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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Article 10.3.18

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“Maggie.” Her real name could not be used nor could her face be shown during the ceremony. Only a few individuals know which Level 3 security area she will be serving. Yet, she stood with determination before the commissioning service crowd and accepted her “official&rdquo...

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Article 9.26.18

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None of us have arrived where we should be. That statement continues to echo in my heart and mind as I have attempted to process it more fully over this past week. Indeed, I am becoming more aware of how God wants to take us from where we are and move us to where He wants us to be. Call it...

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Article 9.19.18

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“The Art of Neighboring.” In today’s culture, it can be difficult to know our neighbors in real and meaningful ways. Between the ever-increasing responsibilities of our jobs and the hectic schedules of our kids/grandkids, we just don’t seem to have the time to build...

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Article 9.12.18

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“I said, Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through. An’ just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.” (Carmichael and Gorrell) Even reading through those lyrics brings the sound of the sweet, distinctive voice of Ray Charles. As a native Georgian, Charles often reflected upon...

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Article 9.5.18

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Last week, I came across an article that caught my attention—“Don’t Ditch Your Denomination.” My interest was particularly peaked when I realized that it was a personal account written by my friend and fellow pastor, Fred Luter. I immediately consumed the piece; and as I...

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Article 8.29.18

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I know you get tired of hearing me say this, but I am incredibly grateful that God allows me to serve here at Temple Baptist Church. As I think of the Temple family, the poetic words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning challenge me: “How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.” Often...

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Article 8.22.18

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Wow! What an awesome week we just experienced! From a community block party to a tremendous Bible study series to the celebration of baptisms, God’s Spirit manifested Himself in our midst. His presence, while always a reality, was clearly evident! And what’s more, we were allowed to...

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Article 8.15.18

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As Christ prepared to ascend to the Father, He issued some final words to His disciples: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NKJV)...

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Article 8.8.18

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“You still have old people here!” Such was the observation I heard in a recent conversation about our church, and within the expression itself, I sensed both surprise and joy at the realization. The individual seemed to be so happy about it! Of course, I affirmed the truthfulness of...

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