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FONTANA COMMUNITY CHURCH
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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 almost 4500 "likes" at the beginning of 2018.  These Bible lessons are sponsored through paid advertising by our church, reaching tens of thousands of people each week. Your donation toward this unique ministry would help us to reach more people with the Truth of God's Word. Please use the PayPal button below for a PayPal, credit or debit donation, Or send your check by mail.

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CHURCH CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON
REOPEN THIS SPRING

06/09 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. BRIAN SMITH
06/23 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. ROBIN LAMBERT
06/23 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. AARON LAMBERT
08/25 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. ROB HARDY
10/20 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR & MRS. JASON LOWERY
12/15 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. STERLING BROCKWELL
12/28 WEDDING BLESSINGS MR. & MRS. JOEL HUFFMAN

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We also sponsor a Bible Garden with over 100 Scripture Stops encircling the church. Your gifts to support this ministry are also appreciated.

 

Rev. Ernest A. Stiles, Sr. minister of Fontana Community Church for almost 24 years, died November 19 at age 97. His memorial service will be here at the church on Sunday, November 25 at 3pm, with visitation and viewing 1-3pm.

His life verse was "To know Christ and make Him known", a summary of 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 “…Thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we ...are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.”

01/06 BREAK CAMP AND ADVANCE… Today God Almighty is reminding us Christians that He has a roadmap in place for ALL His chosen people, even in the 21st century. He's still out front, leading His people forward toward the exit from this world to the Heavenly Promised Land He has prepared for us.. More...

12/23 THEIR HEARTS ARE GREEDY…In the midst of a refugee camp in Northern Iraq, a tent was set up for Baby Jesus. Because they had been forced to flee their homes, these Christians identified with Him as a fellow refugee, well acquainted with their struggles. Though He was born with nothing, their witness was Jesus “gives us everything

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12/16 PUT THE POT ON THE FIRE...2600 years ago, on the 10th day of God's appointed 10th month, December 18th on our 2018 Gregorian calendar, The Almighty spoke these eternal words: “The people there refuse to obey me. I have a story with a message for them. Tell them, "This is what the Lord God says: 'Put the pot on the fire.' " More...

12/2 I AM GOD’S SON...While God's Word doesn't say Baby Jesus was born at Christmas, it does tell us what the Man Jesus was doing then. While everyone else was celebrating a holiday, even though He knew He would die in just a few months, Jesus continued doing the same thing He had done for the past 3 years. He appealed to religious folks to believe that He was the Son of God, the prophesied Messiah who would save them from their sins. More...

11/25 YOU HAVE BEEN UNFAITHFUL...In stark contrast to festive strains of "O Come All Ye Faithful", God voices the exact opposite of what we want to hear this holiday season. It's a powerful lesson of another nation who turned from dependence on God for deliverance and began to rely on their own independent spirit to accomplish the task. More...

11/18 I CONFESS THE SINS...There's a wise saying that when you point a finger of blame at another, you always have at least three fingers pointing right back at yourself. Jesus said it best in Luke 6:41: "Don't focus on the speck in your brother's eye while ignoring the log in your own eye.” More...

11/12 THIS IS WHAT THE LORD ALMIGHTY SAYS: "Administer true justice: show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other." Zechariah 7:9-10. Given God's definition of justice, when we Christians are measured on God's scales, will we be found lacking? More...

10/31 TURN FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS… Zechariah 1:4. Appointed for the 8th biblical month, which began October 11th on our 2018 calendar, it's no coincidence that God's admonition comes in the month of the "Day of the Dead" aka "Halloween". A holiday in America only since the mid-20th century, 175 million Americans plan to celebrate, spending $9 billion. More...

10/25 A MONTH OF HIS OWN CHOOSING…3000 years ago, the King of Israel ignored one of God's anointed Holy Days and appointed one of his own. It led to the demise of his nation. Appointed for the 15th day of the 8th month, October 25 on our 2018 calendar, it's a timeless warning to any nation who chooses to nationalize God’s Word to fit their political agenda. More...

10/21 THE TEMPLE WAS...The history of the world is all about the rise and fall of nations. But one day, every country on this earth will cease to exist to make way for the Kingdom of the Lord. “...The God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; ... it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever" Daniel 2:44. More...

10/11 RETURN TO ME AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU... In the 6th century BC, Zechariah proclaimed God's Word to the religious folks of his day. 2700 years later, the same Word is being declared to 21st century Christians. We still don’t want to hear it any more than the people of ancient Judah did. But thank God, here it is, still just as applicable as ever... still the word of the Lord for His people! More...

10/04 YOU WERE RIGHT AND WE WERE WRONG...2500 years ago, a nation stood united in praise to The Almighty through national repentance. The longest prayer in the Bible was voiced as a worship to God on the 24th day of God's 7th month, October 4 on our 2018 Gregorian calendar. This timeless prayer is right on target for us today as Christians in America. More...

MY TEARS ARE IN YOUR BOTTLE… In times like these, we all need a reminder that God loves us. Period.

Yes, when “up” is down, and “down” is up, things get tossed around in a hurry. Scars from past wounds get ripped open again in the process, and fresh, oozing ones begin to fester.#MeToo #WhyIDidntReport #WhereAreTheChildren #BlackLivesMatter #Etc.

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09/25 GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM…Yes, God’s Word tells us that is exactly what will happen! In Leviticus 23, we can see God’s plan of salvation beginning in the Spring with the Exodus deliverance of the Israelites through the Blood of the Lamb, all the way through to Jesus’ Fall appointment to return and dwell in the midst of mankind as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, which could very well occur during our lifetime! More...

09/20 S A L V A T I O N…This tombstone cross in Grifton, NC, rising above the flood waters of Hurricane Florence, is a stark reminder that the gift of Jesus will always deliver us through the storms of life, and beyond. "Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ's death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28 MSG. More...

09/10 WATCH! As Hurricane Florence approaches, there IS one place you can trust and turn to, but it ISN’T the weather channel. We all need a timely reminder that GOD IS STILL GOD AND HE HASN’T GONE ANYWHERE. In fact, if you look closely, you can see Him watching in the eye of the storm! Indeed, during the “direct hits” of life, our faith and trust in the Almighty is being shaped into a thing of marvelous beauty and everlasting endurance. More...

09/05 THINK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING” Around 516 BC, God’s people needed to be rattled by the Almighty. Because of their national woes, they had begun to focus on their self-preservation instead of their God-of-salvation. This is their story. Be forewarned: it definitely hits close to home. More...

08/17 J E A L O U S “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” Of all the words we Christians often use to describe God, “jealous” is certainly not one of them. Yet, 3500 years ago, amidst fire and thunder, God Almighty flamboyantly announced His jealousy to millions of His chosen people. And He voiced this radical statement in Exodus 20:5 as He audibly announced His Ten Commandments! More...

08/10 AT THE LORD’S COMMAND…Whether we realize it or not, no matter where we are positioned on God’s timeline for humanity, each and every person is subject to the command of The Almighty. For the past month, God has been teaching us just that. These out-of-this-world lessons began very simply with the awesome words: “At the LORD’s command…” More...

07/24 I WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU… This is the phrase God uses as He teaches us ALL through the lamentations of Israel. On July 23, the 9th of Av on God’s calendar, memorialized as a day of tragedies for Israel, a 220 lb. rock fell from the Wailing Wall, narrowly missing a worshipper in prayer. Archaeologist Zachi Dvira, head of the Temple Mountain Project, believes the whole area is a 'danger zone'. More...

07/22 THE TIME HAS COME... God Almighty literally holds the future of the entire world in His hands. And His appointed timeline for mankind is winding down. Make no mistake, we WILL need to know Him in the coming days. In His perfect timing, each and every event on this Earth is destined to reveal His Son, Jesus the Christ, The Word Incarnate, to a dying planet. More...

07/14 THE EXODUS: HOLD FIRMLY TO THE VERY END…There can be no doubt that Jesus, the Son of God Almighty, has literally been parting the waters of our fallen world for millennia, providing the only way for God's chosen people to cross over to the heavenly Promised Land. He's still doing it right this very moment, perfectly in sync with His timetable for mankind. More...

07/01 YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME (Photo from His Garden of Grace at Fontana Community Church) It is no coincidence that this very first commandment, written in stone by God Himself, was immediately broken physically and spiritually by His chosen people. "Make us gods who will go before us." Exodus 32:1. So begins the sad accounting of a mighty nation who pledged their allegiance to the Almighty, but then began celebrating a god of their own making. More...

06/30 THIS YOUR GOD...“It’s a golden calf from the Bible, a false idol, the Bull of Wall Street...The piece hints at the Capital system as an idol that we have worshiped for decades and is unfortunately proving to be false," said the artist Errazuriz at the unveiling of his Golden Calf piñata in New York City in 2014. Filled with $1000 in single bills, the glittering, 15ft high, 24ft long beast was whacked with "Communist red" sticks until dollar bills rained down on participants. More...

06/23 BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD…On the 9th day of God’s 4th month, June 23 on our 2018 Gregorian calendar, Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians after a long siege. Sadly, that's what it took for the nation to understand that God's Word, delivered through the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah, was a blessing, not a curse. If only they had listened… More...

06/19 BE ASHAMED AND CONFOUNDED…2600 years ago, along the ancient Kebar River in what is known today as the country of Iraq, the heavens opened to the ancient biblical prophet Ezekiel. Of all the places God could have chosen to reveal the end times of humanity, His choice of Iraq definitely confounds us 21st century Christians! More...

06/08 IF I PERISH, I PERISH…2500 years ago, on the 23rd day of God’s 3rd month, June 8 on our 2018 Gregorian calendar, His people were warned of an impending attack meant to annihilate the entire nation. One woman stepped forward in faith and changed the course of history. Esther not only became the savior of her people, but she became queen of the largest empire on earth. More,,,

05/25 WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST CAME THEY WERE ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE…Thousands from many nations were filled with the Holy Spirit on the day the Almighty had appointed 1500 years earlier. Today, WHO and WHERE these nations are challenges our religious thinking, and provokes our repentance just as it did long ago when 3000 believed and were baptized. More...

05/19 WE ARE SURROUNDED BY A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES…This is God’s Word for us today, appointed for the 3rd day of His 3rd month, May 19, on our 2018 Gregorian calendar. It’s been on His calendar for 3500 years, made possible in every detail by His Son, Jesus Christ! “On the third month after the Israelites left Egypt-on the very day-they came to the Desert of Sinai...In the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning...” Exodus 19:1, 16-17. More...

05/09 “Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving...They buried the people who had the craving.” Numbers 11:4,34. The Hebrew phrase “strong craving” is translated “lusted a lust”. Of course, we Christians will protest that we don’t lust. But that isn't true and we all know it. Even if we don’t get mired knee-deep in sexual desires, we salivate over a mouth-watering steak or make the statement that a sensual dessert is “to die for”.

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05/01 I WILL TEST THEM… On the 15th day of God's second month, May 1, on our 2018 Gregorian calendar, millions of Israelites entered the Desert of Sin. “Sin”, pronounced “Seen”, is a Hebrew transliteration of the word “thorn”. Indeed, God’s provision was viewed many times as a thorn in their religious side. Can we hear God’s eternal Word as it crosses the chasm of time to convict us of our own religious “thorn”? More...

04/18 ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD...When Abraham obeyed God’s call to sacrifice his son on a mountain, God provided a ram instead. Abraham prophesied “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided”. 2000 years later on the same mountain, Mount Moriah, the Son of God Himself was provided as the sacrifice. More...

04/15 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...

04/08 PEACE BE WITH YOU! “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.” John 20:19-20 More...

 04/03 THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD...Today, we stand in the earth-shattering magnificence of the unfathomable power of God’s Word revealed in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! On this 16th day of the 1st month on God’s calendar, April 3rd on our 2018 calendar, we rejoice in Paul's statement to ALL Christians. More...

04/01 WHO IS IT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? This is the question Jesus asked Mary on that magnificent Resurrection Morn long ago. 2000 years later, He’s asking us the same question. John 20:1-18 records that unforgettable day. “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!'” More...

03/31 CHRIST OUR PASSOVER LAMB HAS BEEN SACRIFICED…3500 years ago, God Almighty commanded Pharaoh to free the people of His Abrahamic covenant who were in bondage in Egypt. When Pharaoh refused, God sent 10 plagues, and announced His Deity in every one of them. The 10th was The Plague of the Firstborn, resulting in the deliverance known today as Passover. More...

03/29 HE WILL PUT THE SHEEP ON HIS RIGHT AND THE GOATS ON HIS LEFT…With only 2 days left until His crucifixion, Jesus ended His teachings with the prophetic parable of Matthew 25:31-46. Addressing the religious house of His day, He announced that when He returns to reign, He will gather His sheep and give them eternal life. But for the goats, His words will be "Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." More...

03/25 HE SET HIS FACE TO GO TO JERUSALEM…Over 2000 years ago, Jesus journeyed from the countryside of the Holy Land, up to the Holy City of Jerusalem, one last time. As He traveled through town after town, He constantly surprised all who would listen, teaching them in ways they could never have imagined. More...

03/19 IN THE BEGINNING GOD… When Apollo 8 carried mankind into lunar orbit for the first time on December 24, 1968, Lunar Module Pilot William Anders began a live message with these words: "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...’” More...

03/14 LIKE A BRIDEGROOM COMING OUT OF HIS CHAMBER… Where does one begin when sharing the breathtaking physical majesty and utter brilliance of the handiwork of God Almighty! It’s absolutely incredible how our physical world and our spiritual world resonate together, enthusiastically praising Him as ALL GOD! More...

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