Posts by Thomas Becker

Posts by Thomas Becker

Thriving As A Part of the Church Family

Dear church family, I just got done listening to the news conference in which Wake County announced a stay-at-home order. We have never seen times like these, and most of us have never lived under similar restrictions. Much is being stripped away. The things that are important, however, remain unchanged. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of the Lord remains forever! From everlasting to everlasting, He is God! COVID-19 will pass, but not even the gates…

Church Life during COVID-19

Greetings Church family! In desperate circumstances David asked “When the foundations are shaken, what can the righteous do?” And the answer came: “The Lord is in His holy temple. The Lord is on His heavenly throne.” He’s still God, Jesus still saves, and the Church is still His bride and His ambassador. Let’s keep loving Him and reaching people! (Throughout this e-mail, where you see text in blue, you can hold down your “ctrl” button and click with your mouse…

Greetings in the strong Name of Jesus Christ

Dear church family and guests of Cary Alliance, I’m reminded of a phrase often heard a few decades back: “Greetings in the strong Name of Jesus Christ.” Our Elders and Pastors have been much in prayer and consultation about our response to COVID-19. It seems that every hour brings disorienting and distressing news. Your questions, concerns and comments have been much appreciated and have helped shape our thoughts in this matter. We believe that in much counsel comes wisdom from…

Are You Reading the Word?

Last Sunday, we heard some startling statistics: on any given day, about 85% of believers have not spent time in the Scriptures; and over the course of any given week, about 68% have not been in the Word at all.  I think we would do well to personalize the question.  Ask yourself, “Where do I fit in those numbers?” Not “where do I want to?”  or “where do I pretend to?” or “where will I be when life settles down?,”…

The End of Things Is at Hand

This past Sunday morning we looked at what the apostle Peter had to say about “the end of things.”  It is “at hand,” and that should make a difference in our priorities.  Like a spiritual bucket list, there are some things of eternal value that become more important in view of the end: prayer, loving others, practicing hospitality, and using the unique opportunities that the Lord has given us to build up others (1 Peter 4:7-11). Those unique opportunities are…