The Moments Before Sunrise

One of my absolute, very favorite moments of the year during my time in Murfreesboro happened every Easter Sunday at about 5:30 in the morning.  Throughout Lent, a large cross stood on the lawn in front of the church, similar to the one we have...

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Share IN the Journey

Our church family goes beyond just “showing up” on Sundays.   We DO ministry.  We LOVE missions.  We SERVE God.  We SUPPORT our church and its programs.  We get involved!      The Stewardship Committee at Providence Baptist Church has embarked on...

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The Cry for Justice

Hymn writing is a true art form.  Different than poetry, the text must work with the music to tell its story.  For many of us, we like “our” hymns – those that we grew up singing – those that stir our hearts.  We need to sing those hymns. We also...

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Blessed Are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 As we enter Lent, we are reminded that it is the time of year for spiritual discipline, especially cultivating the discipline of humility, for this is the basis of...

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A Lenten Fast

Every year, I head into the season of Lent with good intentions and high hopes. This year, I want to go deeper in my faith. This year, I want to grow closer to Jesus. This year, I want to become more aware of God’s presence. This year, I want to...

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Out of Our Abundance

By now, most of us, I imagine, have fairly settled into 2017. Before we get much further on into this new year, though, it might be helpful – or, at least, instructive – to take one last look back at an important measure of our...

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Orderly Worship

A few weeks ago, we began our third session on “The Dangerous Act of Worship.” These sessions have allowed us to discuss worship in a way that is both educational and challenging. I hope this article will also educate and challenge, and perhaps...

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