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Seek God’s kingdom now

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Finding lessons from the pandemic

Praise be to God, the horrors of coronavirus are passing behind us. With more than 50% of our adult population vaccinated, our lives are gradually ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

What is our identity in Christ?

As I write this, I have already preached my final sermon at the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn. I am no longer considered a pastor. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Catching glimpses of the Kingdom of God

Something beautiful happened the last Sunday afternoon of June at Farmville Presbyterian Church. “What a fellowship. What a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms,” ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Consider the lilies

“And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Susie Thomas.

Growing in love, joy and peace

Our bodies are spectacular gifts from the Lord. No wonder we marvel and smile as we hold a newborn and gaze into those sparkling eyes. ... Read more

1 month ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Being born again is not our choice

In John 3, Nicodemus has come to Jesus for some answers. Nicodemus is a good Pharisee, a good teacher. He’s had the right training. He’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Dale Brown.

Thinking about funeral practices and traditions

As a pastor, I have had a share in a number of funerals. This is probably no surprise. Just recently, though, the funerals of my ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It is through God’s grace we have anything at all

“For none of us lives to himself alone, and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord, and ... Read more

2 months ago by Susie Thomas.

God restores his people

Are you stuck in a life rut? Are you methodically going along with very little vision? In Isaiah 43 we see a picture of how ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

We can always rely on God

Tis the season for graduations. Hampden-Sydney just had two, this year’s graduating class and the previous year’s class that got bumped because of COVID. I ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

For all those contacts in our phone, rejoice

“Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

To whom will you pass the baton?

Passing the baton is a saying often associated with leadership. It has its roots in a relay race where a team of runners compete to ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

We cannot escape from God

How well do people know you? I think we go through life and we kind of like our privacy. We don’t want people to know ... Read more

3 months ago by Dale Brown.

He is risen indeed

Pretend for a moment that you are meeting a friend following our recent celebration of the resurrection of Christ from the dead. You have a ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Blessings can be found in interruptions

How well do you deal with interruptions? You’re engaged in a task at work, maybe you’re up against a deadline, and things are just starting ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s time to get to know our neighbors again

Do you have more “strangers” in your neighborhood? Are you a stranger to more people around you than a year ago? For most of us ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Have we made Jesus king for just a moment?

It is estimated there were 2.5 million people in Jerusalem that day. They had returned from all over the world for the Passover Feast. And ... Read more

4 months ago by Dale Brown.

The value of Lent is universal

If you are not all that familiar with Lent, it is the intentional time leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. As you ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

What will we do with our wild and precious lives?

One of my favorite modern poets is Mary Oliver. She died two years ago, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of poems about the natural world, ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Who is guarding our city?

Farmville is a special place. It’s the home of our church fellowship, a place with friends, a place to shop and dine, but our town, ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Where else do we go but to Jesus?

In John 6:53, Jesus says something which jars his followers. He says, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and ... Read more

5 months ago by Dale Brown.

Giving the best, or at least good enough

One passage that you have not heard many sermons unpacking (not surprisingly) is Acts 5:1-11, the Ananias and Sapphira story. This is one difficult, maybe ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

‘Not for sale’

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) An ... Read more

6 months ago by Susie Thomas.

Hope gives us perseverance for difficult times

The word hope means “eager expectation.” Are you eagerly expecting something in the near future? How about on behalf of Farmville, or our nation? Someone ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Praise is a key part of worship

Psalm 146 starts: “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!” Praise is an integral part of worship. Israel knew that. That is why ... Read more

6 months ago by Dale Brown.

COLUMN — A time for mourning

Even though we are still living in pandemic days, we did just hold our traditional time of celebration and fun between Christmas and New Year’s. ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

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