“When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
I have read many posts on social media about “virtual” education or “online” education and I have participated in some of the discussions. I don’t mean to label all school systems by what I am getting ready to impart, but I do think it needs to be said that most children in North Carolina ar…
I have spoken on this subject a lot in the past, but there is still a great need.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
God gave me a few words of advice to share with each of you regarding the new year:
I could hardly wait for the countdown to begin. I was eager as a beaver damning up a stream to build his lodge to see 2020 gone for the last time.
On the last Sunday of last year, Rick Bailey preached his final sermon as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmville.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
I don’t know when this column will be published or when it will be delivered to you, our readers. I am planning for it to be in your mailboxes on Thursday, the last day of 2020, so that all of us together can rejoice in seeing a challenging year depart from us.
On Dec. 16 and Dec. 19, Farmville lost two of its most beloved treasures.
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Thursday, December 31, 2020
I just wanted to take the time to give my Christian followers something to think about. This message is for struggling Christians, and those that don’t even care one way or the other about living in sin.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Why do we celebrate Christmas?
“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future, he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan — the people walking in darkness have seen a great…
This is one of the most controversial topics taught out of the Bible, and yet it is spoken of all over the Bible.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Recently, my friend and brother, Daniel Hinson, texted me a response regarding the temporary closure of my church due to COVID. Upset by the news that my church was closing for two weeks; he responded with this: “We in the church (churches worldwide) must come together and exalt Christ. This…
The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed many things this past year. We have seen festivals in our communities and needed fundraising events cancelled.
“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
For years the church has been sitting on a tiny blessing, and didn’t even realize it. Yes, I’m talking about children between 1 and 9 years old.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Research into vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus could soon stall for an unexpected reason — a lack of research animals.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
I likened this past election to my time growing up in my late teens and early 20s. Back then I thought I had all the answers. My parents were wrong most of the time, I thought, as were many of those in public office making decisions. Yes, they were just too old to understand that times have …
AYDEN — Attempting to provide holiday spirit, the Ayden Chamber of Commerce hosted a reverse Christmas Parade of Lights Thursday.
To begin his gospel, the disciple John introduces us to Jesus, The Word and God incarnate, as life and light. “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to th…