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God does what only God can do…

With the closing of the words from the prophet Malachi, God closed the Old Testament historically and prophetically. God was prophetically silent for the next 400 years. But He was not inactive. God was at work moving all of history toward Himself. In the small town of

Attitude for gratitude…

The apostle Paul wrote in 1Thessalonians 5:18, “… in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Every word in this verse is full of truth for our lives to be grateful for God’s faithfulness. • In everything – We are not to wait

Great church members…

I was recently asked what makes a good church member. I must admit that as a pastor I find myself being asked a wide range of question, so much so that there is no “strange question” to me anymore. But this was the first time that I can

Gratitude for our veterans

We live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth. America is a great nation because of the great people who have served, sacrificed and invested in the dream of freedom that permeates our nation’s landscape. The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are

Community events at Centennial

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as “a group of people who live in the same area.”  You could also say that a community is a group of neighbors. When I was a kid growing up in Elberton, we had neighbors that were more like family. Our backyards

Centennial News: What is Faith

Dr. Michael Stovall, Columnist One of my good friends is not a Believer, yet. He and I have gotten to be pretty good friends over the last several years. We have had all kinds of conversations about life. I have had multiple opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus

Love is a verb

By: Dr. Michael Stovall John 3:16 is an inexhaustible Bible text, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” The context of John 3:16 is a conversation between Jesus and

Sportsman’s Night – A Celebration of Community Heroes

Every once in a while, a community needs an opportunity to get together and enjoy a fun evening…and that’s exactly what we want to help make happen. Centennial Baptist Church is hosting a community wide Sportsman’s Night Out on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m., at Heritage Recreation Park in

Leaders Should Be Readers

Reading is drudgery for most people. According to the Jenkins Group, a research company, 33 percent of high school graduates will not read another book after graduation. We live in a visual culture where information is gained at the click of a button. With the advent of DVR’s, On Demand Cable and

Honesty is the Best Policy…

I was recently asked by a parent about how much detail should we share with our children. I was reminded of a specific Sunday afternoon when I had to take our then-four year old son to the hospital emergency room after church, because he fell in the nursery