Article 7.15.15

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Footsteps pounding across the asphalt. Voices rehearsing cheers and songs. Hands holding spoons, basketballs, arrows, and every other imaginable recreational tool. Minds absorbing biblical passages and themes. Such is the scene this week at Temple Baptist Church as WinShape camp takes place. No...

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Article 7.8.15

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The tragic, inexplicable violence in a Charleston place of worship. The sad, progressive compromise of those who wear the title of Christian. The incoherent, immoral legalization of same-sex marriage. Over the last few weeks, we have been bombarded with the crude reality of the world in which we...

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Article 7.1.15

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This promises to be a great week at Temple Baptist Church as we come together to worship, fellowship, and recognize the freedom God has given us. I want to remind you that we will have a Combined Worship Service this Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by Bible Study at 10 a.m. After you are dismissed...

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Article 6.24.15

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In many ways, summertime is anything but routine. Children/youth camps, mission trips, vacations, and other special events dominate this part of our calendar. And although I am a guy who embraces habit, I have learned to appreciate these various opportunities as venues for ministry and...

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Article 6.17.15

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For years, our motto at Temple Baptist Church has been “Come Gather Around the Word,” a refrain that captures our commitment to the study and application of Scripture. Whether it was through the faithful exposition of Dr. Magee and Dr. Byargeon or whether it was through the...

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Article 6.10.15

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This week has been a wonderful time at Temple as children overran our campus with excitement and expectation! It was awesome to see these children study, worship, and play together. Not only has VBS encouraged me, but it has also challenged me again with regard to my commitment to the next...

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Article 6.3.15

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Summer is here! And with it comes all of its activities! One of my favorite events is Vacation Bible School. I admit that my enduring affection for VBS is linked to the fact that it transports me back to my cookie-filled, Kool-Aid-soaked childhood days. Those were wonderful moments when I...

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Article 5.27.15

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As I write this week’s article, my mind is drawn to one of the most spiritual subjects conceivable—sleep. It is a topic about which books have been written and prayers have been offered. One day, perhaps seminaries will even include classes on “sleepology” in their...

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Article 5.20.15

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Fellowship. Relationship. Connection. I am convinced that God has wired our hearts to experience these realities in the context of the church. Within an authentic community of faith, we find other individuals who share our victories, struggles, and values. To be quite frank, I know of no other...

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Article 5.13.15

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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 a Combined Worship service where we will commission our high school graduates as well as our college summer missionaries. For us, we recognize this...

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