WHAT IS A BAPTIST?

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What is a Baptist?  by James (Jimmy) T. Draper, Jr. October 2000 Baptists are people of a remarkable history, a resilient spirit, and a responsible commitment. Many things have been written and spoken in recent years about these people called Baptists. But what is a Baptist? What essentials define the individual and the corporate body… Read more »

10 REASONS TO PAY YOUR TITHES!

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While visiting in a neighborhood near our church, I met a man who responded to my introduction by saying, “Oh, you are the preacher who makes everyone pay ten percent to the church.” “No, you are not talking about me,” I replied. “There is no way that I can make people pay ten percent of… Read more »

OUR PASTOR…..AN APPRECIATION POEM

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Have you ever walked in our Pastor’s shoes,  And gone where his feet have trod?  Have you ever thought of what he means to us,  And on your knees, given thanks to God? Have you ever told him thank you,  For being there, when times are tough,  For comforting words and fervent prayers  When trials… Read more »

HELLO, MY NAME IS CHURCH!

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Hello my name is church, I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about me. I have no shortage of critics. Perhaps you have heard that I am… Boring Shallow Cheap A waste of time You’ve heard that I am full of: Hypocrites Clowns Greedy people The self-righteous Maybe you have visited me before and discovered: Horrible… Read more »

THOUGHT YA KNEW………?

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As we grow older and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $3000 or a $30 watch, they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $3000 or a $30 wallet/handbag, the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine, the hangover is the… Read more »

THE TITHE AND THE LIE!

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“Here mortal men receives tithes but there He receives them of whom it is witnessed, that he lives” (Hebrews 7:8). Jesus still receives tithes! Tithing cannot be Old Testament. The tithe does not go to the Church or to the preacher. The tithe goes through the Church and through the preacher. Tithing is spiritual, not… Read more »

5 SPIRITUAL DANGERS OF MISSING CHURCH

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I read recently that a denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, has a total of 16 million members, but on a typical Sunday only 6 million of those members attend their local church’s corporate worship gathering. Considering the importance and necessity of corporate worship for the Christian, this is a very discouraging statistic. Not only is… Read more »