Article 10.28.15

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The purpose of Temple Baptist Church is to love Him fully and follow Him faithfully.  We exist to love Christ with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  We declare that passion through our intentional, uninhibited worship as we gather around the Word.  We also seek to...

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Article 10.21.15

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Everyday, the church finds itself facing new cultural challenges that attempt to define its ministry and identity. Think of it. As I write this article, I have just concluded a conversation with ten of my fellow Louisiana pastors concerning legal and ethical dilemmas our churches are...

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Article 10.14.15

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Relationships can bring some of the most rewarding and most challenging moments of life. Through our connection to other people, we experience love, support, and community.  And yet, we can also find disappointment, brokenness, and pain in those same contexts. This truth reminds me of the...

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Article 10.7.15

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The Power of Influence. Ever since I read Bruce Wilkinson’s The Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:9-10), I have prayed that God would extend my territory (that is, my influence). I do not mean that I merely desire more personal prestige. Absolutely not!  Instead, I offer...

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Article 9.27.15

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During last week’s Life On Mission study, I was challenged to view the church as “an expanded family.” Of course, I have heard similar terminology throughout the years, but for some reason, this particular use of “family” language spoke to me. Perhaps I identified...

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Article 9.23.15

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Life On Mission. Everyday, Christ followers are called to embrace His mission and declare His good news. No one is exempt from the task; no one is excused from the responsibility. There are no “second-class” citizens of God’s kingdom. Moreover, there are no hired professionals...

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Article 9.16.15

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What an awesome Sunday we experienced this past week as we worshipped and fellowshipped together! During the morning services, we welcomed back some of our folks who had been out for a while as well as some of our college students who are just beginning classes. The energy and excitement of the...

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Article 9.9.15

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This past Saturday night, I stepped on the field at Joe Aillet Stadium to offer a prayer before the Bulldogs kicked off their home opener against Southern. The task seemed simple enough. After all, prayer is just a conversation with God, and I have some practice at that. Sure, it was ironic that...

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Article 9.2.15

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Last week, God gave me the opportunity to reflect upon some of the wonderful ministry partnerships we have—especially those in Nicaragua. Our medical team made its eighth trip to that country in a continued effort of physical and spiritual ministry. Collectively, the team saw over 1500...

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Article 8.26.15

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The English poet, John Donne, penned a famous phrase: “No man is an island.” And how true that is! None of us live totally independent lives; instead, we see how clearly connected we are to others. Our actions directly affect the lives of others around us. This is especially evident...

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