Author Archives: PastorDave

Five Simple, Essential Questions to Ask of Every Text

I have developed these Five Simple, Essential Questions to Ask of Every Text by teaching and training myself over years of daily Bible reading, study, and meditation. These are the questions I have asked of the text as I sought … Continue reading

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Tribute to my Friend, Shirley Fields

Shirley was [and still is and will be forever] my dear sister in Christ, treasured friend, and faithful fellow servant of the Lord and our church for decades. Her matriarchal and motherly influence extended far beyond her own large family … Continue reading

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Biblearc PATH Courses: Certificates of Completion

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“My One-Word” for 2022: INCREASE

“MY ONE-WORD” FOR 2022: INCREASE Since 2015, I have made it a practice to adopt and practice what I call “My One-Word Resolution.” Instead of trying to remember and implement a number of resolutions – which all too often I … Continue reading

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PHILEMON: The Gospel of Redemption, Reconciliation, Restoration

In a day when there is so much conflict, division, and brokenness in all our relationships with one another, Paul’s personal appeal to Philemon on behalf of Onesimus still rings so true as a guide and model for redemption, reconciliation, … Continue reading

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“Thank you for another year of sharing God’s Word and leading us to hunger for the Word of God!”

19 December 2021 My Christian Brothers & Sisters [CBS] Sunday School class presented me with this card and message at the conclusion of our Sunday School lesson: “…Thank you for another year of sharing God’s Word and leading us to … Continue reading

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God’s Clear Call to Holiness & Sexual Purity

Over the course of the past year, I have been engaged in some courses offered through Biblearc.com, developed under the auspices of Bethlehem College and Seminary. Biblearc is a web-based source for Bible study tools and instruction designed to instruct … Continue reading

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COLOSSIANS: Lesson Notes / Talking Points

COLOSSIANS LESSON NOTES / TALKING POINTS Here are the Lesson Notes/talking Points for the studies we have conducted in our Sunday School class from Colossians. There are five sets of Lesson Notes in this one composite paper. I have kept … Continue reading

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RUTH: Searching for Christ in the Book of Ruth

SEARCHING FOR CHRIST IN THE BOOK OF RUTH Lesson Notes: Lessons 1-6 You will find here the Lesson Notes for the 6-part study we conducted in our Sunday School class on the book of Ruth. As the course title states, … Continue reading

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“…set apart and ordained to the work of THE GOSPEL MINISTRY…”

CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION We, the undersigned, hereby certify that upon the recommendation and request of the BEREA BAPTIST CHURCH at HIDDENITE, NORTH CAROLINA which had full and sufficient opportunity for judging his gifts, and after satisfactory examination by us in … Continue reading

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