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State of South Baptist Church 2018

“My ways are higher than your ways, declares the Lord.” State of South Baptist Church At the end of each year of ministry here at South, I take some time for reflection and ultimately try to tie my thoughts back to Scripture (which should be our foundation for everything). This year my thoughts drew me...

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Christianity: Job or Faith?

Have you ever felt that being a Christian is like a second job? That you have to be perfect or else you will feel like you messed up big time? Well I know I have. Ever since I have been saved, I have been trying my hardest to do what is right in God’s eyes....

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What Should Our Response Be To Ferguson

In light of all that has been happening the last few days in Ferguson, Missouri, I came across the following article that I believe would be a good a read for all of us as we seek to have a proper response to everything. The author of the article is Dr. Eric Mason, who is founder...

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Practice What You Preach – Jesus Style!

Having just come through the Easter season, I was reminded once again about the unexpected actions of Jesus of Nazareth.  His unpredictable and unanticipated actions often left His followers and His enemies picking up their jaws from the dusty floor! 

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If God Is So Loving Then…

On my last day off, my wife and I were enjoying some coffee, tea, and bagels at our “usual” place– along with some time conversing with one another. During the course of our conversation my wife brought up a question that was discussed during her women’s Bible study at the church. That question being the...

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Overflowing With Gratefulness

My family just recently returned from an unbelievable vacation in Florida.  What made it so unbelievable (and I still have trouble wrapping my brain around) is that this trip was provided for us by some of our relatives.  It’s difficult to comprehend, with how excited I was to go on this trip, that it was...

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Collateral Blessings

Recently, I read a sobering article by Patrick Morely (national director – Man in the Mirror ministries, from his article entitled: “A Look in the Mirror”, spring – 2014).  In that article, Pat drills down to the root cause of so much of the misery in our world today:  dysfunctional men!  Now, before the collective...

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Stuff

I like stuff.  And I’m sure it’s safe to say that you do too!  Some of us collect stuff.  Some of us buy stuff just to have stuff.  Some of us constantly exchange or upgrade our stuff.  Some of our stuff collects dust.  Some of our stuff breaks because we use it so much.  We...

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It’s Coming to a Church Near You

In just a few weeks Easter Sunday will here, and hopefully spring time along with it. One thing that is sure to come with Easter Sunday, according to a recent Gallup poll, is an increase in church attendance on that particular Sunday. Research Gallup has conducted in past years has shown that anywhere between 62% and 64% of Americans...