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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June 25, 2015 matt
…and the 5 Things That Made Me Change My Mind      Because of some issues that were happening at the time, I was already at the lowest point of my ministry so far. Then, I saw a picture of a letter that had been sent out to multiple leaders in our church. It was mean-spirited
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April 13, 2015 matt
My favorite part of my life is my marriage to Whitney. She is my best friend and a supreme joy to be with. We both feel like we have a healthy marriage. However, right now, we are planning a DIY marriage retreat. We have reasons for doing this and goals in doing this. Let me
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November 10, 2014 matt
Alabama Baptists are preparing to vote for a new president this Wednesday. I plan to nominate my friend Craig Carlisle for the position. Here are 5 reasons why. 1. Choices – Alabama Baptists, from my perspective, are served well by having choices. For the first time in 16 years, Alabama Baptists will have the opportunity
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