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Helping With Missions

Last week, I attended a conference here in Louisville that centered around the importance of missions overseas, and the Gospel message being sent out in all directions. Since I believe God has called me to serve in the local church here in America, I must confess that oftentimes I downplay the importance of overseas missions…

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Selah

Have you ever been reading the psalms, and come across that word off to the side of the margins (typically italicized too) “selah?” Have you ever wondered what it meant and why it is there? If you’re like me, you also may have wondered, “am I supposed to read that word, even? I’m confused.” While…

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Fulfilled: Prophet, Priest, & King

Christmas time is a  special season, drawing out the nostalgia of our childhood. The anticipation of Christmas day, the presents that await, the beauty of lights throughout our neighborhoods and cities, and tasty treats that are shared between friends and family. Moreover, the beauty of Christmas draws us back to our Savior, and His work…

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Elders and Deacons

It was a chilly January evening in 2019 when my wife and I were first introduced to the leadership of North Bullitt Christian Church. It was a whirlwind of a weekend with travel and meeting new faces. The Ledford family opened their home to host us, along with other church leaders, including all of the…

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Your Real Source

I was listening to sermons and podcasts for answers to the life that I desired. Yet, very rarely did I pick up the Bible. I would listen to Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, John MacArthur, etc… but I rarely opened the Word to seek the answers I was after. I constantly relied on man’s interpretation. Now,…

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Bear One Another’s Burdens

It is such an easy thing to keep “so said” private things private. Society and general upbringing almost indoctrinates us to keep personal things hidden and out of reach.  Crazy enough, Christ has asked us to flip the script, and bear one another’s burdens. It’s easy to donate to a food pantry, and give our…

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“Easiest Job on Earth”

“That must be the easiest job on earth!” Over the course of several years in the ministry, that phrase is what I heard the most about my job as a minister.  I am retired now, but for 50 plus years I was involved in some type of ministry in the church. For 40 years I did…

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Not Neglecting

 “not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:25 Hebrews 10:25 is probably the most common verse used in defense of the “why” when it comes to regularly attending church services. That is, if one cares about…

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Eat, Drink, and be Merry!

In my Sunday school class, I have been walking us through Ecclesiastes. If you know anything about this book, you will know that it is a somber, gloomy book. At least, on the surface level it is (but that is a post for another day). In the midst of Solomon’s vexations on the foolishness of…

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Knowing God

Over the past two weeks, we have heard from the pulpit that God knows us. We are known by God. Not just on a surface level, first name basis, but rather deeply and intimately known. But, I desire to flip that the other way onto us. Do we know God as He knows us? Is…

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