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5 takeaways from GoStudents 2018
Aug26

5 takeaways from GoStudents 2018

We are so thankful to the Lord for the historic summer we had with GoStudents. In one year, we have doubled the number of students involved in our projects, going from 140 to 280 participants in 2018. These projects are impacting lostness and the lives of the students involved like never before. What are some things we’ve learned along the way? Here are five “takeaways” from this summer. 1. More Opportunities Several years back, we...

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State Missions Offering: How to get involved
Aug19

State Missions Offering: How to get involved

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matt. 25:35-36). When we see brokenness in our state, we see an opportunity for the Gospel. Through the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering, nearly 30 ministries are funded to...

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Does your Sunday School class have ‘group halitosis’?
Aug12

Does your Sunday School class have ‘group halitosis’?

We have all been around someone with bad breath. When it becomes unbearable, we all do the same thing: we avoid that person like the plague. But even more shocking is when you discover you have bad breath. Interestingly enough, many small group Bible studies have a similar issue. New people seem to avoid your group. So how do you know if your group suffers from “group halitosis”? Does your Sunday School or small group have a...

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Strengthen: CrossTimbers at 10
Aug06

Strengthen: CrossTimbers at 10

CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp stands on the shoulders of the rich legacy of Camp Nunny Cha-ha for girls and Camp Hudgens for boys and their heritage of teaching children the value of missions. In 2006, while I was serving on the BGCO board, as a pastor, I was asked to chair a task force to make recommendations regarding the future of the children’s mission camps. Both camps had experienced a decline in participation...

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Bible Q&A: Render to Caesar? (Mark 12:13-17)
Jul29

Bible Q&A: Render to Caesar? (Mark 12:13-17)

The question (Mark 12:13-14) On Tuesday of the week Jesus was crucified, tensions between Jesus and the religious authorities were at an all-time high. Some Pharisees and Herodians, typically Jewish sects that could not work together, joined forces to try to trap Jesus and hopefully bring about his arrest. Taxation provided an area of inquiry that leads easily to inflamed rhetoric and enraged tempers in almost any culture. And so, in...

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Living in a blind society
Jul22

Living in a blind society

Some time ago, at the first African American Fellowship service, I had the privilege to preach a sermon titled, “What Can We Do With A Blind Society” (John 9). I shared with those in attendance that it seems the world has become so self absorbed that no one cares about the people whom society has discarded. My home church pastor told us, “We should never become so Heavenly minded that we become no earthly good.” For years, both the...

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