Category Archives: Church

Is It Time For You to Make a Change?

People often fall into one of two camps in regards to making changes. One camp holds that change is never good, and the other camp holds that it is always good. The truth, however, is that sometimes change is of God and sometimes it … Continue reading

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A Fresh Spark

Dr. G. Curtis Jones tells the story of a board meeting he once sat in on at a city church where he was serving as pastor. The focus of the meeting was the church’s lackluster performance at winning people to … Continue reading

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A Word About Church Services

A faithful churchgoer who also happened to love fishing was asked by his fisherman friend, “How can you go to the same church every service, week after week, month after month, year after year? It’s the same place, the same … Continue reading

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Divorced Pastors & Deacons? (post #3 of 3)

I closed the previous post by promising to present cases for both sides of this argument. So, I might as well go ahead and jump right into that. I’ll start with the scriptural case for a divorced man serving as … Continue reading

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Divorced Pastors & Deacons? (post #2 of 3)

This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife… (1 Timothy 3:1-2, N.K.J.V.) For this reason I left you … Continue reading

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Divorced Pastors & Deacons? (post #1 of 3)

My home church, Mckinney Cove Baptist, licensed me to preach in October of 1992, and I was formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Since that time I have seen many changes in regards to how Baptist churches … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Proverbs 24:23

This week’s “Christian Verses” podcast uses Proverbs 24:23 in relation to the sin (yes, that’s what it is) of showing favoritism. Bosses promoting favorites at work. Coaches showing favoritism toward certain players. Deacon elections at church becoming little more than … Continue reading

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