Article 12.6.17

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Worship is central to who we are as believers. As a matter of fact, I am convinced that this is our chief goal, and indeed, God’s purposeful plan. Throughout Scripture, we observe that our Lord is working toward the fulfillment of a world filled with His glory, a kingdom where all...

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Article 11.29.17

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At the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders, John Piper declared, “God is up to something unprecedented.” He then went on to cite the assessment of noted church historian, Mark Noll: The Christian church has experienced a larger geographical redistribution in the...

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Article 11.22.17

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This week, many of us paused to give thanks to the Lord for His blessings. And rightly so! We recognize that He has provided overflowing resources to us. In fact, He has covered us in abundance. Haddon Robinson captures this reality when he writes: “With Him the calf is always the fatted...

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Article 11.15.17

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A few years ago, Leslie became enamored with the Mitford series, a collection of books that focused upon the ministry of a small-town, Episcopal priest who was affectionately called Father Tim. Every evening, I would find her consumed in her literary pursuit as she moved from page to page; and I...

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Article 11.8.17

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Unspeakable. Unfathomable. Unimaginable. The horrific tragedy perpetuated this week in that small Baptist church down in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has stirred inexpressible emotions within Christ-followers everywhere. For the last few days, we have lived in the territory of shock, distress, and...

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Article 11.1.17

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Have you ever paid off a specific debt? Maybe it was a car note that you had been paying every month for five years, or perhaps it was that thirty-year marathon you lovingly referred to as a mortgage. Do you remember how incredible you felt? The elation that overwhelmed you? I bet you were so...

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Article 10.25.17

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For the past few years, our Temple family has joined Samaritan’s Purse in what we call Operation Christmas Child. The stated mission of Operation Christmas Child is “to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local...

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Article 10.18.17

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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) felt as though they were being...

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Article 10.11.17

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When Jesus extended an invitation to His early disciples, He simply said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:17 NKJV). The first step for them was an act of obedience; they just had to follow. Yes, it meant that they would abandon their livelihoods and forsake...

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Article 10.4.17

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This week, the horrors of Las Vegas have struck us all.  The unbelievable tragedy has shaken the core of our nation and has challenged our sense of security once again.  And of course, this act of senseless violence follows upon the heels of multiple natural disasters. ...

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