July 14, 2018

“Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me. — Matthew 11:6 (The Bible, New International Version)

Many people know about the great beatitudes found in Matthew 5. Quoted above in Matthew 11 is a short beatitude, sandwiched between longer verses, a quote we are in…


July 07, 2018

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” — Psalm 139:1-3 (The Bible, New International Version)

A few weeks ago…


June 30, 2018

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” — Proverbs 14:34 (The Bible, New International Version)

I'm so grateful that I live in the United States of America. But that doesn't mean that I place my citizenship in this great nation above my relationship to…


June 23, 2018

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.” — Jonah 3:1 (The Bible, New International Version)

What is one of God’s biggest jobs? Maybe it is related to what is, for most of us, our personal biggest job — keeping self-confidence up. It is trying to be…


June 16, 2018


Victory Praise and Worship. The center will host its 3rd annual Freedom ‘18 community day event Saturday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at 718 Greenleaf St., Elizabeth City. The event will include food, drinks, and a concert, as well as games and bounce houses.

Eastern Star COGIC. The…

June 16, 2018

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” — Ephesians 6:4 (The Bible, New International Version)

When I got home, there on the door was a picture of a baby. That was my wife’s way of telling me, you…


June 09, 2018

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” — John 17:20-21 (The…


June 02, 2018

“Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 24:14)

It’s June and parents are beginning to realize that school is about to end for the year. Some parents are joyful, and others are…


May 26, 2018

‘’Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction.” — 2 Timothy 4:2 (The Bible, New International Version)

Did you enjoy the royal wedding? Did you notice that for a little over…


May 19, 2018

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” — Luke…

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