Monthly Archives: June 2010

Southern Baptist Liturgy

I was amused by Nancy Tatom Ammerman’s description of the uniformity of Southern Baptist worship through much of the twentieth century. Does this sound familiar to anyone? “The worship styles of SBC churches were in fact so routine that only … Continue reading

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Adam’s Task: Eden and Beyond?

I have absolutely loved studying the first two chapters of Genesis for the current sermon series, musing on man’s condition and way of life before the Fall. Here’s James B. Jordan letting his imagination roam through Eden and beyond: “With … Continue reading

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The Dignity and Value of Manual Labor

I like to think about the goodness and blessing of work on Mondays. Here’s a good quote from John Murray about the dignity and value of manual labor: “That Adam’s labour consisted in dressing the garden and keeping it informs us … Continue reading

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In the Beginning, God is the Lord

Here are the first two installments of our study of Genesis at Curve Baptist Church: The Revelation of God the Lord Genesis 1:1-2:3 God, the Lord of Human Life Genesis 2:4-25

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Sabbath: Looking Back, Looking Forward

“We may profitably look back to the holy and happy state in which our first parents stood when they came from the hand of their Creator; and we may, with good effect, remember from whence we have fallen. A due … Continue reading

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Does Genesis 2:16-17 Teach a “Covenant of Works?”

“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall … Continue reading

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Better to Form Characters than to Compile Volumes

I commented recently on the importance of recognizing the eternal importance of the quiet, weekly work of the local church. In keeping with that theme, I confess that it is easy for me to equate success and significance in service … Continue reading

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