Category Archives: Bible

Stay with the Stuff!

The Bible is the only resource that is adequate to fuel our faith (2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore, we must saturate our hearts and minds with Scripture. Continue reading

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New Study Beginning at Rodgers Baptist Church

In August of 2006 my family vacationed on the beaches of Hilton Head, SC. During the middle of that week we visited nearby downtown Savannah, GA; an interesting place that is perfect for a walking tour because of the many city squares and … Continue reading

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The End of the Matter at the Start of the Year

Ecclesiastes is a very modern book in the sense of speaking to the dilemmas and frustrations that strike us as so contemporary to our own experience while providing very practical and pastoral answers to those dilemmas. The thesis of the … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Darrell and Carla Sparks!

Last night I was privileged to participate in an event celebrating Darrell and Carla Sparks’ 25 years of ministry at the Dearborn Baptist Church of Aurora, IN. That congregation has been exceedingly blessed and well-served for its entire existence by … Continue reading

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Paul’s Method of Ministry

There is a method of ministry that Paul displays and which 21st century churches should emulate. That method is clearly seen in Acts 20:20, “[And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and … Continue reading

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The King’s English

This video is part of blogger Glenn Scrivener‘s effort to honor the King James Version during its 400th anniversary. So many phrases that are used in everyday conversation are rooted in the KJV. Many people have no clue of that; … Continue reading

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Ezra’s Example

Ezra 7:10 – “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do [it], and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” This verse is one of my favorites. It is what my friend … Continue reading

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The Enemy Unmasked

In the preface of his book The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis wrote: There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, … Continue reading

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Undeniable Commonalities

After introducing this series of blog-posts on the Cross and the Crescent we have discussed what Islam is, where it may be found, wrong responses to Islam, and we have briefly examined misconceptions that Muslims and Christians have towards one … Continue reading

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Fuel Your Faith

We read in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” The faith spoken of is saving faith. No one is able to be saved unless the Gospel is proclaimed to them, and … Continue reading

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