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Created on Friday, 22 August 2014 / Prayer
Tags: Ronnie Floyd, prayer, Word of God, theological error, intellectual midget, prayer warriors, faith, Southern Baptist Convention, Great Awakening, movement
One of the most powerful experiences of my life occurred when someone challenged me to prioritize prayer in my life. When I embraced prayer in my college years, not only did it change my life, it also ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 19 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Joe McKeever, Southern Baptist, churches, doctrines, false, mistake, liberal, overestimate, people, salvation, Christ, death, cross, shed blood, Samuel M. Shoemaker, Revive Thy Church Beginning With ...
The typical liberal church—as this Southern Baptist farm boy sees it, anyhow—makes a dozen serious errors, some of them monumental. But this one is about as big as they come. The typical ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 05 June 2014 / Prayer
Tags: Jared Moore, Sinner's Prayer, emphasis, faith, Christ, grace, Kentucky Baptist Convention, stumbling block, evangelism, baptism, simplify, gospel
Here is an example of The Sinner's Prayer: "Dear God, I know I'm a sinner. I know my sin deserves to be punished. I believe Christ died for me and rose from you grave. I trust Jesus alone ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 08 May 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Chuck Lawless, pastor, former, Charles Spurgeon Center, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, eternal significance, Word, transformation, power, gospel
I served as a senior pastor for 14 years in Ohio prior to becoming a seminary professor in 1996. To be honest, I think often about those days. I realize the Lord has not placed me in the role of pastor ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, questions, preparation, Jesus, model, John the Baptist, Paul, master communicator, value, Bible, needs, practical, positive, encouraging, simple
I believe that the best model to follow in the history of preaching is Jesus. It isn’t John the Baptist, Paul or any contemporary speaker alive today. Jesus was the master communicator. The Bible says ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 May 2014 / Community
Tags: Rick Warren, affirm, accept, appreciate, criticize, greeters, smile, snobs, church, loving, Saddleback Church, hospital, sinners, hotel, saints, Catholics, Charismatics, Jews, Buddhists, Baptists, ...
One of the most important factors for the growth of your church, of any church, of the kingdom for that matter, is how loving we are as Christians. It’s absolutely essential that we lead our churches to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 / Administration
Tags: Thom Rainer, church names, trends, Bible study, denomination, affiliation, Baptist, Christ, Assembly, Community, unchurched, Internet, relationships
The call came from an eager young man starting a new church in Florida. He already had 50 people meeting in homes in Bible studies. They had secured a leased space to launch the church in just a few months. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 28 April 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Dan Reiland, leader, identity, questioned, misunderstood, price, John, testimony, John the Baptist, conventional, Elijah, stability, edgy, Jewish leaders, authority
When you lead the way, things won’t always go your way. This is especially true when you lead change, challenge the status quo or disrupt the normal patterns of life as people know them. Good leaders spend ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 / Culture
Tags: Frank Viola, local church, institutional church, leaving, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Church of Latter Day Saints, assembling, anti-church, postchurch, Jesus Christ, Reggie McNeal, volunteers, anti-pastor, ...
It’s funny. We still live in a celebrity culture. Even Christians have chewed hard on it. Whenever a celebrity Christian author or blogger talks about “leaving church,” all of a sudden masses of Christians ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastors.com, I don't know, Bible, reverend, brothers, expectations, congregation, honesty, humility, dependency on Christ, John the Baptist
The moment one becomes a pastor, something strange happens: People suddenly think you know everything about the Bible. Twenty-four hours ago, you were like everyone else—learning the Bible a little at ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: pastors leaving the ministry, Phil Cooke, Mark Brewer, Presybterian church, pastors committing suicide, pastors frustrated, megachurch, charismatic churches, baptist churches, mainline denominations, ...
... experience. Yes, it was President Reagan’s church. When I first got there in 2001, the president had not yet died, so I had to meet with the Secret Service my second month to prepare for his funeral. (Did ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 March 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Change, ideas, Immanuel Baptist Church, Biltmore Baptist Church, dream, innovation, energy, momentum
In a team environment, where people are empowered to lead, new ideas produce change—often faster than any other way. I’ve tried to practice this as a leader. That’s why I encourage attending conferences ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Legacy
Tags: john piper, bethlehem baptist church, megachurch, Don't Waste Your Life, Spectacular Sins, What Jesus Demands From the World, lifeway research, john piper's last sermon
... the World and Spectacular Sins won in the Christian Life category of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Christian Book Awards in 2007 and 2009, respectively. A 2010 LifeWay Research survey ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 / Main
Tags: banning,berean baptist church,offense,prayer,ron baity
QUOTE: “My response to her was I am a Christian, and as a Christian I too can be offended, and I am offended if I cannot pray in the name of Jesus.” —Ron Baity, the pastor of Berean Baptist Church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 / Main
Tags: first biblical baptist church of palmetto,florida,fund raising,guy francois,haiti
QUOTE: “At the beginning, everybody was alert [about the situation in Haiti], but now things seem to be shifting in a different direction. The problem is still there, and I feel it is my responsibility ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 / Main
Tags: bill mitchell,domestic missions,economy,first baptist church of orlando,florida,mission data international,overseas missions
... 15 percent since 2008 while inquiries regarding domestic trips have increased. [christianitytoday.com, 6/10/10]  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 / Main
Tags: baptisms,grace baptist,lifeway christian resources,southern baptist convention,steve freeman
... country reported 349,737 baptisms last year, a jump of 7,539 from 2008. "We've tried to focus on getting outside the four walls of the church," said Steve Freeman, pastor of Grace Baptist, about 30 miles ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 / Main
Tags: chaplin,daily times,farmington,first baptist church,keith berrymen,n.m.,preaching,sunray park and casino racetrack,vance mikkleson
You can add Keith Berryman’s name to the list of pastors who are reaching areas of American culture not usually associated with faith. Berryman, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmington, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 / Main
Tags: bethlehem baptist church,john piper,marriage,ministry,pastor,sabbatical
QUOTE: "I see several species of pride in my soul that, while they may not rise to the level of disqualifying me for ministry, grieve me, and have taken a toll on my relationship with Noël and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 / Main
Tags: anniversary,cindy winters,first baptist church,fred winters,illinois,maryville,murder,pastor,wife
QUOTE: "I became vividly aware that our circumstances in life can change drastically and without any kind of warning. Even though my circumstances changed, the God that I know did not change. In ... [ +++ ]
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