April 8th, 2013 by Dave Stepp
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February 28th, 2013 by Maurice Perry
January 17th, 2013 by Rick Hawkes
Recently, I was reading an article written for a popular audience in which the author was asserting that the advance of natural science had just about eliminated the need for religion. It was an evangelistic presentation for philosophical materialism. The author did not seem to be aware of the irony that her assertion had been repeated in various forms for over 2000 years.
December 13th, 2012 by Pastor Byron Peters
November 30th, 2012 by Brian Ellison
November 16th, 2012 by Rick Hawkes
The fall has twisted our minds so that we are natural Gnostics: we view material things as only important as they satisfy us. When God condemns our lust for material things, we are so foolish, we assume he is condemning his own good creation. Our idea of heaven becomes ghostly, no more than a disembodied relationship with an invisible Christ.
October 23rd, 2012 by Pastor Byron Peters
Christians always have and always will face these threats. Like barnacles on the hull of a ship, we instinctively add to Scripture our own doctrinal traditions. They seem innocent enough, but their effect is to wrest authority from Christ and grace from the gospel and leave us with a religion encrusted with (at best) religious distractions and (at worst) full-blown heresies that sink the ship.
October 5th, 2012 by Rik Gervais
GriefShare is a grief recovery support group program for people grieving the death of a loved one. “Grief is probably the most difficult journey you will ever take,” say authors Bill Dunn and Kathy Leonard. It is a journey made easier when we travel together in a community of people who have been where we are and who have the hope of eternal life in their hearts. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from working through a season of grief in community with others, please consider joining us, beginning November 6, from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. Contact Rik Gervais at email@example.com.
July 19th, 2012 by Rick Hawkes
Into our insular fortification comes a voice we were wanting to hear but afraid to hear, the voice of someone like us, but not like us. This voice surprises us in so many ways: we thought he was out to kill us, but he sounds instead gentle and kind. All that we feared to look at, that we feared to hear, changes into a friend we long to run to, to talk with, to hold.
June 29th, 2012 by Lori Stepp
"I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me."- Isaiah 46:9b This marvelous truth (which each child memorized) was unpacked throughout the week as the children were taught through many Bible passages and stories the marvelous ways that nothing can compare to God. He will always win. His plans will always come to fruition.