What Are the Top Two Priorities for the Local Church?


This Sunday, I will finish a 6 week series on the New Testament concept of the church. When Christ sought to establish the instrument through which He would sustain His redemptive work to its completion, He founded the church, called both His body and His bride. Christ's church must accomplish Christ's purposes and should honor... Continue Reading →

Aren’t You Ashamed? A Quick Thought on Saving Face


There were many instances from my days of growing up under the moss-laced cypress trees of southern Louisiana that I would be asked by my father or my mother, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself?" Most of the time, I was not. I was only "ashamed" of getting caught.  Shame is not an emotion we naturally... Continue Reading →

C. T. Studd


The glory of sports could not compare with the glory of Christ.

Japan Update on Christian Relief


The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 a very simple command to Christians, “Pray without ceasing.”  The attitude of prayer is one that characterizes the believer, even though—to many people—the exercise appears futile if not outright naïve.  Yet, prayer may, in fact, be the most important and most effective thing we can do.  Especially,... Continue Reading →

Inside Out


The Nelson Baptist Association is hosting a Discipleship "Inside Out" Conference, February 19-20.  You don't want to miss this conference.  Dr. Don Whitney, author of 7 great books on discipleship and biblical spirituality, will be presenting sessions on prayer and meditation on Friday night and Saturday morning.  His instruction will lead us to greater depths... Continue Reading →

Fatima’s Tale


Fatima's story is a good one; it is filled with hope.  However, her story opens a window through which we might see the awful story of human slave trading which is thriving in some parts of the world.  At 14, Fatima was deposited into the sexual slavery machine... (Keep Reading)

About Nigeria


On Saturday, a brother in our congregation is leaving for ministry in Nigeria.  I hope you will take a moment to get familiar with the work going on in Nigeria.  Specifically, I have linked here an information page about Nigeria.  The page tells you about the kind of persecution going on in Nigeria.  Last November,... Continue Reading →

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