First Thoughts

November 14, 2018

Dear Church, We are at the beginning of an incredibly busy season at the First Baptist Church of Augusta. I look at my calendar every morning and see events and meetings that run every day of the week. I often remind myself that life in ministry is a marathon and not...

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Harvey Relief

Dear friends, If you keep up with national news, there is no doubt that you are aware of the devastation that has occurred in Houston. Many of you are asking how our church can respond to this crisis. I would like to give you two concrete things that you can do at...

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“I was hungry and . . . “

“Please come only once a month.”  It sounds like a reasonable recommendation we make to our food pantry clients.  We could even dress it up in a rather noble explanation like, “We want to help as many people as we can.”  The fact of the matter, however, sounds a lot...

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Summer is Here

I want to begin by quoting the great theologian (that’s a joke) Alice Cooper; “School’s out for summer!” I think it’s appropriate that I use his lyrics since he and his wife worshiped with us on Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe, but the summer is here.

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Baby Dedication

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I share in some of the most sacred times in a family’s life….

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