Preparation for Worship (April 23, 2017)

Preparation for Worship (April 23, 2017)

Oh, the marvel of God in creation! This Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church we continue our study in Genesis with the subject of God, particularly his existence. Genesis 1 assumes the existence of God, but that is not surprising when one considers the culture of the Ancient Near East—everyone believed in the gods.

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Bible Study Resource — Biblearc.com

Bible study is a discipline of the Christian life that God uses to grow his people into the image of Christ. Christians hunger for God’s word, they want to know it, they want to study it, they want to meditate on it (cf. Ps 119:97). Bible study (not mere Bible reading) is an essential aspect of the Christian life. In this post I want to introduce you to a helpful Bible study tool for moving to a deeper, more intentional method of study.

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How Should Christians Vote?

Without doubt this presidential election cycle is unique in its own right. My Facebook and Twitter feeds have been charged since early summer with shared articles and posts from almost every perspective—don't vote for him, we must do everything to make sure she...

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Why A Church Needs a Covenant

What does it mean to be a church? What is the difference between a church and a group of Christians gathered in the same location? These are the kinds of questions that eventually lead to the consideration of the need for a church covenant.

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What Does ‘Judge not’ Mean?

“Christians aren’t supposed to judge.” That’s a common retort when someone receives criticism over their behavior. But is that what the Bible teaches? Let’s look at Matthew 7:1 for a moment.

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Questionnaire Series: On Hold

Pleasant irony, I suppose. I need to suspend this series for the time being. Two reasons prevail. First, The early part of the semester has become very busy. I have a lot of reading to do and want to give my due diligence to it and other assignments. Second—irony of...

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Questionnaire Series: Training and Ministry Experience

Ministry experience and academic training are important elements to consider in an applicant to a pastoral position. In this second installment of the Questionnaire Series, I discuss my academic training and ministry experience. This information is available on my...

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