Messages from Southwide

One week ago we concluded the 2021 Southwide Baptist Fellowship. The Holy Spirit guided us through the meeting and every message from God's Word was used to minister to us. I have heard from so many people who were helped through our time together.…

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Note to a Friend

After all of these years and the multitude of technological ways that we receive communication, there is still something exciting about getting a…

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Serving Together While We Are Apart

Paul was often separated from those he loved. Circumstances, geography, providential guidance all serve to keep believers from being with other…

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7 Ways You Can Help Your Pastor

During the month of October many churches celebrate a pastor appreciation emphasis. Other congregations do this during another time of year such as…

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Repent.

Sin. It is the real issue, the root problem, the reason for every broken heart and home. And the only solution for sin is a Savior. This is the…

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Join Us This Week…

Today we begin the annual gathering of the Southwide Baptist Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. We are very grateful that friends from around the country are…

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Let the Sun Shine Again!

I stood at the hotel window looking at the sun that had just risen. The light. The heat. There is something truly amazing about the power of that…

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Get the Newly Released Gospel Tract!

It was many years ago when I heard a preacher, who was also a faithful personal witness, say, “I know I’m going to enjoy the destination, but I believe God wants me to enjoy the journey!” Indeed He does. And only Christ makes that possible. Enjoying…

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The Danger of Low Expectations

Decay is a terrible thing, and it is all around us. We live in a world that is getting worse every day through the effects of sin. “For we know that…

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The Greatest Platform On Earth

Each week I stand on some platform to speak to people. A platform is a place that is elevated for the purpose of being seen and heard. It allows…

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What Is a Fellowship & Why Should I Come?

Two weeks from today we will begin the 2021 Southwide Baptist Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. I am honored to serve as the moderator for this year’s…

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“Prayer Is Still the Answer.”

This afternoon a memorial service will be conducted for a man who was used of God to encourage me greatly. Pastor Dave McCoy served for forty years…

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Do You Want to Have a Great Week?

Today is actually not the beginning of the week...yesterday was. Sunday is the first day of the week! Like all of life each week is to begin with…

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Some Fall Early

A hint of fall is in the air and leaves are beginning to turn. This week I watched the first leaves falling from some trees near our house. Most of…

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Help Believers in Afghanistan

Our hearts have been broken watching the devastation and affliction being unleashed on Afghanistan. It is important to remember that God has His…

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Do You Remember?

It was a beautiful, sunny morning. As I made my way from one building to another on our campus a co-worker came running out onto the sidewalk. I…

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The Most Important Prayer Ever Prayed

The following article was published in a God Bless America magazine that was mailed to 52,000 residences in southern West Virginia over the last few…

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We Remember.

Can you believe it has been 20 years? I remember where I was standing on 9/11 when someone said, "A commercial airliner just crashed into the World…

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Thank God for Laborers!

Labor Day came about in the midst of the turmoil of the Industrial Revolution. From the beginning it was a holiday for working people. In our day we…

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What Is Missing In Our Churches?

Frequently I am asked what trends I see in churches as I travel. The tendency is to generalize and lump all churches together. Yet each local church…

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