Christian Growth

  • Time to Jump

    Trust – Certainly a word that we are all familiar with, Dictionary.com defines it this way…  “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.”     To be quite transparent with you today… our ability to embrace “TRUST”… depends on which side of this picture we are standing on.   […]

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  • Where We Stand…

    I Was asked recently about what my opinion was over a very socially controversial subject.   As I thought about how to respond, I was careful to make sure that person knew that what I was telling them was an answer from the Word of God.   Now that may sound very basic to you, […]

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  • Thinking About Our Legacy

    If you are involved in ministry in New England you know the names Tom & Ginny Crichton.   They have been faithfully serving the Lord in New England for 37+ years.    Pastor Crichton recently turned over the Pastorate of the Greater RI Baptist Temple in recent days to “retire”….  they will still be actively […]

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  • WHY?

    I wonder if you have ever been stuck with a situation that is unanswerable?   In other words… you don’t know the answer “WHY” something happened.    A tragedy that enters someone’s life… an event that happened in someone’s childhood… a disease that has been diagnosed.    Those types of situations that tend to try and turn […]

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  • Defining or Being Defined by the Culture

      This week, as a society, we experienced an unprecedented announcement by our president that he is in support of homosexuals being afforded the same opportunity to marry as men and women have. This announcement, while it is not shocking to say the least, does ratchet up the departure of our culture from the truths of the […]

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  • Love & Gratitude

      Today is Valentines Day…. a day that we make and effort to express our love maybe in a way that is more noticeable to those we care for. As I think about my wife of 27 years, I think of a woman who cares for me unselfishly, loves me in spite of some of […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one and I (Part 3 of 3)

    Part of this idea of becoming dysfunctional is that when a family member steps out of their responsibilities, many times other people in the family step up to the plate and overcompensate. Let’s say someone in your family… lets say Dad slips on the ice and he hurts his back and he has to miss […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one am I? (Part 1 of 3)

    As a parent or as a spouse, or as a pastor… many times the opportunity to help someone presents itself. Now I know that the Bible encourages and even commands us to help other people. The help that we provide to the unbeliever is a help that is supposed to introduce them to the love […]

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  • Have we Thrown out the Baby of Standards?

    There was a time where spirituality in Independent Baptist Churches was measured by the outward standards that a person had…. we all know that a persons spirituality is a heart issue between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. However… here is the problem… in recent years, I have seen many people throwing out the baby […]

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