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Juneteenth: Celebrating the Good.

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Juneteenth. It sounds strange because it has not benefitted by being embraced by popular culture. But if there was ever a holiday that made sense, this would be it. I mean c’mon, we “celebrate” Halloween. But this date actually has meaning. My experience has been that white...

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Knowing My Neighbor

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Luke 10:29 But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" When I was growing up, I lived in a very segregated town in Alabama. There was a section for Blacks and another for Whites. My father delivered groceries for a store that he and my grandfather ran. I remember...

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A Moment to Hurt

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I knew I needed to write a blog about this. But…how? I mean, what has not been said already? And what is controversial here? Who defends the practice of what happened to George Floyd? I think no one. And by “no one,” I realize there is some warped person who would try to...

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At All Costs: the Soldier's Sacrifice.

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  I mentioned Sunday while preaching that I sometimes like to watch documentaries about World War 2. That was a perfect time to mention that it was Memorial Day…but I was preoccupied with the details of a unique Sunday of re-gathering.   Sunday, I watched a few more of those...

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Faith, Hope, and Love...

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1 Corinthians 13:13 (NASB) But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. What is really significant? What will really stand the test of time? What will have meaning when other things cease to do so? In the verse above, Paul refers to three of his favorite...

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The Confidence of Hope

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It is fairly well known that the Christian concept of “hope” is profoundly different than the historic or secular version. We use the word in its secular sense every day: “I hope this coronavirus goes away soon!” We have no clue how soon it will happen, but it is our...

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Building Our Worship.

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I recently read an article that struck me. It made a comment that was not unusual, but it struck me. It was about a church that could not record their Sunday services in their beautiful building because of a power outage. The church “could not imagine having services without their...

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Coronavirus in Uganda

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Ishak Semakula ministers all over Uganda working with churches, schools, villages, and orphanages. Pastor Pauley spent time with Ishak on a trip in 2018. On that trip we learned of the critical need for a well in a village north of the capital. FBC provided a well for that village. Ishak...

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Jesus our model...

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Then He poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.  John 13: 5 One of the problems with the church today is that we are known more for what we are against than what we are for. We are often seen as...

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From Pastor Tim

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The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  Psalm 18:2 There are times in life when the world around us seems to be more than we can handle. Right now, it’s the Coronavirus...

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