Category Archives: Restoration

An Important Reminder About Hurricanes

We cancelled services yesterday at Oak Grove Baptist Church because of the threat of flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The forecast was for our Nebo, N.C., area to receive 6 to 12 inches of rain, with the … Continue reading

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Everyday Evidences of Adam & Eve’s Fall (post #3)

This post is the third and last in our series “Everyday Evidences of Adam & Eve’s Fall.” Thus far we’ve identified the evidences associated with God’s judgments upon the serpent/Satan and Eve. By way of a reminder, those evidences are: … Continue reading

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A Fresh Word From God

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. (1 Samuel 3:1, N.K.J.V.) The Hebrew word translated as “widespread revelation” in this verse … Continue reading

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Rainbows

“Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said: “This is the sign of … Continue reading

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A Fresh Spark

Dr. G. Curtis Jones tells the story of a board meeting he once sat in on at a city church where he was serving as pastor. The focus of the meeting was the church’s lackluster performance at winning people to … Continue reading

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Making Music Out of All the Noise

Famed American composer/pianist George Gershwin was standing on a crowded beach talking to a friend. The waves were crashing into the shoreline. Other people were engaged in conversations. A nearby merry-go-round was operating in full volume. Venders were trying to … Continue reading

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Go Get Your Ark

So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. (2 Samuel 6:15, N.K.J.V.) David had a God-approved plan to make the city of Jerusalem not … Continue reading

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