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The Key at Home Depot

Several weeks ago, our daughter April was given a very simple task.  We asked her to go to Home Depot and have a couple of keys made for us.  Home Depot is located just a few miles from our home, and the cost of the keys was minimal.  But what was intended to be a […]

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Here We Go Again

  Last night, it was my privilege to have Pat Creed as a guest speaker. If my count is correct, this is at least the sixteenth time that my dear friend has spoken for me. Most of these speaking engagements would have been to keynote an annual faith promise booster Sunday. Pat has helped various […]

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Rice Is Not Small Potatoes

My brother-in-law Mark, who is a missionary in the country of Belize, was born in Peru and came to America as a ten-year-old orphan where he received Christ as Savior. Mark, despite being raised in the United States, is very much Latino in his tastes, which includes, of course, rice. A meal is not a […]

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A Student Of Art

For the twenty-seventh time as a senior pastor, I will stand before a congregation this coming Lord’s Day to preach a Father’s Day message. I have always sensed an attitude of confidence preaching on this special occasion because I had the privilege of growing up in the home of a great dad. When Karen and I married […]

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Marketplace Evangelism

Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple is finishing up its goal of reaching every door in Johnston, Rhode Island this year. Every Saturday our church meets for door-to-door evangelism. I believe it works, and the Lord has blessed our efforts with church growth. For this, we are thankful. Door-to-door evangelism, however, is just one of many […]

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A Brother Is Born For Adversity

The famous quote from Solomon in Proverbs 17:17 is that “a brother is born for adversity.” My sister, unfortunately, used to lift this verse out of context and use it as a justification that mom had given birth to me in order that I might give grief to her. Her brother was born in order […]

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Brutish Shepherds

It was the privilege of Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple to host this week a meeting of the New England Baptist Fellowship. Three preachers were on the platform – men with different ministries, different styles, and from different camps of the fundamentalist movement. Each, however, was a unique blessing to me. The refreshing thing about the fellowship was […]

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Puppy Love

Recent events that have transpired in my life have forced me to ask again, “Does our society have an inordinate affection for animals?” From the earliest days of the Bible, God made it clear that animals were not a help suitable for man (Genesis 2:20). This is not to say that animals provide no service for mankind. […]

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