Article 1.14.15

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About seven years ago, our church leadership charted an intentional discipleship journey for us. For the past six years, this plan has led us through annual emphases of our core values: Authoritative Truth, Strengthening Worship, Authentic Community, Intentional Transformation, Relational...

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Article 1.7.15

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God is so good! Every day I am blessed to see how the Lord provides for His people and allows us to take part in His task. For example, consider our recent effort to support our international missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO). This past month, we have contributed...

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Article 12.31.14

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Have you ever yearned for God to do something new? Perhaps it was the provision of a new job or career direction. Maybe it was your hope that He would intervene in a tumultuous relationship. In fact, it might be that you simply needed a refreshed experience with Him. I’ve been there, and I...

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Article 12.17.14

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As I grow older, I find myself becoming more nostalgic and sentimental. By the time I make it to the ripe ole age of forty, I may be nothing but a sappy resemblance of a man! With that being said, please bear with me as I embark for a moment on one of those reflective journeys. It was just a...

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Article 12.10.14

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A few weeks ago, I found myself in Canada “suffering” for the Lord as I spoke to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary just outside of Calgary. The Canadian Rockies provided a breathtaking backdrop for ministry, but it was the reality of spiritual lostness that eventually consumed...

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Article 12.3.14

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Justice Anderson writes, “In the early stages of the church, mission was more than a function; it was a fundamental expression of the life of the church.” In other words, the proclamation of the Gospel naturally grew out of early believers’ identity in Christ and their...

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Article 11.26.14

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As Paul concluded his first letter to the Thessalonians, he instructed the believers to give thanks in everything (5:18). While the English word everything implies the vast nature of our gratitude, the original Greek term is even more comprehensive. As a matter of fact, we are commanded to...

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Article 11.19.14

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The holiday season is upon us! It is certainly hard to believe, but it is here. Believe me. My wife has pulled out the full assortment of decorations, and I am trying to convince Dale and Loy to string lights on my roof! And although many of us will have family vacations and/or family gatherings...

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Article 11.12.14

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For several years now, my family and I have participated in Operation Christmas Child. This effort has given us a specific avenue to teach our children how they can affect the world in a tangible, meaningful way. Through a simple shoebox, we are able to share an expression of God’s love...

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Article 11.5.14

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I want to encourage you to be praying especially for wisdom and discernment over the next few weeks as we make some significant decisions about our leadership and resources. From choosing deacons and staff to approving our church budget, you have great responsibility to your spiritual family...

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