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December 29, 2013      First  Sunday After Christmas

Leave the Dead Weight in 2013, 1 Samuel 19:8-18, Matthew 2:16-18


Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, 14-17

Colossians 3:12-21

Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

Thought for the Week:  The journey is better with someone who knows the way. . . JESUS.

December 22, 2013      Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace

Rooted in Jesus, John 14:25-27


Isaiah 7:11-15

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18-25

Thought for the Week:  No gift is greater than the gift of Christ himself.

December 15, 2013      Third Sunday of Advent: Joy

I Still Have Joy, Jeremiah 15:1-170


Isaiah 35:1-10

James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11

Thought for the Week:  Keep Christ in Christmas.

December 8, 2013      Second Sunday of Advent: Love

How Many Faces Do You Have?: Don’t Be A Hypocrite, Mark 7:1-9 by Bro. James Oliver


Isaiah 11:1-10

Romans 15:4-13

Matthew 3:1-12

Thought for the Week:  Jesus takes us as we are and makes us what we should be.

December 1, 2013     First Sunday of Advent

Keep Hope Alive, Isaiah 14:12-17


Isaiah 2:1-5

Romans 13:8-14

Matthew 24:36-44

Thought for the Week:  Keeping in tune with Christ keeps harmony in the church..

November 24, 2013     Christ The King Sunday

Thorns in Your Side Will Bring You to Your Knees, II Corinthians 12:7-10


Job 23:1-7

II Thessalonians 3:6-13

Luke 23:35-43

Thought for the Week:  Pastors who preach God’s Word need a good word from God’s people.

November 17, 2013   Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Your Words Have Power, John 5:1-11


Malachi 3:16 - 4:2,8

II Thessalonians 3:6-13

Luke 21:5-19

Thought for the Week:  Praise God in all your circumstances even when you don’t know what He is doing.

November 10, 2013   Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Jesus Still Raises the Dead, Luke 7:11-16


I Chronicles 29:10-13

II Thessalonians 2:15 - 3:5

Luke 20:27-38

Thought for the Week:  Stop looking for what you don’t have and start being thankful for what you do have.

November 3, 2013           All Saints Sunday

Have You Cried Today?, Luke 19:39-44, Revelation 5:1-5


Isaiah 26:1-4, 8-9, 12-13, 19-21

Revelation 21:9-11, 22-27

John 11:32-44

Thought for the Week:  The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens.

October 27, 2013   Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

Now That You Have A Second Chance, John 8:1-11


Deuteronomy 10:12-22

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

Luke 18:9-14

Thought for the Week:  Life is like a bicycle; you don’t fall off unless you stop peddling.

October 20, 2013   Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Don’t Take Your Youth for Granted, 1 Samuel 16:7, 11-13;             1 Timothy 4:11-13


Exodus 17:8-13

2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5

Luke 18:1-8

Thought for the Week:  When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.

October 13, 2013   Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

If You Don’t Want to Do the Time, Then Don’t Do the Crime, Isaiah 1:1-5


2 Kings 5:9-17

2 Timothy 2:8-13

Luke 17:11-19

Thought for the Week:  You may trust the Lord TOO little, but you can never trust Him TOO much.

October 6, 2013   Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

True Happiness and Peace Is Knowing the Life You Live Isn’t A Lie, 2 Peter 2:1-3


Habakkuk 1:1-3, 2:1-4

2 Timothy 1:3-14

Luke 17:1-10

Thought for the Week:  The fruit of the spirit grows in the soil of obedience.

September 29, 2013   Senior Citizen Emphasis Day

You See My Glory, But You Don’t Know My Story, Acts 13:42-52


Amos 6:1-7

1 Timothy 6:11-16

Luke 16:19-31

Thought for the Week:  Satan uses a vacant mind as his dumping ground.

September 22, 2013   Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Don’t Breathe the Evil Air, Romans 16:11-20


Amos 8:4-8

1 Timothy 2:1-8

Luke 16:1-13

Thought for the Week:  To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

September 15, 2013   Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Galatians 3:12-17


Exodus 32:7-14

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Luke 15:1-10

Thought for the Week:  Before you go and criticize the younger generation, remember who raised them.

September 8, 2013      Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Just Say, Thank You, Lord, Philippians 4:10-13


Proverbs 9:8-12

Philemon 1:20

Luke 14:25-33

Thought for the Week:  Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

September 1, 2013      Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Do You Remember?, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 by Rev. Gordon Oliver


Proverbs 25:6-22

Hebrews 12:18-24

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Thought for the Week:  Only Jesus, the Living Water, can satisfy the thirsty soul.

August 25, 2013     Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Being Calm in the Midst of the Storm…Jesus Can Lead Us Through the Storm, Matthew 8:23-27 by Bro. James Oliver


Isaiah 66:18-23

Hebrews 12:7-13

Luke 13: 22-30

Thought for the Week:  First impressions can often lead to wrong conclusions.

August 18, 2013     Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Knowledge is Power Knowing You Can Grow, 2 Peter 1:1-11


Jeremiah 38:1b-13

Hebrews 12:1-6

Luke 12: 49-56

Thought for the Week:  Work your schedule around God; don’t try to work God in around your schedule.

August 11, 2013     Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Everything is Not What It Appears To Be, Mark 8:22-26


Genesis 15:1-6

Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Luke 12: 32-48

Thought for the Week:  To stand up to any challenge, spend time on your knees.

August 4, 2013     Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

You Already Have The Power, Romans 8:29-39


Ecclesiastes 1:8, 2:18-26

Colossians, 3:1-11

Luke 12: 13-21

Thought for the Week:  God’s purpose for today’s events may not be seen until tomorrow.

July 28, 2013     Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Throwing Away the Wrong Invitation, Matthew 11:25-30


Genesis 18: 20-33

Colossians, 2:6-15

Luke 11: 1-13

Thought for the Week:  When life gets too hard to stand, just kneel and PRAY.

July 21, 2013     Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Only I You Just Wait On the Lord, Genesis 16:1-16


Genesis 18: 1-11

Colossians, 1:21-28

Luke 10:38-42

Thought for the Week:  When things look bad, remember God is good.

July 14, 2013   Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Don’t Forget What God Has Done For You, Genesis 8:21


Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Colossians 1:1-12

Luke 10:25-37

Thought for the Week:  Children are God’s precious jewels; help them shine for Christ.

July 7, 2013      Annual Homecoming Celebration and                             Church Anniversary

True Friends Are Priceless, Mark 2:1-12


Isaiah 66:10-14c                                 

Galatians 6:11-18                                 

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Thought for the Week:  Working for God on earth does not pay much; but his retirement plan is out of this world.

June 30, 2013      Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Why Young People Should Be Prepared For Heaven: Heaven Is A Prepared Place For A Prepared People, John 14: 1-3


1 Kings 19:14-21

Galatians 4:31 - 5:1, 13-18

Luke 9:51-62

Thought for the Week:  When you open your Bible, ask the Author to open your heart.

June 23, 2013      Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Two Minds Are Better Than One, But One That Is Divided Is Bad News, James, 1:1-8


Zachariah 12:7-10

Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 9:18-24

Thought for the Week:  When you open your Bible, ask the Author to open your heart.

June 16, 2013     Father’s Day

Fathers, Do You Have the Faith of Our Fathers? Hebrews 11:8-22


2 Samuel 12:1-10, 13

Galatians 2:11-21

Luke 7:36-8:3

Thought for the Week:  It is easier for a man to have children than for children to have a real father.

June 9, 2013    Second Sunday After Pentecost

You Don’t Have to be With the In Crowd to be Accepted,

Daniel 1:8-15


I Kings 17:17-24

Galatians 1:11-24

Luke 7:11-17

Thought for the Week:  You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret is to press play and pray.

June 2, 2013    First Sunday After Pentecost

You Can’t Change the Past, But You Can Alter the Future, Ephesians 4:17-24


I Kings 8:38-43

Galatians 1:1-10

Luke 7:1-10

Thought for the Week:  Your anointing will always seem annoying to other people.

May 26, 2013  

Disobey Now and Pay Later, Acts 7:37-43


Proverbs 8:22-31

Romans 5:1-5

John 3:1-16

Thought for the Week:  Sin will always take you farther than you meant to to; it will cost you more that you meant to pay; and it will keep you longer than you meant to stay.

May 19, 2013  

Great Things Happen When We Come Together, Acts 2:1


Genesis 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-11

Thought for the Week:  HEAVEN or HELL, the choice is yours.

May 12, 2013         Mother’s Day

There is Nothing That A Mother Wouldn’t Do For the Family, Joshua 2:1-13; Supplemented by Hosea Chapters 1-3


Acts 7:55-60

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17

John 17:20-26

Thought for the Week:  God could not be everywhere and therefore, He made MOTHERS.

May 5, 2013

Be Who You Are, But Don’t Be A Hypocrite, Matthew 23:13


Acts 15:1-6, 22-29

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23

John 14:23-29

Thought for the Week:  Be careful of those who can’t be happy for you…without saying something about themselves.

April  28, 2013   The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Gifted to Go Forward, Romans 11:29; Ephesians 2:10; Mark 16:15 by The Rev. James C. Brown, Florence, SC


Acts 14:19-28

Revelation 21:1-5

John 13:31-35

Thought for the Week:  Christ deserves full-time followers.

April  21, 2013   The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Give the Fight to the Lord, 1 Samuel 17:47


Acts 13:14, 43-52

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

Thought for the Week:  You may not like the message, BUT don’t kill the messenger.

April  14, 2013   The Third Sunday of Easter

Children Who You Learn From, 2 Timothy 3:10-15


Acts 5: 27-42

Revelation 5:11-14

John 21:1-19

Thought for the Week:  When you open your Bible, ask the Author to open your heart..

April  7, 2013  

It’s Decision Time, Matthew 22:15-22; Malachi 3:16


Acts 5: 12-16

Revelation 1:9-19

John 20:19-31

Thought for the Week:  It’s better to bite your tongue than to make a biting remark.

March 31, 2013   Easter Sunday

Who Do You Believe?  Luke 24:1-11


Exodus 15:1-11

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Luke 24:1-11

Thought for the Week:  We owed a debt we couldn’t pay: Jesus paid a debt he didn’t owe.

March 24, 2013   Palm Sunday

Sooner or Later, You Will Have to Face Your Demons, Mark 10:32-34


Deuteronomy 32:36-39

Philippians 2:5-11

Luke 22:14-23, 47-53; 23:26-49

Thought for the Week:  Which crowd are you following?

March 17, 2013 Fifth Sunday in Lent

What If God is Unhappy With the Way We Live?, Genesis 19:13, 24 by Evangelist Dora Dyson


Isaiah 43:16-21

Philippians 3:8-14

John 8:1-11

Thought for the Week:  Jealous people poison their own food then eat it. Jealousy Can Kill.

March 10, 2013  Fourth Sunday in Lent

Jealousy Can, and Will, Lead to Murder, Genesis 4:1-8 by Elder James Oliver


Joshua 5:9-12

II Corinthians 5:16-21

Luke 15:11-32

Thought for the Week:  When all else fails, read the instructions…. The Bible.

March 3, 2013  Third Sunday in Lent

Thou Shall Not Kill, 2 Samuel 12:1-14


Exodus  3:1-8b, 10-15

I Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

Thought for the Week:  God understands our prayers even when we can’t find the words to say them.

February 24, 2013  Second Sunday in Lent

If You Don’t Want to Hear Me Then Listen to the Donkey,

2 Peter 2:12-17


Genesis  15:5-12, 17-18

Philippians 3 ;17 - 4:1

Luke 13:31-35

Thought for the Week:  When you come to the Lord, there is no waiting line. His ears are always open to your cry.

February 17, 2013  First Sunday in Lent

Yesterday is Gone; Today is Your Day, Exodus 14:13


Deuteronomy 26:5-11

Romans 10:8-13

Luke 4:1-13

Thought for the Week:  What we become is more important than where we are from.

February 10, 2013

Be Careful What You Ask For, Matthew 14:1-13


Deuteronomy 34:1-12

II Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2

Luke 9:28-36

Thought for the Week:  Are you headed in the right direction?

February 3, 2013

Be Careful Who You Reject, Luke 10:1-16


Jeremiah 1:4-10

I Corinthians 12:31 - 13:13

Luke 4:21-30

Thought for the Week:  It is where you are headed and not where you are that will determine where you will end up.

January 27, 2013

Standards Do Matter, Micah 1:1-7


Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10

I Corinthians 12:12-30

Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Thought for the Week:  Never let gold become your GOD.

January 20, 2013

Don’t Give Up Now, Keep the Faith, Exodus 5: 1-14


Isaiah 62:1-5

I Corinthians 12:3-11

John 2:3-12

Thought for the Week:  If we hold on to God’s truth, we won’t be trapped by Satan’s lies.

January 13, 2013

It’s Time to Take the Training  Wheels Off,  Deuteronomy 6:1-14; Proverbs 22:6; Hebrews 5:12-14


Isaiah 42:1-7

Acts 10:34-38

Luke 3:15-17; 21-22

Thought for the Week:  A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.

January 6, 2013

It’s Time to Use Your Authority and Cast the Demons Out, Luke 4:31-37, Mark 1:21-28, Matthew 7:28-29


Isaiah 60:1-6

Ephesians 3:1-12

Matthew 2:1-13

Thought for the Week:  A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.