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The Pastor’s Perspective

Evangelism Training Presentation

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Greetings, folks. We had a great turnout for our first round of evangelism training on Sunday afternoon. At the request of several who attended, I am sharing the PowerPoint Presentation on this post for anyone who wants to become more familiar with some of the material, approaches, and Scripture that we discussed: Don't forget: we […]

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ADVANCE-ING THE GOSPEL

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Greetings Church Family! Today I had the opportunity to hear one of our homegrown missionaries, Jess Jennings, when he spoke at the weekly meeting of Dekalb Baptist Association pastors in Rainsville. Jess shared powerful stories of God at work in the Philippines and Southeast Asia as a whole. One of the most powerful statements he […]

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Celebrating Faithfulness (Renovation Update #1)

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At the risk of showing my Louisiana roots (GEAUX Tigers!), I just want to say that God is moving, y'all! My pastoral Spidey sense is tingling. God has opened multiple doors for new ministry in recent weeks, and I'm excited. Our students were such fantastic worship leaders Sunday morning. Haley shared with me about how […]

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Renovation Proposal

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Church Family, Several years ago, we endeavored upon a multiphase renovation process to bring our facilities up to date and maximize the ministry potential of our church campus. Thanks to God's faithfulness to provide and your faithfulness to give, we stand at the cusp of our third and final stage of renovation. Last Sunday night, […]

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Come to the Table

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According to a recent book, leaders are supposed to start with why. Before a leader suggests what you should do, he or she should establish why that something needs doing–the purpose it serves, the goal it meets, the transformation it fosters, etc. So here's the why first. We are called to make disciples of all […]

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Q&A Format Adjustment

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Faithful Sunday night crew–I owe you an apology. For the past few weeks, we have been entirely too long (i.e., too late) in wrapping up our evening sessions. This trend has resulted partially from the format of allotting time to answering questions that often arise when we share Christ (or desire to do so) with […]

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For Heaven’s Sake

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Last night, our Q&A discussion focused on the resurrection of Jesus, the claim that establishes or falsifies the Christian faith (see 1 Corinthians 15:12–19). Prior to our discussion, I was fielding the most recent round of "Stump the Pastor" questions from the red Q&A cards that people slide under my door throughout the week (I […]

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Stitches

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I want to share briefly about the first time I ever went to the emergency room. I was three. I was jumping on my bed pretending to be Superman or Peter Pan. Then I got an idea: What if I could really fly? What if I just needed to quit pretending and going through the […]

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People of the Resurrection

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This morning I have been writing on Abraham (or Paul's use of Abraham in Romans 4) while the news feed explodes with news of the latest wave of deaths (civilians and officers). I am saddened every time. In Rom 4:17, Paul says that Abraham believed in God who gives life to things that are dead […]

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