Tear Down This Wall!

It was 30 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan gave a speech that perhaps, contained his most memorable quote as President of the United States. While speaking in West Berlin, President Reagan said to the Soviet leader, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Of course, the wall to which he was referring was the …

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You Must Be Doing Something Right

Through the years, I’ve heard numerous people say, “You must be doing something right, you all are really growing.” The first few times I heard this statement, I “let it slide,” but becauseĀ I’ve heard this so frequently through the years, I will always respond to this comment by simply saying, “or wrong.” You see, I …

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Integrity

In his recent autobiography, “Mean Joe Greene,” told a story about the late Chuck Noll, former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Noll was a great coach, winning four Super Bowls, and earning the respect of his players. Greene said that as they were preparing for a game against the Houston Oilers, someone presented Coach …

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The Tree

Today, “the tree” came down. I was guessing this massive oak tree must have been aboutĀ 75 years old. While I am no arborist, I was able to count about 71 rings (give or take a few). It was a strong, beautiful oak tree in the courtyard of the church property. But we are needing to …

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Southeast Lectureship

“Do you think you’re the only ones going to heaven?” “What about the thief on the cross?” “What if someone dies on the way to be baptized?” “Why don’t you have women preachers?” These and many more questions are often heard by Christians who are trying to evangelize. Having a ready and adequate answer to …

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