Rocky Mount Church

Thoughts about the Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus Select the above link for the full article. The miracle of Elizabeth’s conception was physical. The miracle of Mary’s conception was both physical and spiritual. Every conception within the womb is a miracle; the miracle of the beginning of life. God is the Giver of life. As believers, we should never… Continue reading Thoughts about the Birth of Jesus

Paul’s Counsel to the Ministry

Paul’s Counsel to the Ministry Think about the spiritual diet of the congregations we serve. Is it dessert all the time? What about the meat and potatoes, the salad, the vegetables… the things that might not be quite as tasty as the dessert, but necessary sustenance to help ensure a healthy body. Do our congregations… Continue reading Paul’s Counsel to the Ministry

Hope Deferred

Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” What is hope? We greatly misuse the word ‘hope’ in our modern day language. We hope that it will rain when the weather has been dry. We hope it will dry out when it’s been raining… Continue reading Hope Deferred

Church Discipline

Church Discipline  

Athenian Christianity

Athenian Christianity “(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)” Acts 17:21 Truly, there is nothing new under the sun, but each generation seemingly discovers things never heard or seen before. Whether it’s clothing, music, food, sports, entertainment,… Continue reading Athenian Christianity

Singing in the New Testament Church

Singing in the NT Church Someone might ask why the New Testament is silent on music in the worship service. Actually, it is not silent regarding music. Much is written about singing. The silence only pertains to musical instruments. The music we are to make in the worship service of the New Testament Church is to be produced… Continue reading Singing in the New Testament Church

What A Church Needs

What a Church Needs from the Pastor Having spent more time in the church from ‘behind the pulpit’ than in the pew, I am probably not the one who should be writing this. And in making the attempt, I have been greatly convicted, being forcefully reminded of the congregation’s needs and what the flock expects… Continue reading What A Church Needs

A Pastor’s Perfect World

In a pastor’s perfect world… He would know exactly what to preach every Sunday morning without any doubts. He could find all the right words without stuttering when he preaches. He would use just the right words when he teaches so nobody misunderstands. He could get around to everyone in the congregation before they left.… Continue reading A Pastor’s Perfect World

Let’s Start A Church

Start a Church If the “only” thing we had to go by was the Bible, and God told us to take the Bible and start a church, what would it look like? Would it resemble the church we attend today? Have we been given the authority to add to the church things not prescribed in the… Continue reading Let’s Start A Church

Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do A serious consideration of our motivation for the things we do; individually as disciples of Christ, or collectively as a Church.