You become a Christian by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You become a Baptist by believing the rest of Bible. Here are three reasons I’m glad to be a Baptist.
1. Baptists were never part of the Roman Catholic church.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Reformation lately. I’m glad that men stood up against the doctrinal and moral corruption of the Roman Catholic church. Many groups came out from among the Catholic church and eventually become Christian denominations. I’m for anyone who believes and proclaims the saving power of faith in Christ alone. However, every denomination that left the Catholic church also retained some of its false teaching and unscriptural philosophy. Baptistic believers have never been part of the Catholic church. We are not “Protestants.” We did not come out of the Catholic church. There have been believers holding to the Baptist Distinctives since the time of Christ that has run parallel to every other Christian group. They have been called by many different names throughout history, but their fundamental beliefs have been very similar.
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The Believer’s most powerful ally is the Holy Spirit Who dwells within. Do you know what He is trying to accomplish in your life? Do you know what He wants to do to help you? Are you allowing Him to do His job?
Before our Lord Jesus Christ returned to Heaven, He comforted the Disciples with the revelation that He would leave them the Holy Spirit as their Helper and Comforter.
Wow! God placed a Member of the Trinity within His children! He is in you right now. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He wants to supercharge your life. There is divine power, wisdom, insight, and more available to you through the Holy Ghost! Yet, most Christians are unaware of His ministry.
The Holy Spirit is the least understood Member of the Godhead, yet He is the One we interact with most intimately in this life. I encourage you to begin the journey of getting to know Him and experiencing all He has to offer.
What is He trying to do in your life today? How can He help you? Are you filled with Him? What limits His work in your life? (more…)
Some cry foul or “legalism” at the very mention of living a life separated from sin. Does God have an opinion? Here are 3 Bible reasons that every Christian should strive to live a holy life.
Convictions. Standards. Sanctification. Holy Living. The concept goes by different names among different groups. Whatever name you choose to describe it, the honest Christian must admit that God does not want His people living in sin. Why would God allow His Son to die such a horrible death on the Cross if sin didn’t really matter to Him? (more…)
A functional calendar is an indispensable tool of stewardship in life management. We live life by a series of dates and times. Is your calendar system helping you stay on top?
Ephesians 5:15–16 “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Time is life. How you spend your time is how you spend your life. The word redeem in the verse above means to ‘buy back’ or ‘rescue from loss.’ Time is wasted when it is not carefully accounted for by a schedule and a calendar. I use Nozbe for my tasks. I use Fantastical 2 for my calendar.
A functional calendar system is an essential tool to keep your life in order. I have used many calendar tools. From good old pen and paper to the fancy digital apps, I have tried many and found them lacking. Some of them are even a hindrance to productivity. Then I found FantasitCal 2. (more…)
Order vs. Chaos. The battle between these two wages every day all around you. Things left to themselves fall into chaos. Order is obtained by design and effort. Here are seven amazing tips that will help you set your life in order.
God brought order out of chaos during the creation of our planet. Genesis 1:1-2 God loves order. A quick glance at nature shows an orderly pattern. This order becomes more apparent the deeper you study creation. From the endless expanse of space to the smallest atom, God’s bias for order is clearly seen. He desires to help us create order out of our chaotic lives.
1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
One of the responsibilities of a pastor is to set the church in order and to keep it organized according to God’s teaching in the Bible.
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
Likewise, it is your responsibility to set in order your personal life and your areas of authority.
The world moves quickly around us. It demands our time and attention with no consideration for God’s commands or our highest priorities.
Either you will live life or life will live you. You must be the designer of your life. You must decide what is truly important and build your life in an orderly way to facilitate the accomplishment of those goals and the fulfillment of those relationships.