Daniel 8: A Key for Daniel 2 & 7

Every map has a legend. It’s often a little box, in the bottom corner, that explains what all the shapes, colors, and numbers mean. It helps you...

An Old Hymn Raises Timeless Questions

Isaac Watts wrote lots of hymns. By one count, he penned more than 750. His most famous ones include, “Joy to the World,” “When I Survey the...

SBC National Leadership Crisis

This post is an explainer about reason on-goings in the SBC provided to our church by one of our own members, Dr. Laverne Smith. What’s Going On?...
“The Word from the Pastor” is a weekly bulletin insert and blog that our pastor writes. Often, the topics include current events, theology, personal reflections, or meditative musings.
June 7 is Coming!

June 7 is Coming!

The Lord has been merciful to let us resume next Sunday, even if it is under unique, truncated circumstances.  As I think about what we have been through these last few months and what’s ahead, a few thoughts come to mind: Maybe we won’t take gathering together for...

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An End Times Conversation

An End Times Conversation

Mark 13 is our sermon text today. Passages like this always raise questions about the end times. I get asked about these issues a lot, especially by visitors. Here is a transcript of how many of those conversations go (it’s fake, but frankly, it could be real.) (Bold...

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How Were OT Saints Saved?

How Were OT Saints Saved?

The simple answer is that OT saints were saved the exact same way that we are today: by grace, through faith, (in Christ.) How is that possible? What does that mean? And why did you put “in Christ” in parenthesis? Let me explain.   No one has ever been redeemed...

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Tough Talks 101

Tough Talks 101

Have you ever dreaded a conversation? I have. Many times. It needs to happen. You know that. But you dread it. You daydream about it but in the bad kind of nightmarish way. While you shower or drive, you get lost in thought rehearsing what you will say to them. You...

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Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read the Charles Dicken’s short story, A Christmas Carol. For more than a decade now, I’ve enjoyed this classic as part of my holiday tradition. Its familiar phrases, quaint scenes, and uplifting seasonal message get me...

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