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 …

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 …

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. 1

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Colossians

A. IMPORTANCE OF THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS Colossians is the most Christ-centered epistle in the New Testament. Colossians enables us to see clearly what it means to be in Christ. No other book is so concerned with the exaltation Read More …

An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …

Eph. 1:1,2 – Grace and Peace

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Eph 1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Paul presents himself here as “an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will Read More …

Thanksgiving

Philippians 1:1-11 The city of Philippi was the first European city to hear the gospel from Paul. Paul had a great love for the people of this city. The Christians of Philippi had a closer fellowship than Christians in other Read More …

Did Jesus ever address homosexuality?

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Same Sex Marriage

Did Jesus ever address homosexuality? In my last post, someone in the Comments asked, “If Jesus is the greatest prophet and Son of God, and if homosexuality was such a bar to eternal life, why didn’t Jesus address this?” I’ve Read More …

Homosexuality – What Does Rom 1:24-27 Teach?

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Same Sex Marriage

Homosexuality – What Does Rom 1:24-27 Teach? Although Rom 1:24-27 is not the only passage in the Scriptures which clearly condemns homosexual practice, it is the most demonstrative. Paul wastes few words in showing his position on the subject. (And Read More …

Homosexuality – What does 1Co 6:9-11 teach?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Same Sex Marriage

Homosexuality–What does 1Co 6:9-11 teach? In these three verses Paul lists ten sins. The list begins with the rhetorical question: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? These ten sins are characterized by Read More …