He Looked Up

Psalm 32 and Luke 19:1-10 are the scriptures for this Sunday. In Psalm 32, David teaches us that fessing up to our shortcomings is the right thing to do.  Furthermore, God rejoices when we fess up and is ready to embrace us!  When we let something eat away at us or if we were to …

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Homecoming 2019

Dear Siblings in Christ, This Sunday, because of the LORD’s leading, Pollocksville Presbyterian will celebrate 151 years!  We remember those who have walked the path before us , we celebrate those who are with us now, and we look forward to the future. 151 years is no small feat.  Yes, there are plenty of worshiping …

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World Communion Sunday

This Sunday marks World Communion Sunday!  You may be asking yourself: “What exactly is it?”  Well, I’m so glad you asked! World Communion Sunday started in 1933 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA!  According to John A Dalles’ 2002 article in the Presbyterian Outlook (found here), the goal was to bring churches together in which …

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You Are My Refuge

Psalm 91 is the text for this Sunday. The psalm comes second in the section of Psalms, commonly called Book IV.   We don’t exactly know what its function is as there is no superscription (like Psalm 90 or Psalm 92).  It has elements of being some sort of liturgy when one entered the Temple …

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Pray for Everyone

1 Timothy 2:1-7 is our scripture for this Sunday. Paul is giving Timothy a list of instructions.  First and foremost:  Pray!  Pray for neighbors, strangers, friends, enemies, and those in authority.  Why?  Because it pleases God!  It pleases God to have that holy conversation when we lift up people in prayer whether they are experiencing …

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Christ’s Purpose

Our scripture for Sunday is 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Paul starts out with a thank you.  A thank you for what?  He gives Christ thanks for being appointed to the ministry of preaching and teaching, even though Paul used to be the main adversary for the early Church.  He used to hunt down followers of “The …

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Jeremiah

This Sunday, we will be in Jeremiah 2:1-13. God had a difficult call for the Prophet Jeremiah to the people of Judah.  It is the final years of the southern kingdom’s existence before their fall to the Babylonians in 587 BCE.  God is giving the people every chance to turn from their ways and follow …

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Our Compassionate Savior

Our scriptures for this Sunday come from Psalm 103:1-8 and Luke 13:10-17. Compassion is a central theme in both passages.  In Psalm 103:8, the LORD is compassionate and full of mercy.  In Luke 13:12-13, Jesus looks with compassion onto the woman who has been bent over for over 18 years and heals her. Our God …

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Rise Up, God!

This Sunday, our scripture is Psalm 82. It’s a peculiar psalm that starts out with the Psalmist painting a picture of God speaking to a divine council.  God accuses these gods of favoring wicked practices such as failing to provide for orphans, widows, and destitute while siding with the powerful. Furthermore,  God declares to the …

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