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East Texas Baptist University students and the Marshall community were treated to a free concert on Wednesday by The Voice contestant Blessing Offor, who performed at the university in celebration of the start of the spring semester.

How long has it been since you’ve talked to the Lord? In this life of perilous times, we are trapped by sins and burdened with cares and troubles. Wouldn’t you agree? We may think we are strong enough to handle these burdens alone, so therefore continue trying to carry our own burdens as the…

Jesus tells a story about a servant that owed his master a lot of money. The master was about to throw the servant into prison but had compassion because of the pleas of the servant. He forgave the debt completely.

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I remember as a child attending my church’s revival services every year at First Baptist Church in Newton, Texas. It was always a refreshing time as an evangelist and singing group traveled to stay the week, preaching nightly from Sunday through Friday. Each night brought about a different e…

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When most 12-year-olds dream of Christmas, they think about all of the presents waiting for them under the tree Christmas day. But when local Girl Scout Malajah Mitchell dreams of Christmas, she dreams of giving back to those in need.

Jonah had to go through the belly of a great fish to learn his lesson. Joseph was taken through great trials to get to where God wanted him. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” It is probable the “again” is put here to remind us of the importance of …

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Mattie Brown, a 94-year-old member of St. John’s Divine Baptist Church of Kildare, has spent her free time sewing lap quilts for the last six years. Brown has successfully created over 500 quilts, all of which have been donated to nursing homes in the East Texas area.

Luke 2:7 tells us, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

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We are in a moment and a time of which we can never have again. We cannot go back in time and repair or relive a part of our life that we regret or are disappointed in order to have a better memory or better our reputation. What is already done is done. What is in the past is history.

How many electrical appliances do you have at home? How many items require electricity to operate? I started trying to count, but I gave up. We are very dependent on electricity, aren’t we?

Thanksgiving has past, and we are now entering the Christmas season. Lights are going up, and decorations are everywhere. This pastor loves Christmas lights. Marshall has some of the best Christmas lights in all of Texas, and they are beautiful this year.

Often, we are told at church that we should read our Bibles. What makes this so necessary? I just go to church and get the same result, right? Here are several reasons why you should read for yourself.

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Therefore, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and sound judgment. (2 Timothy 1:6-7 CSB)

Romans 1:21 says, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

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LeTourneau University's Belcher Center will host Grammy-nominated Christian pop band Newsboys on Saturday as part of the band’s “Step Into the Light” tour, along with supporting acts Mandisa, We the Messengers, Cade Thompson and Adam Agee.

Joseph’s life was a series of trials and misfortune. His early life has many valleys and few mountains. His mistreatment as a child by his siblings is well documented. The Bible shares the details of the hatred and cruelty of his brothers. Slavery is one of mans greatest evils, and Joseph be…

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East Texas Baptist University hosted Carol Holcomb, professor of church history and Baptist studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, as part of the William Pinson Lecture Series. The William M. Pinson Baptist History Lecture Series was established by the Baptist…

Our safety is in God’s hands these days — we had better not forget that. Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”

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One Marshall church, Greater Oak Grove Baptist, recently took its ministry outside of the four walls and into the community, hosting a revival on the grounds of Belaire Manor Apartments in order to share the love of Christ with the apartment complex that’s been victim of frequent crime.

Gary Uit de Flesch is a little-known pastor of a Baptist church in a small town in Minnesota. Most readers have never met him or even heard of him. Therefore, I want to tell you a little about him. For 20-plus years, he has been one of the most influential men in my life.

“Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” This has been a common phrase when someone “almost” gets something done. Nuclear bombs could be added to this list, but you get the picture.

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The First Baptist Church, located at 405 W. Austin St., has been active in Marshall since before Texas was officially a state. This year, the church is celebrating those 175 years of worship with a celebratory dinner.

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East Texas Baptist University faculty, staff, donors, and supporters gathered on Friday, Oct. 15, to bless the foundation of the Great Commission Center. The ceremony included a time of prayer, worship, and a sacred time of dedication for the transformative learning facility and discipleship…

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East Texas Baptist University’s learning and leading classes hosted fall festivals for five of Marshall ISD’s elementary schools, including David Crockett Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, William B. Travis Elementary, Price T. Young Elementary, and Marshall Early Childhood Center School o…

English runner Omar Ahmed signed up to run the “Great Bristol Run” 10K race in September 2021. This race started in the same place as a half-marathon, but the paths separated at some point of the event. Ahmed took the wrong way and ended up running in the half-marathon. Not just running, but…

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-18