Kicks Off Summer
They are in the middle of their annual Business Blitz fundraiser, the annual benefit golf tournament is coming up in August, and the Hunger Walk in October – all very vital to the ministry where every penny collected continues to meet the needs of those in our community.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Matthew 28:19
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Monday, June 11, 2018

Give Your Best To The Master
Have you ever had a song going round and round in your head? Jane, the organist at our church, says she likes to give people a song to take with them as they leave on Sunday, one that they will sing to themselves during their busy week.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Ephesians 3:20
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture.
Sunday, June 10, 2018


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