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Can Women Read Scripture and Lead Prayer on Sunday Mornings?


The elders believe it is not only permissible but also desirable for both men and women to participate in the public prayers and Scripture reading in our corporate worship services....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Galatians 2:16


Truly there is no other way to be justified before God outside of Christ’s righteousness imputed upon us through faith....

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Open Membership in Baptist Churches?


Open membership advocates make strong, credible arguments for their views. These arguments deserve careful and charitable engagement, even as they may prove to be unconvincing in the final analysis. ...

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Scripture Memory Meditation | 1 Peter 1:1-2


We are dependent on God’s undeserved favor to us and the peace that only Christ brings to us in this troubled world....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Galatians 2:20


Because Jesus was faithful to the end, we can look to him and be confident that he is interceding for us now as we strive to walk in his example....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | 2 Corinthians 5:21


Salvation came at a cost. Remembering the story of Abraham and Isaac reminds us of that cost. We see that “God was willing to sacrifice for you what was most precious to Him.”...

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Colossians 1:19-20


In pointing out Jesus’ deity Paul sets us up to place our full hope in Christ for reconciliation. For it will be through this God-man that all things in heaven and earth will one day be reconciled as a result of Christ’s finished work on the cross....

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Talking to Children (Or Anyone) About Sin and the Love of God


Jesus and the biblical authors did not avoid speaking about sin, but they also did not speak only about sin. They brought an appropriate emphasis into the contexts in which they spoke. Similarly, we should carefully consider which emphasis is required when we talk to children (or anyone) about sin and the love of God....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Acts 2:24


Central to our gospel hope is the reality of Jesus’s past resurrection and our future resurrection....

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Introducing James: Author & Audience

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James writes in ancient Israel’s prophetic and wisdom traditions, bearing a remarkable resemblance to Jesus’s teachings. Although James addresses his letter to ethnic Jews, there are good reasons for every follower of Jesus to receive this letter as authoritative and instructive....

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