Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Rooted in Love

Last week we had the opportunity to be a part of the 140 or so people at Carolina Bible Camp. It was a big step for our 10 students who had never been before and may have recognized 1 or 2 people when they first stepped on the campgrounds the first day. As I observed our youth starting to interact with the others, I noticed something very important. The others were…

As the Lord Forgave You

Recently my two-year-old son came back home after we got all the pipes fixed in the house. To say the house had been quiet recently would be an understatement. He quickly reminded me about what happens to two year olds when they get overly tired, that you don’t sleep all night if they don’t sleep all night, and sometimes your feet become the best place for their shoes…

The Power of Love

            Last week we had the honor of taking some of our youth to the Knoxville Work Camp. It was a hot beginning to the week and a rainy end to the week but overall it was a great week. 135 teenagers chose to take a week of their summer break and devote it to serving other people. It would be one thing to serve people who you see everyday, but these teens gave up a…

Senior Sunday

  Senior Sunday is upon us again as we celebrate the achievements of our High School Seniors this morning. Today we celebrate with Faith Fulkerson, Jackson Hodge, and Kevin McQueen as they close the door on one chapter of life and open a new chapter. Some people say that High School is the best time of your life while others say that there is more happiness ahead.…

Scripture of Hope

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragements of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 ESV Things don’t always go well in life. Right now we have a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old child and things don’t always go right. It could be a child who won’t nap, might run away through the…

A Moment in Time

Good Morning and Welcome to the Northeast Church of Christ this Easter morning! We are excited to worship with you today. Easter is a time where many people come together to remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also sets the stage for one of my favorite passages in the Bible. According to the Scriptures and the Greek text in Luke 24:1 we find that on…

Camping in the Wilderness

Spring has arrived, well at least technically according to the calendar. What it really means is that winter is behind us and warmer days are ahead of us. One of the popular activities of warmer weather is camping in the woods with a group of friends, family, or through a camp. I always looked forward to camping out at Ganderbrook every summer, catching up with friends,…

Calm Down Tough Guy

Hebrews 4:13 “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” Ole tough-guy is at is again. Word is out he is at a store and sees the owner of a local deli. “I got the …&#$%** lousiest sub last night at your place!”  We all kind of wonder what’s up with tough-guy, but who wants to ask?…

A Real Role Model

The man who shuffled to the microphone “didn’t look strong enough to bunt, much less hit a home run. Pale and thin from his liver transplant surgery nearly five weeks ago, Mickey Mantle walked slowly, painfully” (Dave Anderson, N.Y. Times News Service, AOL, July 12, 1995). How different was the man I saw conducting that news conference than the one I saw…
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