In this day and age, many churches have spent a lot of time considering or debating, the question, "Which musical style is best for worship?" But I would like to pose a more crucial question regarding worship. Is God pleased with any of our worship, considering how sinful we are? Are even our best efforts … Continue reading Is Our Worship Good Enough for God?
Jesus begins His final week of ministry by entering Jerusalem amidst a jubilant celebration. Multitudes greet Him, shouting “Hosannas” and waving palm branches in their hands, as He enters the city. For this reason, Christian tradition refers to this day as “Palm Sunday”—the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry. The fact that Christians through the centuries… via … Continue reading Palm Sunday: What Does it Mean? by Bob Gonzales
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About one year ago I was ordained by Grace Bible Church of Conway as one of the pastors. I have been a member here since 2011 and grew in service and responsibility over a few years before being ordained. I've learned a lot over the past year but what I've learned were not new concepts … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned in my Pastoral Rookie Year.
May we all stop and ponder for a moment about the story of the gospel as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. I am amazed that God Almighty would sendus such a wonderful gift while we were His enemies and deserving of His wrath. My friend, Tom Nettles, sent me this poem, which prompted … Continue reading Christmas Poem by Tom Nettles
I am regularly asked why I don't go to the largest, fastest growing church where most twenty somethings go in our town. It doesn't make sense to some why my wife and I choose to be part of a simple average sized church. By Bible-Belt expectations, I shouldn't want to go to church where the … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Be a Reformed Baptist
We would like to welcome you to the new and improved Reformed Baptist Blog! A few factors led to the need for an upgrade so we took on the task. You will find a new look with the same pastoral writing and insight from a Reformed Baptist perspective. Whether you are a long time reader … Continue reading Welcome to the New Reformed Baptist Blog
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!
Ligon Duncan spoke at the Gospel Coalition conference this morning on 2 Timothy 4:6-22. As he was expositing the text, he mentioned what he called a classic sermon by Charles Spurgeon on verse 13, in which Paul admonishes Timothy to "bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come-- and the … Continue reading The Importance of Books for the Pastor
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