Tag Archives: Church Membership

“Rolling-Stone Christians”

In a sermon preached on October 24, 1869, Charles Spurgeon said: Now I know there are some who say, “Well, I hope I have given myself to the Lord, but I do not intend to give myself to any church, … Continue reading

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The Rise of Efficiency and the Decline of Discipline

Professor Greg Wills has researched and documented extensively the subject of Church Discipline in Baptist churches and the decline of the practice in the 1900s. In a recent publication on the importance of biblical practice in Baptist churches Wills contributed a … Continue reading

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Baptism

The sermon this Sunday will be on Baptism. Below are the catechism questions from the Baptist Catechism which is based on the Second London Baptist Confession 1689. Q. 97: What is baptism? A. Baptism is an ordinance of the New … Continue reading

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Regenerate Church Membership

This past Sunday I preached a sermon (or at least attempted to) on the importance of church membership. One of the reasons I gave for the importance of church membership was the structure of church governance. We believe the Biblical … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why You Need The Local Church

I have wanted to emphasize two books and also to reemphasize anew the importance of the local church. It looks like I have found a way to kill three birds with one stone. I am finishing J.D. Greear’s new book, … Continue reading

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The Church—Membership

In the previous post I attempted to begin defining the Church as well as state its purpose and show its importance. In these following posts I will attempt to explain what I believe to be the three offices of the … Continue reading

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