Article 5.18.16

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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 70 young adults committed to proclaiming the good news...

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Article 5.11.16

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This month, we begin to wind down our regular school year and make more preparations for the summer. I am especially excited about our SEND Sunday on May 15. This annual event has become one of my favorite moments at Temple Baptist Church. We will have a Combined Worship Service at 11 a.m. where...

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Article 5.4.16

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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 (Psalm 27:13-14 NASB). There are some days when even ministers are given to despair.  Days when we seek to encourage those facing...

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Article 4.27.16

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To me, one of the greatest strengths of Temple Baptist Church is its multigenerational character. It is a wonderful reality that both a child and a senior adult can find a place of service and ministry at Temple. Unfortunately, too many churches have made their decisions (intentionally or...

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Article 4.20.16

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Everyday, I realize how grateful I am to be right here with the Temple family. Shortly after my family arrived in Ruston, I felt a new sense of the Lord’s spirit in my life. My love for the preaching and pastoral ministry was rekindled, and my personal walk with Christ was renewed. And...

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Article 4.13.16

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Okay, I must ask the question: Did you heed the message offered by your pastor this past Sunday? More notably, have you integrated the Lord’s admonition from Psalm 37 into your daily life? The more I ponder the text, the more significant I believe it is for our work/class/community...

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Article 4.6.16

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As we enter into April, I sense the new life and energy of spring. This season of renewed greenery and fresh blossoms has a way of rejuvenating us both physically and emotionally. At least for me, it seems easier to celebrate life itself. Can you identify with me? Can you feel an extra measure...

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Article 3.30.16

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Last week, I was confronted by a question from Dr. Jim Dennison, a noted theologian, philosopher, and ethicist.  Dennison pointedly asked me (and the rest of the audience), “Is Jesus your King or your hobby?”  That inquiry struck at my heart and prompted me to make a...

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Article 3.23.16

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This coming Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate the foundational truth of our faith—our Savior lives! Jesus left the privileges of heaven, came to earth, lived a sinless life, taught with authority, performed numerous physical miracles, cast out demons, and ultimately died a...

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Article 3.16.16

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Over the past few days, I have recognized how blessed we have been in the Ruston area. No matter whether you travel north, south, east, or west, you will find significant damage from the recent flooding; and yet Lincoln Parish escaped with only minimal loss. To me, this realization prompts a...

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