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Fifteen years and going strong …

It seems hard to believe, nine years ago, via Facebook, my friend from high school asked me to come down from Winchester, TN to see her church. I had just resigned my previous position in order to attend school overseas and I finally ran out of excuses to say no. So, on one Sunday in September, 2009, Ella and I drove down to Huntsville for our very first experience at Prov...

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Further thoughts on the temptation of Eve (and a clarification)

1 Timothy 2:13-14 (ESV) 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. After the service on Sunday, I had someone bring the above verse to my attention. They wanted to challenge me that Eve was deceived, when I said she was not. I think I must have had a 'deer in the headlights' look. I couldn't ...

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SBC Disaster Relief

If you would like to give to the disaster relief efforts from Hurricane Michael, please click the link below. It will take you to the North American Mission Boards disaster relief fund in the Florida Baptist Convention. ...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from July 2018 through September 2018)

What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from July 2018 through September 2018) Buchan, James. The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 2006. As I prepared for my trip to the Pacific Rim, I focused on the historical figure of Adam Smith (1723-1790). Smith is considered the father of modern economics and the proponent of the free market syste...

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Another word on gossip

Many of you expressed how much you learned about gossip last Sunday. Like I said in the sermon, I can't take much credit for it. The descriptions of the various types of gossip came from Matthew Mitchell's book, Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue. It offers great insight into this sin that we rarely notice. Perhaps you are not a reader. That's OK. Mitc...

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