January 29, 2015

Pastoral Nuggets: Decisions, Choices, and Consequences

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Everything we do in life is based upon the decisions and choices we make. It is not our parents, our past relationships, our job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or our age that is to blame. We alone are responsible for every decision and choice we make.  And rest assured, there are consequences for every decision and choice we make. I think that … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The ABC’s of Life

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In 2004 a student named Tim Lee gave the Hampton University Commencement Speech. It was a rousing challenge to all those graduating students. And I believe it is a rousing challenge to us as we enter the New Year. As you read what Tim said, I believe that this may be one of those articles that you tear out of the paper and tuck away in your Bible, stick on … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: God Doesn’t Always Close His Accounts in October

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There once was a Christian newspaper editor who made it a point to use the format the newspaper afforded him to uplift Christianity and the good things associated with it. He once wrote an article telling his readers how much “richer” they would be if they followed the way of Jesus. A cotton farmer, who hated anything associated with Christianity, read the … [Read more...]

The Lighthouse of Hope

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(Franklin) -- The Lighthouse of Hope is located at 357 Joe Stephens Rd. in Franklin,Georgia. We have Worship Services each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., and we also have bible study beginning at 9:45 a.m. and a Meet and Greet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night services begin at 6:30 p.m., and we also have Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. For more information call … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Life Lessons from a Yard Sale

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I have been in ministry for my Lord for thirty-nine years. Somewhere along the way I ran across the story you are about to read. I make no claims of originality and if I knew the author I would give the proper credit. The story is told of a woman that absolutely loved to spend her Saturdays going to Garage Sales. (Or Yard Sales as we call them in the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Journey of Discovery

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Certain portions of the Christmas Story reveal tremendous truths about mankind’s journey of discovery as it relates to our desire to come to terms with Who this Jesus really is. I suppose we are all on this journey together. All of must decide for ourselves what we really believe about this Babe in the Manger, Who would grow up to become our Sacrificial … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: A Paw-paw Day

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I come to you in honest confession today. This past Saturday my wife, Marianne, recruited our two daughters, Heather and Stephanie, plus Shannon Cruz, to go with her and help her do the shopping for the upcoming Association Pastor & Wife Christmas Party. Stephanie sent me a text message Friday morning asking me if I wanted to keep Jacob & Caitlyn … [Read more...]

“The First Noel” at Franklin First Baptist

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Christmas Presentation at First Baptist Church Celebrate the Birthday of the King “The First Noel” Arranged by Russell Mauldin Presented by Franklin First Baptist Church Choir Sunday December 13, 2014 222 Main Street Franklin, Georgia 6:00 P.M. Refreshments and Fellowship to follow! … [Read more...]

One Night in Bethlehem at Glenloch Baptist Church

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(Glenloch) -- On December 19, 20, and 21 “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church. After a two-year hiatus, many months of preparation went into the re-location and re-creation of this production which was enjoyed once again by the local community in 2013. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Saving the Saved

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I had lunch last week with my friend, Todd Pruitt.  Todd heads up the area chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  (And by the way, he’s doing a fine job!) As we were conversing and enjoying our lunch, Todd lamented that too much of his time was devoted to trying to save saved people instead of lost people. Now, I know by now you think Todd and I … [Read more...]