Article 6.20.18

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For years, our church family has partnered with Nicaragua Christian Outreach (NCO) to see ministry and missions accomplished in Nicaragua. We have supported feeding programs, medical clinics, housing efforts, educational opportunities, etc., with the aim of presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ...

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Article 6.13.18

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For years, our motto at Temple Baptist Church has been “Come Gather Around the Word,” a refrain that captures our commitment to the study and application of Scripture. Whether it was through the faithful exposition of Dr. Magee and Dr. Rick or whether it was through the consistent...

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Article 6.6.18

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This week has been a wonderful time at Temple as children overran our campus with excitement and expectation! It was awesome to see these children study, worship, and play together. Not only has VBS encouraged me, but it has also challenged me again with regard to my commitment to the next...

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Article 5.30.18

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So, the transition has begun! You are probably thinking that I am talking about my “transition” from Disney World back to Ruston. And in some sense, you would be right. As most of you read this article, my family and I will be on the road back to the blessed Lincoln Parish! But that...

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Article 5.23.18

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This coming weekend provides us a significant moment to pause and reflect upon sacrifice. Memorial Day began as a time when our nation stopped to remember those who died in the service of our country, and it continues to offer that opportunity for us. In many ways, the day has a somber tone. Too...

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Article 5.16.18

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Dr. Jerry Barlow once told me that the measure of a minister is demonstrated in how we answer one question: “Did we leave the church better than we found it?” It is a somewhat simple inquiry, and yet it is a tremendously significant assessment tool for those of us who have been...

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Article 5.9.18

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Wow!  What an awesome Combined Worship Service we had this past Sunday morning! As I mentioned then, SEND Sunday is one of my favorite moments all year long. It is one of the very few times that we gather together . . . and we do it to emphasize the “sending” out of our high...

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Article 5.2.18

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According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, transition is “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another: change.” Most of you aren’t surprised that such a term is bouncing around in my head these days! It certainly appears that we are in the midst of...

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Article 4.25.18

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“Count God your only lasting treasure, because He is the only sure and stable thing in the universe.” John Piper’s words often ring true in our hearts . . . especially when we experience the brokenness and pain of our culture. Resources flee, relationships fail, and...

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Article 4.18.18

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I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD . . . Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage (Palm 27:13-14 NASB). There are some days when even ministers are given to despair. Days when we seek to encourage those facing physical...

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