Article 7.26.17

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Temple Baptist Church. For the founders of our congregation, each word of our name carried significance, but I’d like to focus your attention for a moment on the Baptist component you find there. We are Baptists. In fact, we are Southern Baptists. What some individuals may not realize is...

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Article 7.19.17

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While attending a worship service out in a country church one day, I heard a pastor offer a most unusual petition to God in his prayer. The congregation was experiencing some difficult financial times, so the pastor conveyed his request to the Lord in the following fashion: “Dear Lord...

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Article 7.12.17

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Footsteps pounding across the asphalt. Voices rehearsing cheers and songs. Hands holding spoons, basketballs, arrows, and every other imaginable recreational tool.  Minds absorbing biblical passages and themes. Such is the scene this week at Temple Baptist Church as WinShape Camp takes...

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Article 7.5.17

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Wow! What an awesome time of worship and fellowship we experienced this past Sunday. I love living life with the Temple family. Whether it is studying His Word together or breaking bread (or maybe even fish) together, I enjoy being a part of this faith community. To me, we are bound in Christ!...

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Article 6.28.17

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Freedom. As Americans, we are baptized into it.  Whether in our daily practices or in our weekly worship, we experience incredible, unparalleled liberty. For that blessing, we should be unmistakably grateful. I know I am especially thankful to those God has used to secure my very freedom to...

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Article 6.21.17

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In the fall of 2015, the Temple family adopted a strategic plan that embraced what I referred to as “God-sized,  God-inspired opportunities.” This plan set our course and allowed us to work toward common goals. Whether in local ministry or global missions, we committed ourselves...

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Article 6.14.18

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My dad has always been a model of the serious, committed work ethic. For years, he drove an 18-wheeler each day on local routes to provide for his family’s needs, and each night he returned home with evidence of his labor, grease-covered jeans and a sweat-stained shirt. And while he was...

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Article 6.7.17

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No doubt, summer has begun. You can especially note it in our church life as our calendar is filled with special camps, trips, and events. Whether it is one of our multiple children’s camps or a patriotic program presented by our choir and orchestra, we have many ways for you to experience...

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Article 5.31.17

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“Today belongs to the sound bite; tomorrow belongs to marketing; eternity belongs to the Truth. If you live only for this world, you will care little for truth. ‘Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.’ And if that’s all there is, we may as well call the ideas that...

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Article 5.24.17

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This past Sunday, we celebrated “the sending” of our high school seniors and our college students. If you did not get the opportunity to attend this service, you missed a powerful statement of the Gospel’s power—over fifty young adults committed to proclaiming the good...

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