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Gene Bridges has written a very thought-provoking article on baptism ( When to Baptize And A Note on the "Altar Call." ). This is an important warning for us baptists. Notice the list of baptist leaders and theologians and their ages at baptism. Any thoughts?
Jim at "Old Truth" posted some thoughts that I think are worthy of conversation ( http://www.oldtruth.com/blog.cfm/id.2.pid.908 ). What do you think?
Steve Camp has an excellent post on our responsibility to the body of Christ ( ...strengthening our commitment to the household of faith ). The church is not merely one commitment to juggle along with all the others. Upon conversion God grafts his people into the body of Christ. God loves the...
As a part of the new sermon series, The Gospel-Driven Church, and in harmony with the report from the Strategic Ministry Planning Team we will be reading John Ensor’s book “The Great Work of the Gospel.” I am happy that so many of you who are a part of the Metro East family will be participating in...
Justin Taylor at "Between Two Worlds" posted an excellent article ( Spiritual Warfare 101 ) on spiritual warfare. Since I recently preached on Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Luke 8:26-39) I thought it would be helpful to pass this along.
I find that in the contemporary church the Gospel is often assumed. That is, in the church today there tends to be a bit of a “ho-hum” attitude toward the most important message in the universe. It is a mentality that says, “Well of course we believe the Gospel. Can’t we get on to more pressing...
This is a great article by Mark Lauterbach ( Gospel must be central ).
Worthy thoughts from the venerable 19th century Anglican - J.C. Ryle. “I find no balm for a sore conscience, and a troubled heart, like the sight of Jesus dying for me on the accursed tree. There I see that a full payment has been made for all my enormous debts. The curse of that law which I have...
If you do not attend Metro East Baptist I would encourage you to read John Ensor’s book The Great Work of the Gospel with us. If you are reading along I trust that you have made your way to the second chapter. Our joy in the Gospel is directly proportional to our understanding of sin. In other...
http://youtube.com/v/xJfaGrpZVTA This is an interesting exchange between John MacArthur and Doug Pagitt, a leader in the emerging church, on the subject of Yoga. Not only does Pagitt take Scripture WAY out of context but his ideas on what makes Christians "whole" are quite troubling.