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WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON BEGINNING JANUARY 11, 2015
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SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE LESSONS
03/29 EAT IT WITH YOUR CLOAK TUCKED INTO YOUR BELT (Fields of the Wood Bible Park in Murphy, NC. Photo by Karen Crump) Audio
3500 years ago, in the ancient land of Egypt, God gave detailed instructions for all those who trusted Him. Following His instructions would bring life. Ignoring them would guarantee death. More...
03/22 IN THE BEGINNING GOD… (Public Domain photo) Audio
When the first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 8, carried mankind into lunar orbit for the very first time on December 24, 1968, they sent a live message back to Planet Earth.
Lunar Module Pilot William Anders began the landmark broadcast with these words: "We are now approaching lunar sunrise. For all the people back on earth, the crew of Apollo 8... has a message we would like to send to you. 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth...'"
03/15 LIKE A BRIDEGROOM... Audio
03/08 THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD Audio
03/01 WHO KNOWS... Audio
Billowing fire as ancient Jerusalem is laid waste and burnt to the ground by marauding enemies. Ominous plumes of smoke just minutes before the 220 floors of the Twin Towers implode following a terrorist attack. What could they possibly have in common?
More than you think!
02/22 ONE GREATER THAN THE TEMPLE IS HERE Audio
“I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.” Matthew 12:6.
When Jesus said this in reply to the Pharisees who were accusing Him of doing something unlawful on the Sabbath, His reply rocked their religious world. He blew apart every worship concept they had of their temple and their Sabbath, what we call today our “church” and our “Sunday”.
And He wasn’t even standing in a pulpit when He nailed Israel for their “religiousness”. He and his disciples were walking through a field of grain, on their way to the temple in Jerusalem. The disciples were hungry, so they began plucking some of the grains of wheat and eating them. More...
2/15 ESCAPE, YOU WHO LIVE IN THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON! Audio
2/8 INSTEAD HE WITHDREW… TO A VILLAGE CALLED EPHRAIM Audio
2/1 DO YOU BELIEVE THIS? Audio
Jesus Christ spent the last winter of His life comforting those He loved by speaking eternal words of promise and hope. “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26.
We can trace the footsteps of Jesus during the winter months by referring back to John 10:22. “Then came the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem. It was winter and Jesus was in the temple area…” More...
1/25 BREAK CAMP AND ADVANCE… Audio
Moses proceeded to deliver a stern, yet impassioned accounting of the Israelite journey of the last 40 years. He pointed out that if the nation had followed God’s perfect roadmap instead of their own, and set aside their fears, needs and wants, they could have avoided generations of heartache and struggle. More...
01/18 $3 WORTH OF GOD: I AM THE LORD Audio
"I would like to buy three dollars' worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine...I want ecstasy, not transformation. I want the warmth of the womb, not a new birth. I want a pound of the eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy three dollars’ worth of God, please" by Wilbur Reese.
1/11 Then They Will Know That I Am The Lord Audio
01/04 PUT THE POT ON THE FIRE Audio
God begins our nation's calendar year perfectly with a parable given to another mighty nation over 2600 years ago. Appointed on God’s calendar for the 10th day of the 10th month, it falls exactly on New Year’s Day, 2015, on our Gregorian calendar. And it all has to do with a pot and a bunch of comfortable religious folks. This image is an ancient cooking pot from Megidd...o, from around 600 BC, about the time of today’s lesson. (Photo by Ferrell Jenkins, used with permission.) More...
12/28 WITH THEIR MOUTHS THEY EXPRESS DEVOTION, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE GREEDY… Audio
12/21 IT WAS WINTER... Audio
12/07 YOU HAVE BEEN UNFAITHFUL Audio
11/23-30 FEASTING FOR YOURSELVES Audio
Our designated national holiday of Thanksgiving is undeniably THE Feast day of the entire year! This monumental mealtime will feature 46 million turkeys. That’s about 736 million pounds of bird: roasted, grilled or deep-fried.
But hey, one of those turkeys just might get a Presidential pardon! Isn't it all great fun! But turkey-day smiles don't last long. Pictured here is Present John F. Kennedy on November 19, 1963, just 3 days before he was assassinated. (Photo is public domain from Wikipedia Commons) More...