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Doing good to Jesus

On Sunday morning, I concluded the service by introducing three ways to help cultivate an attitude of doing good toward others. The first was to stop being self-absorbed (Phil. 2:3-4). The second was to set your mind that doing good to others will require sacrifice. It means you will have to suppress your own desires for your resources (whether it is your money, possessio...

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The Wisdom of Reading Proverbs

Donald Whitney is one of my favorite writers. His book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life revolutionized my growth as a Christian. I found this recent article to be an inspiration to reading Proverbs repeatedly. If you reading through the book has become lagging these last few weeks due to repetition, perhaps this will keep you at it. http://equip.sbts.edu/art...

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Letters to the Pacific Rim

In a few weeks our team will be heading out to the Pacific Rim. Letters to the students at the boarding house are due to the Church office by July 22. I have been asked, 'What do I say?' There is no right or wrong answer to this question. But let me offer a few suggestions. Avoid politics or anything related to religious controversy where Christians are in the minority....

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from April 2018 through June 2018)

What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from April 2018 through June 2018) Brand, Chad. Flourishing Faith: A Baptist Primer on Work, Economics, and Civic Stewardship. Grand Rapids: Christian's Library Press, 2012. This book is within a series on how various denominations view the concepts of work and government. Brand writes from the standpoint of a committed Baptist. H...

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Food

This Sunday afternoon we will be having our annual church-wide picnic at the home of Matt and Amelia Kelly. I am looking forward to it and I hope you are also for a better reason than the first two items in the title. I am sure we will have great food (Kevin Hammond the Grill Master will be cooking the burgers and the dogs). And I am sure Matt will be driving the kids arou...

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On Mission in the Rocket City

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RocketCity Missions of Huntsville is a ministry of the Madison Baptist Association working in conjunction with the City of Huntsville to serve families in need that live in our community. We will be serving alongside other youth groups from churches in our area and involved in projects that would range from roofing, building wheel-chair ramps, pressure cleaning, vinyl...

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‘Adopting a child’ at the Boarding House

This past Sunday you were introduced to our partnership with the Christian boarding house in the Pacific Rim. The church we work with in this area have established a home for children so that they can live in this city in order to receive an education. Some of these children have been discarded by their families. Most live in remote areas of other islands where there is no...

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Global Hymn Sing 2018

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Back on February 25, Providence participated in a global hymn sing. We joined over five thousand churches from seventy-six different countries in singing the hymn, Jesus Shall Reign. Our purpose was to join our hearts together in public proclamation of this great doctrinal truth. We are not ashamed to stand before the world and affirm that our Jesus shall reign wherever th...

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Working with our friends in Maine and Why it Matters

The first week of July we have a team of seven men headed to Christ Fellowship in Portland, ME to do some church renovation. I visited our good friends, Scott and Julie Terry there last November who planted the church. Portland is beautiful, but it is also located where it is exposed to harsh elements such as sea air and frigid temperatures. The good people of Christ Fello...

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

"Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trialsof various kinds,for you know thatthe testing of your faithproduces steadfastness.And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may beperfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom,let him ask God,who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."James 1:2-5 Let us rejo...

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