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Baptist Dysfunction #3

As we walk through the list of Baptist distinctives, we come to an issue of church polity and practice. Jesus Christ entrusted the church with many things, two of which get a special spotlight (and rightly so): Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. There’s not a lot of controversy here [:-)], I’ve only got a few questions about these…

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Does Your Church Use a Yearly Theme?

Have you settled on a theme for 2015? Our church usually makes a big deal about our theme for the year. The Pastor preaches on the topic, it’s on the front of the bulletin, projected on the wall, and everyone downloads a background for their phones and home computers…

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Don’t Worship the Faucet!

Shortly after World War I, Lawrence of Arabia took several of his greatest men to visit Paris. When they were about to leave the grand hotel at which they were staying, Lawrence found his men attempting to pull the faucets out of the wall! Lawrence was confused and asked what the men were doing. The men responded: “If we could bring these faucets back to our desert land…

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I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care!

Wouldn’t you agree that the two biggest problems in our churches are IGNORANCE and APATHY? It seems like we’ve crossed a threshold of comfort-level Christianity today. The Scriptures warn us that the days will come when “sound doctrine” and “godliness” will seem to be things of the past (2 Tim. 3:5, 4:3).

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Joy Story

If you were to ask me to stop and recall one of my happiest times as a child, I would have to bring up the Toy Story era. Now before you laugh, whenToy Story came out it was well ahead of its time, not because it was the first successful computer generated movie, but because it solidified what all little kids were thinking: MY TOYS CAN TALK!

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2012: A Year of Hope

Does your church use an annual theme? Our church has chosen 2012 to focus on HOPE! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a hopeless generation… teenagers, marriages, and even churches. Our God is the “God of Hope” (Rom. 15:13). Jesus Christ saved us to be a hopeful people (1 Pet. 1:3, 13). So let us pray the prayer of David: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43:5

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