Tragedy at Smith Mountain Lake

by: Larry Davies | August 30, 2015

Smith Mountain Lake, near the Blue Ridge Mountains is on the southwest corner of the Lynchburg District of the United Methodist Church, my district. At least ten churches large and small from our district are part of the Smith Mountain Lake community. Danville and Roanoke Districts also have churches located in this scenic resort and […]

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Pornography: Hearing from a Victim

by: Larry Davies | August 20, 2015

Jared Fogle, famous as the weight-loss pitchman for Subway restaurants was recently convicted for buying and selling child pornography and soliciting sex with minors. Hundreds of other people, not so famous are regularly caught, convicted and jailed for sexual crimes. The stories are often front page news but what about the victims? Their stories are […]

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“God’s Invitation” Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | August 13, 2015

Last week we learned that God provides opportunities for us to be the church in a big way. Our response should be to say ‘yes’ to the invitation with faith knowing that serving God is more important than our occupation, our family or even our very lives. We say yes trusting God for answers, resources […]

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God’s Invitation

by: Larry Davies | August 6, 2015

Frequently, in meetings with other church leaders, I’m told: “There is little hope for our church to have any influence in our community much less the world. We are small and only getting smaller. We can hardly pay pastor much less help anyone else. We have few young people. No money to pay staff salaries. […]

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by: Larry Davies | August 1, 2015

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. — Romans 14:19 God promises that those who make peace will be blessed: “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9) But to make peace, a person must be at peace. A person who is filled with turmoil will inject that […]

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