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A Personal Word from Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

01/07/2021

Last month Emily and I both came down with Covid. I am thankful for so many who have expressed their concern and assured us of their prayers. I am improving but my wife is still in the hospital. I ask your prayers on her behalf. Others of our staff have also had Covid, so we are running behind on …

A Virgin Shall Be With Child

12/02/2020

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23). What a remarkable thing, a virgin shall give birth to a son. The promised event had been long anticipated. The prophet Isaiah had …

Thanksgiving Day

11/16/2020

I always look forward to Thanksgiving Day. It is a time for friends and families to get together, enjoy a meal, and recall the many blessings the Lord has so graciously bestowed on them. I realize that the Day may be different this year, because of COVID 19 limiting the number of people who can …

Behold Your God

10/08/2020

You feel hopeless—He is the God of hope, Romans 15 You are at your wit’s end—He will hear your cry, Psalm 107:27 You are weary—He will give your rest, Matthew 11:28 You thirst for fellowship with God-- He will give you the water of life, Revelation 22:17 You are weak—He will give you strength, …

The Sovereignty of God

09/17/2020

To say that God is sovereign is just another way of saying that God is God.  God has the right to do what He pleases. He is omnipotent so nothing can keep Him from executing His will. He is a God of purpose, so He does what He does for a reason and that reason is for His glory. God is on the …

The Beginning of Wisdom

08/14/2020

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 What does it mean to be wise? The question is one that every philosophy and …

Elder John Leland

07/16/2020

John Leland is not often mentioned in the histories of the United States, yet he played an important role in giving this country religious freedom. Much of Leland's sixty-seven-year career as a Baptist preacher was spent in fighting to remove disabilities-not only for Baptists, but for persons of …

Created in the Image of God

06/18/2020

Whites and blacks. Black lives matter. Ethnic prejudice. Anger. Pain. Frustration. Protests. Do these things sound familiar? Issues of race and injustice are front and center of the national conversation at this time.  Discrimination on the basis of skin color is loudly condemned. A Christian …

Open My Eyes!

05/09/2020

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Psalm 119:18 As a believer in Jesus, your times in God's word are always rich with meaning to you, right? Every time your pastor preaches the Scriptures, the words illuminate your mind and stir up your desire for the Lord, …

Be Still My Soul

04/24/2020

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10). The hymn, “Be Still, My Soul,” written by Katharina A. von Schlegel beautifully sets forth the teaching of this text. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side,Bear patiently the …