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A Sweet Gift from My Church Family

In the Faith, W. A. Criswell, Jeremiah 33:3

I've spent a long time hunting down every book written by the late W. A. Criswell, and I have all that I know of that he wrote. One thing I have searched for, to no avail, is an autographed copy of his study Bible. So Sunday, Bethel presented me with one!! …

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I Love the Local Church

Last night I was privileged to speak in the annual Bible Conference of First Baptist Church in Garfield, Arkansas on the subject of the local church. I've posted some follow-up thoughts on the subject on Bethel's website. In short, there's nothing like the local church when it's working right! Read There's …

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Killing Giants


Tomorrow, I'm beginning a new series of messages on the battle between David and Goliath. That's where we are in our journey through the Word, right in the middle of 1 Samuel, and I'm going to slow down and dedicate the four Sundays of March to this wonderful story. …

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Merry Christmas To You All

I wanted to pass along the letter that we're mailing out to everyone in our church family, just in case someone misses it... Dear Family and Friends, We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s so hard to believe that 2009 has slipped away so quickly. We continue to feel so …

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I So Appreciated Being Appreciated!

Yesterday, our church family blessed us (yet again) with a wonderful luncheon for Pastor Appreciation month. I'm honored!! I often stand before our congregation and tell them I'd do what I do for free (of course, I don't mind that they don't take me up on that) because of the joy it brings. They really make it …

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