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What Does Baptism Mean?

I believe most of us have an incomplete view of what it means for someone to be baptized. While you could say, “It means that person got saved,” it actually holds so much more meaning than that one sentence can convey. When we study the breadth of Scripture and look at the meanings wrapped up …

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How Do I CAMP In God’s Word?

When I was a boy growing up in rural Alabama, my buddies and I never scheduled a camping trip. We just went camping on a neighbor’s land or down by a nearby river whenever we felt like it. We would pack a cooler full of sodas, grab a sleeping bag, a few fishing rods, something …

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7 Quiet Time Essentials

There is one thing I deeply desire that every Christ follower I pastor would do. One simple yet powerful discipline that, when placed in the life of a believer, unlocks an ocean of spiritual potential. What is it? Spending time with Jesus. I realize this may sound simplistic to some, but the seed of the …

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THE WISDOM OF GOD – WISDOM OF TWO LIVES

When talking about wisdom, there are many different definitions and interpretations. Some people believe wisdom is based on their own experiences or the experiences of those around them. Without Christ, the idea of wisdom is based on and limited to these experiences and will change and fade. In the life of a follower of Christ, …

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Making counselors

I vividly remember sitting in a pastoral counseling class over a decade ago when my professor said something I’ve never forgotten.  He asked, “When do you become someone’s counselor?”  After allowing a few seconds for us to think, he answered, “You become someone’s counselor when they walk up to you and say, ‘Hey, you got …

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November 4th

Wednesday, November 4th has huge implications. It will be a day that determines the trajectory of our country. Few days rival its significance.  I know what you are thinking…Isn’t November 3rd Election Day? He must have his dates wrong.  No, actually, I don’t. On November 3rd, the 45th president of the United States will be …

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Whose life matters?

I try to avoid the predictable cycle. A black man’s life is lost.  In this case, George Floyd’s.  A white person in uniform took or played a role in taking it.  Society erupts with commentary.  Lines are drawn. Generalizations, while never entirely accurate, can serve a purpose.  Allow me to be general. Progressives cry systemic …

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To the pastor who has never live-streamed:

The church I grew up in did not have a phone, administrative office, or a full-time employee. My father worked another full-time job and pastored our church. Everyone else volunteered. My faith was developed just fine. Yet my heart grows heavy for pastors who have been called by God to shepherd smaller congregations during times like we are facing now.

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3 Work Ethic Truths to Share With Your Children

I hate yard work. I have to do it to keep up our property, but I simply don’t enjoy it. I even bought a huge lawnmower to do it as fast as possible. And if there’s a plant I can’t run over with my lawnmower, I poison it with some kind of chemical.  You might …

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Setting Up Your Child For A Godly Marriage

I can see it now… A father and daughter holding hands outside a church. She’s in a long white dress, and he’s in a new suit. Just before the doors open and she walks down the aisle toward her soon-to-be-husband, her father looks at her and asks, “Are you sure you’re ready for this?” It’s …

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