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Wisdom or Harm – The Choice is Yours

For the Youth Wisdom or Harm – The Choice is Yours “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” (New International Version)   Of all the wonderful verses in the book of Proverbs this one is probably my favorite. I probably like it so much because it is […]

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Triumphing Over Temptation

Triumphing over Temptation PDF of 7 Day Devotional Something every person faces in life is temptation. In the world in which we live we are tempted everywhere we go. From being tempted to lie or steal at work to get a little further ahead in our careers, or to gossip and spread rumors about a […]

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For the Youth…You have the Chance to be Rich!

PDF  of this Article      If you have had class on North Carolina state history the name Conrad Reed might ring a bell. He was the person that the North Carolina gold rush is so closely linked. In 1799 it is said Conrad found a 17 pound shiny rock while playing in a creek […]

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Seniors…Now is Such an Important Time

PDF of this Article (King James Version) 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (English Standard Version) 15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as […]

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Don’t Forget to Bring the Rain

PDF of this Article J. M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, once said “God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.” When I look back on so many of my memories from childhood I must say that there is an abundance of roses I can enjoy any time of the year. […]

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For the Adults…..A Personal Challenge

“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (ESV) PDF of this Article      As adults we, many times, have the greatest opportunities […]

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Part of my Hope and what I Strive for as a Parent

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (ESV)   PDF of this Article      This wonderful verse is seen countless places and is quoted by parents and teachers alike when it comes to raising Godly children. When it comes to what […]

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Concern vs. Complaining

  In the course of my life and ministry I have had the opportunity to see and hear about the power of God’s church working in the world in which we live. I’ve heard of a church uniting together to help a recent convert from Islam pay for schooling, bills, and even buy that person […]

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Encouragement – A Truly Powerful Thing

Some of you already know this but I have been having an ongoing battle with the cable company to get internet service at the parsonage. You might be questioning whether “battle” is a proper word to use to describe the situation but I assure you it is spot on when it comes to what all […]

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My Personal Vision For Mars Hill

This past week I had opportunity to share something with the deacons at Mars Hill that I hope will inspire and motivate others as we work together for the glory of our heavenly Father. It was my personal vision for the church and what I truly hope we will strive for and will be known […]

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Remember Clarity is Key

The other day I went to see one of my relatives in Burlington and laying in their living room was a newsletter from a church not far from their home. I’d seen it before as they receive copies whenever the church mails them out and many times the articles are well written and have good […]

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To the Incredible Congregation of Mars Hill Baptist Church

I am a pastor. This is what God has called me to do in my life. Therefore words are one of the primary tools of my trade. I am called to be able to speak in front of others, give answers that are understandable and grounded in God’s Word, and be able to communicate my […]

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