Article 4.30.14

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King David exclaimed, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not His benefits” (Psalm 103:1-2 NKJV). In the past few days, these words have found their place in my heart and on my lips. I am constantly aware...

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Article 4.23.14

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Each day, I am reminded of how incredibly dependent I am upon God for wisdom. Whether it is in my official capacity as Senior Pastor or in my informal role as father/dad, I am expected to exemplify wisdom. Indeed, my decisions impact a lot of people around me. And if you were honest, your daily...

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Article 4.16.14

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  A few years ago, I came across an article that defined the Easter weekend in terms of punctuation. Since I was a double major in Bible and English, the author’s connection between grammar and the Christ Event really peaked my interest. (And yes, I understand I majored in Mississippi...

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Article 4.9.14

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As I contemplated and prayed about my family’s move to Ruston, I grew very excited about the possibilities and opportunities that God had presented to Temple Baptist Church. In particular, I looked forward to living in a college town and being a part of college ministry. I anticipated...

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Article 4.2.14

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  This week marks a time of reflection and remembrance for our Temple family. Just a year ago, our church was mourning the death of her beloved pastor, Dr. Rick Byargeon. And while I was not here, the emotion of the moment spilled across the state, affecting many of us. For months, the...

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Article 3.26.14

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This Sunday, we begin our emphasis on North American Missions through a time of focused prayer and giving. Throughout the week, we will pray for our missionaries here in the United States and Canada as God continues to use them to carry the Gospel. Most of us agree that our country and our...

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Article 3.19.14

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While I am daily challenged to live in the reality of God’s grace, there are specific days when I am overwhelmed by that grace. I have just experienced such a time. God reminded me that He has demonstrated His unmerited favor toward me in a multitude of ways. I can see it through the...

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Article 3.12.14

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God intends for you to belong to a spiritual family called the church. Stop and read through that sentence again. Let the reality settle into your mind and into your heart for a moment. The Lord of heaven and earth created you to enjoy life-giving relationships with Him and His family. How...

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Article 3.5.14

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This week, my mind is turned toward relationships. I think that stems from upcoming opportunities to celebrate relationships I have enjoyed for a long time. For instance, my sister’s family is making their first trip to Ruston this weekend. Yep, all five of them (including her...

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Article 2.26.14

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What an incredible day of worship and service we had this past Sunday! (I know. I am starting to sound like a broken record.) It was great to see our family come together in combined assembly and experience a vibrant time of worship and study. Moreover, we were able to baptize, to observe the...

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