Introduction: Baptism is an important religious subject. It occurs about 100 times in the New Testament. There are a lot of different ideas about baptism, but what we are concerned with is what the Bible says about baptism. For this brief study, we want to ask the who, what, when, where, and why of baptism … Continue reading The Bible and Baptism
Ephesians 4:1-16 Every congregation is a unique body of believers from varied backgrounds, experiences, and maturity levels. Each body is unique because God has redeemed for himself a people from every nation, tribe, and tongue (Eph. 2:11-16). But how is such a diverse group of people to work and grow together? Ephesians 4:1-16 gives us … Continue reading Growing As a Church
Great thoughts on this Lord’s Day from Ken Weliever.
Vance Havner, a preacher of the early 20th century, known for his witticism and snappy quotes, supposedly quipped to a congregation where he was once preaching, “I seen happier faces on an iodine bottle.”
One preacher remarked about going into a congregation for Sunday worship and said, “You would think it was a morgue.”
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All I can add to this post is a hearty amen!
While on his third missionary journey, Paul came to Troas where he spent the week. He met with the brethren. Worshipped. Communed. And preached. (Acts 20:6-7)
Preaching. It’s been a part of worship since the first century church began on that Pentecost Sunday in Acts 2. Peter preached. He preached Jesus. His death. Burial. Resurrection. And ascension. He preached God’s plan for salvation.
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"We’ve got to stop thinking of family entertainment as “safe” merely by counting the number of cusswords or asking whether the movie contains overt displays of sexuality and violence. When our focus remains on the surface, we underestimate the more powerful and persuasive aspects of art. Plenty of films rated G and PG promote messages … Continue reading Quote of the Day
Today's post comes from one of my mentors Mark Dunagan. He writes a daily blog (which you can subscribe to here). as he travels the country with his wife Cindy, preaching and teaching the Gospel. Mark also runs a YouTube channel and a website where you can download his study notes and commentaries. I hope … Continue reading We Settle for Too Little
What do a Roman centurion, a tax collector, and a blind man have in common? And, no, this is not a setup to a bad joke. They each teach us a lesson about how to approach God. Tonight we are going to mainly in the Gospel of Luke and will be studying three the three … Continue reading Coming Near to God
Here is a post by Ken Weliever that I hope will be as encouraging to you as it was to me.
“The two most popular podcasts in the United States right now are not about sports, news, or even pop culture. They’re about the Bible,” according to an article by Christian Headlines contributor Michael Foust.
Foust reports that “The Bible in a Year,” hosted by Mike Schmitz is No. 1 in the U.S. on Apple’s podcast charts. And No. 2 is “The Bible Recap” by Tara-Leigh Cobble.
“The podcasts rank higher than podcasts by The New York Times, NBC, Joe Rogan, and NPR,” writes Foust.
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Introduction: Last Sunday morning, the scripture reading was all of Hebrews 1. This morning I want us to turn our attention back there and read Hebrews 1:1-4 Hebrews 1:1–4 NKJV God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken … Continue reading God Has Spoken