Article 9.21.16

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Every day, the church finds itself facing new cultural challenges that attempt to define its ministry and identity. (To be quite honest, I never believed that I would be engaged in the discussions of certain issues, but such is the reality of the day.) Instead of retreating from the difficult...

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Article 9.14.16

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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 in God’s kingdom. Moreover, there are no hired professionals...

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Article 9.7.16

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How blessed we were to come together this past Sunday to celebrate God’s faithfulness and blessing! I certainly sensed His presence with us as we reflected upon our heritage and as we gave thanks for His work among us. Now, we turn to the first Sunday of our ninety-first year, and all I...

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Article 8.31.16

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On September 5, 1926, a body of believers gathered together to consider the formation of a new Baptist church in Ruston. After much prayer, discussion and guidance from area pastors/ministers (including Dr. M. E. Dodd who served as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Shreveport, and was also the...

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Article 8.24.16

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Over the last couple of weeks, my heart has broken over the tremendous devastation experienced by our South Louisiana brothers and sisters. Of course, the damage affected me in a very personal way as my former co-laborers sent pictures of the flood-ravaged homes and cars. In addition, many of...

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Article 8.17.16

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Moses—prophet, deliverer, leader, lawgiver. He stood before one of the most powerful kings in the world and boldly proclaimed Yahweh’s sovereignty over all the earth—even Egypt. He pronounced judgment against the stubborn monarch, and plagues dominated the land. He proclaimed...

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Article 8.10.16

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This past Sunday night, we celebrated with several of our short-term mission teams as they reported God’s tremendous work.  If you were not there, you missed a tremendous blessing.  I was personally humbled as I recognized how our Lord is allowing us to have a part in extending...

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Article 8.3.16

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It is hard to believe that our summer is quickly coming to an end—especially since the oppressive heat remains! Yet August is here; and soon, students, and teachers will be returning to school. From my perspective, this summer has been a memorable season of ministry and mission. In...

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Article 7.27.16

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9 NKJV) Making peace. According to Jesus Himself, this venture should be a primary task for the disciple. And oh, how we need believers who fulfill this purpose today! You need no lecture on the violence that...

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Article 7.20.16

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The leadership guru, John Maxwell, advised: “The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success.” Over the past couple of years, I have recognized the truth of that statement. We have seen God bring success—both...

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