August 18, 2018

“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Bible, New International Version)

The greatest tool in Satan's bag is not lying, unfaithfulness, or many other things that we could name. The greatest tool…


August 13, 2018

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 (The Bible, New International Version)

When is telling the truth not telling the truth? When is truth false? Can truth be fake? Can truth be dishonest?

A man pushed an elderly woman to prevent her from…


August 04, 2018

“If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15)

What motivates you and helps you make decisions to navigate life, work, community and relationships? There are several things that can motivate people. Money, passion, fear, love, competition, power, hatred, revenge and recognition are…


July 28, 2018

“Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.” — I Corinthians 12:31 (NIV)

July 21, 2018

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.” — Psalm 9:1-2 (The Bible, New International Version)

Aleph, Beyth, Giymel, Daleth, He, Vav,…


July 14, 2018

“Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me. — Matthew 11:6 (The Bible, New International Version)

Many people know about the great beatitudes found in Matthew 5. Quoted above in Matthew 11 is a short beatitude, sandwiched between longer verses, a quote we are in…


July 07, 2018

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” — Psalm 139:1-3 (The Bible, New International Version)

A few weeks ago…


June 30, 2018

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” — Proverbs 14:34 (The Bible, New International Version)

I'm so grateful that I live in the United States of America. But that doesn't mean that I place my citizenship in this great nation above my relationship to…


June 23, 2018

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.” — Jonah 3:1 (The Bible, New International Version)

What is one of God’s biggest jobs? Maybe it is related to what is, for most of us, our personal biggest job — keeping self-confidence up. It is trying to be…


June 16, 2018


Victory Praise and Worship. The center will host its 3rd annual Freedom ‘18 community day event Saturday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at 718 Greenleaf St., Elizabeth City. The event will include food, drinks, and a concert, as well as games and bounce houses.

Eastern Star COGIC. The…

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