Looking at this New Year, one of the first significant events on the national calendar is the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, I have often wondered, how can one person shoulder the heavy burden of the presidency? Especially when, instead of being supported and encouraged, he is attacked and vilified even […]
In the mid-1700s, a pastor by the name of Shubal Stearns led the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina. During the Separate Baptist Revival led by Bro. Stearns, 17 men were ordained and planted churches. Through those early church planting efforts, it is possible to trace in one generation 500 Baptist church plants back to Sandy Creek Baptist Church and in two generations over 1,000 Baptist church plants were traced back to this church!
We read in 1 Kings 8:27 that the heavens cannot contain God so how could the temple of God? Daniel did not pray towards Jerusalem to direct his prayer towards God, because Jerusalem could not contain God. Daniel prayed toward Jerusalem because he was looking for an answer of forgiveness and restoration.
Easter is a day that is honered by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many […]
This celebration has its fundamental origin before Jesus was ever born in the little town of Bethlehem. In fact, this celebration started as a pagan holiday celebrated during the winter solstice to look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight. It was not until the fourth century that church officials set aside this […]
Thanksgiving has become a holiday that is centered on football and turkey, but that was not the way it started. We claim Thanksgiving as an American holiday (and rightfully so), but its true meaning has become obscure as time and tradition begin to drown out the truth of the day. Days and services […]