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Read Before Walking

This weekend we will consider the Faith Path again by looking at the stones of Bible Reading, Prayer, Worship, and Giving. In preparation of this weekend, I read through a book loaned to me by our… Read more

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Get Ready to be Ready

My personal context for coming to faith in Jesus was pretty straight forward. Church life was a family experience that was shared by most of my relatives. I could mark my weekly calendar by the… Read more

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Bless Their Hearts

This week we begin a series that will help us pull some general principles for passing on our faith through discipleship while practiced in the specific context of family life. … Read more

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Ancient Wisdom Still Speaks

In September of 1982, maybe you were mesmerized by him along with the 7000 others in Roberts Stadium. Fresh off of his album, “Working Class Dog” and catapulted to fame by his portrayal… Read more

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Back to Bristol

Last week we were privileged to continue our study of Ecclesiastes and hear a solid message from Sam Lynn on the importance of companionship. This weekend we will continue the “Under the… Read more

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It Doesn't Feel Like Vacation

Dale is on vacation this week, but as he stopped by CFC to get some boxes, he passed on some info for eNews. … Read more

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Step into the Water

This Sunday at Burdette Park we are privileged to celebrate one of the sacred ceremonies given to the church - baptism. But this is not to say that the church invented baptism. Baptism was practiced… Read more

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The World Won't Stop for Broken Hearts

I keep only one picture of me with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. It’s actually not even a picture of us, it’s almost an accidental shot taken by my old friend Steve Rose. Steve was one of the… Read more

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For the Byrds

This is one of those entries that separates the generations. If you are reading this and you were born in or before the 60’s you probably know what I’m referring to even by my title. If… Read more

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A Full Heart

When was the last time your heart felt full? As I ask that, I am also aware of the frustration that could come with the question. It’s so subjective. What does it even mean to have a full… Read more

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Under the Sun

If you’ve been with us during the past few summers, we often take this time to explore a helpful dose of what we have in our Bibles called “Wisdom Literature.” Specifically,… Read more

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In Praise of Vacation Bible School

As I look back on my summer visits to Vacation Bible School, I can only hope that the dear volunteers who endured me have either moved on to “glory” or have forgotten the experience. I… Read more

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The Where and the Why

There are some details that come from Bible study that don’t always appear to have a real bearing or application for our spiritual lives. As we study the life of Paul in particular, some of the… Read more

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The Paradox of Discipleship

Hopefully you were here last weekend or have watched the sermon online. I continue to be struck by the graphic representation we saw that describes the process of spiritual growth and devotion in the… Read more

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Descending into Greatness

Evansville is not to be overlooked when it comes to those whose lives have been quite admirable. I have often wondered what it would have been like to play Little League baseball with Don Mattingly… Read more