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Living With Purpose 


    One of the reasons we do not admit or confess our sins is we don’t believe God is as gracious as the Bible says He is. Some people either say or think to themselves, “God will never forgive me for what I’ve done”. There is nothing in this modern, high-tech world that prepares […]

Living With Purpose


    Is Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Allow me to share a couple of stories, then you decide. One Wednesday evening, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, I was walking through the church fellowship hall where I was pastor. The Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and their leaders were in a circle holding hands. They were […]

Living With Purpose


    If the kind of Christian life you are living is grinding you down because of its pace, perhaps you’ve been relying on your own strength. It might seem the rope that holds you together is about to break. Maybe you’ve neglected your prayer life and dependence on God? It’s time to end the […]

Living With Purpose


    From the beginning of time up to this modern day, there are some who choose to make a living off the land. These fine people call themselves farmers. They are a risk-taking kind of folk, because they plant seeds and find themselves trusting the Good Lord will send an abundance of rain and […]

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    Almost every day someone will email, call me, or tell me face-to-face some story of how faith and prayer have helped them through difficult times. A former Army chaplain tells the following story that happened to him: An Army wife was convinced that her problem had but one solution. Her husband had developed […]

Cold weather shelter open Mon., Dec. 2

A cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open Mon., Dec. 2 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The […]

Living With Purpose


    What started as a simple children’s lesson about the struggle between right and wrong, quickly turned into a child’s testimony of faith. While serving as pastor in a small country church I asked one of my deacons to provide a rope for the children to participate in a tug-of-war match simulating the struggle […]

Living With Purpose


    Positively influencing others is not always easy. You must first get their attention. The necessity of gaining attention is illustrated by a story you may have heard. It is said that a farmer sold a mule to another farmer with the assurance that the mule was obedient.    “You don’t have to raise […]

Living With Purpose


    There once was a great big lion that was walking in the forest. He got tangled in a trap and could not escape. The more he tried to break free, the tighter the rope got. Just then a little mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the lion […]

Living With Purpose


    Seasonal sports come and go just like summer, fall, winter and spring. Heroes emerge from week to week as young men and women clash on the court, the gridiron, and the field. Each team enters the contest with the primary goal of winning. You practice for it, the fans in the stands expect […]