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Reading the Bible Through in 2014
If you are planning on reading the Bible through in 2014, here is some encouragement from the Gospel Coalition. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/12/27/a-bible-reading-plan-for-readers/
The Functional Centrality of the Gospel in the Life of the Local Church
I want to give a heads up to our small group leaders and teachers at Grand to listen to the seminar: “The Functional Centrality of the Gospel in the Life of the Local Church” by Mike Bullmore. Actually the seminar is available to anyone who wants to listen to it but I would like to…
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Five Reflections for the Pro-Life Movement
In this month’s issue of SBC Life there are two excellent pro-life articles . One is “Living on the Grace Side of Abortion” and the other is “Five Reflections for the Pro-Life Movement”. Both are excellent reads. Here is the link: http://www.sbclife.org/Articles/2013/12/SLA14.asp
Good News of Great Joy!
Desiring God is making available for download a free e-book for the Christmas season. Enjoy! Here is the link to the website: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/books/good-news-of-great-joy
5 Things to Do Before Leaving Your Church
Leaving a church is never easy. With that in mind, when it comes to the point where you must leave a church family because of some issue, how do you do it where God is glorified, the church edified and your conscience is clear? Over my 20 plus years of ministry, I have seen it done in some very unhealthy ways. Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor of Grand Cayman Island Baptist…
Fears Done Well
Ed Welch has written an excellent article on dealing with fear. Click on the link below and perhaps this article might give you some new insight on dealing with fear. http://www.ccef.org/blog/update-fear
The SBC Reports on the “Calvinism Advisory Committee”
The advisory committee has put together a wonderful document on cooperation. It was presented at the Southern Baptist Convention this past week. The first link is to the report and the second one is Dr. Mohler’s blog on the report. Both statements are worth the time to read.…
The Value of reading C. S. Lewis video
Here is a link to a video on the life and work of C. S. Lewis sent to me by Deb Mortvedt. In it many authors and speakers discuss the life of Lewis, his faith in Christ and value of reading his works. It is about 24 minutes long and very good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egYTTe4w0tk&feature=share Enjoy!
The Bible movie
Have you been keeping up with the mini series The Bible? I am amazed at the response it has generated. Most of the reviews I have read have been pretty favorable. Many critics acknowledge that the producers took some poetic license in places by venturing the text and instead went for being cool. My response to Hollywood producing stories on the Bible have always been…
April 14th Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser Lunch
Our students will be hosting a fund raiser meal on Sunday, April 14th immeadiately following the morning service in Fellowship Hall. The fundraiser will raise funds for the youth mission trip to Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the boarder of South Dakota and North Dakota. There is no cost for…
The Gospel Coalition posts many interesting articles and some I agree with and some I do not. The article I am pointing you to today is one of the more provocative articles I have read, Why I Changed My Mind About Baptism. It seems I am constantly having this discussion with people. I must confess I do not know everything about infant baptism. I am still learning from…
The danger of same sex marriage as a fundamental right.
In today’s briefing Dr. Mohler explains the complicated legal problem of legalizing same sex marriage that is before the Supreme Court. He takes a complex argument and breaks it down into digestible language. This is not small issue before our court. If same sex marriage is defined as a…
Are the good times really over?
One of the things I like to do with our blog is point you in the direction of some really good writers and bloggers. If you have not heard of Dr. Russell Moore then you need to begin checking out his blog. Dr. Moore is dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is gifted in cultural analysis from a biblical…
Bell’s telling teens that Hell is not real
An article by the Christian News Service is sounding the alarm on Rob Bell’s new book. Bell is pushing his new book toward teens and telling them that hell is a misguided notion by evangelicals. I have addressed the dangers of Rob Bell before so here is just another book by Bell in a long…
Raising Kids in a Pornified Culture
Zach Nielsen has written a very helpful blog on raising kids in a culture that is littered with pornography. The article is posted on the Gospel Coalition’s website. In our culture, you can never be over equipped for this issue. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/02/27/raising-kids-in-a-pornified-culture/
I really like Joe Carter’s perspective on what Tebow did be declining to speak at FBC Dallas. I say with him, leave the boy alone. We need to quit looking for celebrity Christians to do the work of the ministry. The Christian community is guilty of elevating Tim Tebow to celebrity status. He is just a man and a young one at that. The Christian community is guilty of…
CANCELLATIONS: Women’s & HS Bible Studies
With a winter storm due to hit this evening, the women’s Bible study for tonight has been canceled. Also, the high school Bible study for Friday morning is canceled as well.
A must read story on Baptist Press
It is easy to overlook this story on Baptist Press. When you just read the title it does not sound too interesting but when you begin to read the article you quickly learn that this story is much deeper than the word “interrupt”. I did not realize that abortion doctors were using the word “interrupted” as code for abortion today. Apparently the…
Just when you think you have seen it all and pro abortion group comes up with a video that just disturbing. I feel like I am looking at the devil himself in the video. Also at the conclusion of this Gospel Coalition blog there is a news report about the arrest of an abortion doctor and the raid on his clinic that was done in 2010. Amazing report. I was shocked. The…
Trying something new
This has been a long time in coming, but we’ve finally come to the point where we can publish blogs on our website. You can expect to see posts from Pastor Michael in this space (once I show him how to log in) and the rest of the staff in due time.