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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2019

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May God be gracious to us and bless us; may he make his face shine upon us so that your way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2 Every year the 44,000+ churches that make up the Southern Baptist Convention take up an offering during December called The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Lottie Moon was a fascination woman and missionary t...

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Avoiding the Awkward Moments

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I don't know about you, but I don't particularly enjoy awkward moments, regardless of the type. Most awkward moments are uncontrollable, and you never know when they're coming and how long they'll last. This got me thinking about 1 Peter 1:13-16 - "13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is...

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Philosophy of Worship

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There have been very few times over the years that any one has asked about my philosophy of Worship Ministry related to congregational singing. I thought that this might be an excellent time to share that with you. 1. To offer the very best, that I and the people I have been called to serve, can prepare for our Lord as a sacrifice of praise. I will not offer...

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Our God is With Us

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For several years, one of my favorite passages to use for preaching has been Psalm 71. I have preached sermons from this passage in English and in Spanish, and every time I am reminded that God is always with me. Here are some of the verses that bring up that remembrance: Verse 3: "Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go." (NIV) Verse 8: "from birth I have relie...

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Pastor Appreciation Month

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You may or may not know this, but October is Pastor Appreciation month. I am so thankful for the men that God has called to serve on staff here at Plymouth Park Baptist Church. They are men of great character and who love you and this community so much. I ask you to join me in praying for these men this month daily as they lead out in their ministry areas. Here are five wa...

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How do I Have a Quiet Time?

If you spend anytime around me you know I am an advocate for Christian men and women spending daily time with the Lord. The question I usually get after a statement like that is this, how do I have a quiet time? This is not the perfect plan or a must-do guide to having a perfect quiet time. I am going to lay out what I do and you can modify how you do it, the key is to jus...

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Nevertheless

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Ezekiel 16:1-59 might be one of the most difficult passages to read in all the Bible. Go ahead, give it a look. The words used to describe the people in these verses is pointed and strong. These describe a people who are dirty, sinful and adulterous people. They are words that describe you and that describes me before a holy God. This should serve as a stark reminder for...

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He is Before All Things

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1In the beginning wasthe Word, and the Word waswith God, andthe Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God.3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:1-3 The Gospel according to John goes to great length to communicate that Jesus Christ is God. That He has always been God and will always be...

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Are we Giving God our Best, or What's Left?

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Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, and a book we probably do not hear from very often However, Malachi teaches an important lesson in chapter one verses 6-14 about what we are giving to God. "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O prie...

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Top 10 Events in Christian History

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Sometimes you just need a refresher on church history. With my short-term memory, I know that I have to read up on certain subjects again from time to time in order to keep them fresh in my mind. It is important to remember the lessons that were learned and the steps that were taken by those who came before us in order to understand where we are headed today. These are th...

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