Bible

The Baptist Deacon

It is a blessed church that has faithful men who are deacons! Through the work of the first seven deacons at the church in Jerusalem, the word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied. Consider Acts 6:1-8 and I Timothy 3:8-13. The only reason to have deacons is to help the pastor.… Continue reading The Baptist Deacon

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Ten Goals of the Sunday School

Sunday School is a great ministry of the church to reach others and to teach others. Through the Sunday School, the church is organized into smaller groups, typically by age, that can facilitate its work of reaching and teaching. Our goal is obedience to the Great Commission given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ.… Continue reading Ten Goals of the Sunday School

Bible

From Planted to Planting

How do we get there? I am not talking about getting directions for your next family vacation. I am talking about doing what God has placed you on this earth to do! How do believers become more like Jesus Christ? How do churches grow and set the world on fire with the blaze of the… Continue reading From Planted to Planting

Life, Philosophy, Wisdom

How to Make Good Decisions

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter:  choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt:  for he had respect unto… Continue reading How to Make Good Decisions

Bible, Guilt, Salvation

Guilt of the Past

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. - Isaiah 53:5 Have you ever done something that you wish you could take away?  Do you have something in your life that haunts you to this… Continue reading Guilt of the Past

Hymns, Salvation

Calvary Covers It All

Charles E. Crawford, who lived in the early part of the 20th Century, had a terrible and sinful life.  He was often in trouble, and caused great harm.  Yet, God saved him one day and forever changed his life.  Like any person who receives Christ, Mr. Crawford desired to live for God.  He even wanted to… Continue reading Calvary Covers It All

Church

A Spirit of Expectancy

There is nothing like excitement in the air!  One reason I enjoy football so much is because it's a game where something big can happen at any moment:  a 40-yard rush, a sack, or sometimes a goal-line stand. How can I get so excited over sports and games and yet not have that enthusiasm every… Continue reading A Spirit of Expectancy