Author Archives: jeremycouture

About jeremycouture

I am a husband, father, student, and pastor in Ashland, KY

Is the Modern Church Still Divided By Personality?

All the air went of the room as my fellow seminarian raised his hand and explained his request.  He had interrupted our professor to ask if he would let the class out early so we could all get good seats in the … Continue reading

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10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

Yesterday we talked about the danger of spiritual pride from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.  In my message I said that gratitude is the only way to defeat spiritual pride in your life.  Then, I challenged everyone to find time to count their … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Sunday

This coming Sunday morning I will start a new preaching series in 1 Corinthians titled, “Becoming Who You Are.” The Apostle Paul planted the church in Corinth at the end of his second missionary journey. Even though they had genuinely … Continue reading

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Why Plant New Churches? An Open Letter to Unity Baptist Church

Unity has a strong history of church planting. Many of the Baptist churches in the Ashland area were started by Unity or by one of her daughter churches. In 1892, Unity planted Pollard Baptist under the leadership of pastor S. … Continue reading

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Reasons Why I Love Ashland, Kentucky: Reason #4

Yesterday, I picked up with a series of blog posts on the reasons why I love Ashland, Kentucky. Here is one more reason: 4. Natural beauty is all around I’ve noticed something surprising when I’m away from home now: I … Continue reading

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Why I love Ashland, Kentucky: Reason #3

A few weeks ago I shared a couple of blog posts on the reasons why I love Ashland, Kentucky. Here is the third reason: 3. Everything is close and convenient Close and convenient are relative terms. What might feel close and convenient … Continue reading

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Why I Love Ashland, Kentucky: Reason #2

Yesterday, I started to share a series of blog posts on the reasons why I love Ashland, Kentucky. Here is the second reason: 2. Family ties are strong here. I believe God gives us family as a tangible express of … Continue reading

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