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Little Children

by Aaron Moore

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; […]

Don’t Be Afraid

by Aaron Moore

Do not be afraid! I haven’t counted, but my sources tell me that the Bible gives us this imperative no less than 365 times. That’s one, “do not be afraid”, for every waking morning. Before the election I wrote a blog entitled “God’s Got This”. I was focusing on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, but also […]

Stop Bullying!

by Ron Tippens

He is my great nephew. He is bright, athletic and gifted. He recently graduated with high distinction from Chapel Hill and plans to enroll at Columbia Medical School in New York. He is gay. He is a Christian. During his senior year in high school he was bullied by his “church” in a criminal manner. […]

…And this will be a sign for you

by Aaron Moore

“And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12 Have you ever asked for a sign? “God, if this is from you, let the next song on the radio be Christmas Shoes!” God can do better than that. If you’re […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain!

by Ron Tippens

  She sang it with all of her heart – four year old Christabelle – at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church’s Weekday School Christmas program… Go, Tell It On the Mountain That Jesus Christ Is Born! With sheer joy she sang it and I am so thankful for the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church loving the Gospel […]

O Magnum Mysterium

by Ron Tippens O Magnum Mysterium O great mystery And wonderful sacrament, That animals should see The new born Lord Lying in a manger! O blessed is The Virgin, Whose womb bore Christ the Lord. Alleluia!   As Luke tells the story of the nativity, he shows contrast between the worldly power of Caesar and the apparent […]

Romanticizing Expectations

by Aaron Moore

When I was in college I had the opportunity to take a job where I could really give back to the community. It was a job where I could put my faith into real action, serving, loving, reaching, and inspiring children who were at-risk and needy. I signed on with the Boys and Girls Club […]

I’m With Her (Pastor Irene that is)

by Ron Tippens

Some folk are saying…do you agree…? That in the American church the worship of God has been reinterpreted as an activity for religious consumers That too often worship is seen as a public-relations campaign with entertainment, cheerleading and manipulation That worship too often has been cheapened into a commodity marketed by using tried and true […]

God’s Got This

by Aaron Moore

Next Tuesday our nation will elect its next president along with many senators, congressmen, governors, city council people, judges, sheriffs, clerks, and dog catchers. Out of curiosity, not wanting to put anyone on the spot, who here today is a bit anxious about next Tuesday?   For months we have watched the campaigns, the debates, […]

The One Who Wins Souls is Wise

by Aaron Moore

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise”. –Proverbs 11:30 Pastor Ron has been preaching through the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5 over the past several months. This theme is such a precise means self-evaluation. Is my life indicative of these fruit that are […]