Give Thanks

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  • November 26, 2019

Colossians 3:15 says, "And let the PEACE of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be THANKFUL." Do you ever find yourself not feeling at peace during Thanksgiving? Have you been less thankful due to family drama or stress? Is it difficult to control your heart or your tongue? It seems that these are common feelings and situations that we often find ourselves in during this time of the year when we are supposed to be giving thanks. What is it that pushes us to the point where we blow up and end […]

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Can I Bear This Burden?

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  • June 17, 2019

When I was a strapping youth, my older brothers were in a college ministry called Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship (MBSF). It was the most amazing thing. The program was made up of all these cool college men and women who were so talented, and were always excited to serve. Once per year, the group would come through Murfreesboro, Arkansas on their way to a weekend retreat in western Arkansas. On Friday, they would drop by our house, and the church would feed them. Then, on Sunday, they would come back through and visit our church. They might also sing a […]

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Sharing the Gospel

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  • January 30, 2019

Sharing the gospel with others might be an intimidating task, but it is a task that God has commanded of us. It can be intimidating to share the gospel with others, so I would like to share what God has placed on my heart in regards to sharing HIS good news. There are many reasons why we, as believers, may not share the gospel, and the Bible has something to say to each of us about them. One of the biggest reasons why we, as believers, do not always share the gospel is for fear of rejection. No one wants […]

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Pride

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  • September 12, 2018

I am writing today to shed some light on pride. Pride can be a hard topic to swallow, but it’s something that we all deal with from time to time. The Oxford Dictionary defines pride as, “A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.” The Bible tells us, in James 4:6b, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Proverbs 16:18 reads, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” There are […]

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Anger

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  • August 7, 2018

Is there righteous anger? Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry and do not sin.” Righteous anger is being angry at what makes God angry. But the anger I want to focus on is not of the righteous sort. The reality is that we are a sinful people and what we do in our anger can be (and normally is) sin. Anger makes us do some crazy stuff. It can make us violent, not only physically, but verbally as well. I speak from experience, as I have failed to overcome my anger too many times to count. I am not violent with my […]

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Meditation, Not a New Age Concept

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  • July 23, 2018

When most people hear the word meditation, they immediately think of hippy yoga classes, filled with incense and people mumbling “ohm” while contorting their bodies in search of peacefulness. Or perhaps they think of Buddhist monks sitting for hours attempting to reach a higher spiritual plane, or deepen their religious understanding. While not entirely correct, practices like these are not entirely wrong either; and they should, in fact, be a part of today’s Christian lives. It is summer, our busiest time of the year. Ball practice, vacations, housework, and travelling an obscene number of hours to far away destinations. We […]

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La Familia es Importante

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  • June 24, 2018

What is family, where did it originate, and why is it important? This past Thursday was June 21st; the summer solstice, the first day of Summer. Summer is here! With it comes the heat and humidity, the yard work, and trips to the lake, river, and waterpark. It’s a time for students and teachers to relax a bit and take a break from the daily grind. It’s a time for parents to scramble to find productive activities for their kids. For my family, June 21st, 2018 has an added meaning, marking the beginning of the Wright family reunion. Every other […]

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God of All Creation

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  • June 11, 2018

Genesis 1:1-2 & 27 1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” 27 “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” You were created for a purpose. You were not created by accident, and your existence is not merely coincidence. The Creator of the universe is also the creator of you. He has designed you to be […]

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The Blessings (and Struggles) of Parenting

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  • May 23, 2018

  Last Sunday, Brother Jeremy preached a Mother’s Day message that spoke to me as a father. It’s funny how God does that. The preacher prepares a message focusing on a specific audience, but God is always sure to speak to others as well. I was one of the others that God spoke to. Psalm 127:3-5: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall […]

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Godly Relationships

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  • May 1, 2018

A parable is a story that is used to teach truth and to explain things in a way that the hearer can better understand. The Parable of the Talents is typically referred to when teaching about money. How are we using the money that God has given us? Are we investing in others based on what He’s given to us? Instead of thinking of the talents as money, I want you to consider the talents as relationships. The story is found in Matthew 25:14-30 and is as follows: 14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a […]

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