Archive Monthly Archives: January 2014

Online Bible Study: 1 John

January 16, 2014

The book of 1 John is a book of great encouragement and teaching for the believer.

Written late in the 1st Century, the Apostle John wrote the book to provide boundaries on our beliefs about Christ. The creeping philosophy of gnosticism was affecting the belief system of early believers. Was Jesus just a spirit? Was Jesus sometimes human and sometimes divine? What does a believer in Jesus believe about Jesus, and how does that believer live?

Join Dr. Randy White for a verse-by-verse journey through the five chapters of 1 John every Thursday night at 8 p.m. CDT on your computer or smart phone/pad. The study is FREE, interactive, and a great time of learning.

Click to register, HERE.

Book of Acts Changes Lives

January 16, 2014

Submitted by Brendan Kennedy, SS teacher
Claycomo Baptist Church
Kansas City, Mo.

A couple recently started attending my Sunday school class from out of the blue. They each came from theologically confused backgrounds, the wife from a United Pentecostal (Jesus only) church. I asked the Lord what He was doing in this couple’s life that they would suddenly show up in my class. He put it on my heart that I should immediately stop what we were doing and teach through the book of Acts. I did as I was told, and we got through less than half of the lesson I had prepared because the wife had so many questions about the Holy Spirit and baptism. She later came forward to request baptism at the invitation. The couple joined the church the following Sunday and attend faithfully. I am humbled that God would give me something so specific to do, and then use it to draw this woman to Himself. All glory to God!

Clean or Dirty? / Dr. Stephen Rummage

January 14, 2014

A “Moving Forward” devotional
by Dr. Stephen Rummage, pastor
Bell Shoals Baptist Church
Brandon, Fla.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another, and the
blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” 1 John 1:7.

California pastor Greg Laurie makes a simple observation: When he wears white pants, they get stained and spotted very quickly. He writes: “I want to blame it on the fact that I spill because I am wearing white pants, but the truth is that I spill all the time. I think I spill as much on my jeans as I do on my white pants. It is just that white pants display dirt.”

I can identify with Greg Laurie, and you probably can as well. You can probably also see the spiritual application behind his observation.

Read more, HERE.


SBCToday highly commends Moving Forward devotionals to you. In 2010, Moving Forward with Dr. Stephen Rummage was launched. Moving Forward is the daily Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.

Dr. Rummage has a heart to see people come to know Christ and then grow in their walk with Christ.

The goal of Moving Forward is to provide solid, Bible-based teaching to help strengthen the walk of those who follow Christ and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to draw people into relationship with Christ.

Radio broadcasts of Moving Forward can be heard weekdays across Florida, and nationwide on Family Talk Sirius-XM 131.

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