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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 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: 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 – Time Is On My Side

T I M E I S O N M Y S I D E In 1998 the Crossroads Baptist Church welcomed a young pastor and his family into your community of faith. We had been married for only 7 years with two little ones in tow, a curly headed 2 yr old, Anna, and an…

Pastor’s Blog: How Firm a Foundation

How Firm A Foundation God’s People Reading God’s Word January 8 – January 11, 2015 All around the world skyscrapers reach high into urban horizons creating beautiful cityscapes. Few people, who admire the heights that these buildings reach, realize just how deep they plunge beneath the surface of the ground. To offset the height and…

Pastor’s Blog: Labor “IN” the Lord

From Your Pastor’s Heart THEREFORE, MY BELOVED BROTHERS, BE STEADFAST, IMMOVABLE, ALWAYS ABOUNDING IN THE WORK OF THE LORD, KNOWING THAT IN THE LORD YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58 This verse, written by the apostle Paul for the church in Corinth (southern Greece) in the middle part of the 1st century…

Pastor’s Blog: God’s Word Our Treasure Psalm 119:11

God’s Word, our treasure (Psalm 119:11) The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the h eart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean,…

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March Pastor’s Blog: Michael Jordan and the Meteor

Flashing across the Russian skies on February 15, 2013, then exploding with the power of 30 Hiroshima A-bombs (500 kilotons), 15 miles above the city of Chelyabinsk, a 10,000 ton meteoroid of iron and steel, named Chebarkal (A great name for a giant rock, don’t you think?), 50 feet in diameter and travelling faster than…