Pastor’s Blog

  • 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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  • Preparation Through Seasons

    I am reflecting this morning after experiencing another wonderful weekend in which I sensed the Lord’s working in our church.   We had a wonderful Seniors Fellowship on Saturday, and an amazing Sunday service. I am trying to choose my words carefully here because no matter how I word this, it will not be sufficient. […]

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  • Deciding to be Clay

    If you turn over to Romans 8:29 tells us that we are to be conformed to the image of His Son… and that very idea implies something… it is stating that as we stand right now, we don’t conform to the image of Jesus Christ… and this verse is also stating that God has a […]

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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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  • When “Good Enough” Isn’t

    In  I Corinthians 14:40…  the Bible tells us that everything must be done decently and in order.  If you notice this passage of scripture… it is very plain what Paul is saying here.   It is in the context of the church service… as a matter of fact, it is in the context of the using […]

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  • Being a Baptist & Freedom

    On January 19, 1776 the Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty was passed…  it took 10 long hard years of lobbying to get this legislation through.   Thomas Jefferson stated that it was the most fiercely contested piece of legislation of his entire political career.    It is this victory that paved the way for the First […]

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  • Christianity is a Heart Issue.

    When counseling parents,  I always suggest that they look at much at “attitudes” as they do “actions” of their children.    That is because our attitude is displaying what is going on in our hearts. There are many times when actions are right, but attitudes are wrong and I caution parents that if they don’t […]

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