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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Article 8.1.18

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It is hard to believe that our summer is quickly coming to an end—especially since the oppressive heat remains! Yet August is here; and soon, students and teachers will be returning to school. (I know you educators hate to hear that!) In my perspective, this summer has been a memorable...

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Article 7.25.18

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What is baptism? Baptism is a public declaration of one’s faith in Jesus Christ. As such, it signifies that the individual has confessed Jesus as Lord and has submitted to His authority.  It is, indeed, a wonderful celebration of salvation, life, and power! In part, because of this...

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Article 7.18.18

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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 7.11.18

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WinShape . . . the best week ever. For so many children/youth in Ruston, that statement is more than a tag line; it is a reality! Through multiple activity tracks, intensive worship, and concentrated Bible Study, the WinShape staffers led our children toward a closer relationship with Christ...

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Article 7.4.18

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“Then he said to them, ‘Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength’” (Nehemiah 8:10 ESV).  For the Judean governor...

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Article 6.27.18

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Next week, we will have a great opportunity to highlight the freedom that the Lord has given us to worship Him as we do. Indeed, we collectively stop and thank Him for the freedom He has given. And how grateful we should be! Our services and gatherings are only possible because our great God has...

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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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