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This site exists to provide the "Family of God" spiritual nourishment and encouragement. Whether you are one of the many folks we've met on your travels in the Western Mountains of North Carolina, or a visitor to our website, WELCOME!!

Join with our church as we enlarge our "Family of God" through weekly Bible lessons published on this site, by email,  and on Facebook. Our Facebook ministry is growing fast, with over 9000 "likes".  These Bible lessons are sponsored through paid advertising by our church, reaching thousands of people each week. Click the links below for lessons in 2021-2022. Your donation toward this unique ministry would help us to reach more people with the Truth of God's Word. Please join our Facebook/Mailing List.
 

OUR FACILITY REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO COVID CONCERNS
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING WEDDING OR EVENT RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME

We desire to be part of the solution to this problem, not a contributing factor.
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11/27 "WHEN I CALLED, THEY DID NOT LISTEN; SO WHEN THEY CALLED, I WOULD NOT LISTEN"...For 70 years, the ancient kingdom of Judah had memorialized the attack on their capital and their nation by adding a national day of fasting to God's appointed Holy Days. Without realizing it, their appointment had taken on a life of its own, binding them to a meaningless worship of their own making. This powerful lesson is appointed for the fourth day of God’s nineth month, which began the evening of November 24 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar. This is the Word of the Lord recorded in Zechariah 7. More...

11/24 JUSTICE is rooted in the very nature of God. It defines His character, and everything He stands for. "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.” (Psalm 89:14) 2500 years ago on the 1st day of God’s 9th month, which bgins at sunset November 24 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar, the patriot Nehemiah felt compelled to intercede to God for justice on behalf of his countrymen who had been allowed to return to their decimated capital city of Jerusalem. He begins his prayer petition by confessing his sin and the sins of his nation. More...

11/19 THE TEMPLE WAS… For over 400 years, the Shekinah Glory of Almighty God was physically the center of Israel's national life. The people brought daily offerings to Him in Solomon’s Temple and gathered as a nation to worship Him during the 3 High Holy Days of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. But over the years, the faithful worshipers became prideful of their image as God's people, placing their faith in their abilities as a nation. All that remains of the magnificent temple is part of the physical foundation, known today as the "Wailing Wall". More...

11/09 “WALK IN MY WAYS AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT…” Almost 3000 years ago, fear, and the desire to be delivered from laws they didn’t like, prompted a nation who worshiped God for almost 1000 years to mistakenly pledge their allegiance to a king who didn’t take God seriously. Unwittingly, they allowed him to bring other gods into their midst by manipulating God's Word, leading them to break the very first commandment God had given them: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” More...

10/26 “RETURN TO ME AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU” In the 6th century BC, Zechariah proclaimed God's Word to His chosen people. “In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah…” Zechariah 1:1 The evening of October 26 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar, begins the 1st day of the 8th month on God's calendar. Ancient Rabbis believed this was the month appointed for Messiah to come and begin rebuilding His temple on earth. 1 Corinthians 3:16 gives us an accurate picture of the spiritual temple building already in progress. “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you?” More...

10/16 STAND UP AND PRAISE THE LORD YOUR GOD…YOU WERE RIGHT AND WE WERE WRONG. Around 2500 years ago, a nation stood united in praise to the Lord with the sole intent of honoring Him through national repentance of their sins. The longest prayer of the entire Bible was offered as a worship unto God on the 24th day of God's 7th month, which begins the evening of October 19 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar. More...

10/09 A FESTIVAL FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD…God has appointed this week as one of His Holy Days marking the ministry and revelation of Jesus Christ. These appointed dates known as “feasts” or “festivals” occurred at harvest times, when crops were gathered in. Also known as “The Ingathering”, the Festival of Tabernacles begins at sunset under a full harvest moon October 10 and continues to sunset October 17. This festival is the “crowning touch” for ALL His annual festivals, as it will be fulfilled by the return of Jesus as King on Planet Earth! More...

10/02 S A L V A T I O N… The evening of October 5 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar begins the 10th day of God’s 7th month, the anniversary of the very date the Almighty appropriated a blood sacrifice to cover the sins of His people: The Day of Atonement. God revealed the foundation for His plan of salvation in Leviticus 16 when He said, “The Day of Atonement will be on the tenth day of the seventh month…This special day of rest continues from that evening until the next evening.” More...

09/25 WATCH! The Living Word of God is exploding with depth and new meaning for us in 2022. This picture reflects not only the astounding artistry of the Almighty’s handiwork in the western NC evening sky, it also prophetically appoints the day God’s trumpet will announce the return of Jesus Christ to rule and reign over His kingdom on this earth!

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09/18 I CONFESS THE SINS...About 2500 years ago, the Jewish patriot Nehemiah took on the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. He wasn’t even a citizen of the Persian kingdom where he lived. He was a second-generation Jewish refugee, born into forced exile in a foreign land. He could have pointed his finger at a multitude of other people and nations and played the blame-game. Instead, Nehemiah prayed to God Almighty and confessed His sin, his father’s sin and the sins of his entire nation. More...

09/02 J E A L O U S...“I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” 3500 years ago, amidst fire and thunder, God Almighty flamboyantly announced His jealousy to millions of His chosen people. He voiced this radical statement in Exodus 20:5 as He audibly announced His Ten Commandments! More...

08/28 GIVE CAREFUL THOUGHT TO YOUR WAYS...The Hebrew figure of speech for this phrase is literally “put your heart on your roads.” God has designated the sixth month of Elul, beginning at sunset August 28 and continuing to sunset September 26 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar, as the month for "soul searching" and turning back to Him. Indeed, the Hebrew word for this month, "Elul" means to search out deeply, as in the heart. More...

08/09 I WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU... It’s certainly no coincidence that this statement of the Almighty on the 10th day of the fifth month on His calendar, (the 9th day of August on our 2022 Gregorian calendar) is His eternal Word for His people. “… On the tenth day of the fifth month of the seventh year… ‘This is what the Lord God says: Have you come to ask me what you should do? I, the Lord God, tell you that, as surely as I live, I will not listen to you.’ ” Ezekiel 20:1-3. More...


 

07/2022 BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD…During the 4th month on God's calendar, June 30-July 29 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar, the 6th century BC remnant of God's chosen people exiled in Babylon celebrated the death and resurrection of the pagan deity Tammuz, supposedly brought back to life by the tears of the goddess Ishtar. In celebration of his "resurrection" they filled the iron idol's empty eye sockets with lead, which was ignited, resembling fireworks like tears falling. And they celebrated these fabricated tears just inside the gate of God's Holy Temple, essentially flaunting another god in the Almighty's face. More...

07/15 “THIS IS YOUR GOD"...3500 years ago around this time of the year, the Bible records God’s chosen people attempting to control their destiny by worshipping The Almighty on their own terms. Instead of celebrating the fact that they were created in God’s image, and thus destined to change the world through Him, they created a “stand-in” image of God to rally their nation forward and obtain the Promised Land of their dreams.  More...

07/04 ASHAMED AND CONFOUNDED...2600 years ago, God's people petitioned Him to intervene in their national woes. They reasoned they deserved His benevolence because He had chosen them and blessed them in the past. God did not agree. "Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!” Ezekiel 36:32
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06/05 BRING TWO LOAVES OF BREAD…There are two loaves of bread, side by side, on the offering table to the Lord. This unusual offering was appointed for this time of the year for God’s chosen people. Since both loaves are leavened, they appear to be spiritually significant as sinful types of mankind. But this is a heavenly offering... More...

05/26 THIS SAME JESUS… The book of Acts records the last words of Jesus, spoken from the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives at Bethany. "’...You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’” Acts 1:8-10. More...

05/20 THEY BURIED THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE CRAVING…3500 years ago, during May 20-24 on our 2022 Gregorian calendar, God sent a plague upon a nation who claimed to worship Him but were never satisfied with His direction and provision. God's Word records many of them complained to death, literally. “Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving...They buried the people who had the craving.” Numbers 11:4,34. More...

05/15 IN THE MORNING YOU WILL SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD…Lately we Christians have been reduced to just plain-old grumbling about our current circumstances. It is no coincidence that God Almighty has appointed this lesson for us at exactly this time. Like the ancient Israelites, we have been crying out to God for deliverance, and our patience is fading fast. Listen now as the Lord speaks: “… In the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him…” Exodus 16:6. More...

05/03 ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD IT WILL BE PROVIDED… When Abraham faithfully obeyed God’s call to sacrifice his son on the mountain, a ram was provided, and Isaac was spared. Genesis 22:14 records, "So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” 2000 years later when Jesus, the Firstborn Son of God Almighty, was NOT spared, He became God’s appointed provision for the sins of the entire human race on the very same “mountain of the LORD”. More...

05/01 EVERY MAN BY NAME...The Lord said to Abraham in Genesis 15:5: “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them…so shall your offspring be.” Today, astronomers estimate there are ten thousand billion trillion stars. That’s a 1 followed by 25 zeros and lots of exclamation points. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!! More...

04/24 PEACE BE WITH YOU! Following the morning Resurrection of Jesus, this incredible account is recorded in John 20:19-20: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.” More...

04/18 “THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD, LIVES IN YOU. AND JUST AS GOD RAISED CHRIST JESUS FROM THE DEAD, HE WILL GIVE LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY THIS SAME SPIRIT LIVING WITHIN YOU.” Romans 8:11. Jesus also said this in John 5:28-29: “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” More...

04/13“LET MY PEOPLE GO so that they may hold a festival to me in the desert.” 3500 years ago under a full moon during the spring season, The Almighty announced His presence to a world power that had a stranglehold over the people who worshipped Him. God announced His intention to free them through a series of plagues which rearranged their daily lives, decimated their national economy, wracked them with disease, disrupted their weather patterns, devastated their food supply, increased insects to unbearable swarms, and plunged them into darkness for days. Finally, with the 10th plague of death, even people who didn’t worship Him were brought to their knees. More...

04/10 I WILL BRING ONE MORE PLAGUE… 3500 years ago, under the midnight illumination of a full moon, God brought a final plague upon a proud, haughty nation that would convince them once and for all that He was God. He would bring death to every household. Only the life’s blood of an innocent lamb could save them. But they would have to choose that lamb themselves, care for it in their homes, and together, sacrifice it so that they might live. Appointed death would “pass over” them if the innocent’s blood marked their abode. Exodus 11-12 More...

04/02 IN THE BEGINNING GOD… When Apollo 8 carried mankind into lunar orbit for the first time on December 24, 1968, a billion people on Earth heard the Word of God being broadcast 240,000 miles above them. "We are now approaching lunar sunrise. For all the people back on earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send to you. 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth...’”

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03/27 HE SET HIS FACE TO GO TO JERUSALEM…2000 years ago, in a beautiful spring season just like today, Jesus journeyed from the countryside of the Holy Land, up to the Holy City of Jerusalem—one last time. Along the way, He traveled through town after town, teaching what it really meant to follow Him. And what He said was never EVER what folks expected to hear.

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03/20 LIKE BRIDEGROOM COMING OUT OF HIS CHAMBER… “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other...” Psalm 19:1-6. More...

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