God is at work in New England. Take a moment to praise God after reading the good news.
We praise the Lord for three new churches starting!
Freedom Baptist Church of Quincy, Massachusetts had its first day of services on March 25. They had a good (more…)
Do you want more than thoughts and prayers? Then get out of our way.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”
It seems that an increasing number of politicians and public figures say they are tired of hearing that “our thoughts and prayers” are with the families of school shootings. They say that more needs to be done. I agree.
Prayer is part of the solution. I believe in the power prayer. It moves the hand of God in the world and the heart of those who pray. We will continue to pray for the families affected by these tragedies. It is our right and privilege to do so. However, the same people that say they’re tired of our thoughts and prayers are usually the same people that are keeping Christians from doing more to help.
It is well-documented that the secular coup of the public school system has been disastrous. Public schools began in church buildings. The first school books were filled with Christian concepts and Bible verses. There has been a concerted effort to remove God from the classroom and public arena. In 1963 the Supreme Court established a prohibition on “state-sponsored prayer” in US schools. That decision has been the foundation of the continued effort to remove any positive influence of Jehovah and His Son in schools. The school system has been in decline since they kicked out the Bible and prayer. The US school system is now a mission field.
Some of you are jumping out of your seat right now citing the Establishment Clause. Sit back down. A nonsensical and unhistorical interpretation of the First Amendment of the Constitution has become the weapon of choice among the enemies of God to remove His influence from our government. Study genuine US history. This amendment was not added to protect the government from churches, but to protect the churches from the government. Christianity was not only allowed in American government; it was clearly preferred over other religions for much of our history. You don’t hear that very often do you?
We would tell children God loves them, but you insist on teaching them that there is no God.
God cares more for these children than we can conceive. He wants them to be protected. Yet, He has been (more…)
95% of Americans celebrate Christmas, but many have forgotten what it’s all about. Do you know the true meaning of Christmas?
I love Christmas! I enjoy the red and green decorations, the fun music, the anticipation of gifts, and extra time with family. However, the meaning of Christmas is so easily lost by the commercialization and busyness of the season.
Do you know the meaning of Christmas?
- Christmas is not about Santa!
- Christmas is not about Mary!
- Christmas is not about money!
- Christmas is not about gifts!
- Christmas is not about vacation!
CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT (more…)
You can’t watch the news over the past few months without constantly hearing about sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment. What used to be spoken of in police offices and courtrooms has become a subject for daily conversation. Here’s my take…
Sexual Deviance is Real and Pervasive.
I am not surprised by sexual deviance. When you use God’s definitions, we are surrounded by it every day. The sexual sins that God warns us about in the Bible are accepted and abundant in our society today. The two most common forms of sexual sin mentioned in the Bible are (more…)
I will be teaching a session at the Quad State Sunday School Conference on Saturday. This is a training meeting where several hundred believers gather for instruction and motivation for the Sunday School ministry. Please say a pray for the conference and for my session. I’ll be teaching on the subject “Stop Wasting Your Time and Do This First”.
I’ve attached a pic from last year. If you are in the area, come enjoy the conference!
2016 Quad State Sunday School Conference
||September 9, 2017
||12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
||2017 Quad State Sunday School Conference
||Stop Wasting Your Time & Do This FIRST!
Pastor Mike Dinges and Peoples Baptist Church in Clifton, NJ
||1350 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003