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A Word About the Weekend...wrapping up the Beatitudes

Living the Blessed Life! This weekend, we come to the last message in our series on the Beatitudes. This "Traction" series has given us so many handles on the blessings of God. Many of you have spoken of how the Lord has been using these Scriptures in your life. I am grateful for that! These words of Jesus have stretched and shaped me as well... and never more so than in ...

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Nashville in the Rearview... Reflections on the SBC

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Just wrapped up a full week of long days at the NAMB Send Conference and the 2021 Annual Meeting of the SBC. Here are a few reflections of Nashville in the rearview. I intermingled my thoughts with language from wise and trusted fellow SBC Pastors and friends, Shane Freeman from Macedonia Baptist in Petal, MS; Alan Rogers from New Salem BC in Soddy Daisy, TN, and Jay Strot...

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I Heart Southern Baptists

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Stephanie and I will travel to Nashville this weekend for the Southern Baptist Convention. It is always a sweet time of reunion with "extended family" who serve faithfully in places around the globe. We will spend time with pastor and missionary friends that we don't often have the luxury of time with. Inevitably, you'll hear news reports flow from the media about fussing...

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The Pursuit of Purity

CULTIVATING PURITY Purity of heart does not mean sinlessness. Last weekend we established the fact that Christians in this world are sinners in the process of recovery. There is growth, there is progress, but there is never perfection in this life. Scripture is clear... "If we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8). ...

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