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If Your Spouse Doesn’t Love You

I said a couple of days ago, and in our midweek Bible study, that one of the hardest things I deal with is not being able to help or repair broken situations. It's not in me, but it is in the power of God to do so. Nonetheless, there are times I face a question I just can't …

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John Maxwell – One of the World’s Greatest Leaders, Tells All!

Justin Williams and I attended the local leadership conference today, which is hosted by the ministry of John Maxwell's ministry. While there, some interesting and downright controversial things happened, all culminating in this provocative interview... …

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I Believe In Divine Healing

When W. A. Criswell was asked, "Do you believe in divine healing?" his response was simply, "Is there any other kind?" I love that! James 5 contains a passage of Scripture that addresses prayer. It's often misunderstood, but if we grasp its meaning, we'll unlock some amazing …

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Pastor… Get Started Blogging

One of my online heroes is John Saddington. He's got one of those dream jobs doing tech and social media stuff for Andy Stanley and Northpoint Church. He's also started at least 23 blogs! One of my favorites of all belongs to John (aka, human3rror), Church Crunch. Today, John …

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This Mother’s Day, Thank God for His Faithfulness

Tonight we had an awesome opportunity to honor the ladies in the Bethel family, but even more to honor God in His faithfulness. The theme of our Ladies' Banquet was "Fields of Faithfulness." We had Diane Spriggs, editor of the Baptist Trumpet as our guest speaker and the men …

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Pastors Should Always Wear Long Sleeves

I once filled in for a Pastor who had a beard. His church was a bit upset with him about something and over lunch, two little ladies wanted me to point them to that passage that declares Pastors should not have facial hair... stop searching, it isn't in there. Neither does the …

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Have You Taken Your Faith to the Streets?

We've been blessed with a pretty great Youth Pastor in Justin Williams (shhh, don't tell him I said that). He and Refuge Ministry recently led our Sunday night service by giving testimonies of their amazing and rather interesting weekend living on the streets, so to speak. You've …

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God’s Gift to His Son and Jesus’ Gift to His Father

John 17 is referred to as the high priestly prayer of Jesus. It's the real "Lord's Prayer" (the other one is Jesus' model prayer for His disciples). In John 17, we hear the heart of Jesus. He's purposely praying out loud in front of the disciples on His walk from the upper room …

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Ron V. Mitchell – A Hero Goes Home

Ron V. Mitchell

I learned today that Dr. Ron V. Mitchell has ended his battle with cancer, going home to be with his Savior. This news floods my mind and heart with fond memories of the short time that I knew Dr. Mitchell. First, some biographical information, via the Baptist Trumpet... …

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The Gift Conspiracy

I'm convinced there is a vast shower gift conspiracy operating in our culture. Think about it. For a wedding shower, she has all the fun. Nobody buys the sweet "couple" golf clubs or pocket knives. And then the babies, the poor little babies. They don't get anything fun - it's …

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