Month: May 2017

Ben Franklin, Liberty, and the Fifth Commandment by Rev. Mark Creech

Christian Action League of NC Ben Franklin, liberty, and the Fifth Commandment By Rev. Mark H. Creech His mother was born in 1667, and his maternal grandfather was one of the first settlers of New England. His father owned a small business making candles and soaps. His family life was quite simple with an income just enough to support thirteen children. This American statesman, printer, and inventor helped to draft the U.S. Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence. In his Memoir, he doesn’t say much about his beloved mother, but it’s quite clear he deeply loved and respected her. Perhaps the...

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Marlene’s Meditations explains “Redeemed” in a Christian’s Life

Marlene’s Meditations Redeemed! By Marlene Houk, Burke County Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. Psalm 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; You are busily poking into an old box full of musty papers when you spy an aged piece of parchment that resembles the Declaration of Independence. Imagine the thrill of discovering that the $2.48 you paid transforms into $477,650 because that dusty tattered paper...

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Engage and Pursue by Pastor Kurt Bomar wants us to be proactive in working for God

Engage and Pursue! By Pastor Kurt Bomar Avery County Have you ever prayed something like this, “Lord, I don’t know what you want me to do with my life but, I am willing? Just show me what it is and I’ll do it. Open the door and I’ll walk through it” I have. And I think it’s a wonderful prayer. But there can be a problem with it….  Complacency. There is a tendency after uttering that prayer to sit back in our rocking chair and just wait. I can remember self-righteously thinking, “I don’t have to do anything now,...

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God’s Design for Marriage by Dr. Tom Walker gives us good Biblical Truth on Marriage

  Foothills Bible College God’s Design for Marriage By Dr. Tom Walker McDowell County Mark 10:7-8 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” God has a design for marriage. When you get ready to build a house, you find the proper blue-print that sketches out the design you have in mind for your dwelling. God’s plan is always best. Though men may cling to plans devised in their own mind, the wise person will seek to discover what God’s arrangement might be by looking into the Word of God. Actually, God reiterates the truth of Mark 10:7-8 in three other passages. It is found in Genesis 2:24; Matt. 19:5; and Ephesians 5:31. This statement is found once in the Old Testament and three times in the New Testament. The Holy Ghost sees to it that there is one mention of it before man fell into sin, and three times after the fact. God gives a once and for all blue print for having a good marriage. It is one thing to have a marriage and another thing to have a good one. Too many marriages today are experiencing unhappiness, hostility and turmoil. It is true not only of lost people, but also of...

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Lana’s Lines on Mothers–Then and Now looks at some Biblical mothers.

Lana’s Lines Mothers – Then and Now By Lana Ellis She had protected him as long as she could.  If she didn’t do something soon her baby boy would die.  With shaking hands Jochebed gently laid him in a basket beside the river in hopes that he would be protected.  In Vietnam the baby was sick and needed care that her mother was not able to give her.  The Vietnamese mother placed her baby girl at the door of a mission in hopes that someone would rescue her. With compassion the Princess looked into the face of baby Moses...

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