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Onesiphorus: Who Often Refreshed Me

March 6, 2020 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In last week’s post, I referenced relationships in the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul. Scripture does not hold back from the good and the painful, and Paul’s relationship with Demas was certainly a sorrow. In the final chapter of his final New Testament epistle, Paul mentions Demas with these parting words, “Dem... Keep Reading

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Demas: Who Loved This Present World

February 28, 2020 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Sometimes the Bible contains short expressions that become the subject of volumes of printed pages with each new generation.  I think of the question God asked to Adam and Eve after their disobedience in the Garden of Eden. The first couple were the crown of God’s creation and had experienced unhindered fellowship with God. N... Keep Reading

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Condemnation? Never!

February 21, 2020 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In the last couple of posts I have taken opportunity to address my FBCG family with some reflections on our recent Life Action Summit. This event in the life of our church will no doubt be an important marker in our journey as a Body. My focus in these short deposits has been to identify the battle we face with our flesh and with the strateg... Keep Reading

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Doing a 180 on Clear Paths of Obedience

February 14, 2020 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

As time takes us further from our Life Action Summit, I am using my blog to offer pastoral encouragement to my FBCG family. Since the beginning of the year, I have had a simple thought that I have expressed to our church family in our gatherings, “The Lord first…”  May Christ be first in our thoughts, first in ou... Keep Reading

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Reflections on Life Action Summit

February 7, 2020 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Times of Refreshing Twenty years ago this month we hosted our first Life Action Summit under the leadership of Steve Canfield. As I reflect back on my tenure at First Baptist Church Gonzales, LA (FBCG), the Summit of 2000 was one of the most significant moments in the life of our church. That encounter with the Lord was a vital time for us ... Keep Reading

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ACBC Counseling Training Conference

February 5, 2020 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors is offering their Counseling Discipleship Training Conference at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. For more info or to register, click here.... Keep Reading

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Perseverance, Part 3.

July 18, 2019 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

In the previous posts on perseverance, we learned that God guarantees our completion in Christ (Philippians 1:6), and that He, Himself, is the source of our eternal life (John 10:27-30). Now, we turn to Paul, in Romans, to see that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribula... Keep Reading

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Summer is often a time for rest and disengagement from the demands of school and work. It is also a good time to be reminded not to fall asleep in our walk with Christ.  The words of A.W. Tozer of a previous generation come to mind as he warned that “the world is not a playground, but a battleground.”Tozer was spea... Keep Reading

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Thorns

May 30, 2019 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

One of the recurring battles for those who follow Jesus Christ is dealing with the ever-present danger of self-sufficiency.  We like to think that we are up to the challenge, that we’ve got what it takes. Boldness, confidence, and initiative are highly prized and viewed as essential if one is to be successful. When we examin... Keep Reading

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Perseverance, Part Two.

May 2, 2019 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

In our first installment on perseverance, we learned that our confidence is based not on our own faithfulness, but God's. Paul assures his readers, in Philippians 1:6, that God is the one who guarantees the completion of the work begun in us: “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at... Keep Reading

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