Keys to a Spirit-Filled Life

Take a moment and think back through your life. What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Out of all the wonders that God created I believe the most beautiful is one of His children “walking in the Spirit.” When God’s crowning creation live and acts the way he was created to live, [...]

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Keys to a Contented Life

Over the next few weeks I would like to give you some “Keys to Life”. I hope this will be an encouragement and a challenge to live an extraordinary life for God. The Keys to a Contented Life Is your life all you expected it to be or hoped it would be? What about your [...]

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LOVE

I sit with a Picture collage over my desk that is made up of four different photos that show through the word LOVE.  All four of the pictures are of members of my family: Paige, Nathan, Mari Morgan and me. As I look at the word and those photos I can’t help but think about [...]

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Restoring a Classic – [VIDEO]

Restoring A Classic is a Sunday School training event designed for churches. A vital key to seeing ones church grow is through a healthy Sunday School. Restoring A Classic is led by Scott Rogers, pastor of Wyatte Baptist Church in Wyatte, MS. The event was originally held at Strayhorn Baptist Church November 12th, 2011.   [...]

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Discipleship Cycles: An American Adaptation [VIDEO]

Do you wonder how your church can impact the community that is around it? The following videos will give you practical tools in reproducible evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Learn how to start small group bible studies throughout your community and see men and women place their faith in Christ. T4T is an evangelism, discipleship [...]

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5 Reasons to Register for ONE8 Bootcamp

We are very excited about this year’s ONE8 Bootcamp, Breaking Fallow Ground. This event is designed for pastors, planters, staff, volunteers, spouses, and pretty much anyone else, as there will be something offered for everyone. In case you haven’t signed up yet, I wanted to offer you a list of reasons why you should do [...]

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Being Active & The Gospel

With warm weather arriving, I see an abundance of people outside either playing or working out or both.  Whether it’s a tee-ball team practicing or someone training for a triathlon or just walking in the neighborhood, all over our area people can be seen getting active. This is not just a chance to get in [...]

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Church Revitalization: Has Your Church Become Stagnant?

Over the past few years you have likely heard a great deal about church planting.  The XMN has been fortunate to help plant a number of healthy vibrant churches right here in Desoto and Tate County.  All of the churches which the XMN helped start are faithful members of the association and participate regularly through [...]

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Mosques in America

My friends America is a different place. As I was scanning through Twitter the other day I discovered an alarming booklet.  My discovery was of The American Mosque 2011 Report by Ihsan Bagby.  The book discussed the latest trends of Islam and Mosque development from 2000 to 2010.  Needless to say, I was shocked by [...]

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Morning Watch

  Over the past few weeks I have been reminded of the incredible importance of spending the first few hours with the Lord. The book of Exodus depicts the Lord’s provision for the children of Israel through providing manna every morning for them to eat.  As you remember, this manna, could only be gathered early [...]

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