Category: Church

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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10 Insights About Your Church’s Fellowship

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers…. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they ate […]

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The Church and the Great Commission

By Wes Kenney, currently a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary A proper understanding of the role of the individual Christian in the fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely necessary to the well being of the church and to the faithful fulfillment of that commission. Essential to this understanding […]

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