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  • Youth Pastor charged with sending sexual texts to a 15-year-old girl

    BELLEVIEW, Fla. A 30 year old Youth Pastor has been arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15 year old girl. Christopher Patrick, a youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Belleview, Fla was arrested on Tuesday morning, Feb 12 after the authorities were alerted by teen parents of the youth group. Patrick denied knowing anything about text messages when arrested and instead requested a lawyer. Authorities was able to retrieve text messages from his phone including ones Patrick

    Matt Souza
    Matt Souza
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    Westboro Baptist Church to Picket the Oscars

    Westboro Baptist Church is planning on picketing the Oscars on Feb 24 in Los Angeles California. Westboro Baptist Church has claimed that they have protested 63,540 events during a stretch of 1443 weeks. Westboro is know to picked events such as American soldier funerals, weddings, high schools, sporting events, and many other public events. They are known for their hate speech and crude methods of protesting. Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the founder of Westboro Baptist Church h

    Matt Souza
    Matt Souza
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    Pro-life advocates fill capitol in fight for unborn

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- On a foggy and cold February morning, despite the dreary and frigid weather conditions, more than 1,000 pro-life faithful flocked to the Oklahoma State Capitol for the 29th Annual Rose Day Pro-life Rally. The fourth floor rotunda of the capitol was full of rose colored masses proclaiming that each life, no matter how young, old, able bodied, or handicapped, is precious in the eyes of Jesus. The event began at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 6 when pro-life advocates of all

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  • Our picks

    • Sermon on Depression - Lighthouse Baptist Church: San Diego, California. I have had the privilege of hearing Pastor Doug Fisher preach on numerous occasions at The Summit at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, NJ. There has been many messages that he preached that has helped me as a pastor and issues that we were dealing with in our church.

       
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    • It seems to be common problem where I am that Sunday morning is the biggest service by numbers, but no matter what your actual numbers are, Sunday evening is about half or less than Sunday morning, and Prayer meeting (Wednesday night for us) is about half again - so only about 25% of the morning service.

      Thoughts people?

      How can we (biblically of course) find a way to help people see the importance of the other services?

      I struggle to understand it personally, because pretty much from the day I got saved I was in every service I could be. It just seemed to be what I should do, but that is apparently not "normal".......

      (How surprising is that? I am not normal!!!!! 😂 )
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    • This is from a discussion that came up in our church. We all have had to search for a church at one point in our life. Whether it is going on vacation and looking for a church, or simply just moving to a new location, we mostly had to do research and find a church that is of like faith. 

      I know the first thing we do in this age is go on the internet and look  and maybe shoot an email to them, but sometimes church websites are so vague that you don't know the beliefs or style of the worship service, but my question for you is when you first walk into a church for the first time, what are some of the first things you look for?

       

      For me the first thing I do is look and see if they have Bible pews, and if they do, I check to see what version they are. Not a fully telling sign, but its a start.

       
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    • Let's start an encouraging thread as it seems that the negative many times is "louder" than the positive in our churches. What is your favorite thing about your local church, what do you love about it?
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    • It is not hard to find the Bible repeatedly warning us about, “self deception”; And our flesh is so deceitful and desperately wicked, that we can and are often self deceived, even when we are “trying to do right”.  It happens all the time.  Our only hope for deliverance from self deception is Hebrews 4:12.

      Well one of the chief ways that this happens with IFB’s, is in the are of “standards”.  I once asked a missionary to define “legalism” for me.  His response was, “A legalist is someone who has more standards than I do.”  His answer demonstrates just how dangerous standards can be.

      Some of you, may not know the kinds of DANGERS, I am talking about.  But here is a big one.  “When a Christian starts lifting up standards, to guide his behavior, he stops listening to the Holy Spirit!”  In reality, the LORD wants us to be “led by the Spirit”, every waking moment of the day.  But when we start following standards(our own or someone elses), than we allow those STANDARDS, to overrule the Spirit’s leadership.

      It is also a waste of time, to try and nail someone down to using strictly “Biblical standards”; Because “all standards” are man-made, because they are all based upon our present interpretation of what the Bible says.  This is true, unless you want to call those things that we are dogmatic about, “standards”.  Things like "the infallibility of God’s Word", should not be called a “standard”, because man’s opinion, has NOTHING to do with it.

       
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    Hubs in the hospital...

    I would appreciate prayer for my husband, Randy.  I will try to sum up what seems to me a long story...but this is going to be long. I'm sorry about that! Thursday morning while Randy was at a client's home, he went out to shovel. In these parts, black ice is a real and present danger during the winter. Well, he fell on black ice. His right leg went under him, and his left leg hyper-extended. He managed to get up (he was right by the van's bumper) but fell again right away. He rolled to the

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    Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

    Online Baptist turned 17 today.  We are so thankful for each of you that are part of Online Baptist, and as a thank you and for a little fun for our birthday month, we are having a contest. The winner of this contest will relieve a $25 Amazon or Visa gift card. Rules of the contest are simple...the last one to post in the following thread below in the month of February 2019 will win. That means the last one to post in that thread on February 28 before the clock hits midnight will win,

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    Matt Souza
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  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS

    Every day of the month, as the Lord leads, read that day's chapter of Proverbs and post whatever the Lord lays on your heart using any verse in the chapter as your text. It can range from a short devotional to a sermon to a commentary. The purpose is that this will stimulate Bible reading among some saints that just haven't gotten started yet, and allow folks to share hidden treasures from the dark sayings of Solomon. Enjoy, have fun, and above all, be edified from the living Word of the Living

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    Baptist_Bible_Believer
    Devotionals 46

    "But the LORD was with Joseph"

    Genesis 39:21-23, “But the LORD was with Joseph.” Genesis 39:21-23, “But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.”

    Alan
    Alan
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    The Cost of a Soul

    The Cost of a Soul We are a cost conscious people. We always want to know the cost of what we are going to buy, or even the cost of what someone else has bought. Food, clothes, car, house, or vacation; we want to know the cost. We would never dream of buying anything without first finding out how much it cost. But how many in the Christian world consider the cost of their belief system, their salvation, or their soul? First let me say that I am not suggesting that these things nee

    Jim_Alaska
    Jim_Alaska
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    Peace in the Midst of the Storm

    Matthew 14:22-33 “Peace in the Midst of the Storm.” By Alan   “And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went un

    Alan
    Alan
    Devotionals 16

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature

    Old things are passed away . . . I was on the broad way (road) leading to destruction (Matthew 7:13). I was lost (Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 4:3). I was condemned already because of my unbelief (John 3:18; compare 1 Corinthians 11:32). I was a lover of darkness (John 3:19). I was under God's abiding wrath (John 3:36) awaiting God's coming wrath (Luke 3:7; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6). I was an ignorant worshiper (John 4:22). I was an evildoer deserving judgment (John 5:29; comp

    Baptist_Bible_Believer
    Baptist_Bible_Believer
    Devotionals 2

    From: What Ever Happened To Christmas?

    Source: What Ever Happened To Christmas?    

    Jim_Alaska
    Jim_Alaska
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