Article 9.17.14

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Several years ago, God placed a slow-talking, Alabama-rooting minister in my life. His name was James Wallace, and he was the Minister of Education at First Baptist Church, Minden. Although I questioned his college allegiance, I found that he was a great guy who had a passion for...

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Article 9.10.14

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Throughout the year, we have the opportunity to collect special offerings to support missions around our world. These committed resources are in addition to what we regularly contribute through our weekly tithes, and they help provide our missionaries with the necessary funds to accomplish their...

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Article 9.3.14

Posted by Dr. Reggie Bridges on

What a tremendous Labor Day weekend we experienced at Temple! In the gathering alone, we were teeming with students and families as they comprised an overflow crowd. Energy and excitement were evident as we worshipped together. But even more importantly, I believe we could sense an overwhelming...

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Article 8.27.14

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None of us have arrived where we should be. That statement continues to echo in my heart and mind as I have attempted to process it more fully over this past week. Indeed, I am becoming more aware of how God wants to take us from where we are and move us to where He wants us to be. Call it...

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Article 8.20.14

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Having just finished up at Beach Retreat, I recognize that the summer break has drawn to a close. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, it has been an awesome venture for us, and Beach Retreat was the appropriate punctuation for the season. It was a time to build relationships, study God’s...

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Article 8.13.14

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I am excited about this upcoming week as I head to Panama City Beach with our college students for our annual Beach Retreat. For three days, we will have opportunities to build relationships, study God’s Word, and worship together. Please pray for me as I deliver a series of messages based...

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Article 8.6.14

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Last night, I received an e-mail with the subject heading, “What a Great Summer!” I opened it with a sense of anticipation and read through the lines with a heart of gratitude. The sender reflected on her family’s move to Ruston (and Temple) while noting the Lord’s work...

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Article 7.30.14

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God has been good to us! The worship and messages of our recent Marvelous Mondays have especially reminded me that I have received better than I deserve. Indeed, these moments have brought with them refreshment and renewal for me personally. My prayer is that you have sensed His Spirit actively...

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Article 7.23.14

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The Psalmist proclaimed, “Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live” (119:116a NKJV). Can you hear the sense of dependency expressed within this cry? It is as though the Psalmist implies that he cannot even live without God’s Word. He is reliant upon the authoritative...

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Article 7.16.14

Posted by Dr. Reggie Bridges on

God has granted me and my family one of the best summers we have ever experienced. It has been awesome to be in Ruston and see the Lord work in so many different ways this season. And it is not over yet! This upcoming Sunday, we will celebrate at least five more baptisms. Thanks be to God! These...

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