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Monday, November 23, 2009


When asked to write about Thanksgiving by Pastor Graves for the church’s blog page. I wondered about time and concept .

Time: because time is short and yet it is the span of life from birth to death, and then it spans unto eternity.
Concept: because there are so many directions we could go, without a thought of the strangers in the land.

If for some reason you only think of Thanksgiving as an American Holiday think about this. There are American ideas that we have all used to describe and even talk about the first Thanksgiving day. To find the words, the feelings, and the meaning of this day, we must do more than what the world has lead us to believe.

Thanksgiving (or let’s just call it thanks-for-giving, or better still, giving thanks for all that the Lord has done for you and I)-- Giving-thanks or Thanksgiving is like praise and worship. If we do not believe Hebrews 11:6b “that He rewards those that earnestly seek him”, then praise for what He has done does not occur, and worshiping Him for who He really is genuinely is an afterthought.

On the other hand, if we believe Hebrews 11:6b, then hopefully we see the little things that He has given us. Therefore praise for and worship to Him is earnest and sincere. Just as praise and worship is to be done every day, so too Thanksgiving or giving of thank as well.

The Thanksgiving Holiday may be once a year but being thankful and giving can be and should be done 365 days of the year. Therefore let us be thankful for ever moment we have with our friends, and loved ones. Let us be giving to all men but especially to those that need the most when it is in our power to give, for to whom much is giving much is required. Time is short, eternity is long, and Jesus is the way through it all.

Loving you in Christ Jesus,
Elder, Douglas Perry

Remember where you were and give thanks.
Acknowledge where you are and give thanks.
Know where you are going in Jesus and give thanks.


Deuteronomy 8: 10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

From a story of a problem child at a Thanksgiving table to the a Biblicial story of promises and warning, Pastor Graves leads us through the Scriptures and presents a timely Word for all want to be blessed by God. Listen as Pastor points us to the wise advice of our Heavenly Father.

A Truly Secure Investment---God

In America our sense of security in the future in closely tied to our finances. In times of economic uncertainty like our current recession, we wonder if there is truly any such thing as a "safe investment." There is. But, it may not be what you expect.

Listen below to an investment opportunity that present the risks up front, guarantees your principal (deposits), is free from hidden fees, and provides defined and assured returns.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Cost of Change

What do the Biblical story of Ruth, the debate over healthcare, and a home improvement project have in common? More importantly, what do these items together reveal about how God will change your life? Listen and find out, as the Lord provides an unexpected follow up to the sermon "Open Your Life to the Light."

(delivered by Pastor Anderson T. Graves II)

Saturday, November 7, 2009


We all growl like bears, and moan sadly like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us. (Isaiah 59: 11) How often do we, even we church folks, feel this way: angry, sad, frustrated, lost--all at the same time. Why? Is there help? Is there hope for these times of spiritual darkness? There is.

In this sermon, Pastor Anderson T. Graves uses a common home improvement as a metaphor and walks us through the powerful Word of God from darkness to a life filled with light.