Contributed on Sep 29, 2013
Peace is something we all desire but sometimes have difficulty finding. This sermon unwraps the gift of peace that Jesus left with us so that we can apply this peace to our lives.
As most of you have seen I was featured in the Lincoln Times this week. My picture was on the front page carrying two bags of apples. Debbie and I attended the Apple Festival in Lincolnton on Saturday. The news photographer snapped a picture of me with my two 10 lb. bags of apples and asked for ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2013
We all are seeking happiness and often find ourselves discouraged. That is why we are not to produce the spiritual fruit of happiness but rather joy. This sermon discovers what joy is and how to find it.
If I were to ask you this morning “What makes you happy?” how would you answer? Perhaps your answer would be friends and family. We are all born with a need for social connections. Did you realize that physical touch, like a hand shake or a hug releases endorphins in our brain which is ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2013
Paul struggled with the postive quality of goodness that only God possesses and so do we. It is necessary for us to learn to be good. So, welcome to the classroom.
As I came in this morning and heard people greeting each other, I heard a word being spoken quite a bit. “You’re looking good this morning.” “I feel good this morning.” “Everything is going good.” “I am doing good.” There seems to be a lot of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2013
When criticism is leveled toward you, your best response is gentleness. That is strength under control.
This week has been a bit stressful for me. We have had some unrest in our church body. Some negative comments have been made. We have lost a major player in our worship team along with his family. I, as the pastor, was taking the heat for things I really could not understand. However, I want you to ...read more