Pastor Notes

Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Your speech should always be gracious and sprinkled with insight so that you may know how to respond to every person. (Colossians 4:5-6) Each day, we are presented with countless opportunities to witness to Jesus. Our text from Colossians instructs …

 Greatness and grandeur are in front of him; strength and joy are in his place. Give to the Lord, all families of the nations—give to the Lord glory and power! Give to the Lord the glory due his name! Bring gifts! Enter his presence! Bow down to the Lord in …

“Weren’t our hearts on fire when he spoke to us along the road and when he explained the scriptures for us?” (Luke 24:32) Oftentimes, we are like these admirers on the road to Emmaus. We have long known about Jesus. We have heard his teachings; observed his life. But we …

I invite you to join us this Sunday morning for worship at Blue Ridge UMC. Services are held at 9 am and 11 am in the Sanctuary. This Sunday’s message is from the last chapter of Acts, verses 16-28. My topic is “The Unhindered Gospel.” I’ve enjoyed preaching for the …

Tribute to the Unknown God Here is a bit of background for the sermon I’ll be preaching this Sunday at Blue Ridge UMC. The following background comes from Bubo’s Blog at: http://bubosblog.blogspot.com/search?q=Tribute+the+the+Unknown+God . Hope to see you on Sunday! Doug According to the story, Athens was bothered by a plague.  They couldn’t figure …

On a beautiful September morning much like today, the world changed for all Americans. It’s hard to believe it has been 11 years today that the terrorists attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were carried out to our horror. It’s almost beyond belief that another plane might have made …