Chinese Big Adventure #3!

Thank you for your prayers. We finally arrived home from a 12-day trip that turned into a 13-day trip from China. It was a great trip and I learned several lessons. First, travel overseas never goes as planned. We flew from Birmingham to Atlanta to Los Angeles to Guangzhou to Wenzhou China and we returned […]

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“We Are Revolutionaries!”

While studying this week I came across the following in a sermon by Stephen Cole.  As I read it I marveled at their understanding of Jesus’ call to take up the cross, at their understanding of the absolute need to deny ourselves, and at the absolute resolve to make much of Jesus.  As you read […]

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

$85, 000!  That is FBC’s Lottie Moon goal, but I am praying we will give over $100,000.  Here is why.

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Three Expectations as we Make much of Jesus!

Yesterday our Journey through Acts took us to the first leg of the first Missionary Journey in Acts 13:4-12. What I find interesting is that the worship, prayer, and fasting of verses 1-3 produced the missionary journey. As Matt Redman reminds us in one of his songs—worship is the fuel for missions flame. I found […]

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An Earthly Reminder of Eternity

There are images that will never leave my mind.  Years ago in Mombassa I was asked to help with wound care in one of our medical clinics.  A young girl came in with a burn on her foot.  As I scrubbed her foot I did all that I could to keep my tears from falling […]

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Another Journey to Kenya

 Tomorrow morning I join a team of 15 people from FBC Pell City on a journey to Kenya. We will be on a mountain right along the border of Kenya and Uganda and will be doing five days of medical clinics. The majority of the group has made multiple trips to this area, but a […]

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An Unconventional Missionary!

As most of you know I am a pastor of a Southern Baptist Church.  I often joke that I attended a Southern Baptist Church nine months before I was born and throughout my entire life I have been involved in the activities surrounding the SBC.  I attended a SBC college for a while and obtained […]

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That’s My Baby Sharing the Gospel!

Over 16 years ago Kim told me that we were expecting our first child.  I was thrilled and began praying for her immediately.  I prayed for three things for each of our girls—I prayed that they would be holy, healthy, and happy.  God has graciously answered each of those prayer requests, but I also found […]

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April 12, Two Sons Dead…

I love reading the sermons of Geoff Thomas.  His insight is always incredible, but I love the life-illustrations that saturate his sermons.  He said,  There was once a missionary who was the son of a widow who went to work for Christ in West Africa. He was not there long before he contracted an illness […]

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April 11, Make me Thy Fuel!

“Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire. Let me not sink to be a clod, Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God!”  (Amy Carmichael)

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