Category: Doctrine

Monday Exposition Idea:
What is Good?
(Micah 6:8)

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Monday Exposition Idea:
What is Good?
(Micah 6:8)

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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Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #7:
Local Church Autonomy (not a Hierarchical Denominationalism)

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Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #7:
Local Church Autonomy (not a Hierarchical Denominationalism)

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Introduction/Summary All denominations that broadly share the Reformation heritage share more beliefs in common (orthodox […]

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Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #6:
Congregational Church Polity (not Presbyterian Elder Rule)

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Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #6:
Congregational Church Polity (not Presbyterian Elder Rule)

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Introduction/Summary All denominations that broadly share the Reformation heritage share more beliefs in common (orthodox […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit Is … Self-Control
The Fruit of the Spirit (Part 10)

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The Fruit of the Spirit Is … Self-Control
The Fruit of the Spirit (Part 10)

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. This is the tenth in a multi-part series by Dr. McKeever on the fruit of the Spirit. You can read them here: Part 1 (Counterfeit Fruit), Part 2 (Love), Part 3 (Joy), Part 4 (Peace), Part 5 […]

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Theological Terminology Thursday:
The Study of Specialized Words Relating to Theology

“Hyper-Calvinism”

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Theological Terminology Thursday:
The Study of Specialized Words Relating to Theology

“Hyper-Calvinism”

  By Ron F. Hale, Minister of Missions, West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN My definition of hyper-Calvinism: “The Hyper-Calvinist tends to lean so strongly toward the sovereignty of God (God’s eternal decree, predestination, and election) that he loses sight of man’s responsibility (repentance & faith) so that the Gospel’s free offer of grace is […]

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