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November 12, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

This is the third installment of articles that are pastoral reflections on twenty-two years with the same congregation. I am following a series of themes that emerge from Paul’s pastoral letter of First Timothy and have found this New Testament letter to be crucial in forging my ministry philosophy as well as our church’s practic... Keep Reading

The Priority of Prayer

October 9, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Some years back, I had a friend who was serving on the pastor search committee of her church. She shared with me her discouragement with the whole search process as she bemoaned the fact that the team commissioned by the church for this very important assignment seemed devoid of any commitment to pray. When she expressed her burden that the ... Keep Reading

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Gospel Centrality

September 24, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

I mentioned in my last post that I would be sharing a series of articles on pastoral convictions that have been forged in the context of local church ministry. In my case, a twenty-two year journey with the same congregation. These brief articles will be based on the book of I Timothy where the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy on how to fulfil... Keep Reading

Reflections on 22 Years With the Same Congregation

September 15, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Today I pass my 22nd year pastoring the same congregation. This is really an answer to prayers offered long ago as my wife and I walked around our seminary campus. As we were finishing our time of ministry preparation and seeking God’s direction, we asked the Lord to lead us to a place where we could invest our lives with a people and ... Keep Reading

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Reflections on Katrina Ten Years Later

September 2, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

On Sunday, August 28th 2005, the First Baptist Church Gonzales, La. gathered for worship with a foreboding outlook on the next 24 hours. As we closed the worship service, I addressed the congregation by stating the obvious, namely that the radar and forecast were troubling, and that we should make final decisions regarding the storm. My last... Keep Reading

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Life is Short, Don't Have an Affair

August 24, 2015 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

We could rightly call this week’s Ashley Madison debacle a category 5 with regard to moral storms, and its effects most certainly will be catastrophic. The explosion of Internet immorality into multi-billion dollar business seems to have come together like a perfect storm as spiritual decline coupled with the jettisoning of biblical t... Keep Reading

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Throughout their history, Israel's greatest enemies were not the Philistines or the Assyrians or the Babylonians. Israel's greatest enemies were the false prophets who stood in the gates and told the people what they wanted to hear. However, Jeremiah was not cut from that cloth of duplicity...... Keep Reading

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Fall Pastors' Conference

July 14, 2015 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

PREACH: Focusing on the Task at Hand Featuring Conference Speaker: Dr. Jim Shaddix... Keep Reading

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Preparing for the Lord's Supper

February 25, 2015 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Preparing Your Heart for the Lord's Supper... Keep Reading

Righteousness: Imparted or Imputed?

February 8, 2015 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Is Righteousness Imparted or Imputed?... Keep Reading

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