Messages & Audio Teachings

The open door: What happens when we die?

The open door: What happens when we die?

"Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door" is a line from the 1970s that transcends time. The imagery created by Bob Dylan when he wrote this song as a soundtrack for the movie “Patt Garrett and Billy the Kid” is powerful. The imaginary is powerful regarding death's...

Pastor’s Book Club News

Pastor’s Book Club News

Our worship series beginning in October focuses on prayer and our book club selection that accompanies our series is titled Pray Like Jesus. This book, written by Robert L. Morris, Jr., examines six prayers of Jesus, found in the Gospels, to help us become more...

Multiplication: A little of that

Multiplication: A little of that

Baking was one of the more popular indoor activities that people took up during the pandemic. Celebrities and ordinary people traded starters, recipes, and baking tips. So surely bread eating increased across the world. Yeast is a common ingredient in bread making,...

Coming up in Worship

Coming up in Worship

“Will you pray for me,” the man asked his friend. “Of course,” came the response. What else could his friend say? Prayer is so easy. It doesn’t even have to be verbal. And prayer is so personal that no one knows if it even takes place. But to whom will his friend pray...

Mustard: Travel light

Mustard: Travel light

My mom was known for her greens and cornbread. But my dad set the precedence for kicking them up a notch at the table. I still remember dad using a paring knife to cut up white onion on top of the greens on his plate, along with hot peppers. Not all of my siblings...

Untied: Forward seeing

Untied: Forward seeing

What happened to me? According to the roster of my high school basketball team, I'm 5' 11" tall. But nowadays, I'm barely 5' 10". According to an article on the Medical University of South Carolina website, every one of us experiences numerous changes in our physical...

Pastor’s Book Club News

Pastor’s Book Club News

As our 4-part series called Masterpiece comes to an end our new series calls for us to utilize our new discoveries for the benefit of the greater good. Getting along with each other is challenging at times. Hopefully, each of us left our study of the book I Think...

Figs: Love and manure

Figs: Love and manure

What is your take on recycling? Do you put out a bin each week labeled so that the waste removal crews know to put the contents into the "to be recycled" truck? Some things recycle better than others. Styrofoam, for example, has very little use after the product it...

And: Living with discomfort

And: Living with discomfort

Discomfort is one of those words that requires a scale to explain. In particular, there is a point where discomfort and pain intersect. But it's essential to be discriminant in using these terms and recognize that they are both very personal. Doctors and healthcare...

Gifts of the Dark Wood - The Gift of Uncertainty

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 (Uncertainty) and Matthew 14:22b-31a (Sinking)