Mack Tomlinson

Mack Tomlinson was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1977 in his home church of First Baptist Church of Clarendon, TX. He holds a BA degree in New Testament from Hardin-Simmons Univ. in Abilene, and has done graduate studies in Israel, and through Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has also served as an editor and book publisher. He also conducts an itinerant preaching ministry around the U. S., overseas in Eastern Europe, the South Pacific, and other areas of the world. Mack has been married to his wife, Linda, for 35 years, and they have 6 children.

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Cultivating and Attaining Humility

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Cultivating and Attaining Humility

Humility is a vital characteristic of the Christian life. If we would keep from falling away, and if we desire to have healthy churches, we must cultivate and attain this blessed virtue.

Pastoral Burnout: Dangers and Encouragements

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Pastoral Burnout: Dangers and Encouragements

"To avoid burnout in the ministry, pastors need to know how to pace themselves and also intentionally take breaks and rest. We must not look at rest, breaks...

Are You Radical in Killing Sexual Sin?

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Are You Radical in Killing Sexual Sin?

For those who are falling into sexual sin, the root cause is that they've opened a door for it somewhere in their life. They must be violent and close the door they've opened...

Lessons From the Lord’s Loving Discipline

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Lessons From the Lord’s Loving Discipline

As believers we can be so grateful for the Lord's loving discipline that is bestowed upon our lives. Like a critical surgery that is needed, we've got to have it...

Young Believer: Don’t Rush Into Ministry, Rush to Know God

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Young Believer: Don’t Rush Into Ministry, Rush to Know God

If you go back in time to the first day of your ministry, and speak to a young Mack Tomlinson, what would you tell him and most stress to him?

Marriage Advice: Keep Dating Your Wife

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Marriage Advice: Keep Dating Your Wife

As a husband, you need to keep dating your wife; that is intentionally spending quality time together in order to maintain the freshness of the marriage.

Young Believers Not Going Deep, Too Distracted

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Young Believers Not Going Deep, Too Distracted

This generation of young believers has countless distractions that will rob them of time and keep them from going deeper with God.

The Life and Legacy of Jim Elliot

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The Life and Legacy of Jim Elliot

The life of Jim Elliot was remarkable. He was a godly young man who lived an extraordinary life, and he paid the ultimate price; his life, to bring the gospel to the unreached.

Conrad Murrell’s Funeral: Forever With the Lord

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Conrad Murrell’s Funeral: Forever With the Lord

"Forever with the Lord", those were Conrad's words about his father Alvin when he passed in 1971. I heard him say it in a sermon, "forever with the Lord"; and now it applies to him.

Conrad Murrell: The Passing of One Valiant for Truth

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Conrad Murrell: The Passing of One Valiant for Truth

The passing of a man of God always brings special memories and attention to those who knew that man. With some of God's servants, it really can be called the end...

Jim Elliot Was Always Reading

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Jim Elliot Was Always Reading

A big personal part of that adventure for Jim was that he was always reading; at least, the evidence is there that this was true.

News for All Know-It-All Theologians

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News for All Know-It-All Theologians

What's the news? That we don't know much about God. Not really, not compared to what there is, not compared to what...

How Do You Kill Sin?

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How Do You Kill Sin?

Christians must not be passive in putting sin to death; they must be proactive. We must never take an attitude of defeat. The Bible calls us to long-term...

Encouraging Conversation at the Church Meetings

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Encouraging Conversation at the Church Meetings

When we are with other Christians, we should purposely plan on turning the conversation to spiritual things. One way is to ask specific questions about the sermon...

Anxiety is a Waste of Time

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Anxiety is a Waste of Time

If you give into anxiety you will reap fear, condemnation, and discouragement. Anxiety is a wasted choice that dishonors the Savior. Rather we must not yield to anxiety, but take everything to the Lord in prayer.

From Fear to Faith in the Face of Christ

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From Fear to Faith in the Face of Christ

One aspect of mortifying sin is killing our fears. Fear is a drug that makes us think wrongly and it's the beginning of defeat in any situation that...

The Christian Pilgrimage

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The Christian Pilgrimage

Though the Christian pilgrimage is full of heartaches and afflictions; it is also a path full of opportunities to trust the many promises from our God.

Trials and Blessings in the Ministry

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Trials and Blessings in the Ministry

There is no other path in the ministry except one that has trials and suffering along its way. At the same time, pastors also experience many blessings.

What Mindset Promotes Unity in the Local Church?

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What Mindset Promotes Unity in the Local Church?

A mindset of humility promotes unity in a local church. That is a mindset that is not always being opinionated, or thinking we always know what is right...

Maintaining Unity in Your Church

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Maintaining Unity in Your Church

As a believer maintaining unity in your church should be a priority. However, there are some in the church who are divisive, and a critic of every little thing that...