A COLONY HEALED

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A COLONY HEALED

When Jesus walked on this earth there was no disease worse than leprosy. It was a filthy, deadly skin condition from which few people recovered. It was also highly contagious. In Jesus’ time, no one knew exactly how it spread, only that it spread very easily. When leprosy showed up, a beloved family member would […]

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IN HIM

The Bible begins by emphasizing that the God who saves us, in and through Jesus Christ, is the one true and living God who has made all things. God alone is King and Lord of the universe. Everything that exists is for him, including us, as human beings. All people are made in God’s image […]

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MADE FOR REST

The fourth commandment tells us to “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exod 20:8). There is perhaps no instruction from God we tend to reduce to some kind of rule or misunderstanding more than what the Bible calls the Sabbath. What am I allowed to do on the Sabbath? What am I not […]

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IMAGED TO LOVE

In the book of Job, we read about a man who experiences some of the worst things life can throw at us. Making his suffering even worse are his “friends” who instead of helping and encouraging him, accuse and betray him. Throughout his suffering, however, Job clings to God’s grace, and eventually, God vindicates Job […]

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OUR IDENTITY, OUR PURPOSE

It seems like there are about as many ideas of what it means to be a human being as there are human beings. Talk to people in your neighborhood, school, or workplace, and you’re likely to find people who believe we are just products of our environment, determined by the people and culture around us. […]

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SPOKEN HIGHLY OF

God created all things to be very good. While sin has entered the world and kept things from being the way they should be, as believers we can trust that he will make all things very good once again. The God who created all good things through his Word is the God who is recreating […]

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CREATED FOR A PURPOSE

God made us, each one of us, on purpose, to live for him, to know him, and make him known. It’s easy sometimes for us to get caught up in the ins-and-outs of life and forget that we have a purpose and that God intends to do great things in us and through us. The […]

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TOGETHER WITH HIM

Our experience of the gospel begins with our individual relationships with God. Every one of us must believe the gospel of Jesus Christ for ourselves, no one can believe it for us. When we believe the good news that God the Father sent God the Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect life, die on […]

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FISHING TOGETHER

This past Sunday I was privileged to preach my first sermon as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. With these words, I have the privilege of writing my first article for our newsletter. As I consider these firsts and the new season of life in our church, I keep returning to Jesus’ […]

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FINDING GOD’S WILL

One of the greatest struggles shared by Christians today is seeking to discern God’s will for their lives. Whether to go to college and, if so, where? What vocation to pursue or job to take? Where to live? Whether to remain single or get married and, if so, to whom? How many kids to have? […]

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