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Spurgeon on deacons

The Church owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to those thousands of godly men who study her interests day and night, contribute largely of their substance, care for her poor, cheer her ministers, and in times of trouble and prosperity, … Continue reading

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On the borders of Heaven

It was said of the Puritan Richard Sibbes, “Heaven was in him, before he was in Heaven.” Have you ever known a godly man or woman who, nearing the end of their lives, had such peace, assurance, and quiet joy, … Continue reading

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Now there’s an idea!

Parents, if you complain about your church in front of your kids, don’t be surprised if your kids don’t want to go to church. – Burk Parsons

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Are you getting in on this?

No Christian is a member of a particular church at random. The sovereign Lord Jesus is purposefully  building his church, and the sovereign Holy Spirit is purposefully gifting every individual member for God-glorifying service more significant than we can know … Continue reading

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Repairing the Christian Temple

In 1785, Oliver Hart preached the Association sermon at the Philadelphia Association’s annual meeting in 1785. Now a revered elder statesman in Baptist life, he had labored mightily in gospel ministry for some 35 years. He titled his sermon, “A … Continue reading

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The Priority of Church Attendance

Great quote from J.C. Ryle: “We shall all do well to remember the charge of the Apostle Paul–“Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.” (Heb. 10:25). Never to be absent from God’s house on Sundays, … Continue reading

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You are Designed to Know God through the Community of Faith

In God’s wise design, each individual child of his is dependent upon other believers to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Think about it: you were not ‘zapped’ one day from Heaven with the knowledge of Christ. Instead, … Continue reading

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