Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sermon on the Mount – Raising the Bar

I had a good friend in high school who was one of the best in the state in the high jump.  This is a track and field event where each competitor basically jumps over a bar and safely lands on the mat.  My friend could jump higher that he was … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount – Light

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put is under a bowl.  Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount- Salt

“You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13 We know salt is not that good for us.  Too much … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Bazinga!

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you … Continue reading

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The Fragrance of a Life Well Lived

For we are to God the aroma (fragrance) of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15 I smelled it as soon as I opened the door. My mom had given me a rose from her garden two days earlier. Dad had picked … Continue reading

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Redeeming Love

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” ~ Isaiah 44:22 Have you ever read a book that truly spoke to you?  That’s what happened when I read Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love about ten years … Continue reading

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Planting

I have a friend from High School whose mother is a serial church planter.  It never fails, if a new church begins meeting in Laurens, or even Greenwood or Simpsonville (the Forest City and Gastonia to Laurens’ Shelby) she is right there in the middle of it, inviting those seeking … Continue reading

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God Handles the details

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine … Continue reading

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Calling Everyday People

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” ~ Isaiah 6:8 In Sunday School, we have been studying the book of Judges.  Recently, we read about Samson, the incredibly strong character … Continue reading

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Tiny Little Prayers

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7   I recently read an article about controlling the … Continue reading

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