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What’s In A Nickname?

My real name is Anthony but my whole life people have called me Tony. No worries, though. I like Tony. In fact, if you call me Anthony, my first instinct is to think (a) I’m in trouble or (b) you don’t know me that well. Three of my brothers also had nicknames when we were growing up. Our friends called…

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The SBC in June and Gospel Unity

One time every year, messengers from 47,000 Southern Baptist Churches in the United States gather to speak with one voice to a watching world. Contemporary life in the SBC is proving that what we say matters, what we don’t say matters, and how we say it or don’t say it also matters. I have cried more tears than I care…

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Receive the Word

How do you receive the word of God? It is an awe-inspiring truth that God speaks to us through the pages of the Bible. Those words were breathed from the mouth of God by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, were penned by servants of His great grace, and have been protected and preserved now for thousands of years…

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From Faith to Faith

“For in it [(the gospel)] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17, CSB) What do you do with good news? You share it! When something big happens – a milestone in your child’s life, the completion of a hard-earned degree, meeting a celebrity –…

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7 Reasons Your Church Needs Senior Adults

I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago – a young pastor. He shared an honest concern I remember mulling over myself in the pastorate. As the church was beginning to reach young couples, students and children, the senior adults felt less and less valuable. They believed “their time” had passed them by in the life of the…

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