Category: Jesus

Christmas Reflections from Sutherland Springs – Birth, Death, Hope, & Joy

This post comes from guest blogger, Pastor Kevin Cornelius. Kevin pastors First Baptist Church of Karnes City, TX which is about 30 miles from Sutherland Springs, where earlier this year the deadliest church shooting on US soil ravaged an entire community. It’s Christmas Eve, and all I can think of is that I have been involved with so many funerals…

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“I’m Offended” – Choosing Cultivation over Ventilation

As a side effect of our Western love affair with personal autonomy, American emotions have become increasingly fragile. A few months ago I heard someone jokingly say, “Good morning, America. What can I be offended about today?” Social media has given every person a public platform. But instead of using our platforms for culture-cultivation, our sin-scarred hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) are…

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Preaching: From God & Before God

“For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are an aroma of death but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. Who is adequate for these things? For we do not market the word of God for profit like so many. On…

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The SBC/SBTC Movement

Having the privilege of visiting with many Southern Baptist pastors and churches has given me a renewed encouragement and sense of kingdom-expectation within our denomination. For too long Southern Baptist churches have carried the stigma of being “stuck in their ways” with regard to church life. But there is a fresh wind within the SBC, stirring pastors and churches who still hold…

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5 Reasons You Need to Go to Church

Sporting events, recitals and performances, hunting seasons, sleepless nights, family problems, conflict with others in the church, bad hair days, too much rain, too much sunshine… If you’re looking for an excuse to not be regular in church attendance, you don’t have to look for long. The culture in which we live pulls each of us in a thousand different…

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