Why We Are a Baptist Church

There are six distinct doctrines that distinguish Bible believing Baptist churches from all other churches and religions in the world.  Some non-denominational churches hold these doctrines, and, thus, they are Baptist in their doctrine though not in their name.  We are not ashamed of the name “Baptist” and we are...

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Pray for Those in Authority, 1 Tim 2:2

To pray for those in authority effectually, we must start with the right attitude toward those in authority. In 2 Ki 5:1-3, for example, the little maid, who had been taken captive by the Syrians, had an unusually good attitude toward her mistress and Naaman.   In Dan 4:19, when...

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The Foolishness of Fools, Prov 14:24

The Foolishness of Fools Prov. 14: 24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Every child starts out from childhood with a fair amount of foolishness in him [Prov 22:15].  The Lord gives parents instruction on how to deal with their foolishness.  The idea is to drive this foolishness away from them so that...

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The God of the Bible, Ex 5:2

The God of the Bible Ex. 5:2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO One of Pharaoh’s problems in Ex 5:2 is that he didn’t know the God of the Bible.  When Moses and Aaron approached him about letting Israel go into the wilderness he said, “I know not the Lord.”  There are many...

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The Lord Is Not Among You, Num 14:42

The Lord Is Not Among You Num-14:42 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In this passage, the spies have returned from Canaan and 10 of the 12 of them talked the people out of following the Lord into Canaan.  After the people refused to go, the Lord pronounced that all of the men...

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Under Authority, Heb 13:17

Authority Heb. 13:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO According to Heb 13:17 we are to obey them that have the rule over us, that they may do it with joy and not with grief.  It is a grief to have an unruly child, for instance.  We are under authority in our lives. ...

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Fulfilled Prophecy, Is 48:3

Fulfilled Prophecy Is 48:3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Two of the distinguishing characteristics of the Bible are prophecy and fulfilled prophecy.  Is 48:3 is a profound passage wherein God declares the former things and then brings them to pass.  See also Is 46:9-10, Is 42:8-9.  Only the God of the...

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Honour, 1 Tim 1:17

Honour 1 Tim. 1:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the Bible, we are to honour certain people in our lives.  This lesson is about whom we are to honour.  To honour someone means to show high regard or appreciation for: to pay tribute to (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary).  We are...

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God’s Standards, Eph 5:1-7

We’re Bible believers and Bible believers are supposed to have standards.  Typical standards govern hair style and length, dress, dating, attendance, giving, soul winning, and so forth.  These are generally set by men for men. They keep pastors and churches from becoming too much like the world. They add some...

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Dual Authority, Jn 12:48

Dual Authority Jn. 12:48 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO What is Dual Authority?  It is having two separate authorities upon which to base a belief.  You see, concerning God’s words, Jesus never left any doubt about the question of authority.  He affirmed that God’s words were the absolute and final authority for...

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