MY BROTHER OR ME?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 3 Romans 14:1-23 BACKGROUND In the local church at Rome, there was a small group, probably Gentiles, who had come to the conclusion that there was something religiously wrong with eating meat and drinking wine. Apparently they had moved Read More …

TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 2 TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT? 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 BACKGROUND Corinth was a wicked city filled with idolatry because of pagan temple worship. Polytheism was so rampant that the streets and public squares of Corinth were lined with Read More …

BASIC PRINCIPLES

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

This past week, while doing some research, I ran across a lesson series called “Questionable Things” by Dr. Jack Arnold. The series takes an in-depth look at those actions, when taken by a Christian, may be questionable as to whether Read More …

WHY SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN BAPTIST CHURCHES

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By N. B. Broughton Superintendent in Tabernacle Baptist Church. Raleigh, North Carolina Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be Read More …

WHY CONVERTED CHURCH-MEMBERSHIP

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Rev. J. O. Rust, LL. D. Pastor Edgefield Baptist Church. Nashville, Tennessee But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called Read More …

WHY BAPTISM AS SYMBOL AND NOT A SAVING ORDINANCE

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By J. B. Moody, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church. Tampa, Florida. Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into Read More …

WHY IMMERSION AND NOT SPRINKLING OR POURING

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By C. A. Stakely, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church Washington, D. C. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, 1 have need to be baptized of thee, Read More …

WHY BAPTISM OF BELIEVERS AND NOT INFANTS

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. P. Johnston, D. D. Pastor Third Baptist Church St. Louis, Missouri And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water, and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT CAMPBELLITE

This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Edgar E. Folk, D. D. Editor Baptist and Reflector Nashville, Tennessee [ADMIN NOTE: Campbellite refers to what we today call the The Church of Christ, Christian Church and various Mormon groups among others.] For God so loved the world that Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT PRESBYTERIAN

This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By T. S. Dunaway, D. D. Fredericksburg, Virginia Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT METHODIST

This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. A. Venable, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church Meridian, Mississippi For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. Moreover Read More …

Must We Pray Before Meals?

Last weekend, my sons and I went to a car show. When we left, one son took the metro home to Virginia and I rode home to Maryland with the other. On the way, we stopped for burgers and fries Read More …

Pulpit Plagiarism?

Originally posted By Dr. James L. Wilson – (FreshMinistry.org) at www.sermons.logos.com “I only read sermon books for inspiration,” is a statement that reminds me a lot of people who say, “I only buy those magazines for the articles.” I believe Read More …

Whence Came Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day in the United States is an annual day of thanks for the blessings of the past year, observed on the fourth Thursday in November. It is a historical, national, and religious holiday that began with the Pilgrims. After Read More …

Maryland School Board Scrubs Religious Holidays From Calendar

Local newspapers, radio and TV stations are watching closely, and reporting on the Montgomery County Maryland school board’s recent decision to remove all religious branding from its school calendar. No longer will the calendar show Christmas, Easter, Yom Kipper, etc. Read More …

Colossians 1:1-2

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Colossians

Outline of 1:1–13 A. Introductory; Col. 1:1-13 1. Author; Col. 1:1. Recipients; Col. 1:2 a. Greetings; Col. 1:2 b. 2. Prayer of thanks; Col. 1:3-8 a. When we give thanks—always; Col. 1:3 b. Why we give thanks; Col. 1:4-8 (1) Read More …

Colossians (a side note)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Colossians

As I was studying for this series, I ran across the following section from Maclaren’s commentary that I thought most interesting so I will include it here.  I had not considered this previously but it does make a lot of sense.  And Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 4

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Colossians

I. OUTLINE OF COLOSSIANS Introductory; Col. 1:1-13. 1. Author-recipients-greeting; Col. 1:1-2. 2. Thanksgiving; Col. 1:3-8. 3. Prayer; Col. 1:9-13. I. CHRIST—His supremacy and work; Col. 1:15-23. II. CHRIST—The goal of Paul’s ministry; Col. 1:24-29; Col. 2:1-5. III. CHRIST—The antidote for Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 3

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Colossians

G. RELATIONSHIP OF COLOSSIANS TO EPHESIANS 1. Colossians and Ephesians contain many phrases, sentences, and expressions that are much alike. 2. The fact that there is so much similarity between the two books could be accounted for by one of Read More …