Mar 30 PM – Prayer

March 30, 2008

The need for Harvest Workers (Mt 9.36-38)

a special request for prayer

The interesting thing about this request for prayer is the object of our prayers. We don’t pray for the harvest, we don’t pray for the workers, we pray for THE LORD to ACT: send out workers. And then, in the next chapter we see the Lord sending out into the harvest the very disciples who had been praying. Coincidence? I don’t think so. When it comes to evangelism, what are you praying for? What are you doing about it?

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Mar 30 Study – Bible Interp

March 30, 2008

The Interpretation of the Bible (3)

In which we conclude our lesson on Bible interpretation, summing up some final principles with respect to literal hermeneutics, and making a few remarks on the illumination provided by the Holy Spirit.

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Mar 30 AM – Romans

March 30, 2008

To the Jew first (Rm 1.16d)

Why does Paul mention ‘to the Jew first’ in his theme verse of Romans? How does this add new information to his great central theme? If it is just a matter of history, as some commentators suggest, why is it significant here? The reason is startling at first, but a great glory in contemplation of the privileges into which all believers enter when they receive the truth of the gospel.

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Mar 23 PM – Prayer

March 23, 2008

Thanksgiving for Revelation to Infants (Mt 11.25-26)

Our series on prayer continues, with a somewhat surprising twist – we were expecting to be always instructed in how to pray, but instead as we consider this first recorded prayer in the life of our Lord, we discover instead insight into our Lord’s heart. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, delights in God revealing truth to those who are willing to hear – thereby escaping the wrath due those wise men who are too wise for God and too wise to hear.

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Mar 23 Study – Bible Interp

March 23, 2008

The Interpretation of the Bible (2)

In which we continue our discussion of hermeneutics (the study of the methods by which we study the Bible). Our subject this week was a discussion of the basic principles employed in ‘normal’ or ‘literal’ hermeneutics.

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Mar 23 AM – Resurrection Sunday

March 23, 2008

Things Most Surely Believed (Lk 1.1-4)

Resurrection Sunday came early this year (the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 20 … just in case you were wondering). Of course, we devoted our service to honouring our Lord for his death, burial, and resurrection, the act by which we are saved.

Our topic on this Sunday was essentially the entire book of Luke, with special attention to the first four verses and Luke’s assertion that all that is contained in his book is carefully researched, attested by eyewitnesses, and is certain. May you have faith to believe the Word of God as it is preached!

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Mar 20 Midweek – Bud Talbert

March 20, 2008

Last Sunday AM, Bro. Talbert began a message concerning our attitude toward the will of God. Jesus said in Jn 4.34 that his meat was to do the will of God.

Our mid-week service was held on Thursday this week (allowing for the Northwest Regional FBF meeting). Bro. Talbert concluded his message concerning the will of God, calling us to lives of faithful trust and following the Lord in all his leading.

FBF special – a message by Chuck Phelps

March 18, 2008

Toward a Music Ministry Philosophy

Our pastor enjoyed a tremendous week at the Northwest Regional Fundamental Baptist Fellowship conference in Pasco, WA last week.

The key-note speaker was Dr. Chuck Phelps, president of Maranatha Baptist Bible College. One of the messages Dr. Phelps delivered during the week was entitled “Toward a Music Ministry Philosophy”.

Since this message expresses a very similar philosophy to our view of Music Ministry, we asked Dr. Phelps for permission to broadcast it on our site. You will find here a well reasoned philosophy of music ministry for Bible-believing churches.

We highly recommend Maranatha Baptist Bible College and commend Dr. Phelps preaching to you. You can listen to other messages by Dr. Phelps at MBBC and in the archives of Trinity Baptist Church, Concord, NH, pastored by Dr. Phelps prior to his ministry at Maranatha.

Click here for audio.

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Mar 16 PM – Bud Talbert

March 16, 2008

Job, the Man of God (Job 1.1-5)

Our focus in this service was on the character of Job. What does it mean to be a man of God? He is blameless, upright, fearing God and shunning evil. His concern is not just for externals, but internals – he has yielded his whole life to God, and cares that his children likewise have given their whole hearts to him.

Mar 16 Study – Bud Talbert

March 16, 2008

Attitudes toward the Will of God (1) (Jn 4.34)

Our second session involved mostly a presentation of the new work our guest speaker is planning to begin, a Bible College ministry in Edmonton, Alberta. Foundation Institute is proposed as a means of furthering church planting in Western Canada and brother Talbert is the man who will lead that ministry.

Bro. Talbert also began a message concerning our attitude toward the will of God. Jesus said in Jn 4.34 that his meat was to do the will of God. The first implication of the passage is this: our attitude towards God’s will is that it must be more than our very life itself.

The message will be continued this Thursday evening in our mid-week service. We will post a copy of the conclusion then, but if you are in the area come join us for the service.

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