Archive for May, 2012

Reforming the Deacons (Part 3):
Interpreting the Qualifications by the Spirit

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. Read Part One Here. Read Part Two Here. There’s a danger in interpreting the Word of the Lord “by the Spirit and not by the letter of the law.” The danger is that strict constructionists, who […]

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 2):
How to Help a Pastor Get Better

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. Read Part One Here. Here’s what happens. A few deacons fellowshipping over coffee deal with various subjects about the church. Eventually, someone brings up the preacher and that ignites the interest of the rest of the […]

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 1):
Let’s Reform the Deacon Body

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. The most confused group of people in the average Southern Baptist church is the deacons. They have no idea what they are to be and do. Depending on the whims of the deacon chairman for that […]

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“It is finished.”
False Assumptions because of the Cross
Part 2 – I don’t have to pursue salvation

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“It is finished.”
False Assumptions because of the Cross
Part 2 – I don’t have to pursue salvation

Dr. Thomas Douglas Pastor Parkway Baptist Church Kansas City, KS This is the second part of series; click to read part one. If you have pastored for even a year, you recognize among our congregations a general lack of concern for their eternal lives. It’s seen in the ease in which people dismiss services, dismiss […]

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Monday Exposition Idea:
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
(Selected Scriptures)

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Monday Exposition Idea:
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
(Selected Scriptures)

By Franklin L. Kirksey, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and author of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice. These expositions by Dr. Kirksey are offered to suggest sermon or Bible study ideas for pastors and other church leaders, both from the exposition and from the illustrative material, or simply for […]

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