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 Matthew 7:21-23 SAYS not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that … more
Just two guys headed back to ordinary. We really don’t know anything about them at all. The Bible doesn’t give a name to one, and the other is just as obscure. All we know about them is … more
It’s been a couple of thousand years since the first Easter. It’s been a long time since the stone was rolled and Jesus walked out of an empty tomb. We have celebrated thousands of Easter … more
Jeremiah 20:9 says Jeremiah said, I will not mention the Lord, nor speak any more in his name. But GOD`S word was in MINE HEART AS A  BURNING FIRE shut up in my bones, and I WEARY WITH … more
Notes from the final chord wafted through the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, of Snellville, Georgia. Tommy Rutledge lifted his fingers from the keyboard of the grand piano, and Melissa Thompson … more
My boys were starving and needed nourishment from me.  As I overheard their argument pushing their tones to get higher pitched, their volumes louder, and their reasoning to falter, I knew they … more
 There has been a controversy over the resurrection of Jesus ever since it took place. ACTS 4:37-41 says that WORD, ye KNOW, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, … more
 Easter 2021 was a bit different than last year. One year ago at this time, the entire country was shut down, businesses and restaurants were closed, church services cancelled, and schools were … more
 What do cereal boxes, bank accounts, and toilet paper rolls all have in common?  They are all disappointing when you find them empty!  Think back to that fateful moment you’ve … more
In our modern world, marches, demonstrations, protests, rallies, and riots have become quite common. Some have been very meaningful and have resulted in much needed change at various levels. Others, … more
 I was talking to a man the other day about going to heaven. He said that he had a good CHANCE of going to HEAVEN but said he has never read the BIBLE and does not go to church. What if a person … more
Last week, we talked about living in a cancel culture in today’s society. We mentioned that Jesus is the most offensive person to have ever lived and that to call ourselves followers would be … more
 It didn’t take long to receive responses to the piece I wrote about Katie Grace’s boyfriend, Declan, and the deeper meaning of what love really is. The following email from Summer … more
Have you ever experienced stress? I know you have! Stress is something that happens to all of us. It kind of sneaks up on you, but you know when you and your family have got it when it … more
 Romans 1:16 says I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL (THE BIBLE) of Jesus Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD unto SALVATION to every one that BELIEVETH; to the Jew first, and also to the … more
We’re only a few days away from the biggest celebration in Christianity. Easter is the appointed day each year to celebrate and honor the sacrifice and resurrection Jesus Christ made for our … more
 One year later, we’re feeling the effects that isolation has had on our community members and families. While some haven’t changed routines during the pandemic, many others have … more
 “You have a WHAT? Did you say, ‘BOY-friend’?” The questions may have contained sincere surprise or mock shock; there may have been slight variation in the wording; … more
In one of his short stories, “A Jonquil for Mary Penn,” Wendell Berry paints a word picture of a teenaged wife and her husband, a year older than she, working to survive on a rented farm … more
Depression.  It was the topic of one of my 20-page research papers at Lipscomb University from my pastoral care and psychology classes.  It’s also an issue that Ashley and I have … more
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