Monday, August 31, 2009

A Wonderful Time for All!

What a great time we had for Friends and Family Day! Glad to see so many of our family and friends worship with us and enjoy great food for lunch on a Hot (and boy do I mean hot) Sunday afternoon! Hopefully nobody ate too much because that's one of the things they say about Baptist:
We love to eat! Also I was glad to see our new members active and doing their part to make the day as smooth as possible. Since we started right on time, I tried not to preach too long in our facility-that doesn't have air conditioning- but you know how that goes! However everyone was wide awake and the heat didn't overtake anyone -even when I talked about judgment, sin, hell and death WOW! Cool huh? Nevertheless I wanted to say thanks to all and I appreciate and love everyone!
Pastor Paul

Friday, August 21, 2009

Do You Know How To Read?

Reading of Scripture is done so poorly by many in our churches ( including me sometimes) and it is a shame- because it is the WORD OF GOD! That means great care and consideration should be given. As one reads out loud, a level of passion should be put into the pages of scripture as it is publicly read for worship. We tend to invest a lot of time and energy into music, productions, the lighting and aesthetics of the building but how much time is given to the practice and patience of reading scripture? Listen and watch the video below and enjoy the art of Reading the Word of God.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Truth with Hip Hop Flavor

American Mega Madness is becoming the norm as more and more churches are judged by numbers in the pews instead of the proclamation of the gospel and the sacraments. Unfortunately, as this video points out, prosperity and financial success are seen as indicators of a ministry's validity rather than the preaching of Christ and His office as King, Judge and Savior. Sad to say this NY Times Article points this out as well as the video below.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. (II Timothy 4:3)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Modern Day Nonsense

Why does Christianity need good sound biblical preaching? Because the church has been basically hijacked by a bombardment of false teaching, pragmatism, relativism and con artists and this video is just one example of how far the church has strayed from orthodoxy. If you notice in this clip below, this woman has no bible, uses no scripture and she parrots out biblical half-truths and unbalanced emotional dribble. All this while twisting the teachings of salvation- found only in Christianity and Jesus Christ- as she develops a doctrine to suit a false concept of redemption that is neither sound or biblical.