Archive for May, 2009

Wow, that’s all I can say when I leave the Manning Correctional Institution of Friday nights. Those men are so on fire for recovery. We heard a powerful of God’s intervention in the life of one of the men. His background was gang related as well as drugs and alcohol. God has made him into a devoted man of God. He truly is an inspiration. I hope one day you can meet him.


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What a great day/night at LCDC.  The men there are so hungry for the love that God has and that they have never found.  I pray that God is using me to reach them.  Not my will but His will be done.  These men never cease to amaze me with their questions and hunger to understand God’s word.  One of the men tonight asked me why God would need to repent.

Genesis 6:6 (King James Version)

6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Genesis 6:6 (New King James Version)

6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

This was very confusing to this man.  Most of the Bibles that are give to the men in any type of incarceration are the KJV because they are cheap.  I believe this is why we need a translation that can be understood by all. We become too dogmatic when we only use one version.  We have to be open to understanding the full meaning of the scripture.  We provide every man that comes to our CR Inside meetings at the LCDC with a new testiment copy of the Life Recovery Bible in the “New Living Translation.”  Thank God for this ministry.  It has truly changed my life!

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Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church of Lexington is as strong as ever.  Last night we had 67 people in attendance.  With great music from the band and a truly amazing testimony of recovery from some of lifes biggest challenges.  If you were not there, you missed a good one.  Want more information on Celebrate Recovery, check us out at http://www.first-baptist.org/celebraterecovery.

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I ran across this in my bible study this morning. I think it says alot about who we are.

Our goals not only say a great deal about us but they also, from a Christian perspective, have everything to do with spiritual change and with our experience of joy, peace, and other Christlike qualities. Lying close to the bottom of all we say and do are our basic aims, whether we are seeking to protect our-selves, meet our perceived needs or desired pleasures, or whether we are seeking to protect someone else. The point is simply that goals are dynamic and determinative. They will strongly affect how we live. (ABCs for Christian Growth, Laying the Foundation, Fourth Edition)

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Celebrate Recovery Tonight

I look forward to seeing everyone at Celebrate Recovery tonight at 6:00 pm. It is always fun to be a part of this great ministry. I know the music will again be awesome. Come on out and join us. Paul will be back and at the helm.
This is your chance to work on your hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

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Welcome to the new First Baptist Church of Lexington SC Celebrate Recovery Blog. I am Ken Taylor and the Assimilation Coach for our Celebrate Recovery Program. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm for food and fellowship. Meetings start at 6:45 pm with small group starting at 7:30 pm. Make it a point to check us out at http://first-baptist.org/CelebrateRecovery/

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