Introduction: The December 18, 2001 entry of Our Daily Bread seeks to apply this parable for us. I want to quote it in full in order to illustrate an important issue when seeking to interpret this parable correctly: For 11 years, an official at a Michigan community college impressed fellow workers as a highly qualified … Continue reading Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 Teaching Outline)
Introduction [After having read all of verses 1-23]: I recently read a testimonial from someone who attended the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Here is a part of that testimonial: I have, for a long time, been passionate about making the Bible relevant in contemporary culture and talking to people where they are at. So … Continue reading Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 Teaching Outline)
This is a final reminder to the blog's readers that the Christmas giveaway drawing is next month. As I announced on September 23, this year the Reformed Baptist Blog would like to thank our readers by offering an opportunity to two of the blog's email subscribers to receive a free book for Christmas this year. Two of our readers … Continue reading Final Reminder – The Christmas Giveaway is Coming!
There have been times that I have felt – that’s right, I said the word “felt” – prompted to get up out of my warm bed in the middle of the night to pray. At other times, I have had a sudden and spontaneous burden come upon me to give an offering to a person … Continue reading I Don’t Believe in Soul Mates
Earlier this year Shawn Mathis, pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church (OPC), Denver, Colorado, wrote an article entitled What Is a Family Integrated Church? which I alerted this blog's readers to here. Now I would like to bring to your attention a follow-up article written by Shawn entitled Why I Cannot Sign the Family Integrated Church … Continue reading "Why I Cannot Sign the Family Integrated Church Confession" by Shawn Mathis
Last Wednesday Doug Phillips resigned from his position as president of Vision Forum Ministries and discontinued his speaking responsibilities as well. Here is the official statement of resignation from the ministry's website: With thanksgiving to God for His mercy and love, I have stepped down from the office of president at Vision Forum Ministries and have discontinued … Continue reading Doug Phillips Resigns From Vision Forum Ministries