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One Man’s Journey

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Written here is the salvation story of a man I know very well. By God’s grace, he is still a devoted follower of Christ over 20 years later. He remains married to that pretty girl ...

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When Stu Became Sue

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God created us as male and female, and while there are many similarities, we are biologically different....

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When Stu Became Sue

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God created us as male and female, and while there are many similarities, we are biologically different....

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Losing Your Religion?

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The promise of eternal life demonstrates that Jesus intends to fulfill His promise not to cast out anyone who truly comes to Him. Therefore, if we are true believers, our eternal security is firmly in the hands of the Father and the Son! No one can remove us from His eternal grip....

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In Whom Shall I Trust?

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How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. David says that we will be blessed or happy when we make Yahweh our trust. Therefore, we must not trust in worldly things – these will inevitably fail us. We can trust in the Lord because He is in full control of the world and our lives. ...

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Disunity - A Church's Kryptonite

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The unity of the body of Christ is at the heart of Paul’s exhortation to the church. In doing so, he appealed to non-negotiable truths of the Christian walk. As believers, we should always be encouraged in Christ, finding great comfort in our love for one another, and enjoying relationships which are empowered by the Holy Spirit....

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Faith: The Great Equalizer (James 1:9-12)

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We can learn much from James’s teaching. As Christians, we can face great difficulty for our faith, and we face all the difficulties which are common to man. God does not take us out of this world when He saves us and He does not guard us from difficulties. He uses them to give us endurance and to grow us in godliness. Therefore, we must heed these mandates as we travers...

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Despite Myself: How The Lord Used A Health Crisis To Call Me To The Master’s Seminary

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I believe God is sovereign in all the circumstances which led me to TMS and to Gainesville. I am confident that the Lord called me to TMS, and I am certain that He placed me in Gainesville for His purposes and His glory. He has hemmed me in, behind and before, and has laid His hand upon me (Psalm 139:5). I tried to say no many times, but to no avail. Truly, God has shown m...

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Growing Christians God's Way, part 2

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We learned that we need to submit to God’s will in our trials, because He uses them to conform us to the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). Our trials are not merely cold circumstances of this cruel world which come upon us by chance. They come from the hand of our sovereign God who loves us deeply and desires our growth in godliness. As we endure suffering, we find o...

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Reflections On Church Planting - The Journey To Today

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I realize that God used my time there, every painful situation, every difficult assignment, and every sleep deprived night to prepare me for this sticky Florida Day. TMS trains men because lives depend on it, now me and my family depend upon it, and so do many more who will be affected by the ministry of GBC-Gainesville. I’ve also come to understand that my preparation f...

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