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Stranded But Not Abandoned

Stranded But Not Abandoned God and His creation have a way of upending man’s plans. Those of us from First Baptist Church who went to Washington D.C. last week for the Evangelicals for Life Conference and the March for Life were suddenly caught in a record blizzard in Washington, seeing hurricane force winds and over […]

Worship Weekend

Worship Weekend We are greatly blessed this weekend to unite different services and worship styles in a great experience of praise to the Lord. Our music pastors, Dr. Todd Stearns and Rev. Eric Yeldell, lead us in excellent worship experiences every week. They and other leaders and specialists have been equipping our music teams this […]

Revolutionary Discipleship

Revolutionary Discipleship The Jesus Revolution occurred in the early 1970’s, as the Lord moved mightily across our nation, particularly among teenagers and college students. It was a spiritual countercultural revolution which came in the wake of the free-sex/drug and hippie movement of the 1960’s. In the midst of the turmoil of Vietnam War protests, rebellion […]

Renewal of Commitment

Renewal of Commitment The Christmas season is especially significant for me, not only because of the Savior’s birth, but also I was “born again” at that time and married Janet on December 27, 1975. The First Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia was beautifully decorated for Christmas by my bride. Dr. Bill Hightower performed the wedding […]

A Hymn About Him

A Hymn About Him The Lord is not as concerned that you have a singing voice, but that you have a song, “a new song of praise to our God.” As we heard the Naples Christmas Spectacular, we were reminded that the Christmas season is uniquely marked by music. Believers’ carols are traditional, but also […]

Behave Yourself!

Behave Yourself! I still remember my father’s stern advice when we went to church, “Behave yourself in church!” There were obviously many reasons for that challenge. In that marvelous pastoral letter to his son in ministry, Paul urged Timothy and his church to “know how to conduct themselves in the household of God, which is […]

“Building the House”

“Building the House” You may remember my series of messages from the Psalms of Ascent, particularly this verse: “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain to build it” (Psalm 127:1). That Psalm also speaks of how our “children are a gift of the Lord” (verse 3). Janet and I are certainly thrilled […]