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Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Shades Mountain Baptist Church  |  Posted on Wed Jan 26, 2022

In Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus tells us that those who seek will find and those who ask will receive. We can have confidence that God answers prayer.

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Live Sent Today

Posted in Missions  |  By Tim Wheat  |  Posted on Mon Jan 24, 2022

I was one of those kids that literally was raised in the church. I was a “good” kid and never really strayed from the church. Honestly, I was in church at negative 9 months old, if you know what I mean. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 9 years old and was baptized. I went to church and I was good because, well, that is what you are supposed to do…you are supposed be good!

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The Word Today

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Shades Mountain Baptist Church  |  Posted on Wed Jan 19, 2022

Sometimes all we need to do is focus on the Kingdom of God and submit our will to God's will.

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Live Sent Today

Posted in Missions  |  By Tim Wheat  |  Posted on Tue Jan 18, 2022

With the beginning of a new year comes new opportunities!

This blog is one of those new opportunities for the Missional Living team. Each Monday a blog will be posted with two purposes: to encourage you to live sent in response to the weekend sermon and to update you with opportunities regarding Missional Living. The hope is you will be strengthened in your relationship with Jesus and be informed about upcoming missional experiences.

So, welcome to the first installment of … Live Sent Today!


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2021 Year-End Update

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Thu Jan 13, 2022

Shades family,

We’re humbled at all God did at and through Shades in 2021. In a video to the church, Pastor George provides a year-end update and encourages us to earnestly seek what God has for us this year. Take a look!

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What is The Gospel

Posted in Worship  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Thu Jan 13, 2022

We believe Jesus changes lives. He loves that which is unlovable, He shows compassion toward the broken, and He gives purpose to that which seems meaningless.

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week 52

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Dec 26, 2021

Weekly Preview

We finish out with a few letter from John, a few from Peter, one from Jude, and a final vision given to John from Jesus himself. There is a consistent theme of finishing well and remaining faithful in the face of false teachers and love of the world. I can’t think of a more fitting exhortation for us than a call to perseverance and faithfulness as we conclude this year and look toward a new year. May 2022 be a year of deeper commitment and whole-hearted discipleship to Jesus. Further up and deeper in – now and forever.

**Note: I’ve modified the Tuesday and Wednesday readings to fit them into seven days (because there were actually 8 readings on this week’s lineup).**

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The Word Today

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Shades Mountain Baptist Church  |  Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2021

It’s the last week of Pastor George’s Advent devotionals. Click the button below to listen to the message about the amazing birth of our Savior, Jesus.

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week 51

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Dec 19, 2021

Weekly Preview

This week, we’re reading five whole books of the New Testament. I think you’ll appreciate this practice because it will help you get a sense of the argument of the whole book in one sitting. One common trend in these books is the relentless focus on Jesus and repeated exhortation toward faithfulness. These two aspects remain vital aspects of Christian encouragement today.

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The Word Today

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Shades Mountain Baptist Church  |  Posted on Wed Dec 15, 2021

Do you think it's impossible for God to be pleased with you? Pastor George brings a word about why God is pleased with us despite our shortcomings.

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