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God's Law Psalm 119
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God’s Law Psalm 119

By: Rev. James McManus Some time ago I saw a video filmed by a missionary to China. It showed a group of native Christians receiving a copy of the Bible in their own language. These men and women were so excited because, for many of them, it was the first time they had the Bible […]

A New Song
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A New Song

By: Phil Williams Recently, as I was getting ready to leave Columbia, S.C. for Winston Salem, N.C., I texted my wife to let her know I was leaving for home. I also asked her to text me the scripture memorization verse we were working through from a devotional study plan that most of our church, […]

The Business Side of Ministry
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The Business Side of Ministry

By: Roger Wiles, Executive Director of Central Services There is a business side to ministry in our day that did not exist a few generations ago. A couple of generations back churches did not have to worry about complying with such laws as the Affordable Care Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and various anti-discrimination statutes. […]

You are Here for a Reason
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You are Here for a Reason

  Created by God, Cared for by God By: Eric Lockamy ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’ Gen.1:27 All things on earth were created by God. However, when God was finished creating everything else, He wanted a creation of […]

The "Silver Bullet" of the Joyful Christian Life?
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The “Silver Bullet” of the Joyful Christian Life?

By: Alex Campbell A “silver bullet” is defined as a simple remedy to a difficult problem.  The term, from ancient folk lore, taught that the only way to successfully defeat foes such as werewolves, vampires, and witches that embodied dark powers, was to dispatch them with a silver bullet. We are all naturally suspicious of […]

Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Several years ago my wife, Janie, and I took our 14-year-old granddaughter, Logan, to the Cinema to see “Chronicles of Narnia” from CS Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The first time I read CS Lewis I was 23 years old, not redeemed and was not particularly impacted by what I read. Years later, at 35, I picked up a copy […]

What is it to Love?
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What is it to Love?

By: Rev. Patrick Malphrus  The theme of synod this year is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. But what does it actually mean to love? The article that follows is a condensed version of the sermon I had the honor of preaching this year at General […]

The Power of Music
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The Power of Music

By: Kristen Wunderlich “Next to the word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”-Martin Luther God has given us the gift of music that we may worship Him TOGETHER in song. […]

True Colors
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True Colors

By: Neil Stewart “By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action…yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.” (Daniel 11:32-33) We live in interesting times. For […]

Happy 107th Birthday
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Happy 107th Birthday

Mrs. Eva Maloney, member of Oak Ridge ARP Church in Heath Springs, SC, celebrates her 107th birthday today.  She was born to John William and Minnie Cox Brock near Honea Path, SC. While a freshman at Erskine College, she met James LeRoy Maloney, who taught at a nearby school. They later married and he graduated […]

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