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Urgent Help Needed! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:44


I have had some thoughts in mind as of late which I've wanted to express but have been reluctant to pen down because doing so would likely open the door for being misunderstood. I don't want you to think that I believe myself to be some sort of a lord over God's heritage or a judge over another man's servant. The Primitive Baptists have surely suffered, albeit unintentionally, as a result of “big preachers” and regional “popes” who believed their authority was more than it actually was. There is to be no hierarchy among today's gospel ministry. In God's structure of things, there are no regional bishops (the term bishop is synonymous with elder), no archbishops, cardinals, and certainly no pontiff. Sure, within a local body, the pastor is in a definite leadership role, but above this there is only Christ. I offer this up front for clarity's sake.


At the same time, my father in the ministry warned me when I was first starting to preach to wait until I was older than 40 to offer any corrective advice in regards to the ministry, lest I be labeled a “whippersnapper.” I certainly wouldn't want to be called such. ;-)


Now that this is out of the way, I want to express something that's been burning in my heart and mind for some time: the church stands in need of laborers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:57
That Pesky Cornelius PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin   
Monday, 28 December 2015 18:22

Cornelius (Acts 10) is an interesting figure in scripture and does great harm to the common religious notions of today. If contemporary theology were true, Cornelius would have been a condemned man, void of the Holy Spirit, an alien to God and reprobate, never having heard the preached gospel (Romans 3).


Yet notice how the author Luke, through the Spirit, describes him in verse 2: "A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway."


Cornelius feared God. When he prayed, God answered. 

Daily Lesson on God's Longsuffering Nature PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Wise   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:54


Scriptural lessons are typically learned most vividly from personal experience, and with God, His teaching school is always in session.  I learned a very practical lesson on what being longsuffering means today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:04
Why Do You Pay Your Pastor? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Winslett   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 13:14

You may have never given this question much thought. Or you have come to the typical conclusion that he was given remuneration for filling pulpit supply. It is certainly a good practice to support someone who fills pulpit supply, but the wages given to your specific pastor is different. Your pastor is not just your pastor when he is filling pulpit supply.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 13:56
Obey Them That Have The Rule Over You PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 23 November 2015 10:18

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." - Hebrews 13:17


One of our deacons made some remarks at the close of service yesterday about this text. I had preached from 1 Samuel 16 and God's calling of David, which included a lesson on Samuel's authority and the respect Israelites had for him (See 1 Sam 16:4).

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2015 10:25
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