Pastor’s Corner – February 14, 2017

Blessings from Butner PC “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35a) Happy Valentine’s Day! The origins of this holiday date back to early Christian martyrs, but it … [Read more…]

Sunday School – January 15, 2017

Lessons from Sunday School Our first lesson for today is from Ezekiel Chapter 20.  It was difficult and horrifying to read.  Between verses 12 and 24, the Sabbath is mentioned 6 times.  And it’s mostly in the context that Israel will be punished for desecrating the Sabbath.  Yikes! In Genesis 2:2-3, God blessed the seventh … [Read more…]

Sunday School – January 8, 2017

Lessons from Sunday School In our lesson from Ezekiel in chapters 8 – 11, we study Ezekiel’s 2nd vision from God. God’s vision first showed Ezekiel the Glory of God filling the temple in Jerusalem. Ezekiel could see the cloud of God covering every inch inside the temple. Then God started showing Ezekiel visions of … [Read more…]

Sunday School – January 1, 2017

Since the beginning of this year, our Sunday School class has been studying the book of Ezekiel. It’s a very interesting book, to say the least! I would like to share with you some of the things we have learned. The first lesson was from Ezekiel chapters 1 – 5. In Ezekiel’s first vision, God … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – January 17, 2017

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” (Philippians 2:14-15) We had a goodly number of people for … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – January 3, 2017

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Ps 90:12) Happy New Year! When June got home from the gym yesterday, which she has been doing three times a week for the last year or so, she said it was packed. Presumably, a lot of folks have made New … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – November 16, 2016

“The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch.”  (Jeremiah 23:5)   There was an important decision that came out of the Session meeting after church last Sunday. We are moving our monthly communion service from the fourth Sunday to the first Sunday. The change is … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – November 10, 2016

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”  (Ps 118:29)   Pastor’s Corner Last Sunday was a truly joyous occasion. It was great to see so many people in worship. As someone suggested, it was almost like homecoming, with friends old and new, some of whom traveled … [Read more…]