Article 12.12.18

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Every time I enter into the Christmas season, I am reminded that this is the most wonderful time of the year—at least in my opinion! From the decorations to the special gatherings to the food, these holidays offer a spirit of celebration and blessing. I especially love the Christmas...

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Article 12.5.18

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A few years ago, I was privileged to speak to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College just outside of Calgary.  The Canadian Rockies provided a breathtaking backdrop for this ministry, but it was the reality of spiritual lostness that eventually consumed my thoughts. In the midst...

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Article 11.28.18

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By now, many of you have heard of the death of John Allen Chau, an American missionary who attempted to take the Gospel to an unreached people group in the Andaman Islands. According to reports, the twenty-six-year old specifically sought to engage the Sentinelese tribe, a native island group...

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Article 11.21.18

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“And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in...

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Article 11.14.18

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The devoted Quaker, Thomas Kelly, once said, “People nowadays take time far more seriously than eternity.” How true! Too often, I find myself more concerned about my responsibilities and time restraints than I do about the actual eternal significance of my life. And I am the...

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Article 11.8.18

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In just a few days, Baptists from across the state will arrive in Ruston for our Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. This meeting is designed to allow us as Louisiana Baptists to worship and fellowship together while we do business that affects our ministry and mission. It is a great...

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Article 10.31.18

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Leadership. Through the years, God has certainly blessed us at Temple in this area. I know! Because I get to work closely with these men and women daily! Our staff is committed, both personally and professionally, to Christ’s mission. They get along (praise the Lord!), and they are...

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Article 10.24.18

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Over the past few months, both of our ministerial search committees have been working hard to follow the Lord’s leadership in finding the right staff members to join our leadership team. It has been my joy to meet with them and discuss His vision for us and our ministry. In each case, we...

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Article 10.17.18

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Marriage is an unspeakable blessing. No doubt! Through the marriage relationship, we experience one of the most rewarding journeys imaginable. We get to explore spiritual terrain together, enjoy life together, work through difficulties together, and even discover the value of real commitment...

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Article 10.10.18

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We now refer to them as “The Seven,” a group of men who stepped up to serve the early church at a critical moment. Remember the story from Acts 6? As the number of believers grew, so did its needs. Unfortunately, some congregants        (e.g. Hellenistic Jews)...

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