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Hope for a Lost World

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In the world that we live in, sin is a very present reality. Everyday we hear about murders, robberies, and of children who have been abused. We live in a world filled with evil, and evil people doing evil things, yet there are those who would want to deny the reality of sin and evil. They would argue that man is simply a product of evolution, that what we do is simply a result of our privative past, that we simply do the things which were once necessary for us to survive. If ...

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Posted on July 30, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

When you were a kid did anyone ever tell you "Do as I say not as I do"?  For example, did you ever have a smoker tell you never to start smoking? Or, did you ever try to argue with your parents when they told you that you couldn't do something that you knew that they were doing? Well, if you were like most of us, it probably didn't sit very well with you. Truth is, you probably were offended and considered it to be hypocritical of them. But, now th...

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Frustrated Perfectionist

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

  I consider myself a frustrated perfectionist. Now I’m sure that most of you know what a perfectionist is, but you may not fully understand what I'm talking about when I say “frustrated perfectionist”? According to my definition, a frustrated perfectionist is a person who is never satisfied with things because they are never quite good enough. In my case, when I am working on something, I know what I want to achieve, but I lack the skills and experience ...

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Coming Up Empty

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We all understand what it means to ‘run out of gas’. When this happen to an automobile (unless you have an electric car) this means you have a vehicle which weighs several thousand pounds and has the potential of some pretty remarkable things, yet it can do nothing. Sure you can play the radio, but even that is limited to the capacity of the battery. If you are riding down the road and you run out of gas, you may be able to coast for a little while because of moment...

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How Patriotic Should We Be?

Posted on July 9, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This past Tuesday we celebrated the 4th of July. There were parades, fireworks, cookouts and all kinds of activities. Now I must confess that, with working on the house that we are trying to get ready to sell, I didn’t do much celebrating. None the less, I love America and am thankful to be able to call it my home.

Growing up in the house of a WWII veteran there was never any question about whether or not we should be patriotic...

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Is This the America of Our Fore-Fathers's Dreams?

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This week we will once again celebrate the 4th of July. This is something that we do every year. It is truly an American tradition, as we celebrate the birth of our nation.

Have you ever wondered what our forefathers would say if they could could see the America that we live in today? Would they be proud of what we have become? 

There is little doubt that they would be impressed with ...

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God is Good!

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Today as I sat down and began to ponder as to what I would write about I must confess that I was coming up empty, I simply had nothing to say. Now I realize that many of you that know me might find that hard to believe, but for today it was the simple truth. The emotional strain of the past few weeks has simply drained me. As I considered those events and the need to write something for this mornings Paster’s Pen I was drawn to one reality, that is simply, that God is goo...

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We are at War!

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Today we are once again blessed to have our dear brother, Keith Patman, with us for the service. He, as you know has worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for many years and has been a friend of our church for most of those years. He will be sharing his heart and his ministry with us this morning and I hope that we all gain a greater understanding of the importance of getting God’s Word in the native tongue language of all the people in the world. Just t...

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Memorial Day 2017

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year we have the privilege of celebrating Memorial Day. Now I realize that the word ‘privilege’ may be a rather strange choice of words, but hear me out and perhaps you will agree with what I have to say.

First, let’s talk about what this holiday is all about. Originally known as Decoration Day, its roots go all the way back to the Civil War as a day when the graves of the fallen Civil War Soldiers were deco...

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Worship (part 6) Where do you worship?(part 2)

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it has been a couple of weeks since we were on our series about worship, so today I would like to once again return to that subject. The last time we were dealing with this subject we were talking about where you worship. As I hope you remember, we talked about the fact that many people talk about going to the mountains, beach or other places in nature to worship. We talked about the fact that all of God’s creation calls us to worship and in fact it all points to Hi...

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Mothers (What I know about Mothers)

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I, like you, was born. Now I know that’s not too shocking to most of you, but I have on occasion been looked at as if I was from another planet or something. Anyway, the point is I had a Mother, but not only that, I was blessed to have a Mother and also to have had the privilege of having been raised by her and my Dad. Because of this, I know what it was like to have a Mother comfort me when I was sick, or hurt. I know what it was like to have the assurance and the c...

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Worship (Part 5): Where do you Worship?

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I would like to once again return to our topic of worship. So far we have asked 3 questions. What is worship? Do you worship? and, What do you worship? Today we would like to ask another question: Where do you worship? Now obviously this is not the first time this question has been asked. The Bible gives us the story about the woman at the well. She asked Jesus: ‘do we worship this mountain or do we worship at Jerusalem?’

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It is the Resurrection that makes the difference!

Posted on April 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In the world we live in there are many religions. In fact, according to Google there are an estimated 4200 different religions in the world today. If you were to count all the religions in the world and include all the people groups who have ever lived, no matter how remote, nor how primitive, I would suspect that there would not only be thousands, but tens of thousands. The simple truth is we have no way of knowing just how many people went into the forest and found a piece of...

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It is the Resurrection that makes the difference!

Posted on April 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (2)

In the world we live in there are many religions. In fact, according to Google there are an estimated 4200 different religions in the world today. If you were to count all the religions in the world and include all the people groups who have ever lived, no matter how remote, nor how primitive, I would suspect that there would not only be thousands, but tens of thousands. The simple truth is we have no way of knowing just how many people went into the forest and found a piece of...

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Worship (Part 4): What do you Worship?

Posted on April 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week in our series on Worship we asked the question: “ Do you Worship?” Well, this past week an event took place here in North Carolina that I believe pretty well illustrates my point. In fact, I considered changing my topic this week and writing an article which I would have called “For the Love of Money”. You see, this past week the NC Legislature passed a Bill that, it appears, almost no body likes. Yet it passed, as once again the eyes of the n...

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Worship (Part 3): Do You Worship?

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, last week in Worship (part 2) we talked about what worship is, and a little bit about what it is not. Today we want to ask the question: Do you worship? Now I know that most of the people that are reading this are “Good church going people” who attend church regularly. They attend Sunday morning worship services. They may even attend Sunday night and Wednesday night services. Some sing in the choir and even perform solos for the church. Others are part of Bibl...

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Worship (Part 2): What Is Worship?

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A couple of weeks ago we began this series on worship. We began with the definition. Simply put, it is the acknowledgment of someone’s, or something’s worth or value. It is our expression of, and acknowledgement of the value of that person or thing. This can be done in many different ways. For example, back in the days when people were ruled by kings and queens, it was very common for a person to bow, or bend the knee when they came into their presence. There was a ...

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A Little Poison Never Hurt Anyone?

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Now I realize that last weeks’ Pastor's Pen may have been a bit controversial. After all, aren't we all exposed to poison of one kind or another every day? In our homes we are exposed to all kinds of chemicals and chemical compounds. We even introduce poisons into our homes on purpose. (Have you ever sprayed for bugs?) There is even poison in some of the foods that we eat. Have you ever eaten an apple seed? There was poison in it. A potato that had started turning green? ...

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Poison Comes From Unlikely Places.

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

As I debated the title of today’s Pastor’s Pen, I considered “How much poison does it take to kill a person?”, and even “How much Arsenic does it take to make a really Good Banana Pudding?”

 

Perhaps these titles are a bit odd, but I was hoping to grab attention and make a point. Many of you will remember the name, Blanche Taylor Moore. She was a preacher’s daughter, a preacher’s wife, and ye...

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Worship: Part 1 - Definition

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This past Sunday, I began preaching a series on ‘Worship Through Giving’. Well today, I would like to begin a series of Pastor’s Pens about Worship. We will discuss topics like: What is worship? What do we worship? When do we worship? Why do we worship? Where do we worship?

 

Now this is a pretty big subject so we will begin with the definition of the word and what do we mean when we talk about it. Often I hear peopl...

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