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Exposition of the Book of Daniel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin   
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:03

Elder Ben Winslett, Pastor of Flint River Church near Huntsville Alabama, recently concluded his chapter by chapter study of one of the Bible's most intriguing books, Daniel. Beginning with the siege of Jerusalem and subsequent captivity, the book of Daniel gives us many stories of trial and triumph in throughout the life of a faithful Hebrew named Daniel.

Encouraging as those accounts are, in the latter chapters of Daniel God opens the windows of Heaven in the form of several prophesies, revealing many specifics about world events which would befall Israel in the centuries after Daniel's life, and some events yet to occur in the world!

You can download these sermons in the audio sermon section at Flint River Church's website, found at www.flintriverpbc.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:18
 
An Interesting Observation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:33

What do you think most Christians really crave to hear preached? Practical insight? Something motivational? Were people polled, I imagine many would answer accordingly. However, a recent server log gave me reason to pause and reflect on something I have believed for years. People, especially people who are outsiders to the message of grace, need to hear the truth about their salvation!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:09
 
Am I A Pharisee? 12 Signs To Watch Out For PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

In Jesus' day, the Pharisees were an prominent group of religious Jews often regarded as being holy and spiritual. While their founding (150s BC) ideal was noble - separation from sinfulness and adherence to God's law - by the 1st Century AD they had become a harsh group of self-righteous elitists, often passing judgment on others they perceived to be less holy while ignoring glaring sin in their own personal lives.

Every Christian should examine himself regularly to be certain he isn't infected with the spirit of the Pharisees. For Jesus Himself warned His disciples to "take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees..." (Mth 16:6). This mentality is compared to leaven in that once it is deposited into one's mind, it permeates as yeast does in dough and begins to affect the general demeanor and actions of a person.

Pharisees were cruel people. The general populous revered them as righteous, but both Jesus and John the Baptist condemned them as a generation of vipers, deserving of the fires of Hell. You. Do. Not. Want. To. Be. A. Pharisee. :-)

So what are the warning signs? Let's look at Matthew 23, Jesus' longest rebuke of the Pharisees, for some of the symptoms.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 10:03
 
Meeting Announcement - Bethany PBC in Ecru MS PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:58

Annual Meeting Bethany PB Church, 5 Miles W Ecru, MS on Hwy 346 this weekend. Sept. 12-14. Services Friday night 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. with lunch. Supper 5:30 p.m. and worship at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with lunch.

Elder Michael Gowens, Cullman, AL is invited minister.

Please also continue to pray for Bethany's pastor, Elder Larry Wise, as he recovers from open heart surgery.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:03
 
I'm Still A Guy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:55

A few years ago, country music star Brad Paisley released a hit entitled "I'm Still A Guy." While certainly not gospel (and perhaps a bit too graphic), it was amusing and spoke to the lamentable feminization of men in our country. I enjoyed the song and laughed along when I first listened.

 

Not too long after that, my brother was in a conversation with a young lady who insisted that such behavior as described in the song was "a cop out" for bad, unspiritual behavior. You see, she had been trained that a spiritual man must be a soft, mild mannered person who stands up straight, looks out on life with a stoic expression, and abstains from such immature and unsophisticated antics. Is that scriptural? By all means no, but it is a common thought in today's time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:42
 
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