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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 51-54

Question 51: Which is the first commandment? Answer: The first commandment is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Scripture: Exodus 20:3. Question 52: What is required in the first commandment? Answer: The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God, and to worship […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 39 & 40

Question 39: What is sanctification? Answer: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace by which we are renewed in the whole person after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness. Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 4:23, 24; Romans 6:11. Question 40: What are […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 37 & 38

Question 37: What is justification? Answer: Justification is an act of God’s free grace, by which he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone. Scripture: Romans 3:24; 5:19; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; Galatians […]

A Baptist Catechism – Questions 21, 22 & 23

Question 21: Into what condition did the fall bring mankind? Answer: The fall brought mankind into a condition of sin and misery. Scripture: Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:18-19; 7:18; Isaiah 53:6; 64:6; John 3:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Corinthians 2:14. Question 22: What is the sinfulness of that condition into which all mankind has fallen? Answer: The […]