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Upcoming Church Events
Country Breakfast, Fundraisers, Jerry Lackey Memorial Blood Drive, Cruise-In, Concerts, Organ Dedicatrion and Lots More!
Friday, April 26, 2019

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other's burdens...
Friday, April 26, 2019

Proverbs 11:25
A generous person will prosper...
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lakeside Bluegrass Gospel Group To Perform April 27
A quarter-century ago, Lakeside started playing in churches throughout East Tennessee. The group has released six albums. The band began as a family group called the Gospel Bluegrass Boys. After a few personnel changes, the members adopted the current name 12 years ago.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Romans 8:39
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere...
Monday, April 22, 2019

...Then It Was Easter
Friday and Saturday's stormy weather gave way to a cool Easter Sunday morning.  The temperature was 42°.  Yet many churches held their Sunrise Service outdoors.  The oldest of Lincolnton's Sunrise Services was celebrated indoors at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jesus Wants You Back
At Easter many Christians who have fallen away from the Lord wonder if they still have a place in His kingdom. Some of us have gotten so caught up with our jobs, our children, collecting material things, and other worldly pursuits that our relationship with the Lord is a pretty low priority in our life.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Luke 6:31
Do to others as you...
Sunday, April 21, 2019

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 that the bathroom sink was clogged.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches...
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Titus 3:5
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy...
Friday, April 19, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Easter Services, Fundraisers and Lots More!
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Isaiah 58:10
And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed...
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thoughts On Easter & Missions
Church attendance peaks at Easter. It is most certainly an appropriate day to remember and reflect on the crucifixion and resurrection, but are we just 'going through the motions'?
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Christian Ministry Closed For Good Friday
Volunteers will help run the soup kitchen while Christian Ministries is closed Friday, April 19, and Easter weekend.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

St. Luke's Episcopal Historic Easter Sunrise Service
This historic sunrise service has been a continuous celebration for over 150 years.  St. Luke’s extends an invitation for you to join in the celebration of Easter at sunrise. Breakfast will be served in the Parish House following the service.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Christian Ministry Thanks Supporters
They put the “U” in “volunteer” and “support.” They’re the many volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to fulfill Christian Ministry’s mission of helping the less fortunate.
Monday, April 15, 2019

John 11:40
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you ...
Monday, April 15, 2019

Let's Have Lunch
For the past six weeks about 150 of us in the local Body of Christ have gathered at noon at First United Methodist Church for a Lent luncheon worship series. People from many area churches come together for this annual event and it is like a homecoming of sorts where old friends connect with hugs and new friends are made outside of our own church family.
Sunday, April 14, 2019

1 John 5:5
Who is it that overcomes the world...
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Run Home
When my children were living at home, we would take trips on a regular basis to visit my wife’s family who lived in Georgia. We wanted to be together during holidays and certain times during the summer months. Regardless of the season, my children always wanted to do the same things when they visited their grandparents.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another...
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fundraisers, Concerts, Cantatas, Easter Egg Hunts and Lots More!
Friday, April 12, 2019

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth will pass away...
Friday, April 12, 2019

Trusting In God
Our national motto is "In God We Trust."  It's difficult for us as mortals in a temporal world to understand and trust the workings of God.  Unlike us, He is not bound by time, not limited as are we in His knowledge.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Psalm 95:6-7
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Proverbs 16:9
In their hearts humans plan their course...
Monday, April 8, 2019

Forgive Others
Last week we talked about confessing our sins so that God can forgive us and give us another change to get it right.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Revelation 1:8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God...
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dodger Blue In The Land Of The Giants!
It is hard to believe, but I have been happily married for almost 35 years! After four adult children, and 10 grandchildren later I still feel like the luckiest man alive. Isn’t it amazing how time flies when you are having fun?
Saturday, April 6, 2019

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God...
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Lenten Services, Fundraisers, Concerts and Lots More!
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers...
Friday, April 5, 2019

The Corporate Act Of Worship
How good and blessed it is when we gather to worship our Lord. Have you stopped and considered lately the corporate act of worship?  We gather with other believers with which we share a common desire, to honor and glorify God.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Proverbs 11:25
A generous person will prosper...
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hedrick To Perform Thursday At Grand Ole Opry
Mooresville native Bruce Hedrick will perform this Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is nominated for three prestigious awards. The awards show starts at 6 p.m. Fans should check out the Website at www.opry.com to listen live.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Cockman Family To Perform April 6 At Living Word
The Sherrills Ford-based bluegrass gospel group will offer a free concert with their unique sound of bluegrass gospel stylings. Better come early for this one!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Proverbs 19:20-21
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received...
Monday, April 1, 2019

Confess Your Sin
This week President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to the family of Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins at a White House ceremony. Sgt. Atkins died in June 2007 after he confronted a terrorist wearing a suicide vest in Iraq.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflict...
Sunday, March 31, 2019

When A Hotdog Is In Your Memory
Recently, Sherry and I returned to Wake Forest for a meeting with the President and other leaders from the seminary that we attended back in the 1980’s. It was great to be back on campus and relive some good, old memories. 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Lenten Services, Fundraisers, Concerts and Lots More!
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Psalm 91:2
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge...
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mark 10:45
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served...
Friday, March 29, 2019

Special Worship Service At McKendree UMC March 31
Keith Miller and his son, Nathan Gabriel Miller, will be at McKendree United Methodist Church this Sunday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. for a very special worship service where they will share their musical talents and bring a message about autism awareness.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor depend on God...
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hebrews 10:35-36
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross...
Monday, March 25, 2019

Get Into The Solution
As people of faith, we have spiritual resources to help us live in peace with others, and we need to use them in times when anger rises up between family members, friends, and co-workers. 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time...
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Luke 16:10
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much...
Saturday, March 23, 2019

On Faith
A well-known hymn includes the words, "My faith is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about the temporary nature of our life on earth and the need to have faith in more than what this world can offer.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Church Events March 22-29
Country Breakfast, Gospel Concerts, Community Lunch, Lenten Services, Youth Worship Night and Lots More!
Friday, March 22, 2019

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Ephesians 4:26-27
“In your anger do not sin” ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1 Timothy 6:8-9
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God...
Monday, March 18, 2019

Your Reflection
Recently a newspaper headline said “Woman Smashes Night Club Mirror in Myrtle Beach After Seeing Her Reflection”.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows.... 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hot Coals & Hard Feelings
I read about an owner of a large furniture store who was successful but oppressive on all the people that worked for him. He hardly ever associated with any of his employees and remained by himself in his office. 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise.... 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active....
Friday, March 15, 2019

Church Events March 15-22
Carman Legacy Tour, Kids March Madness, Fish Fry, Sunday Luncheon, Lenten Services and More!
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Worshipping Is Still Important
Making the time to worship is still an important duty of every Christian.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances....
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord....
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley.... 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else.... 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Your Dash
Recently I was in San Diego visiting my son and every day we would go to the beach and watch the sun set over the ocean on Sunset Cliffs. One day as we sat quietly waiting for the orange ball to slip down into the sparkling water my son asked “Mom – how do you handle the fact that you know you are going to die?” 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world.... 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Missing The Point
I remember the event as though it happened last night, but it was over 40 years ago! My mother was a columnist for a local newspaper and she wrote about events in the community. One responsibility she had was to go to different theaters and critique plays.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence.... 
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fun, Food, Fellowship and More!
Friday, March 8, 2019

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons.... 
Friday, March 8, 2019

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name.... 
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message.... 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.... 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.... 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Your Case For Christ
At my church we are currently studying “The Case for Christ”, a book covering the historical and archeological evidence that supports the truth of the gospel.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.... 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Crabs, Sand & Fire Ants
Several years ago, I took my family to a conference at the beach. Yes, it was a real conference! Being from the mountains, the beach has never really appealed to me. I always get sunburned, sand is everywhere, and it is too hot.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever.... 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved....
Friday, March 1, 2019

Upcoming Church Events
Fun, Food, Fellowship, World Day of Prayer, Open House, Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, Ash Wednesday Services and More!
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Miracles
Do you believe in miracles?  What exactly is a miracle?  Our very existence might well be considered a miracle--and our salvation through Jesus Christ an even greater one.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials.... 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves.... 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

John 5:24
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word.... 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.... 
Monday, February 25, 2019


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