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FIRST COMES LOVE

FIRST COMES LOVE

Over the summer, LifeWay Research and the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism released the results of a survey of 2,000 unchurched Americans — meaning those who have not attended a worship service in the last six months, outside of a holiday or special occasion like a wedding. Some of the results aligned with impressions I […]

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A PEOPLE OF RESTORATION

This Sunday, we will conclude our series on being a people of light in a world of darkness by studying what it means to be a people of restoration in a world of destruction. It should come as no surprise that we will spend some time looking at forgiveness, which is something that all of […]

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FALL AT FBCTLH

FALL AT FBCTLH

With the official beginning of fall just days away, I wanted to make sure you’re aware of some of the special events that we have coming up. Please keep in mind that this is just a sampling, and you can check our website for additional opportunities to connect and serve and for more information about each of […]

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OFFERING HOPE

OFFERING HOPE

Being in the midst of a sermon series titled “a people of light in a world of darkness” took on added meaning for our church over the past week as Hurricane Hermine left most of our community without electricity for several days. In our own home, I was reminded of the power to illuminate that […]

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YOUR CALLING

YOUR CALLING

As we approach Labor Day, I want to invite you to reflect for a moment about work — your work. Whether you’re a student, a state employee, or a stay-at-home mom, we all do something. We all have work to do. In recent years, the term vocation has come to describe whatever work in which […]

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A PEOPLE OF LIGHT

A PEOPLE OF LIGHT

Who is the light of the world? The Bible actually gives us two answers to that question. The first answer — and probably your first response — is that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5). But in addition to declaring Himself to be the light of the world, Jesus also identified […]

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ALWAYS ON MISSION

As the summer break draws to a close, we begin to look ahead to the rhythms of the fall and the return of a more predictable routine. Before we do, though, I want to challenge us to consider carrying with us what we learned from some of the milestone events that marked our summer as […]

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OUR ULTIMATE HOPE

Unless you’ve managed to disconnect from all forms of media, you may have noticed that the election season is beginning to heat up. The Republican National Convention took place this past week, and the Democratic National Convention will take place this coming week. For some of you, the temptation will be to withdraw, avoid all […]

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AMAZING FAITH

Whenever people encountered Jesus during His earthly ministry, they were often astonished by what He said and did. One particular Greek verb, thaumázō, was used repeatedly by the Gospel writers to express how His audience and onlookers reacted. This term meant to wonder or marvel at something or someone — to be amazed. Whether His […]

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SEEKING THE LOST

Imagine coming across someone who is clearly searching for something. You see a hint of panic in their eyes and naturally ask, “What are you looking for?” Their answer will determine whether you urgently join their quest or simply wish them well and continue on your way. Lost grocery store coupons? “Good luck.” Lost child? […]

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