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Friday, January 10, 2020 10:52 AM
When the now late Republican Gov. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice appointed a young legislator from Ranzkin County to the position of State Auditor in 1996, not many people outside the political confines of the Capitol or perhaps his House district knew him. This week, Dewey Phillip Bryant closed out his final of two terms as Mississippi’s 64th governor.
  • DUNCAN/Living the Christian life
    Please turn to Hebrews 12:1-3. The author of Hebrews is teaching us how to live the Christian life in this passage. Specifically, he is telling us some things that are decisive for growing in grace and for living in Christian joy in this life. First, in verse 1, he says,
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 146
    On New Year’s Day, I took the time to watch a little news. The program I watched paraded out several experts in different fields with advice and motivation for the New Year. There was a well- known coach, a businessman, and a physician.  The common theme was complacency is the enemy of success. The advice is easy (they pointed out), but the application of it would mark the difference in people.
  • OP/ED/State population decline continues. What can we do?
    Mississippi suffered its fourth population decline over the past five years in 2019.
  • DUNCAN/Live by faith
    Please turn to Hebrews 11:30-40. The author of Hebrews has been explaining to us that the Christian life must be lived by faith. And in this passage, there are five different ways that he teaches us about living the life of faith. First, in verse 30, he tells us that faith means believing God when the odds look impossible. Second, in verse 31, he says that fai
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Luke 2:21-32
    In this passage we are given more teaching with respect to Jesus when he was an infant. We are not as familiar with this passage as we are the birth narrative of the Lord, but it is very helpful for us to consider the truths held out for us here.
  • DUNCAN/By Faith, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Israel …
    Please turn to Hebrews 11:20-29. Living by faith means believing God's promises, valuing His rewards over the world, and trusting Him in trials. In this passage, the author of Hebrews gives us five positive examples of those who lived by faith.
  • For New Year’s Day, I thought I would share with your some meditations written by Richard Sibbes around the year 1600. Sibbes believed Christians should spend time thinking deeply on spiritual truths and he wrote meditations to that end. He was called the “heavenly doctor” for his godly preaching and heavenly manner of life.
  • “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted).”
  • President Donald Trump’s impeachment letter to Nancy Pelosi is nothing if not sincere. 
  • DUNCAN/By faith, Abraham and Sarah…
    Please turn to Hebrews 11:8-19. Trusting in Jesus means a life of faith in which we base our whole hope in Him and on His promises. At the end of chapter ten, the author of Hebrews reminds this congregation that he knows that they are people of faith and that they believe in Jesus Christ. In chapter 11, he says to them, “Now let me show you what that looks like.” As a result,
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