Article 6.26.19

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The noted Baptist theologian E. Y. Mullins once proposed an axiom that he believed described the ideal relationship between the church and the nation: “A free Church in a free State.” Take a moment to reflect on the first part of that statement, and hopefully you will recognize the...

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Article 6.12.19

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I really don’t like change. Or maybe more simply stated, I don’t always like having to expend the necessary energy to change. For example, I need to lose about twenty pounds, but I am not wholly committed to giving up my bacon cheeseburgers to achieve that goal. It seems ludicrous...

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Article 6.5.19

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If you have driven past the church this week, you may have thought we had transformed it into some type of jungle, teeming with exotic animals. And you would be partly right!  Preschoolers and children have poured down the halls and into classrooms . . . I mean they have ventured into the...

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Article 5.29.19

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No doubt, summer has begun. You can especially note it around the 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...

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Article 5.22.19

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This coming weekend provides us a significant moment to pause and reflect upon sacrifice. Memorial Day began as a time when our nation stopped to remember those who died in the service of our nation, and it continues to offer that opportunity for us. In many ways, the day has a somber tone. Too...

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Article 5.15.19

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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. Frankly, I know of no other...

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Article 5.8.19

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God is moving!  Can you sense it? Or maybe you even see it!  I know I certainly witnessed His work this past Sunday as we committed to send out our high school seniors and as we commissioned our college summer missionaries. Whether entering a university classroom or a work office or an...

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Article 4.24.18

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Last Sunday was to be a celebration of life and resurrection. After all, it was Easter Sunday! And for most Christians around the world, it indeed proved festive and joyful. Yet, explosions in Sri Lanka ripped through the celebrations and left tragedy in the streets. Three churches and three...

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Article 5.1.19

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No doubt, the last few days have been trying for our families, our church, and our community. The recent tornado ripped through the Ruston area and even reached as far as Downsville with its devastating consequences. Houses have been destroyed, trees uprooted, businesses smattered; and even more...

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Article 4.17.19

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“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. . . . And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we...

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