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Central Haywood church of Christ

Serving God from the mountains of North Carolina

The Power of Easter.

As most of you know, I grew up in a traditional Southern Baptist home. It is something that I am thankful for and to be honest, something I appreciate even more as I get older. Continue reading “The Power of Easter.”

A different attitude toward worship.

1 Thess. 4:9-12.

Have you ever heard someone say, “all your church does is worship and study the Bible?”

From their perspective, a church that is not doing some activity every day isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do and is failing in some way. Continue reading “A different attitude toward worship.”

Christians and Discipleship.

Is there a difference between being a disciple of Jesus and being a Christian? That’s an interesting and important question. It’s important because it’s easy to misunderstand discipleship and think it is something different from being Christian. Continue reading “Christians and Discipleship.”

Risk: Oversold and Underplayed.

I was reading in a daily devotional book[i] and I wanted to share the main thoughts with you. It was titled: Risk: Oversold and Underplayed. It challenges a comfortable faith that isn’t willing to risk too much for Jesus. Continue reading “Risk: Oversold and Underplayed.”

God’s Overcomers.

I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14, ESV) Continue reading “God’s Overcomers.”

As you go evangelism.

I really believe this was done with the best of intentions. I also believe that it used to work. Throughout the 1960s through the 1980s Christians would meet in church buildings around 7 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. They would be given a list of names and then, in groups of two or three, they would dutifully go to those homes one by one. Continue reading “As you go evangelism.”

Drawing near to God

In James 4:8, is one of my favorite passages in Scripture. He tells us to draw near to God and He will draw near to us. This passage has been a guiding principle in my life for years. Yet, at times, it seems more difficult than at other times. Continue reading “Drawing near to God”

Experiencing Spiritual Victory.

How many of us want to experience spiritual victory? How many of us want to have happy and joyful lives? Continue reading “Experiencing Spiritual Victory.”

Faith should produce action.

The supreme purpose of the Christian religion is to make men and women who are like Jesus so that they will act like Jesus. Continue reading “Faith should produce action.”

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