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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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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