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We Need More Than Soap And Water

Today we want you to hear from God’s Word and not from our thoughts. Psalm 51 is a beautiful psalm in which King David is humbly seeking forgiveness and cleansing after his adulterous affair with Bathsheba and his hand in having her husband Uriah killed. We have a God who graciously forgives us and welcomes us home, not just once […]

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Lift The Weight Off Someone’s Shoulders

On March 5, 2008, Eve Carson, student body president at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was shot and killed by 21-year old Demario James Atwater and 17-year Laurence Alvin Lovette, Jr. At their separate trials, both young men were found guilty and are currently serving life sentences in prison. Three days after Eve’s murder, the North Carolina Tar Heels, […]

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Sit Down And Take The Load Off Your Feet

Yesterday on our Facebook page we posted this thought… Experiencing God is not just about our ecstatic experiences. It’s also about finding Him in our everyday routines. Today we ask you… Are you carving out space in your life to be in God’s presence? The following paragraphs are taken from the October 28 devotion in “Streams in the Desert: 366 […]

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Weekly Services Begin November 1

We are eagerly anticipating our first weekly Saturday night worship service! It is this Saturday, November 1 at 6 PM at 3910 Yarmouth Road, New Bern. We have been planning for this day since God first birthed the idea of church planting in our hearts a number of years ago. Can you “feel” the excitement in this post??!!! We invite you to join […]

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The Sun Does Come Up

This is the last post in our trilogy of building a firm foundation and trusting God in all things. Today you may be facing a situation that you just do not understand. You find yourself wondering, “What in the world is going on?” Maybe you are even asking, “God, why is this happening?” and “God, when will it end?” It […]

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In Whom Do You Trust?

Yesterday we talked about the importance of having a firm foundation; the need to build your life on Jesus and not people or things. Today we follow that up with Psalm 146. This psalm is a beautiful hymn that begins by telling us why we should not put our confidence in other people (verses 1-4) and ends by telling us […]

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What Is Causing The Crack In Your Wall?

Imagine that you wake up tomorrow to find cracks all throughout the walls in your home. You call a painter to come and make some minor repairs. The painter patches the cracks then repaints over them. You are satisfied with the work and you pay the painter. A few weeks later, much to your dismay, you once again see cracks […]

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God’s Kingdom, Not Mine

We spend a lot of time telling you that God is your anchor and your safe haven in times of trouble. And he most definitely is! We continually say to put all your faith and trust in Jesus. We love it when we run to Him and find safety and we find rest and answers to our struggles. But what […]

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Sometimes The Underdog Does Win!

We love underdog stories, sometimes called Cinderella stories. We like to root for the person or team that is not supposed to win. In literature we have the story of underdog Cinderella who despite her wicked stepmother’s best efforts gets to meet the handsome prince. How can you root against someone who rides in a pumpkin/golden carriage and wears the […]

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Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

We are a society that likes to stockpile supplies. Why else do many of us have five loaves of bread in the freezer or enough peanut butter in the pantry for the next six months? And look under the sink in the bathroom and you might find a year’s worth of shampoo and toilet paper. We buy many things in […]

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