Category Archives: Knoxville

Helping Haiti: Good News

Mark 1:15            “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” We talk a lot in church about the good news, but do we actually take it to others? I’m … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Prolonging Our Lives

Proverbs 3:1-2                   My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. A lot of my time lately has been taken up with … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Better Things

Hebrews 6: 9   Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case-things that accompany salvation. For the first time in its history, our church at Erin is undergoing a $1 million … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: This is Church

Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” I am constantly amazed at the faith that is practiced by our young family members and especially the moms at our church. … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Sending Rain

Matthew 5:45b: He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. It’s been a wonderful summer for growing plants in Tennessee this year. We’ve had plenty of rain … Continue reading

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Picturing the Psalms: Exhibit Update

My “Picturing the Psalms” exhibit is continuing at Bear Creek Coffee House at Middlebrook Pike, one mile west of Cedar Bluff throughout the month of September. So far I’ve sold six drawings. Here’s what has sold Search the Sea 2 … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Seeing Everything

Job 28:24 For God views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. I love using Google Earth on my computer. It amazes me that satellite cameras can focus on my neighborhood, allowing me to see my … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Resident Evil

Our community in Knoxville is grieving and angry this morning. A while ago, a young couple – Chris Newsom and Channon Christian – were car-jacked, kidnapped, raped, tortured, horrendously mutilated, and savagely murdered by a gang of people over several … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Real Rejoicing!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Throughout the summer months, when our church choir does not meet, our Creative Expressions team encourages our church kids to present the anthem during worship on Sunday … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Folk Music Faith

Romans 15: 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus Yesterday, we held an Appalachian/folk music service at the church. Because the songs were so well … Continue reading

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