Pastor's Blog

  • Regional Assembly of Elders

    Last week Matthew & I had the privilege of joining with 25 pastors from ten churches in our region (VA, WV, NC, SC, TN, & KY) for our first regional assembly of elders. Our first order of business was to elect our regional leader (Mickey Connolly) along with members for each of the regional committees (church planting, judicial, ordination & nomination).  Matthew & I were elected to the committees of our planting for me and ordination for Matthew.  We di...

  • National Day of Prayer

    In June of 1775, the Continental Congress issued the following proclamation, requesting a day of fasting and prayer. “This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming, and calamitous state of these Colonies, do earnestly recommend that, Thursday, the twentieth day of July next, be observed by the inhabitants of all the English Colonies on this Continent, as a day of publick humiliation, fasting and prayer; that we may, with united hearts and voices, unfeignedly confess and de...

  • Book Shop Sale

    Reading is one of the most important habits a Christian will ever develop. By divine design, our relationship with God is built on the foundation of a written word - the Bible. The Bible reveals who God is, how he made us to live, and what he has done for us in the gospel.

  • Remembering His Death

    Good Friday challenges every one of us with a simple question: Why did a man named Jesus die on a Roman cross and what difference does it make today? One of my favorite meditations on the significance of Jesus' death is aptly titled, "Love Lustres at Calvary," a prayer from The Valley of Vision. May these words fuel your worship of the Savior today as they have my own.

  • Book Review: The Harbinger

    Last week I continued our study of Isaiah with a sermon from Isaiah 9:8-10:4. Isaiah's main point in these verses is simple. Our greatest need is to be delivered from the wrath of God.  Several people have asked for my perspective on a particular verse in this section, Isaiah 9:10, which reads, "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place." A New York Times best seller written by Jonathan Cahn, T...

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