Archive for February, 2012

Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 1:
Salvation is of God, Not of Us

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 1:
Salvation is of God, Not of Us

by Steve Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, McFarland Chair of Theology, and Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. From time to time, many Christians struggle with the issue of the assurance of their salvation.  Often these doubts arise out of a sense of unworthiness […]

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Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin

Dr. Bailey has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, since 1989.  He formerly served as Professor of Old Testament at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 1978 to 1995. He has authored five books: Step by Step through the Old Testament; Biblical Hebrew Grammar; Joshua: Courage for the Future; As You […]

Pastor Search Committee 101
Part 3: Help! I’m a New Pastor and Don’t Know How to Deal With Search Committees

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Pastor Search Committee 101
Part 3: Help! I’m a New Pastor and Don’t Know How to Deal With Search Committees

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. This is the third article of a three part series that deals with pastor’s search committees. The previous articles are: Part 1: What That Pastor Search Committee is Looking For Part 2: The Pastor and Wife […]

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SBC Name Change News

The Administrative Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention unanimously recommended to the Executive Committee today that the recommendations of the SBC Name Change Task Force (that the name “Southern Baptist Convention” be retained, but the alternate name of “Great Commission Baptists” be allowed for churches who prefer to use that nomenclature). […]

What Makes Small Churches Great Churches:
Part 1: Truth

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What Makes Small Churches Great Churches:
Part 1: Truth

Dr. Thomas Douglas Pastor Parkway Baptist Church Kansas City, KS Small churches are not great simply because of their numerical limitations, no more than large churches are great because of the number of heads in the pews. One can attend a church of any size that is unhealthy and detrimental to the cause of Christ. […]

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