Trials, temptations, and even hidden or open persecution is a very real part of our fallen world. Still, we have great hope in Jesus Christ. When Paul thought that he was about to die, he told Timothy that the ministry could continue on in the ministry because of the truths found in God’s Word. This would require Timothy to remain faithful to God’s Holy Scripture. … Continue reading But continue thou…
To receive salvation, Christ is all we need. For growth in grace, Christ is again, all we need. We are not saved by our own means or merit. Instead, we are saved by faith in Jesus: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians … Continue reading Faith in Christ for the Long Run
How many generations are present in your congregation? Look through the list and see which groups are represented where you attend. The Builders Generation: Born 1945 and before The Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964 Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976 The Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995 Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 to about 2015 Generation Alpha, or the Glass Generation: Born … Continue reading From Generation to Generation
The Lord will prepare us for what comes to pass in life. Scripture even tells us that God will provide a way out of our trials and temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13). In the sixteenth chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus was preparing the disciples for His departure. He even prophesied that they would be scattered. However, Jesus encourages the disciples by telling them that when they … Continue reading But, be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
There are plenty of things I would have liked to of known when I first started pastoring ten years ago. Professional training and habitual reading have provided a great foundation. Observing other pastors is another blessing. However, nothing has been as beneficial as experience. In reality, it is the mixture of all three that inform my approach to leading in the church, among so many … Continue reading Practical Leadership Theory for Local Church Leaders
The following are the upcoming courses through Faith Bible Institute in the Spring of 2018. All classes are free of charge. The Tabernacle @ Russell Christian Baptist (Click here to Register) Charlie Langdon Friday February 9th @ 7pm-8:30pm Saturday, February 10th @ 10am-Noon Ruth & Esther @ Christian Baptist Campgrounds (Click here to Register) Wilma Erwin Monday, March 6th, 13th, & 20th @ 7pm-8:30pm each … Continue reading Faith Bible Institute: Spring 2018
Have you ever had a crisis moment? This seems to be an inevitable part of every person’s story. Sometimes these crisis moments are external and beyond our control. A person’s health, for example, can change in a moment and alter present and future decisions. In our Scripture reading today, we find a crisis moment that challenged the identity of God’s people. However, unlike the external causes of … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#40)