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Herald the Coming of the King

Herald the Coming of the King

One Saturday morning several weeks ago, I sat in my bed having my quiet time. I had begun to read a new advent devotional that had been released the month before. I already had gotten the idea that if it was good and solid, I’d like to have a book club of sorts during...

The Untamable Tongue

The Untamable Tongue

The Christian walk is one we embark on every day as a believer in Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us we are to live as Christ - in holiness. We all know to live holy can not be attained in humanity except by Jesus Himself. I, as a redeemed man, bought by the blood of...

Discipleship

Foundations of Generational Sin

Foundations of Generational Sin

I often hear in Christian circles, increasing concerns over the present state of the world and the downward trend of our nation away from God. Christians are stunned by the rapid acceleration  towards moral depravity that is blatantly visible. This isn’t a new...

Another Brick in the Wall

Another Brick in the Wall

We’re in the first few days of 2021 – a brand new year – after a difficult and tumultuous 2020. However, as I reflect, my mind is not drawn to last year, but much farther back, even four decades. It’s hard to imagine that on this day 40-years ago, 1980 had just ended...

Missions

Join the ESL Team

Join the First Baptist Powell ESL Team that serves at Norwood Elementary. We need childcare workers, teachers, and helpers. You do not need to be ESL certified in order to join our team! Classes begin Thursday, August 22. For more information, contact Janice Ramsey at...

ARE YOU A MISSIONARY?

ARE YOU A MISSIONARY?

One of the results of living in a post-modern age is that the concept of truth has become, to say the least, fuzzy. In fact, the proposition that there exists anything approaching absolute truth is questioned if not completely dismissed. This unwillingness to accept...

A Look Ahead at What 2018 Has in Store

A Look Ahead at What 2018 Has in Store

A few weeks ago, Tim McGhee announced our premiere initiative for 2018 called Op2Bless. Op2Bless is a call to every church member to, very simply, bless their neighbors by praying for them, listening to them, sharing a meal together, serving them in some capacity, and...

Testimony

Reflections from a Morning Run

Reflections from a Morning Run

This blog was written in early May. This morning was a major milestone for me. It was the first time I’d run through Powell innearly 10-months after suffering injury. As I ran again outside for the first time, I reflected onwhat it meant to me, and thought I might...

My Grace is Sufficient

My Grace is Sufficient

My Grace is Sufficient 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.  So I take...

Wednesday’s word for women

Lesson Learned (Again)

Lesson Learned (Again)

Have you ever been in a situation where God taught you a valuable lesson in an unconventional way? I find myself in these situations often, and it always makes me praise the Lord that I serve a God who is greater than the box I often try to fit Him in. God is able to...

A Spirit of Gentleness

A Spirit of Gentleness

I have been in the habit lately of speaking harshly to my children. I have convinced myself that it is the only thing that works. If I respond calmly and quietly, my kids often times seem to ignore me. But if I yell, with hands on my hips and nose in their faces, I...

How Much Sweeter the Taste

How Much Sweeter the Taste

As I moved closer to the dusty, swinging doors, my mind was unwaveringly set on one thing: food. At the time, I was working at a Christian summer camp, getting up early, going to bed late, and doing a couple hundred tasks in between. The work was difficult, and I...