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I Want to Love Like That!

The following excerpt is from an article in “Christianity Today”.  It is the conversion story of a leftist, lesbian professor who despised Christians and then become one. The word Jesus stuck in my throat like an elephant tusk; no matter how hard I choked, I couldn’t hack it out. Those who professed the name commanded […]

A Prayer Request for Pastors by J.C. Ryle

“A prayer request for pastors” by J.C. Ryle “I will ask one favour on behalf of the brethren who have done the principal part of the labour in the meeting now nearly concluded. We ask a special place in your intercessory prayers. You should consider the position in which we are placed. We are often put […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 85-87

Question 85: What is the tenth commandment? Answer: The tenth commandment is, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.” Scripture: Exodus 20:17. Question 86: What is required in […]

Sabbatical

The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world. It demands so many skills. It’s emotionally taxing. And it’s both so regular (that sermon is coming!) and so variable (who can predict funerals, illnesses, or member crises?)  -Matt Schmucker, 9Marks Pastor Jerry and his family give so […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 82-84

Question 82: Which is the ninth commandment? Answer: The ninth commandment is, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Scripture: Exodus 20:16. Question 83: What is required in the ninth commandment? Answer: The ninth commandment requires that we maintain and promote truth between persons and that we preserve the good name of our […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 79-81

Question 79: Which is the eighth commandment? Answer: The eighth commandment is, “Thou shalt not steal.” Scripture: Exodus 20:15. Question 80: Which is required in the eighth commandment? Answer: The eighth commandment requires that we pursue lawful and useful work to provide for our needs and for those unable to provide for themselves. Scripture: Ephesians […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 76-78

  Question 76: Which is the seventh commandment? Answer: The seventh commandment is, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Scripture: Exodus 20:14. Question 77: What is required in the seventh commandment? Answer: The seventh commandment requires that we preserve our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2; 2 […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 73-75

Question 73: What is the sixth commandment? Answer: The sixth commandment is, “Thou shalt not kill.” Scripture: Exodus 20:13. Question 74: What is required in the sixth commandment? Answer: The sixth commandment requires all lawful efforts to preserve our own life and the life of others. Scripture: Ephesians 5:29, 30; Psalm 82:3, 4; Proverbs 24:11, […]