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From Your Pastor’s Heart: Thank God

If a man carries his cross beautifully and makes it radiant with glory of a meek and gentle spirit, the time will come when the things that now disturb will be the events for which he will most of all give gratitude to God. (Anonymous) In a season of thanksgiving it is important to consider…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: 5 Solas

Romans 1:17 says: “For in it (the Gospel, v. 16) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4).’” This verse was the key that unlocked salvation for a 16th century Catholic priest named Martin Luther. Luther had been trapped in a…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Please help. I’m stuck here.

“Please help. I’m stuck in here.” From the news desk (July 13, 2017, Corpus Christi, AP): A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said on Thursday. The Corpus Christi police lieutenant Chris Hooper said the contractor became…

From Your Pastors Heart: The 13

The “13” The “13” “In 1947 a few families, in the community of Crossroads in the pineywoods of East Texas, decided there was a need for a Southern Baptist Church. They met at the grocery store belonging to Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Elsberry. With help from East Texas Baptist College, the Crossroads Baptist Church was…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Lent

From Your Pastor’s Heart The season of Lent is the 40 day period (minus Sundays) prior to Easter. It is a time of fasting and praying in preparation and focus on the event that changed history, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This observance was established by the Church Council which gathered in Nicea…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Congregational Life

I was recently asked what brings me joy about “congregational life”. Congregational life is the rhythmic movements of the body of Christ as we journey through our days and nights living and loving, growing and struggling through life. What brings a pastor joy? I used to think it was in the growth of the church…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Seek His Face

You have said, “SEEK MY FACE.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” Psalm 27:8 (ESV) Crossing the finish line of another year seems like quite an accomplishment, yet as I look up another year is spreading out before me. Reflecting on this past year I see that: We’ve swatted at…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Meteors, Presidents, and the Truth

From Your Pastor’s Heart Meteors, Presidents, and the Truth! I recently read a Reuters article (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-meteor- dUSKN12I20S), it stated that 1 in 4 young voters would rather a meteor destroy the planet than either one of the present candidates be elected president. That is a silly, ridiculous, and maybe for some, sublime option, but I…

From Your Pastor’s Heart: Are You Read?

From Your Pastor’s Heart Many of you have asked, “Who are our active deacons?” as you are considering our deacon nomination process. Here are those names: 1. James Beasley  7. Scott Nevins 2.Jerry Benson  8. Brian Nichols 3.Don Everett  9. Lloyd Pond 4.Terry Gresham  10. Roy Ross 5.Clay Grubbs  11. Tom Swirchack 6.Kenny Mathews These…