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We’re part of the way through our Vacation Bible School week as I write this morning. I’m rejoicing to report that I’ve seen clear evidence of God’s grace and blessing this week as dozens of volunteers are serving hundreds of children from all around our community. Nearly...

Let Us Go To the House Of The Lord
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“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”Psalm 122:1   David wrote Psalm 122 to express his joy and expectation in going to worship God with the congregation of His people. Because corporate worship centered around Jerusalem in his day, he...

A Note From James
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On the eve of my sabbatical, I’m experiencing a range of emotions including: gratitude, excitement, uncertainty, and a little nervousness. The break will be strange, but I trust the Lord will use it for our good. This time is very personal, but it is not private. It is a congregational...

Together we pray
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I hope you are continuing to pray through the Psalms with our church family. After only three weeks, I have been blessed through the discipline of meditating on and praying God’s word. My practice each day has not been the same each day and it hasn’t gone exactly the way I hoped or...

Praying Through the Psalms
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In the August newsletter and during the member meeting that month, I reported on five ministry goals from our elders. These goals, which remain essential to our present and future, are: We will reorganize our ministry staff to better utilize each person’s gifts and to fulfill our...

Praying Together Through the Psalms
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In the August newsletter and during the member meeting that month, I reported on five ministry goals from our elders. These goals, which remain essential to our present and future, are: We will reorganize our ministry staff to better utilize each person’s gifts and to fulfill our...

Moment to honor and thank Matt Flanagan for his service
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The last 15 years Matt Flanagan has served Parkway Baptist Church faithfully.  With the recent announcement of his new position at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, we want to take a day to celebrate and pray for him as he prepares to embark on a new journey in ministry.  We are so very...

Before You Buy Your Ticket
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On Sunday October 28, I opened the sermon with a reference to the recent Mega-Millions lottery jackpot that reached an astounding $1.537 billion before a winning ticket was sold. As a tangent to my overall point, I mentioned a couple of reasons for you to resist ever playing the lottery. I want...

Monarchy Out of Mayhem
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The books of the Old Testament are not arranged chronologically. Genesis, as the word means, is the beginning, and Malachi is the last word before the long silence that precedes the New Testament. But the bits in between are shuffled up a fair amount. The arrangement of the books in our English...

Model Endurance
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If church historians made lists like sports journalists, many would argue that when comes to preaching, outside Christ and the apostles of course, Charles Haddon Spurgeon is the GOAT. (If you’re unfamiliar, it’s an acronym for Greatest Of All Time.) He began preaching as a teenager...