Article 6.21.17

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In the fall of 2015, the Temple family adopted a strategic plan that embraced what I referred to as “God-sized,  God-inspired opportunities.” This plan set our course and allowed us to work toward common goals. Whether in local ministry or global missions, we committed ourselves...

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Article 6.14.18

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My dad has always been a model of the serious, committed work ethic. For years, he drove an 18-wheeler each day on local routes to provide for his family’s needs, and each night he returned home with evidence of his labor, grease-covered jeans and a sweat-stained shirt. And while he was...

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Article 6.7.17

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No doubt, summer has begun. You can especially note it in our church life as our calendar is filled with special camps, trips, and events. Whether it is one of our multiple children’s camps or a patriotic program presented by our choir and orchestra, we have many ways for you to experience...

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Article 5.31.17

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“Today belongs to the sound bite; tomorrow belongs to marketing; eternity belongs to the Truth. If you live only for this world, you will care little for truth. ‘Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.’ And if that’s all there is, we may as well call the ideas that...

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Article 5.24.17

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This past Sunday, we celebrated “the sending” of our high school seniors and our college students. If you did not get the opportunity to attend this service, you missed a powerful statement of the Gospel’s power—over fifty young adults committed to proclaiming the good...

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Article 5.17.17

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This upcoming Sunday is one of the most significant moments in our life as a church. It is SEND Sunday! As many of you already know, we will have Combined Worship where we will commission our high school graduates as well as our college summer missionaries. For us, we recognize this opportunity...

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Article 5.10.17

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Happiness seems to be an elusive ambition for many of us. We read books, attend seminars, explore spirituality, and form relationships all in an effort to find that place of true contentment. But where does true happiness come from? In the Scripture, we discover multiple passages that speak...

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Article 5.3.17

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In 1637, Samuel Rutherford penned some vivid, illustrative words concerning God’s sanctifying work in our lives: “Oh, what I owe to the file, to the hammer, and to the furnace of my Lord Jesus!” At first glance, this description may seem removed from the Christian experience...

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Article 4.26.17

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Pray: Change the Story. When I began this Sunday morning sermon series back in January, I was convinced that we needed to experience a revival of prayer.  Indeed, I felt the Lord’s prompting in my own heart to engage in more conversations with God.  And how renewing that practice...

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Article 4.19.17

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The Apostle Paul had set aside his distinguished pedigree, impressive education, and zealous achievements all for the opportunity to follow Christ. In his own words, he simply aimed “to know Him [Jesus] and the power of His resurrection.” What a desire - to know Christ through a...

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