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Christmas Cards

I love receiving and giving Christmas cards. This year, Kelly decorated a Christmas card tree just to display the cards that people have sent across the miles and the years. Advent gives us time to reflect on these people and the many other ways we see God working around us. That’s tough to do because […]

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Experience Christmas

This weekend begins the last 12 days of Advent. They’re also the most significant of the season. As our hearts draw closer to Christmas, so do the eyes of those around us begin to pay closer attention to the season. As you plan for your friends, family, and loved ones, make room in your table […]

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Rosanna Jenije

One of my favorite stories from 2014 is Rosanna Jenije’s. Not because she’s the all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball for North Florida Christian School. That’s certainly something to celebrate, and our community and church have done just that. Rosanna shares something even more meaningful about her life. She lives her faith. Many years ago, […]

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Taking Note

When the Pharisees and Sadducees tried to test Jesus in Matthew 16, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He answered by critiquing them: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” The pious wanted predictability so they could control their lives. Jesus […]

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Reconciliation

Fifty-nine years ago today, Rev. Paul Turner walked with a group of 10 African-American students into Clinton High School. Rev. Turner was the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Clinton, Tennessee. Through his work and many other civic and religious leaders, Clinton was the first high school to integrate African-American students on December 4, 1956. […]

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A Thankful Season

As we pause this weekend to thank God with friends and families, this past week is another reminder of how grateful I am to be your pastor. Thank you for loving Tallahassee last week. Zach Allen and our team of college workers, faculty, staff, and students have been on the scene since Thursday. We are […]

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ChristmasTime

Check your calendars. Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. This year, our theme is “ChristmasTime.” As we worship, we adjust our lives to God’s schedule and his plan for our world to send Jesus Christ to save us. To do so, we need to make the most of the time he gives us. The […]

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The State of FBCTLH

This past year, God has blessed our church with 128 new members, 407 first time guests, and 33 baptized believers. As new people visit and join our church, we equip them to walk with Jesus Christ for life. As people come to Christ, we invite them to grow in their faith and share their faith […]

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Crisis on the FSU Campus

Today’s crisis on the FSU campus is not the last word. Through Christ’s suffering on the cross and resurrection, he conquers murder, death, sin, and the grave. Christ also uses believers by offering their presence, prayers, and personal touch. Here are a few things you can say and do.* Connect with others. Check on every […]

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Helping Children Through Violent Crime

Even though the crisis at FSU did not involve children, they often pick up things from the news or hear things from others. One of my sons was scheduled for a field trip at FSU Thursday and could not go because of the incident. Here are a few suggestions that I have drawn from various […]

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