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Ukraine: Help and Hope in Jesus’ Name

As war has engulfed Ukraine and millions of people are being displaced, many are asking:  what can I do to help? I suggest two things: we can give, and we can pray. For more details, please watch the short video below from Dr. Paul Chitwood, the President of the International Mission Board (IMB).  You may remember that Dr. Chitwood was our guest at Ingleside for our 2020 Acts 1:8 Weekend. .. Send Relief is the collaborative compassion ministry of the International Mission Board...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m praying the Father’s favor for you and your family on this Thanksgiving Day! It’s a great day to say out loud or to write down on paper the blessings for which we are thankful. It’s good for us and it honors God when we acknowledge that every good gift we have comes from the hand of our Heavenly Father (cf. James 1:17). As Beverly and I count our blessings, we are especially thankful for you and your partnership in the gospel (cf. Philippians 1:3-5). The fellowship we...

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Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team. Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many. I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area of the...

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Join me at the Fall Family Festival?

I hope you will join me, hundreds of Inglesiders, and our guests at our Fall Family Festival on Wednesday evening, October 20. It’s a great night of fellowship, food, and fun for all ages. And if you have a friend that you want to introduce to our church, it’s a wonderful event to invite them to attend with you. It all occurs here at Ingleside on the east side of our campus.  Start time is 5:30 p.m., and we wrap it all up at 8:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your appetite with you....

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Are You Praying for Afghanistan?

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) encourage you to pray for believers in Afghanistan, (2) make sure you know about a change to our WMAZ-TV program; and (3) report the results of our Semi-Annual Church Conference. Are You Praying for Afghanistan? As the collapse of Afghanistan has unfolded, our hearts have been shocked and grieved by the scenes at the Kabul airport as thousands are seeking to flee the danger that is to come. I hope you have been praying for our President and those who...

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Scripture says that there is a time to be silent and a time to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to let your voice be heard. The Macon-Bibb County Commission is scheduled to vote on a sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance on Tuesday, November 17 that will impact every business and place of public accommodation in our county.  You may read the ordinance here. Where does it stand?  The ordinance passed the Committee of the Whole meeting of the Macon-Bibb...

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What’s Your Heart Condition?

If the doctor wants to know the condition of your heart, he may measure your pulse rate, take your blood pressure, listen with a stethoscope, or run an EKG. If necessary, he might even do a heart catheterization to see if there are any blockages, to measure blood flow, or to identify problems with the heart valves. The point is that there are tests we can run to reveal the overall health of our heart. In a similar way, Jesus gives us a test that is a sure indicator of the spiritual...

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One Worship Service – December 22

Given the holiday schedule, this Sunday, December 22, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Sunday Bible Study classes will not meet. Children 5K and older are welcome in the Worship Center.  Child care is provided for those 6-weeks through 4K. Christmas Eve at Ingleside I hope you will consider joining us on Tuesday, December 24, for worship on Christmas Eve.  To make room for everyone, this year we are planning four services as...

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Is it a Habit?

Habit.  It might be defined this way:  “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” (Dictionary.com). Once in place, habits are powerful.  The truth is that we shape our habits, and then they shape us. Yet, habits can be weakened, broken, and . . . changed. Indeed, John Maxwell speaks to our habits this way: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your...

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Resources to Help Us Stay on Track

As we walk with Christ, we should anticipate that it will take effort to stay on the right path. After all, we live in a fallen world where evil and temptation abound.  Then there are the appetites and desires of our old, sinful nature.  Add to that the pressure to conform to the spirit of the age, and the danger of drifting off course is significant. Thankfully, God has provided ample wisdom and power through the Scripture, through his Spirit, and through the encouragement of other...

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