Vision: Encounter

Vision for a church is vitally important. Vision helps all of us understand the process that we go through as we connect to the church. Vision helps all of us understand why we do what we do. It is vital for the vision of the church to be displayed for all [...]
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Why Be Baptized?

I remember the first time I saw a baptism as a child, there are this crazy mixture of excitement, then fear, and then excitement again. This excitement that I had is much different than now. As a young child, I just thought baptism was a cool because it [...]
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State of Your Witness: How to Respond to the State of the Union

Tonight millions will watch our President talk to the nation about his plans for 2014, the laws that he wants to see passed. I say our President because the fact is if you are an American and voted for him or did not like me then he is your President [...]
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Will You Speak the Truth in Love?

It looked like church. Stained glass windows. Gospel Choir. Scripture being read. A preacher. A song being sung that united the congregation in worship. Sounds like many Christian churches like mine across America. If you didn’t know any better, [...]
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It’s Loving to Share

There are many ways that we can show a person that we love them. We tell them. We spend time with them. We give them a gift. We do something for them. We may even show our love for someone by pulling them back from danger. If my daughter was about to touch [...]
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Millenials: Don’t Run FROM the Boomers or the Greatest Generation, But Run TO Them

In the past month my church has lost two dear leaders. We have lost two men that have led this church through decades and decades of ministry to the city of Cookeville and to the world. As I attended the funerals for each of these men, the impact that these [...]
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2014: A Year in the Word

It’s that time a year again. People think about New Year’s resolutions. You know those things that you would like to do, but many times (if not every time) don’t complete. TIME Magazine this week released research that says only 8% of New [...]
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The Missionary Nature of Christmas

The Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon that comes on TV every year is fresh in our minds. We all know it even if you did not just watch it. Charlie Brown is on stage, slings his head back and says, “Does anyone know what Christmas is all about?” [...]
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Surprise, Surprise. A Christian Believes the Bible.

The Issue It dropped like a bomb yesterday. I got done with Encounter, pulled out my iPhone, went on Twitter, and there was the bomb that had just exploded: Phil Robertson had been suspended indefinitely from the #1 rated reality show, Duck Dynasty. His [...]
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Hope Fuels

Hope is a powerful thing. Stories are rampant of people in dire straits that the only thing that keeps them alive or pressing on is hope of rescue. Even in sports, the one thing that keeps us cheering on our team even when they are losing is hope that they [...]
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