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  2. Maye you have the daunting task of putting together your church bulletin, or just maybe you have read the church bulletin on a Sunday Morning and got a little chuckle on how a sentence was worded or the wrong placement of a comma. Here is a list of some of my favorite things that have somehow made its way into our church bulletin. Reminds us that we all need proofreaders at times. Enjoy. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the church basement on Friday at 7 pm. The congregation is invited to attend the tragedy. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar. Thursday night: Potluck Supper - Prayer and medication will follow. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. Weight Watchers meeting has been moved to 6pm. Please use the double doors when entering. Evening massage - 7 p.m. Next Sunday we have a soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then preach on "It's a Terrible Experience." Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. Don't let worry kill you off - let the church help. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice. The choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir. You have a funny blooper from your church bulletin? Please comment it below.
  3. Thank you and nice to meet you Mr. & Mrs. Alan. I definitely enjoy studying!! I was sure by the comments that everyone on here knows what they believe, thus all the questions lol; but I should probably slow down. Thank you again
  4. You are right, Salyan. It makes me laugh now to consider it. Thank you
  5. 1Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Since this was written to the church at Corinth I believe that this is saying that baptism baptizes us into the local church. If we are baptized into one body (local church) then that is when we become members of that local church. I find no justification for being baptized into any universal church composed of all believers. This is foreign to both Scripture as well as Baptist doctrine. Our forefathers, the Ana-Baptists refused to accept what they called alien baptism from churches that were not of like faith and order. This alone tells me that the Scripture refutes any kind of universal church, otherwise there would be no reason to not accept just any church's baptism.
  6. Stats suggest that millennials are leaving “religion” in droves. According to pewforum.org, only 28% of millennials attend church weekly, 38% a few times a year, and 34% never darken the door of a church each year. In society millennials seem to get a bad reputation, but what is leading them to leave church? One of the primary objectives of every generation of the church is to hand the faith and the church over to the next generation. Has the church failed in this objective? The Bible teaches this in Titus 2:4-5 "That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed". So the question must be asked: How does the church to reach the next generation? Music and technology are probably the two most things used to reach this generation. We're told that music must reflect the culture of the generation. A.W. Tozer says it best, “Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.” How the church wins people is how they have to keep them. What do millennials want? The same thing everyone is looking for. Our time. Our heart. Our attention, along with a chance to actually connect with people. That is one reason why small groups do well with Millennials. Relationship is something every church can be good at. Everyone at your church doesn't need to know everyone. But everyone needs to know someone. While culture changes, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. We don't need to have our churches reflect entertainment and the culture to draw people to His church. Christ like love still draws people to Christ. Please let us know in your comments below why you feel our young people are leaving the church.
  7. As a few of you may know, I am not what you guys call an "independent Baptist" however; I am in my 2nd year of Bible College online that is independent Baptist 100%. I had never heard of this doctrine until I studied Church History. My roots are Missionary Baptists. I have always thought of the church as both local, visible and "universal" but not in a Catholic concept (nor as a Protestant) concept. I just felt that all the truly born again believers were part of Jesus' Church. I was not baptized to become a member of a church, but to show publicly my attachment to Christ and to typify His death, burial and resurrection. I have read more on this topic in the last month that I care to admit. Pros and Cons. Every time I am almost persuaded I will read another scripture that brings me back to the beginning. A sermon I read last night ( don't remember who it was by) says this scripture below is the proof text for the model church start. I would like to go through it and get input to my interpretation. Acts 2:40-47 King James Version (KJV) 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word (they became born again, saved) were baptized (no mention of this being for church membership as we know it today): and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (called out assembly "church"- this was all the born again, saved at that time) 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added (Jesus does the adding) to the church daily such as should be saved. (No mention of baptism here, baptism is not part of salvation. It is an ordinance given by Christ to show Who you are committed to. I do not find where the Bible says baptism is "for" church membership.)
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  9. Welcome to OnLineBaptist! I think as you read more of the studies here on OnLineBaptist, and the discussions on the various subjects, you will, hopefully, discover that most of the folks here know what they believe, why they believe it,and are doctrinaly correct in their beliefs. Also, most of the folks here on OnLineBaptist practice what they preach. Looking forward to your participation in the studies. My wife just dropped in to say Hello! Alan and the Mrs.
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    Revival Services at Riverside Baptist Church in Terryville, Ct. Sun - Wed. with Evangelist Dan Souza https://www.riversidebaptistchurchct.com/
  11. Hi, DailyWalk That's an awful lot of questions there! Which is a good thing... but it's going to be hard to answer them all in one thread. How about you break these up a bit and start several posts, each on one of the above topics? I think it'll help the discussion be a bit more clear and helpful.
  12. Would you like to share the link?
  13. KCK

    Majesty Music And Getty

    Hi...the Lord actually helped me find it! This is the recording where Keith Getty openly supports/lauds/endorses several very worldly, secular artists. Thanks for asking!
  14. Do you know who the interviewer was?
  15. Redsox fan here. I usually try to go to a few games each year.
  16. I have been a Dodger fan all my life.
  17. I just spoke with my hubby. He had just finished a walk, and was getting ready to snooze a bit before doing some reading. He still has to use a walker, and it's still hard, but he can feel himself getting a bit stronger. Yay! The doc told him his INR is up to 1.7. He needs it to be between 2.5 and 3, but it's on its way. The INR testing shows the speed of his blood clotting. A 1.7 means that it's clotting too quickly. But that's to be expected because he was off his Warfarin for a few days, and they were giving him Vit. K via IV. Vitamin K is the antidote to Warfarin - it is the vitamin that helps our blood clot, so is one which Randy has to limit on a daily basis. But they had to give it to him to clear the Warfarin from his system so the hematoma could quit bleeding. Now they are waiting on the K to get out of his system. The Warfarin and the Heparin are aiding in that, but it will still take some time. Once his INR is up to 2.5-3, dissolving should definitely take place. When he first was put on Warfarin, the goal for the INR was between 2 and 3. But the docs and hematologists agreed that, due to the speed with which the DVT developed, he needs to maintain it at 2.5-3 on a regular basis. He's been busy planning Sunday night for our church. Since he won't be there, and we won't have a guest speaker, he is going to be utilizing our men. We'll be reading 1 John as a group (dividing the verses up for individuals to read), and answering questions he's written. We had to cancel our first Sunday of the month nursing home services. Even if he comes home this next week, he won't be up to such a long day. We'll sure miss being there. I don't want to sound mercenary, but if you could also pray for our finances, I would appreciate it. He is bi-vocational since the church is too small yet to support him 100%. Needless to say (I always laugh when I write/say that, because it's always a pre-cursor to something being said anyway ), not working means no pay. I know God will take care of us. But prayer for that issue is appreciated. I cannot stress how thankful we are for each and every one of you who is praying. It is appreciated greatly.
  18. My favorite sport is not a sport at all, so I can't mention it here.
  19. So which is your favorite team?
  20. Baseball! Which is obviously God's favorite sport as well. Gen 1:1 In the Big Inning God created...
  21. I thought only Bible colleges majored on teaching doctrine?? Is there a trusted site that teaches doctrine correctly ? What is our Baptist stance on Repentance? I thought repentance was a pretty simple word until I’ve heard it defined so many ways. Most gospel tracts and verbal invitations do not use repentance. when I turned to the Lord I was turning away from my own way. So the idea of repentance made sense to me then by my experience. But who am I to say? I visited a southern baptist church once and they taught on Biblical church discipline, the only time I’ve ever heard it taught. The lack of doctrinal teaching I think is causing a generation of people that don’t know what they believe. What is a worldly church to you? What is a problem in a church with standards? Why does it matter if the walls are white or grey or black? White lights or colored? Tie or no tie? Jazzy sounds, blues, or beats or bass? What do you think of CCM music in the church put to piano so it doesn’t appear to be CCM? Do these things matter for doctrine? I have a very traditional view in these regards that comes from how i feel in my spirit and what i experienced when I got saved. The traditional view seems looked down upon or hushed. Not taught in church. Also separation seems like it is being pushed away from the church as a toxin. How do you stand doctrinally on separation? And how are the lines drawn? I’ve never heard Calvinism explained in church. I’ve heard dispensation used in context but not really explained as of the word. I thought people were saved by faith? The sacrifices were a picture of Christ with faith that the Messiah would come. No? And also there seems to be a general pushing away from the OT. Humbly asking.
  22. HEAD OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAYS HE SPEAKS IN TONGUES EVERY DAY (Friday Church News Notes, February 22, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, says that he speaks in “tongues” every day. In a recent interview with the Christian radio station Premier, he said, “In my own prayer life, and as part of my daily discipline, I pray in tongues every day--not as an occasional thing, but as part of daily prayer. It’s not something to make a great song and dance about. Given it’s usually extremely early in the morning it’s not usually an immensely ecstatic moment” ( BBC News , Jan. 21, 2019). The “archbishop” is also open to receiving words of knowledge and prophecies. He claims that he was “filled with the Holy Spirit” and began speaking in tongues at age 19. That was at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), one of the largest and most prestigious Church of England parishes. It is located at the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s most exclusive shopping district, just down the street from Harrods department store. It was at Holy Trinity that the “laughing revival” was.. Read More View the full article
  23. I don't play this because the game was won by Matt Souza back on August 10, 2004. Matthew 20:16 (KJV) 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
  24. My thoughts exactly. It's so sad/gross to see this happen so much.
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