Category Archives: Service

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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“Daddy, They Won’t Block”

One of the funniest things I ever saw on a football field involved a friend of mine named Richie Jarrett and his son, Dylan. If you’ll bear with me while I set up the story, I think you’ll be glad … Continue reading

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Vance Havner’s Take on Worldly Christians

Vance Havner was born in Jugtown, North Carolina, in 1901, began preaching at the age of 14, and spent the next 70 years preaching, pastoring, writing, and speaking in revival services and Bible conferences. How much of a legend did … Continue reading

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“Sir, We Would See Jesus”

The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. (John 12:21, K.J.V.) Word has it that a church in Georgia has an angling stairway the preacher must ascend … Continue reading

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God’s Enabling

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes

I live in the state of North Carolina, but when it comes to college basketball I am not a fan of the UNC Tarheels or the Duke Blue Devils. No, my team is the NC State Wolfpack. Do you want … Continue reading

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How God Can Use Your Patmos

The apostle John lived into his eighties, perhaps into his nineties, and in so doing easily outlived all the other apostles. And how did he spend his “senior citizen” years? Post-Biblical church history provides strong documentation that he lived and … Continue reading

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Moved By the Holy Spirit

for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21, N.K.J.V.) The Greek word translated as “moved” in this verse is phero. The word … Continue reading

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The Significance of Right Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series (post #3) The Christian realm today is dominated by an attitude known as ecumenicalism. Since I realize that’s a big, scary word, let me define it for you. Ecumenicalism is the attitude that says … Continue reading

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Strengthen the Things Which Remain

“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die…” (Revelation 3:2, N.K.J.V.) According to Ecclesiastes 3:1, everything has its season and every purpose its time under heaven. Certainly that includes a time to leave and a … Continue reading

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