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Why Are There So Many Problems In Marriages? (Part 2)
July 17, 2018
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Most Couples Live For Their Lusts James 4:1-10, From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  (2)  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not,…
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Pie in the Sky or Steak on the Plate: What is Christianity?
July 12, 2018
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The old preacher once said, “I’m glad for the pie in sky when I die, but I’d like some steak on my plate while I wait!” Although this is a lighthearted remark, sadly, it is representative of the way a vast number of people understand classical Christianity. The idea advanced…
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Achieving Greatness
July 3, 2018
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(outline adapted from Mark 9:30-41) There is nothing wrong with wanting to be great.  Everything is wrong, however, with pursuing greatness outside of the parameters set by Christ.  Just as the mistakes of the first-born child can serve to instruct his younger siblings and protect them from repeating his errors,…
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Priestly Praying
July 2, 2018
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“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood…a royal priesthood…” “…and hath made us…priests unto God…“ I Peter 2:5, 9 (selected) Revelation 1:6 Levitical priesthood law, according to Hebrews 7:11-19, has changed. “There was made of necessity a change” because the priests who were Aaron’s…
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First, Grace
July 1, 2018
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This is post #1 in a series on Grace. Perhaps the most famous hymn in Christendom is John Newton's "Amazing Grace". It can arguably be said that no one described grace better than he when he said, Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,That saved a wretch; like me!I once was…
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Why Are There So Many Problems in Marriages? (Part 1)
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As a Pastor and Biblical Counselor for many years, I have counseled many people about their marriage.  Several years ago, I could see that so many of the people we counseled for marital problems (and other problems) all had a common issue. I would ask, "What is your relationship with the…
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The Bible, Our Sole Authority
June 29, 2018
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What is a Baptist? As a church-planting missionary in a majority Catholic country, I frequently need to give a brief explanation of what constitutes a Baptist. The answer is quite simple. But as the common saying goes, the devil is in the details. A Baptist is one who accepts the…
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Announcing the New IBNet Blog
June 27, 2018
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Welcome to the new IBNet blog.  The purpose of this blog is to present positive, compelling, biblically-based, Christ-centered reasons for our faith and practice. We hope to further a Baptist worldview among independent Baptists and around the world. A Baptist worldview is one that recognizes the Bible as our final…
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