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Unlikely Clay

Dr. Clay Smith, the Lead Pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church, writes a semi-weekly blog relating to the church, current events, sermon series or other things that are relevant to life today.  

 

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  • We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us…

    Feb 16, 2018 | 13:25 pm

    How many more times must this be breaking news? A disgruntled former student, who was identified as a threat, took an AR-15 into his old school, opened fire, and killed seventeen.  They went to school that day, never dreaming it would their last day on earth. The wearying debate renews between gun advocates and gun […]

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  • Four Letter Words…

    Feb 9, 2018 | 16:11 pm

    There is nothing better than a tangerine.  When I grew up, down behind the barn, along the fence line of the lot, there were three big tangerine trees.  There is no telling how old those trees were.  When tangerines were in season, we’d take a break, pick a tangerine off the tree, peel back the […]

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  • Jesus Talks to Outsiders; Jesus Talks to Insiders

    Feb 7, 2018 | 22:04 pm

      There are always outsiders who don’t quite fit in.  Outsiders may be outside by an inch: an odd quirk keeps them out of the inner circle.  Outsiders may be outside by a mile: their skin is the wrong color, or their religion is wrong, or their culture is a threat.  We like to keep […]

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  • Trust Enough to Ask…

    Feb 2, 2018 | 15:59 pm

    When you are a new believer, and you read Jesus’s words, “Ask and it will be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you,” it sounds like magic.  Ask for what I want?  Answers given whenever I seek?  Closed doors opening?  This is Jesus’s invitation to pray boldly.  […]

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  • Was it His Time?

    Jan 30, 2018 | 22:22 pm

    As a pastor, death is part of my job.  I’ve done over 500 funerals in my time.  Once, I did three in the same day. Each death is different because each grief is different.  I’ve done funerals where no one cried, because everyone was glad the person died.  If you don’t understand that, you’ve never […]

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  • Who Can You Call?

    Jan 26, 2018 | 18:24 pm

      The great Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farms in Americus, Georgia in the age of segregation.  He dreamed of a Biblical community that was racial integrated, a common purse was shared, and the only thing that mattered was being a child of God through Jesus Christ.  Dozens of people came to work on the farm.  […]

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  • Cousin James…

    Jan 23, 2018 | 17:42 pm

    When I heard the news, I sobbed.  I’m not ashamed.  When someone adds deeply to your life, you cry when they die.  My cousin, James Skipper, passed away last week at the age of 59.  Fifty-nine is a lot younger than it used to be. How did James add to my life?  He rolled me […]

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  • Cardinal at My Window…

    Jan 18, 2018 | 21:21 pm

     Outside my office window is large crepe myrtle. A cardinal has taken up residence in that tree.  Whenever I go into my office, I turn the light on, which apparently wakes the cardinal.  After about five minutes, the cardinal flies up to my window ledge and begins to peck at it.  Then, he will turn, […]

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  • Show and Tell…

    Jan 12, 2018 | 18:38 pm

    As best I remember, it began the day Mark brought his new football to Zolfo Springs Elementary.  Suddenly, he was the most popular boy in first grade.  I had previously held the title (at least, in my memory), but Mark usurped my position.  All the kids gathered around Mark at recess.  He was the new […]

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  • My Predictions for 2018

    Jan 5, 2018 | 14:18 pm

    Everyone, it seems, makes predictions for the year ahead.  I’ve heard so far that President Trump will be impeached, congressmen will be revealed to be aliens, and South Carolina will win the SEC football championship.  I don’t know if any of that will happen, but I’d like to offer my own predictions, with the prediction […]

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