Beginning 05/10/2020, we will be holding socially-distanced worship services at 10am and 6pm.  Per order of the Governor of Alabama, all attending families must sit at least 6' from each other.  Furthermore, our building capacity will be limited to 200 persons, which is less than 50% of our normal capacity of 570.  As soon as the COVID-19 danger has passed, our plan is to resume normal worship services as quickly as possible.  Please watch this banner, as well as our FaceBook page, for more information as it develops.  To reach us directly, please email or phone us and one of the elders or deacons will get back with you as quickly as possible (contact information is below).

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Now Is Our Time

Now, more than ever, we need to fall down before God and plead his mercy on us. We need to be wary of falling into the various us-vs-them traps Satan uses when God’s people begin to observe something is stink-ing up the Church. We need to plead for our own humility, looking for where we might be guilty of devalu-ing, defacing, or detracting from the gospel of Christ. And...

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Never Going to Our Neighbor

Let us repent of how easily we get incensed at cultural offenses, while the name of our Savior is mocked day and night without a murmur from us! Let us repent of caring more about someone respecting our opinion than repenting of their sins before the King who will judge them and send them to hell. Let us repent of posting even a handful of things about the events of the da...

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Leviathan’s Thralls

America’s right to “free speech” is enshrined in the idea of the open public square, where anyone is allowed to set up their soap-box and bellow out the message they think their fellow citizens need to heed. With this SCOTUS decision, the soap box has been forcibly removed, and replaced with a guillotine. Mark these words and watch as what are now only implication-pr...

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A Blessed Burden

Our flesh will repeatedly leap up and cry against assuming this burden. Yet, as we consider the Bible’s teaching on this, the Spirit will shut up our flesh and strengthen our faith. Then we will see and believe that the Great Commission is a blessed burden. Let us be eager to pray for this conviction. The joyful glory of God in both our lives and theirs assuredly awaits....

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The Wanderer’s Hope

This is what the Millennial-none needs: a believer, secure in a Spirit-born faith, to trust God and take the gospel to them. Yes, skepticism will be wide and deep in the Millennial-none’s life. Yet the Spirit who gives true new life will cause our light, Jesus himself, to shine in our words and ways. He will lead them to a faith that ends both their slavery and their wan...

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A Favorable Fear

If a fear causes you to pause before leaping into danger, or prompts you to run away from destruction, that fear is eminently a good thing. Such is the fear of God that leads to wisdom....

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What the Nominal is Missing

In sum, nominal Christians are missing the two vital parts of the gospel. They are missing the Bible’s expla-nation of the reason for what ails them: they’ve got hearts that are dead toward their Creator. They are also missing the Bible’s full promise that through Jesus their dead heart is excised and a new alive-unto-God heart is spiritually transplanted in! This is...

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Tell ‘Em They’re Not Crazy

This is why we pray for revival. It is a good expression of our faith to learn how to witness, to develop lists of people we know need Jesus, and to strategize on how to give them the gospel. Yet apart from the Spirit’s effective presence, we labor in vain. Apart from the Spirit’s powerful response, our efforts will be for naught, so much exertion of our energy without...

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The Abominator, The Superhero We Need

If Jesus were a superhero, one of his titles would rightly be The Abominator. The gospel begins with this horrible truth that all of us are so fully and truly abominations before the Lord that we have no hope of ever finding even the possibility of peace with God. Yet, God who justly hates us in our abominations has also chosen to love us in them! He sent Jesus to become t...

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The FPG Virus, a Spiritual Malignancy

This is why we pray for revival: many of those professing faith in Christ show symptoms of the FPG virus. They are weak in desires for Christlikeness, and they are strong in desires for worldliness. The absence of the delightful sabbath in many of their hearts is strong evidence of their spiritual illness. Let us increase our pleading with the Great Physician to send the S...

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