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1 Timothy 6:8-9
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that... 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Ministry Moments
Every month, Christian Ministry makes a real difference in the lives of many. Executive director Mitzi Williams shared a few ministry moments this week, illustrating how your contributions matter and how people’s lives are changed for the better.
Sunday, March 18, 2018

What A Friend
On my way to work this week I stopped to get something to drink at a convenience store. I sat in my car finishing a phone call when someone came out of the store saying “The clerk needs you – we have trouble inside.” 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God... 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

One Born Every Minute
How many of you have received a phone call from a bogus company wanting your personal information? They are called “scams,” and these scammers are hoping to defraud you out of your money.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord... 
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Church Events March 16-23
Fundraisers, Concerts, Lenten Worship Services, Easter Egg Hunt and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, March 16, 2018

James 1:19
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this... 
Friday, March 16, 2018

The Cure For Our Snake Bites
This week, Dr. Spence compares a passage from the Old Testament with one from the New--and comments on its importance to our understanding of what Jesus did for us in suffering for our sins and overcoming the consequence.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Luke 3:11
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share....
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other... 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved... 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Colossians 2:7
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him...
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Don't Give Up
“Stick a fork in me because I’m DONE!” Have you ever heard that phrase? This is the cry from many in our struggle to do good. We try to grow up in Christ, but somehow we keep making the same mistakes. When we will ever change? Maybe it’s just too hard to grow. DONE.
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Are You Willing To Be Half Right?
Have you ever considered what your last request before you die? What would you want done, or said about you by others?
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Proverbs 2:7
He holds success in store for the upright...
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Church Events March 9-16
Missions Craft Sale, Prom Dress Giveaway, Food Giveaway, Blood Drive, Concerts, Lenten Services, Bible Study and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, March 09, 2018

Ephesians 4:11-12
Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers...
Friday, March 09, 2018

Remembering Billy Graham
This week Dr. Spence comments on the legacy of the late Rev. Billy Graham.  Known as "America's pastor," he preached the gospel around the world.  His memory is one of service to the cause of Christ.  Can the same be said of us?
Thursday, March 08, 2018

John 12:26
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am... 
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Cedar Grove Lutheran Food Giveaway
Lincoln County residents who qualify for SNAP assistance or Christian Ministry recipients are eligible for the surplus food.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows... 
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Power For Life Crusade Continues Through Wednesday
The Power For Life Strength Team is a group of world-class athletes who use feats of strength to draw and maintain the attention of the audience while they present the gospel message.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you... 
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

James 1:5-6
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously... 
Monday, March 05, 2018

On Suffering
Why does God allows people to suffer? When I was young I used to think about that all the time because I saw so much suffering in the world.
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Jeremiah 17:10
I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind...
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Billy Graham Funeral
The body of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham was laid to rest next to his late wife Ruth Friday afternoon in Charlotte.  Graham died last week at age 99.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Life Without Texas Pete
A few years ago, I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to Absecon, New Jersey. Our church had partnered with a church plant in an area where Southern Baptists churches are few and far between.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world... 
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Church Events March 2-9
Fundraisers, Concerts, Lenten Services, Prom Dress Giveaway and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, March 02, 2018

Romans 13:10
Love does no harm to a neighbor... 
Friday, March 02, 2018

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD...
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Prom Dress Giveaway Is March 8 & 10
Want to go to the prom, but you don’t have a dress? Well, you needn’t be Cinderella anymore. Let the ladies of the West Lincoln United Methodist Charge be your fairy godmothers.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Matthew 25:35
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Former President Clinton Visits With Graham Family
The second day of visitation was much like the first. Crowds boarded shuttle buses at two locations to make the trip to the Billy Graham Library to pay their respects to the late evangelist who died last Wednesday.  Among those attending Tuesday was former President Clinton.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations... 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Remembrances Of Graham Continue
Thousands showed up Monday to pay respects to the late Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99.  His body will lie in repose again Tuesday in the homeplace at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte before being flown to Washington on Wednesday and then back to Charlotte for a Friday funeral.
Monday, February 26, 2018

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than... 
Monday, February 26, 2018

Celebration Of Life Continues
President Trump will be among those attending a private funeral for Rev. Billy Graham Friday in Charlotte.  Graham's body will lie in repose in Charlotte Monday and Tuesday, then in Washington before being returned to Charlotte for the funeral.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Small Stuff
It’s funny how little things can seem like such a big deal. Some things that are a big deal to one person are just small stuff to someone else. You might say it is a mountain, and another might say it is a mole hill.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

When Too Quick Can Be Too Costly!
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, February 24, 2018

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others...
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Church Events February 23 - March 2
Fundraisers, Concerts, Lenten Services and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Matthew 6:25-26
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink...
Friday, February 23, 2018

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me... 
Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Lenten Season Attitude Adjustment
This week, Dr. Spence talks about seeing others as God sees them.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me... 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid... 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Senior Citizen?
Last Wednesday was the first Community Lent Service at noon at First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. We had a great turn out, and a holy time with the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday. It reminded us that we are dust and to dust we shall return. 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Matthew 20:28
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served...
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Truth About Commercials
Now that the Super Bowl is over, I am surprised how people were just as interested in watching the commercials as they were in actually watching the game.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come...
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Church Events February 16-23
Brunswick Stew Supper, Lenten Services, Blood Drive and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed...
Friday, February 16, 2018

Stepping Stones
What we see as obstacles may in truth be opportunities for greater understanding if we allow God to direct our lives.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ministry Thanks "Souper" Supporters
Thank you to everyone that took part in ‘Souper Bowl’ Sunday and to all the churches that are still having fundraisers for our soup kitchen. Remember, every dollar collected is used in the soup kitchen.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those...
Thursday, February 15, 2018

St. Peter-By-The-Lake Episcopal Receives Grant For Building Expansion
The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina has granted the congregation a $25,000 interest free loan and a $20,000 grant, joining church members in their vision for the future.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear...
Monday, February 12, 2018

I Won't Let You Fall
One of the greatest inventions in my life time has been the smart phone and earbuds because with them I can surround myself with inspirational music as I go through my day.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son... 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

What Pickle Juice Can't Cure
Even though I have lived a healthy life, I have experienced types of sickness. Some sickness has been brought on by bad decisions on my part, while other sicknesses have been contacted through viruses and other germs floating around in the air. 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west... 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Church Events February 9-16
Concerts, Special Speakers, Ash Wednesday Services and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, February 09, 2018

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts...
Friday, February 09, 2018

About The Future
This week, Dr. Spence talks about the future--how it can be both intimidating and encouraging and how our trust in God can shape our expectations.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Hebrews 12:14
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy... 
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Called Out To Perform Feb. 10
Gibsonville-based gospel greats Called Out will perform on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 Living Word Ministries in Lowesville. Also on the bill will be Surrendered of Gadsden, Ala.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways... 
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? 
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Christian Ministry Releases Numbers
According to executive director Mitzi Williams, last year, the ministry served more than 94,000 meals through its food boxes, LINC Home Meals program and of course the soup kitchen. Mobile food drops provided more than 80,000 pounds of food in 2017.
Monday, February 05, 2018

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes... 
Monday, February 05, 2018

Two Questions
One of the greatest stories in the Bible is in Daniel about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their refusal to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image even as they were tied up and thrown into the fiery furnace.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved...
Sunday, February 04, 2018

More To Cake Than Meets The Eye
Over the past few months I have been practicing my baking skills with cakes and pies. Let me tell you, there is more to a cake than meets the eye!
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active... 
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Mighty Rolo Reverses His Life Through Prison Ministries
In this article, you will hear a true testimony of how Robert Addington a.k.a. "The Mighty Rolo" challenged the system and has come to make a complete reversal in his life, with God, through Prison Ministries.
Friday, February 02, 2018

Church Events February 2-9
Scout Sunday, Fundraisers, Souper Bowl and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, February 02, 2018

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise... 
Friday, February 02, 2018

Souper Bowl Of Caring This Week
It’s going to be a super effort. People all across Lincoln County will be collecting money and/or cans of soup from their church members as they leave church services this Sunday for the "Souper Bowl of Caring."
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows... 
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Letting God Choose The Moment
Get ready, get set...but wait for God's calling, then go.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Many reasons in life can cause us to become exhausted. But what about prayer?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks... 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dr. Sandy Marks Leaving Alexis After Nearly 15 Years
Dr. Sandy Marks, who has served for almost 15 years as pastor of Alexis Baptist Church, will preach his last sermon there this Sunday (Feb. 4th) before going to a new job with the NC State Baptist Convention.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart... 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else... 
Monday, January 29, 2018

A local couple contacted me last year after losing their grandson to a drug overdose. They were shattered, and for five months they could barely function because of their broken hearts. Everywhere I go I meet people who have been shattered by the brokenness that addiction is causing in our community.
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord...
Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Recipe For Disaster
Being a newlywed can be considered on the job training. A person has to learn how to compromise on issues like what type of mayonnaise to buy (Duke’s); or what type of snacks, cleaning detergents, etc. to purchase and what to watch on television.
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons... 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ministry's Annual Meeting This Monday
Ever wonder exactly what Christian Ministry does and how you can help? Wonder no more. Come on out to Boger City United Methodist Church this Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m., and you can learn all about them.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Church Events January 26 - February 1
Fundraisers, concerts, workshops and more!  Send Us Your Church Event Information And We Will Add It To Our Weekly Church Events Column.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence... 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Counting Your Blessings
There's a song that goes, "Count your blessings instead of sheep."  Evening prayers may be the one time when some of us take the time to thank God for our many blessings.  Difficult as things may be at times, if we take time to count them, most will find that we are more blessed than we realized.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

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