Several weeks ago I wrote about the need for unity in the church during this time of pastoral transition. What I forgot to mention was how we achieve unity. In Ephesians 4:3 Paul says, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
We can never be united if we...
Tomorrow primary elections will be held across North Carolina. Here in Union County we have races for sheriff, county commissioner, school board, and United States Congress.
Did you know that a former member of Community Church’s youth group is running for County Commissioner? Travis...
In Matthew 6:34 Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
These days it’s hard for us NOT to worry about the future. You and I are both heading into uncharted waters and we don’t know what to expect.
In a few weeks Community Church will go through one of the most stressful transitions a church can face: the changing of pastors. You may have noticed some tension within the congregation over the past weeks and that could increase as the time gets closer. People are speculating about the future...
The story is told of two modern-day cowboys named Sam and Jed. One day while in town they read a flyer put out by the government of one of the western states that advertised a bounty of $5000 for each wolf that was captured alive so it could be repopulated to that state. That flyer turned Sam...
Several years ago I read a Palm Sunday devotional from the National Association of Marriage Enhancement that I never forgot. It was entitled, “You Are the Donkey.” It’s got such a great message that I’d like to paraphrase part of it for you. (The author was not listed so I cannot give him or...
FROM THE PASTOR
We live in a deeply divided nation. That’s no surprise to most of us. One news channel took a survey two years ago that showed we are more deeply divided than at any time since the Civil War.
We are divided along racial lines. For every person who argues that Black Lives...
FROM THE PASTOR
Last Wednesday, February 21,2018, the Reverend Billy Graham made his transition to his heavenly home. He was 99 years old on Earth, but now he’s alive forevermore. As of 2008, Billy Graham’s estimated lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts,...
I find myself in a strange situation these days. While the end of my ministry at Community Church is coming at the end of May, I still have a great desire to see this church grow and flourish. That involves planning and carrying out outreaches which bring people to our church.
One of last...
I recently read about an article that the Tampa Bay Times ran on October 10, 2017.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, a man named William Joe Johnson, 26, stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Achieva Credit Union. Johnson entered the bank just before 11 a.m.,...