Category Archives: Church Life

Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other

Martin Luther’s reply at the Diet of Worms to the question of whether or not he stood by his writing:  ”Since your Imperial Majesty and Lordships demand a simple answer I will do so without horns or teeth as follows: … Continue reading

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John MacArthur Rebukes Joel Osteen

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Johnny Hunt on Learning from Those Who See Things Differently

Source: the Resurgence.com Dustin Neeley At the recent Advance the Church Conference in Raleigh, NC, I sat down with Johnny Hunt, Pastor of FBC Woodstock and recent SBC President to talk about a number of topics. In this video, Johnny … Continue reading

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Just Do Something

To close out his Next 2010 conference message, “The Church,” Kevin DeYoung gave a list of suggestions for how to be a difference maker in the local church. He said: • Find a good local church. • Get involved. • … Continue reading

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The Office of Deacon

Source The Office of Deacon  The Greek word for deacon (diakonos) means “serve” or “servant.”  This same word is used several times in the Gospels to describe Jesus’ mission: he came not to be served (“deaconed”) but to serve (“deacon”) and … Continue reading

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Baptist churches and Membership Covenants

Baptist churches and Membership Covenants by Matt Capps November 4, 2009 This post was developed with Derek Radney What is a church covenant? “What is the purpose of a membership covenant and why is it so important to the local church?” … Continue reading

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Why a Church Covenant?

My church is in the process of adopting a new covenant and statement of beliefs. I found this post interesting as I have spent much time praying, teaching, and thinking through what does it mean to be in a covenant … Continue reading

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