Where Are We Looking?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith…”    

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Who Are We

“Christ’s people…drawn together in love…moving out to serve!” …Right? What a great mission statement! But what does it really mean? Even with great mission statements, we still need to go back from time to time and ask ourselves, “Is this still what is important and essential to us as Brevard

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God’s Greatest Desire!

Several years ago, I was leading a study on pastor John Ortburg’s book, GOD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. I recall that many in the group had questions about faith, and some even wondered what to believe about God. It is why they wanted to do the study. As we

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We Have This Hope!

The daily news can often be depressing, if we let it. Everywhere we look there is violence and killings, natural disasters of every sort, poverty and oppression, and more. And those make up the news “out there” in the world. For ourselves, we live from day to day, many of

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We Are The Church Together

I once read something fascinating about the giant redwood trees in California. They are among the tallest and oldest trees in the world. Some exceed 300 feet in height and can be over 2,500 years old! I would think that trees so tall and so old would have a tremendous

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Reflections on Church Part II

I have spent almost all of my life in the Church. As a kid, my mother gathered up the four of us (I was the oldest) and carried us to Sunday School and worship at Long’s Chapel Methodist Church near Lake Junaluska. We never had a discussion about it. We

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Our Church, Our Family

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately in relation to THE CHURCH and, of course, our church. First of all, Ashleigh, Kay and I were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our church family for the recent wedding shower. The living room at the parsonage

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The Great Adventure

An advertisement once appeared in a London newspaper: “Men wanted for hazardous journey! Low wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful.” The ad was placed by the noted explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleford, who was organizing another expedition to the barren land of Antarctica. So,

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