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FEB. 26: REDEEMED AND SECURE

February 21, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passage: Ruth 3:8-13; 4:13-17 I love the story of the traveler who pulled his car into a gas station in Kentucky and asked the attendant how far it was to Glasgow.  “28,465 miles,” was the reply.  “I didn’t mean Glasgow, Scotland.  I meant Glasgow, Kentucky!”  […]

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FEB. 26: GIVING WITH JOY

February 21, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Philippians 4:10-20 More is the word that perhaps best characterizes our society — more wealth, more luxury, more significance, more gizmos, and more love.  Sometimes we do not even know what we need more of, we just know we want more. It seems we […]

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FEB. 19: FAITH THROUGH TRIALS

February 13, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passage:  Ruth 1:6-18 In seminary we learned to think in terms of “doctrines.”  When we studied a passage, we were asked, “what doctrine is being taught here?  Is the doctrine of God?  Perhaps of atonement?” It’s a helpful approach when studying Ruth 1. We often […]

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FEB. 19: PRACTICING JOY

February 13, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Philippians 4:4-9 Do you worry excessively about things you cannot control? Is there a cure to worry? In the conclusion of his letter, the Apostle Paul turns to practical living. His desire is that they move toward holiness in their walk with the Lord. […]

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FEB. 12: COMPROMISED POTENTIAL

February 7, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passage:  Judges 16:4-6,13-20 Cornelius Plantinga wrote a delightful little book called Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be (Eerdmans, 1995) that every one of us should read. It’s about sin and sin’s opposite, shalom with God.  There, he states, “… shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness […]

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FEB. 12: GROWING WITH JOY

February 7, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Philippians 3:12-21 How beautiful, sweet, and innocent is a newborn baby. For many, we would keep them as babies perhaps for a little longer, and yet we take them to their first doctor’s visit hoping that their measurements and weight indicate growth. Later in […]

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FEB. 5: TIMID WARRIOR

January 30, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passage:  Judges 6:11-16, 25-32 My wife Cynthia once was arranging a table decoration in the house and asked me, “Is this okay?”  It seemed a silly question because no one on the planet is less qualified to approve table decorations than me and she knows […]

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FEB. 5: FOLLOWING WITH JOY

January 30, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Philippians 2:1-11 There once was a slave in ancient Rome who heard his master was on the liquidation list. Upon learning this news, he quickly put on his master’s cloak and quietly awaited the arrival of the political assassins. When they finally arrived, they […]

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JAN. 29: WILLING SERVANTS

January 23, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passages: Judges 4:4-10, 12-16 Even a cursory examination of Israel’s history in the book of Judges will reveal a glaring theme:  Israel had been given the land, every inch of it, and “no man shall be able to stand …” (Joshua 1:5 ESV). This was […]

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JAN. 29: SHARING WITH JOY

January 23, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Philippians 1:12-21 Wouldn’t it be great if all the lessons of life we needed to learn could be learned without difficulty? I have often pondered in watching my children grow and learn, as well as in reflecting on my own journey, why we so […]

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JAN. 15: VALUE ALL

January 10, 2017

By Mark Proctor Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia Focal Passage: Proverbs 24:10-12; Mark 10:46-49 The day comes for us all, the day we have to take a stand. Scrawny little Ted Newton had to take a stand against school bus bullies in the 1992 classic movie Beethoven. When enough finally became enough, Ted stepped […]

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JAN. 15: CREATED FOR A PURPOSE

January 10, 2017

By Justin Randolph Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville Focal Passage: Jeremiah 1:4-10 What makes a person valuable? Is it how they look or, perhaps what they wear? Is it found in their education or abilities? Is it tied to physical acumen, language, or culture? Of course, the answer is found in none of the […]

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