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Obedience is Action: How the Obedience of Abraham Displayed God’s Faithfulness

15 And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven [...]

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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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Peace Time vs. War Time

Over the past few months we had the privilege to welcome home many of our Military Personnel.  America’s finest men and women have been serving overseas for a number of years defending our countries freedoms.  One can rest assured that each of these men and women received the best training before their deployment.  Through their [...]

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Entrust Faithful Men

  “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and 2)what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”- 2 Timothy 2:1-2 Discipleship in many circles has become a cliche’ word.  The definition seems [...]

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Check the Pulse

According to Aubrey Malphurs, Dave Olson, and others who track such trends, between 3,000 and 4,000 churches die and close their doors every year. These are old churches and new churches. These are traditional churches and contemporary churches. These are rural churches and metro churches. While this certainly reveals the need to strategically plant new [...]

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