ministry

  • Comfort in Tragedy

      My heart, like yours I am sure, grieves for those families who lost loved ones in the senseless killing in Newtown Ct.  As I watched the news, and saw pictures of parents going to pick up their children only to discover with horror that their child’s life was lost, I wept for them and I […]

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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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  • A Time to Laugh…

    This past Monday, we celebrated Labor Day by enjoying our annual church picnic.    This is an event that most of the church looks forward to participating is.    We had perfect weather, a record attendance and enough food that would make any true Baptist proud. But is there more to a picnic than just […]

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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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  • What Anniversary’s Teach Me

    As we prepare to celebrate our 7th Anniversary of the Tri-State Baptist Church, I am reflecting upon the goodness of God in my life… and it has reminded me of some things that I want to share with you.   #1) The Gospel still works… when I got saved at 31 years old in 1993, […]

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  • What to do when you are Criticized?

    Someone has said… “If you don’t want to be criticized then say nothing, do nothing and stand for nothing”. If you decide to speak openly… do something for God and stand on biblical truth… expect criticism. Now that we have that settled… what do we do when criticism comes. #1) Decide if there is any […]

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  • Introducing the Podcast of Tri-State Baptist Church

    Thanks to the those in the church who have expertise in this area, we now have a Podcast through the apple iTunes store. Now before you close this blog post and say, “That is not for me”, let me explain a few things. First – Why a Podcast? One of my passions is to make […]

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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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