Can we learn to forgive each other?

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you…If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. More...

Presentation addresses heart-healthy lifestyle

Dr. Tori Bradsher, a cardiologist at Person Memorial Hospital, will give a free presentation on the importance of a hearthealthy lifestyle from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the classroom at the hospital.  More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

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Don’t let yourself get preoccupied

“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. More...

A divided self will come to ruin

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (Matthew 12:25 KJV)  More...

Some thoughts on missional calling

Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. More...

Making the best use of your time

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. More...

Growing as a Christian

OLD TESTAMENT: “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear More...

Vows not meant to be taken lightly

“When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.” (Ecclesiastes 5:4, English Standard Version)   Vows are a big deal. More...

Special Olympics registration underway

Special Olympics and Person County and the Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department would like to announce that registration for the Spring Local Games is going on now through April 13, 2018.  More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

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Finding strength through grace

“So Jesus again said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

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Vow taking and breaking / resolutions

But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned. (James 5:12 NLT)   Vow taking and / or breaking is a serious matter.  More...

Sent lamb, coming lion

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. More...

The Light

You  are my sunshine, my light, my glow, And even with heartaches I will always know, That You are good, no bad intent, And it is for this cause that you were sent.  For   More...

Study Shows Christians Aren’t Sharing the Gospel; Must Commit to Giving the Greatest Gift at Christmas

PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the greatest gift born again Christians can give at Christmas is to share the same Good News the shepherds did so many centuries ago.  More...

Five Cub Scouts from Pack 223 earn God and Family awards

Five Cub Scouts, from Pack 223, earned their God and Family Awards. More...

I will love them freely

Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips. More...

World’s largest museum dedicated to the Bible marks grand opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One day before Museum of the Bible opened to the public, a diverse group of faith and secular leaders from around the world gathered at the eightstory, 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C. More...

Good cheer at Christmas

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

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Hold on to Emmanuel

OLD TESTAMENT: “ Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14   More...

VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE GIFT COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

Volunteers from the Durham/Chapel Hill Area Team are celebrating the collection of 14,950 giftfilled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.  The Durham/Chapel Hill NC Area Team is now thanking the More...

Let there be no controversy about who you follow

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

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Sons of Allen to celebrate 28th homecoming service

The Sons of Allen will present a concert entitled “Something About the Name of Jesus” at Allen Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:45 p.m. This will be old school, heart-warming, bone chilling gospel singing by the Sons of Allen. More...

New church focuses on reaching youth

Pastor Shelton White and his wife Loretta are busy these days planning the renovation of a former hair salon at 1221 Leasburg Road into New Direction Christian Church, which will primarily focus on reaching youth in the community.  More...

In simplest terms

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (James 4:17 ESV)   We’ve got some crazy notions about salvation these days; I’ll say it’s rather unbiblical. More...

Our daily bread

This summer we were blessed with a lengthy visit from our granddaughter Sydnee. She turned six years old in late spring and was allowed to stay longer this year than she has since she moved out of state. More...

Roxboro Presbyterian members focus on mission projects in September, October

Members of Roxboro Presbyterian Church focused on two mission projects during the months of September and October.  Members collected coins in tennis ball can “banks” and raised a total of $905.48 that will be divided between the Chr More...

Loving the appearing of Jesus

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of t More...

In Concert

Curtis Hyler and Jubilation will be in concert at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Curtis Hyler and Jubilation is a southern gospel quartet from the Greenville area. Providence Baptist Church is located at 1319 Virgilina Rd. More...

CHURCHMEN FEATURED

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a singing on Sunday night, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The Churchmen will be the featured group. Come hear this bluegrass gospel group sing about Jesus’ love. Finger foods will be served. All are welcome.   More...

COLLECTION SITES ANNOUNCED FOR GLOBAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This month, several locations in the multi-county Durham/Chapel Hill Area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child — joining nearly 5,000 U.S. More...

COLLECTION DRIVE HELD AT LIBRARY

Donated items to benefit those in need through the Christian Help Center

Person   County Public Library will be collecting rice, canned beans, cans of soup, cans of green vegetables, cans of yellow vegetables, canned meat and oatmeal, throughout the month of November for the Christian Help Center.  A donation bo More...

All my best memories are in the future

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. More...

New Ephesus Baptist Church celebrates 145th anniversary

There is an old saying that New Ephesus Baptist Church is partly in Virginia and partly in North Carolina. This little church that stretches two states was boun- tifully blessed to celebrate its 145th anniversary on Sept. 24, 2017.  More...

Grandmother of the Year

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Annie Bell Lester, pictured center, was crowned “Grandmother of the Year” during the first Grandmothers Pageant held at Hester’s Grove Baptist Church. More...

The violence of discipleship

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. More...

October is CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH

Honoring Our Church Leaders

Clergy Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people. More...

‘Don’t make no diffunce...’

But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. More...

Anniversary celebration

The second anniversary celebration of Julian & the Hebrew Boys will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Kirby Theater on Main Street in Uptown Roxboro. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the program will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Sunday Night Song Service

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a Sunday night song service on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The Hinshaw Family will be the featured group. Finger foods will be served after the singing in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 51 Hal Melton Rd. More...

Roxboro Baptist to hold 135th anniversary homecoming on Oct. 29

Roxboro Baptist Church will celebrate its 135th anniversary homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 29, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 10:55 a.m., and a covered dish luncheon following the service.  Homecoming speaker will be the Rev. More...

Anger that works

I have struggled with anger my entire life. I don’t tell you that so you can hold it against me or over my head, but I do tell you to be transparent. More...

Disaster relief ministry

St. James Baptist Church, Compassion Ministries and Faith Baptist Church collected 104 cases of water for disaster relief. More...

Worthiness

OLD TESTAMENT: “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Psalm 18:3 More...

Shaken awake

“Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. More...

Serious prayer life

“And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. More...