Category Archives: Church

Go To Church or Watch Online?

I hope that none of my regular readers will be offended if I aim this post first and foremost at the good folks who are part of our Roan Mountain Baptist Church family. Even if you don’t attend our church, … Continue reading

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Beware of the Devil’s Shortcut

An elderly gentleman’s hearing reached the point where he needed a hearing aid. He did some investigating and found that a good one would cost him $8,000. Not being willing to pay that much, he kept searching until he found … Continue reading

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Why Don’t All Christians Believe the Same Way?

People wonder how sincere Christians can come to such different opinions in regards to what the Bible teaches. Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many Christian groups? Why are there so many offshoots? Why are there … Continue reading

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Respecting the Elderly

You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God. I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:32, N.K.J.V.) Every pastor feels the not-so-subtle pressure to keep the young people (and their parents) … Continue reading

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Five Keys For Happiness

I ran across a little piece from Ord L. Morrow the other day and thought I’d share it. It’s entitled “Five Keys For Happiness.” Those five keys, along with the proof-text scriptures Morrow suggested, are as follows: (scriptures from the … Continue reading

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It’s a Really Good Time to Pray For Your Leaders

After a young seminary student had preached a particularly fiery sermon, one church-goer said to him, “You are a model preacher.” This filled the young student with pride until he took the time to look up the definition of the … Continue reading

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Not My Typical Week

I spent this past week gathering as much information as I could about the Coronavirus in an effort to figure out how to conduct church services in a reasonably safe way. I also met with our church deacons Tuesday night … Continue reading

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The Bible & the Coronavirus

Like everybody else, my little corner of the world has been affected by the coronavirus even though no cases have been reported yet here in Mitchell county, NC. Our governor, Roy Cooper, has cancelled all public schools for at least … Continue reading

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7 Bible Reasons For a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

I’m currently preaching a prophecy series at the church, and it has gotten me neck-deep in the subject as my study is awash in prophecy books and commentaries on The Revelation. As part of the overflow from all my recent … Continue reading

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Having Good Spiritual Leadership Isn’t Enough

The pastor is usually the first person who gets blamed when a church takes a downturn. And, admittedly, many times the pastor is the problem. That’s just a plain fact. There are, however, two other facts that are just as … Continue reading

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