April 6, 2020 matt
My wife Whitney and I have been working from home for three weeks now. It has been an adjustment, but I thought I would share with you what has been working for us during this time. We agreed on each of these points and Whitney has shared some thoughts here as well. As a working
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March 24, 2020 matt
There is a lot of foreboding, fear, and struggle out there right now. There’s a lot of doomsday prophecy. I would never want to downplay the struggles and fears of people. God meets us where we are, and emotion is a good part of how God made us. God calms our fears; He never says
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March 20, 2020 matt
We can’t do much, but we can read. Here is the first list of books I want to recommend while we are temporarily in exile. Throughout my life, books have been a comfort and joy for me. This can especially be the case during this season. Some may ask, “Preacher, what do you plan to read?”
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June 20, 2018 matt
After next week, things slow down a bit at First Baptist Church of Gadsden, the church I serve as pastor. VBS is over, and we have a large community-oriented music camp for kids next week. I love the busy seasons of ministry, however I have come to realize how important the low tide of a
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June 20, 2018 matt
Mat will be preaching at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Senior Adult Revival, held at 12th Street Baptist Church in Rainbow City, on September 13th, 2018. The services will be from 9:30 am until noon.
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June 20, 2018 matt
Mat will be preaching evening revival services at Oak Grove Baptist Church near Glencoe, AL on September 16-19, 2018. Services will begin at 6 pm.
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June 20, 2018 matt
Mat will be preaching at Camden Baptist Church in Camden, AL for their Disciple Now on June 22-23, and in their morning worship service on June 24th.
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July 30, 2016 matt
Dear Alabama Politicians,   The great Christian apologist CS Lewis once predicted we would eventually live in a society of “men without chests,” presciently seeing a time in which man’s base desires would outstrip his values. Right now, I am praying Alabama won’t sell her soul to “fix” a budget shortfall. The state, properly ordered
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July 20, 2016 matt
Mat will be preaching a revival service at FBC Boaz, AL on October 18th, 2016.
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July 10, 2015 matt
There has been a lot of talk about Southern heritage lately. Some folks want to reduce that down to symbols and flags. Unfortunately, those symbols and flags often represent those parts and histories we should be ashamed of. I don’t like to focus on that. I want to focus on what we can be proud of!
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