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Prioritizing the 2015 LMCO

by Eric Atkins

We understand that the 2015 Lotte Moon Christmas Offering will not insure that current missionaries will stay on the field, but it will make the statement that we are willing to sacrifice. This is our challenge: let’s make an effort to make the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering a priority in 2015 and set our giving goals to a sacrificial level.

God’s Design for Marriage

by Eric Atkins

Last Sunday was a turning point in many churches in America. I wanted you to be clear on my understanding of biblical marriage in last Sunday’s message.

Will We Remember?

by Eric Atkins

This past Sunday we celebrated the 180th anniversary of our church. It was a great day of worship and fellowship. Rev. Phil Taylor, DOM of the Bradley Baptist Association, delivered a powerful message that challenged us to think about the future and making a gospel impact. Psalm 77:11-12 says, “I will remember the deeds of […]

Easter Only Happens Once a Year

by Eric Atkins

For followers of Jesus, Easter is the reminder of the His victory over sin and death. It is the penultimate moment of the gospel story. Is this something we should only celebrate the day on which Easter is marked on our calenders?

A Call to Prayer

by Eric Atkins

Earlier this week, Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the TBC, summed up how we should respond in the wake of recent decisions in our nation. I encourage you to read the full article and the referenced posts.

VBS Week in Review

by Eric Atkins

We had the “Ride of our Life” last week in VBS. Colossal Coaster World was a great success. Watch the video review of the week.

Two Types of Churches

by Eric Atkins

How can we be kingdom-oriented?  This question has echoed in my mind with the answer elusively silent.  As I mentioned last week, I am going to be writing on what it looks like to be kingdom focused and how we can be kingdom-oriented.  This conversation has to begin with understanding the two types of churches […]

Preparing for a Harvest

by Eric Atkins

God is preparing us for a harvest of souls. This is my heart’s desire and earnest prayer. I have been reading the book T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Steve Smith, he made this statement concerning the Spirit of God as a wind. We cannot make Him blow; He blows where He wills. We cannot create […]