Article 12.14.16

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Think of it. Before the foundation of the world was laid, God had conceived His redemptive plans to reconcile His creation unto Himself. He determined to send His one and only Son on a sacrificial mission. After the Fall, our Lord set forth this good news by pronouncing the defeat of Satan...

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Article 12.7.16

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One night this past week, I was honored to hear, in person, one of my favorite entertainers. That’s right. As I sat in my own kitchen, my five-year-old began her program as she belted out a rousing rendition of “Frosty the Snowman.” Even though she interposed some of the...

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Article 11.30.16

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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 with Christ and their...

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Article 11.23.16

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A Grateful Heart. No doubt, it is pleasing to God . . . and it is expected by Him. Perhaps no greater example of this truth can be found than in Luke’s story of the healed, thankful leper. The narrative begins with ten lepers crying out to Jesus for mercy and ends with only one returning...

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Article 11.16.16

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Over one year ago, the Strategic Planning Committee, in concurrence with the Deacons Council, brought a recommendation to the church that we move toward the expansion of our youth area. The committee presented the following rationale for its proposal: An important task for Temple Baptist Church...

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Article 11.09.16

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Just a few months ago, the Temple family approved a great representation of its membership to serve as our Minister of Missions Search Committee: Kay Church, Sherry McConathy, Larry Neal (Chair), Brian Spurlock, Leon Stamm, Susan Williams, and Matt Woodard. Together, we prayed, met, and...

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Article 11.02.16

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Just a few months ago, the Temple family approved a great representation of its membership to serve as our Minister of Missions Search Committee: Kay Church, Sherry McConathy, Larry Neal (Chair), Brian Spurlock, Leon Stamm, Susan Williams, and Matt Woodard. Together, we prayed, met, and...

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Article 10.26.16

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Our culture is confused, even bordering upon chaotic. And my conviction? We, as the church, hold the message of hope and life. In truth, the Gospel is the only news that has the transformative power to make a difference. Over the past weeks especially, I have attempted to confront clear cultural...

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Article 10.19.16

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We now refer to them as “The Seven,” a group of men who stepped up to serve the early church at a critical moment. Remember the story from Acts 6? As the number of believers grew, so did its needs. Unfortunately, some congregants (e.g. Hellenistic Jews) felt as though they were being...

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Article 10.12.16

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No doubt, each day of our lives is a blessing from God; but over the past few years, I’ve become especially partial to the first day of the week, Sunday. Surprising, isn’t it? The truth is that I love the moment when His family gathers together to celebrate what He has done...

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