Here We Go!
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Here We Go!

This next week, we start an exciting transition.  On Sunday, we’ll conclude our sermon series on “The Lies They Tell Us,” as we look at the Lie that Christians Just Need to Be Quiet. I think it’s an appropriate ending to this extended series, and am looking forward to it. Then, on Wednesday, during our Children’s Activities time, I...

There was a football game Sunday?
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There was a football game Sunday?

I honestly haven’t had much use for the NFL, since they decided they were a political vehicle and allowed their employees to make public spectacles as they disrespected the flag. But apparently, there was a football game this past Sunday. The Super Bowl used to hold a special place for me, but the game itself got replaced years...

One Hundred and Forty Years!
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One Hundred and Forty Years!

If you heard the traditional sermon this past Sunday, you heard me tell the story of how Tifton First came to be, when there was a shootout in the courthouse/schoolhouse during a meeting. That the Justice of the Peace,  J.J.F. Goodman was so distraught, he resigned as the Justice of the Peace and went to get licensed...

Rock the Universe 2022
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Rock the Universe 2022

Last weekend our Youth attended Florida’s largest Christian music festival called Rock the Universe. This annual event at Universal Studios is where Youth groups from around the nation come together to praise Jesus throughout the weekend! It was a blessing to have Crowder, Zach Williams, Casting Crowns, Cory Asbury, and many others lead us in worship! ...

Speaking to the Truth?
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Speaking to the Truth?

If you were at worship on Sunday, you probably saw Trevor and me as uncomfortable as you’ll see us, as we preached against the lie that sex is for our Self-Satisfaction, and proclaimed the truth that sex is a gift from God, for His purposes and our Good. Why is speaking Truth, sometimes so hard?  Unfortunately,...

Confirmation
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Confirmation

This Monday, January 24th, we’ll be starting our Confirmation Class with our 5th Graders, and any older students, who haven’t been through confirmation, but would like to. We’ll be gathering with the other kids in the Activities Center at 3:45, but will quickly transition to where we’re going to be meeting. (We’ll be moving around each week, but...

Songs of Ascents
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Songs of Ascents

In the Psalms, there are what we have listed as Songs of Ascents. At some point, they became literal songs that the pilgrims would sing as they went to Jerusalem for the Feasts and other special times. The Temple was on top of the Temple Mount, and towered over the surrounding area. As the people literally “went up” to worship,...

A New Routine
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A New Routine

Most of my years in ministry, my messages after the holidays have been something along the lines of “Back to the Routine,” coming off of the holidays and returning to the normal grind.  If you can say anything about the last  couple of years, it would seem that there is a new routine – once people seem to...

The Sounds of the Season
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The Sounds of the Season

We’re working our way through Advent. It certainly seems to go by faster each year. But it always seems incomplete to me, until we get to the Christmas Music service and Christmas Eve.    We celebrated the first one of those in wonderful fashion this past Sunday night. If you missed it, I hope you’ll check it out on our...

Christmas Music Presentation
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Christmas Music Presentation

Join us on Sunday, December 12 at 6:00pm forTifton First’s Christmas PresentationFeaturing the Chancel Choir, Wesley Ringers, Orchestra, and the Contemporary Worship Band.