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Thursday 21st of November 2019

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Revival's Call to Radical Repentance
Written by David Wise   
Sunday, 29 September 2019 15:37

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.” (Haggai 1:7)

 

In America, we want the “effects” of revival without the uncomfortable and life rearranging “causes” of revival. We all want to see new converts come to the truth, baptisms, churches growing, even churches being planted; we all want to see the effects of revival. However, we are unwilling to deeply and intimately evaluate the areas of our life that need to change and repent of the actions that initiate such a revival. Radical repentance – not just casually feeling sorry for some of our actions but radical, life rearranging changes in our lives – is one of the great causes of revival that we are unwilling to undertake. THERE IS NO REVIVAL WITHOUT RADICAL REPENTANCE.

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Glad Tidings - October 2019
Written by David Wise   
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 13:50

Please enjoy reading the October 2019 edition of the Glad Tidings newsletter.

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Simple Worship of Christ
Written by David Wise   
Friday, 20 September 2019 17:43

“Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” – Hebrews 2:12

 

In the Primitive Baptist Church, our worship is very simple: we preach, we sing, we pray. That simplistic worship is actually quite contrary to the complicated manner of worship that is typically in general Christianity today. We want to maintain the simplistic pattern of worship we see in the New Testament scriptures. Actually, we can see from this verse and others in the New Testament that Jesus engaged in the same simplistic worship just like we do today: Christ preached, Christ sang, and Christ prayed in the church.

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Qualifications of the Minister
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 13 September 2019 09:04

The qualifications of the ministry aren't a suggestion. If a candidate doesn't fit these, he's not qualified. If a preacher who was once steadfast falls from this standard, he's no longer qualified. We all fail, myself daily. But these qualifications are what they are, and no one is to get a free pass.

Each of these is crucial to the nature of the ministry. As a few examples, a preacher must be of good behavior, lest he bring shame and reproach upon the cause. He must be be apt to teach, or the flock he leads won't learn. He must not be a striker or a brawler, because all he will do is fight and war with others, many times other preachers. He must not be greedy of filthy lucre, else he would would perform, rather than preach, in order to generate himself more popularity and income. Vigilance and sober-mindedness give him the clarify of mind, focus, and resolve he needs. And he must be patient! He is to lead sheep belonging to his Shepherd.

You get a glimpse into the way a man will perform in the ministry by watching his home life. If he is overbearing or harsh as a father, he will be overbearing or harsh as a pastor. If he is slack as a father, he will be slack as a pastor. If he is absent and distracted as a father, he will be as a pastor. You get the point.

As the ministry is a sacred work, too much is at stake to disregard the qualifications of such.

1Timothy 3:2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 
Thoughts on Acts 2:38
Written by David Wise   
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:18

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)

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The Romans Road to Salvation
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 02 September 2019 11:25

It’s commonly taught in “decisional Christianity” today that one can follow the “Romans Road to Salvation”, ultimately confess and believe on Jesus Christ and be saved to eternal life. This supposed road to eternal salvation follows certain verses in the book of Romans culminating in Rom. 10:9, calling upon the sinner to confess and believe on Jesus Christ and pray the Sinner’s Prayer to be saved. This Romans Road to Salvation – which we will call the “Free Will Romans Road” for clarification purposes – is generally centered around five questions and corresponding verses from Romans to answer each question.

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Helpers of Your Joy
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 02 September 2019 07:27

“Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.” – 2 Corinthians 1:24

 

God has not called his pastors to exercise lordship or dominion over his church, but God gave gifts to the church and called men to preach to help the joy of God’s people. We need to have that perspective of the ministry. Preachers are called to aid and help and promote our joy in the Lord by dispensing to the church the word of God.

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MTZCAST Episode 16 | Salvation Secure
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 26 August 2019 10:20

In this episode of MTZCAST, we celebrate our Youtube channel's 200th subscriber with a special video about the eternal security of the family of God.

Covered in this video:

  • John 6
  • Hebrews 8
  • Romans 8:29-30
  • Spiritual Israel
  • Eternal security

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG8npuaI1dI

 
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