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Render Unto Caesar - Tax Time Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 14 February 2014 10:10

A couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to refinance our home. We are budget minded people, have no credit cards and avoid debt if at all possible. Needless to say, when the rates dropped down into the low 3% range a refi was too good to pass up.


Once we began the process, we were alarmed to find out a refinance was not possible because I had not been receiving a W2 for church "income" and therefore could not claim it on the application. Even though I had other forms of income (Land surveying, teaching trumpet lessons), the amount given to me by the church I serve was a large enough portion of our family budget that without it being shown on the application I certainly did not qualify for the loan.


Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 13:51
How Should Preachers Be Educated? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Cordes   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:50

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2


Education is greatly emphasized in our world, today, as it should be.  After all, who wants an uneducated world?  However, what we are teaching/learning is far more important and should be our greatest concern.  Being a minister, I often get questions from every-day acquaintances, such as “where did you receive your education as a minister?”  This question may be an uncomfortable one for some ministers to answer, but for me it is easy and gives me great pleasure to reply with “from the Bible”.  Now, granted, I have learned many things from many ministers and I have read several theological writings however, the book that I have studied and continue to study on a daily basis is the word of God.  It is the foundation on which each minister has instructed me from and the source of the topics which theologians elaborate.  If what we are teaching/learning is most important, then the greatest and safest content we could ever learn is found in the Bible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:55
A Pastor's Four Responses To Bill Nye After the Nye/Ham Debate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dolph Painter   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:35

The following was written by Dolph Painter, pastor of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Roanoke Virginia. I received it via facebook and it is definitately worth FWDing along.

- Ben Winslett




After watching the Ham-Nye Debate, I have four thoughts I would like to share with our members, especially those in school. The thoughts that follow are responses to challenges made by Mr. Nye. They are:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:40
Sermons on iTunes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:20

Over the past year I have began trying to create a internet presence for the church I pastor, Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. I am doing this work for two reasons: 1) to give information about Antioch to people living in or moving to the Oxford area and who may be looking for a place to worship Christ, 2) to allow those who are sick, shut-in, and/or have moved to still listen to sermons preached at Antioch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:12
David, Abigail, and Nabal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 10 February 2014 11:45

Elder Keith Ellis posted an informative status update to his facebook page this morning from Ephesians 5 on the role of husbands to love and lead their wives as the spiritual head of the home. One comment he made I found especially interesting is as follows:


"Men are not to abuse their authority in the relationship by enslaving their wives. Just as our Lord is gracious towards His bride, the church, so should husbands love their wives.

Women are to submit to their husbands in The Lord. Wisdom and discernment are sometimes needed to know when the husbands authority oversteps the bounds of what is godly and right in the sight of God. In such cases the wife should not comply."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:33
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