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         There’s bad news about the Good News these days.          When God is calling missionaries to serve and Southern Baptists say they don’t have enough money to send them, that’s cause for ...

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“We Need a Touchdown”

It was 4th down with 6 yards to go and we trailed by 5 points.  The game clock had just dropped below 60 seconds and the coach called a time ...

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Because of This

One of my favorite Christian bands is the group “Mercy Me.” The words to their songs often speak to my soul, their theology is dead-on in their lyrics, and I ...

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I Will Go

On May 8, 2009, I sat on the front pew of the sanctuary of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, with several of my closest friends. We were ...

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The Bucket List

Several years ago a movie was released with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson called “The Bucket List.” While I never saw this movie, I do know that the basic premise ...

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A storm named Katrina and a kid named Cameron

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states in August 2005, lives were lost, homes and businesses were destroyed and dreams were shattered. No one will forget the aftermath that ...

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Not Why, but What?: A lesson Learned in Haiti

My wife and I had dinner Monday evening with a great Christian couple, Scott and Janet Daughtry. We first met the Daughtrys in Gulfport, MS following the devastation of Hurricane ...

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Ten Commandments for Church Planting

Church Planter Ryan Begue writes from experience. He launched, First Baptist Church, Esto, Florida in 2003 and continues to serve and guide that congregation as her Pastor. Recently, in The ...

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God’s Call

It was the summer of 1988 and I was sitting half way back in the Rachel Hatch Auditorium at Caswell when I heard the words, “I want you to now ...

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Should Scripture be important in the life of a new church?

          One of the things that I like to stress to my planters is the necessity of systematically teaching the word of God in their new congregations. In this time ...

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