Article 1.13.16

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“Giving is Living – If you aren’t giving then you are aren’t really living.” These words provided the introduction of a stewardship testimony given by Mr. Leamon Best to our congregation almost twenty years ago. As I prepared to gather with Leamon’s family to...

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Article 1.6.16

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What a tremendous thought—we can experience a personal, dynamic relationship with the God above! But this is the story of His revelation. The all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present Lord of the universe has pursued us to establish a unique love relationship with us. He wants to delight in...

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Article 12.30.15

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“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing.  Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know?  I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19 NKJV).  Through the prophet, God...

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Article 12.16.15

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Think of it. Before the foundation of the world was laid, God had conceived His redemptive plan to reconcile His creation unto Himself. He determined to send His one and only Son on a sacrificial mission. God took on flesh, dwelt among humanity, and offered Himself for the sins of the world...

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Article 12.9.15

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“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’” (Luke 2:14 NKJV).  That first Christmas night provided the backdrop for an incredible worship...

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Article 12.2.15

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Poinsettias. Carols. Missions. Candlelight Services. The Nativity Story. Lottie Moon. Sounds like a Southern Baptist Christmas, doesn’t it? Certainly, some of these elements can be found across the denominational spectrum this season, but the inclusion of missions/Lottie Moon makes the...

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Article 11.25.15

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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 11.18.15

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For the past few years, the 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 11.11.15

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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 that they were being...

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Article 11.4.15

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How exciting it is to live with such a significant purpose and tremendous mission!  We are part of something big, something eternal.  This thanksgiving month, I am especially grateful to be part of a faith family who embraces God-sized, God-inspired opportunities.  Take for...

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