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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
Written by Admin   
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
 
Sermons from Antioch Annual Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Saturday, 09 August 2014 16:01

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Oxford, MS had elder David Pyles of Jackson, MS as the guest speaker for their 2014 Annual Meeting. The meeting was blessed with wonderful attendance, amazing fellowship, edifying preaching, spirited singing, and most importantly, the presence of God was felt among all. If you'd like to listen to the sermons online, they've been posted at Antioch Church's website.

Click here for the sermons

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014 17:36
 
Meeting Reminder PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Monday, 21 July 2014 15:55

Antioch’s 2014 summer meeting is almost here! It begins Friday night, August 1. The invited guest minister is Elder David Pyles from Grace PBC in Jackson, MS. Brother David has been ordained since 1984 and has pastored Grace Church since 1990. Brother David’s knowledgeable gift both refreshes and challenges his listeners. We are are greatly anticipating the weekend and hope you will be blessed to attend. We pray this weekend will be a time of spiritual revival. We most importantly pray that God would be glorified throughout the entire weekend! Come join us worship the Lord.

 

The services are as follows:

 
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