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Home Plate

Home Plate Twenty years ago, in Nashville , Tennessee , during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of…

6 Practical Ways You Can Honor Your Father

In thinking about upcoming father’s day, I realized that my father, Giuseppe Gaetano Massaro, who passed away 20 years ago this summer, has been gone nearly half my life. He was not perfect (who is but Jesus?), but I was privileged to have a father who was dramatically changed by God’s grace and mercy. He…

Fidget Gospel?

The Fidget Gospel? Can you share your Faith using a fidget spinner? Check out this YouTube video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2qZNd2Y_g

Finish Strong

Students you are almost there! The finish line is in sight! You can make it but you have to keep pushing on. You will finish this school year, but will you finish strong? Some of you are finishing middle school, some high school, and others moving on to the next grade. Don’t quit working hard.…

Why do we call it “Good” Friday?

At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ celebrated the Passover with His disciples and He instituted the Communion service as a reminder of His death and sacrifice. He knew He would be unjustly beaten, tortured, and crucified the following day and He let it all happen anyway. How can this be good? In Hebrews 9:22, we…

8 Lies that Destroy Marriage

Marriage was designed by God Marriage was designed by God to be a picture of Christ’s love for the church and our honor and submission to Him. The Apostle Paul taught this important principle in Ephesians 5. But we also learn in Colossians 3:17 that our life’s purpose is bring glory to God in our…

What’s Happening at LightSource

Middle and High School students are faced with lots of difficult situations and decisions every day. How can they respond with godly choices if they are not in God’s Word and plugged in to a great group of friends to encourage and challenge them? Our updated LightSource Student Ministries Calendar and Brochure is now here.…

What does it mean to be a Baptist?

Do you know what it means to be a Baptist? Or what is different about our beliefs and our church from the other churches? Our high school Student Bible Fellowship just completed a 13 week class on Baptist Distinctives.  The B-A-P-T-I-S-T-S acrostic guided us through this study of Scripture to see what is unique about…

Four Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

This Sunday in Ignite we are starting a new series on Big Issues. The first one is the Family. What is happening to the Family in our culture? How does media portray family? What does God say about the Family? Consider how you can honor your parents with more than just a store-bought card or…