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House Groups, Para-Church Orgs Open Door for Division and Error

What has happened to those stalwart soldiers of the cross who once marched to the tune of Onward Christian Soldiers? It is clear there is a present spiritual war in which men must fight if they would win. The fight is not for the faint hearted but for those who would be men of deep-seated […]

The Man of God

Contrary to popular opinion, the man of God is not confined to the pulpit, nor hidden away in some secluded place, so as not to bother those whose hatred for truth and God knows no bounds. While there are those in this world who would desire such, it will not happen. The term ‘man of […]

Leadership: When You Have ‘Issues’ at Church

If you have been a church leader for any length of time, you’ve no doubt gotten your feet wet in dealing with a myriad of issues in your local fellowship; complaints, concerns, differences of opinions relating to goals and visions for your fellowship, etc. The list of possibilities is endless when dealing with people, and […]

3 Words of Advice for New Deacons

  I had the blessing of growing up as a PK – preacher’s kid. It was a blessing, but also an occasional tough spotlight to live in. The expectations placed on children of preachers is rarely a gray area. At least that was my experience. It seemed my siblings and I were either expected to […]

Evangelist vs Pastor-Teacher

What’s the difference between the two? An evangelists deals with proclaiming the Gospel, primarily to unbelievers, and is not one to rely upon for the teaching and edification of the local church. This man is needed to reach the unbelieving world in places where the Gospel has not been preached. A Pastor-Teacher, given the charge […]

Congregational Involvement

One of the distinctives of Baptists is congregational involvement in all decisions regarding the local church. In fact, I do not recognize a higher authority on earth than the local church fellowship; and I am not speaking of church leaders alone. I am speaking also of those accepted believers within the congregation. That being said, […]

The Purpose of the Local Church Fellowship

“…to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. – Ephesians 4:12 (ESV) The main, immediate purpose of the local church fellowship is that every true believer within that fellowship be involved in spiritual ministry. In a word, every Christian a missionary. It does not mean every Christian […]

Martin Luther Says No

Apprising Minsitries has posted a very relevant (not in the emergent sense!) article concerning the role of women ‘pastors’ within the Church. Personally, in my own community, we are surrounded with the abomination. – JT MARTIN LUTHER SAYS NO…TO WOMEN PASTORS I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a […]

May 29

The Pastor-Teacher: One Calling, One Office

I do not in any way entertain the idea that I will persuade my brethren who differ from me as regards this gift of pastor-teacher. In fact, it is not my intent today to persuade, but rather to give my reasoning on why I hold the position to be true to the intent of the […]

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