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Top Ten Books Pastor Blair Read in 2019

Last week, I shared Donald Whitney's Ten Questions to ask for a new year. I wrote how the questions help me set goals for the upcoming year. Coupled with that, I am frequently asked about my reading. Someone asked me recently, 'how are you able to stay disinclined with the volume of books you read?' I mostly read for professional development. With one or two exceptions, I...

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Achieving 2020 Vision in 2020

I know we are a week away from the New Year. But once again, I would like to share a spiritual discipline with you that has given me great advantage. I am a goal-oriented type of person. In my work, I tend to make lists that keep me on track. I have various calendars in which I can mark progress. Give me a target that I can aim for, and I will get results. But the opposite...

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Having God Speak to You On a Regular Basis

In the sermon this past week, we spoke about how God speaks to you through his word. Regular Bible reading shapes our conscience and creates avenues in our thoughts in which the Holy Spirit prompts us toward sanctification. But in order for this to happen, we must be diligent to take in the word. Eric Geiger offers this helpful (and encouraging) article about how to begin...

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2019 Annual Report

'The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!" Those words should sound familiar to you. It is the last verse of Psalm 50, which was our Psalm of 2019. From that passage, we saw that the Hebrew nation was under judgment of Yahweh. They had developed an attitude of entitlement. And they we...

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The Voice that Will Not Be Silenced

I have a very dear friend who actually knew Martyn Lloyd Jones and sat under his ministry while he attended school in London. His wife told me that she remembered when he received the final volume of Iain Murray's biography of Lloyd-Jones (It is in two parts). He immediately sat down to read it. She told me that when she descended the steps and entered the kitchen the next...

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6 Members Who Build Up the Church

This article written by Chopo Mwanza from Zimbabwe is too good to pass up. It's a great resource to check your heart about your own involvement in church membership. https://www.9marks.org/article/6-kinds-of-church-members-that-build-up-the-church/...

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Supper and then Supper!

This Sunday we have fallenness opportunity to live out the New Testament. On this day, we get to have the Lord's Supper and a fellowship meal together. This is somewhat of a rarity in our contemporary era. From 1 Corinthians 11, it seemed to be the practice that when the church gathered, they celebrated the Lord's Supper and had a meal together. In Paul's mind, this seeme...

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Ten Years A Member

It is strange to think that this week marks my seventh anniversary as being the senior pastor of Providence Baptist. But even more remarkable, is this is the tenth anniversary from when we began attending the church. It began when I resigned from my previous position back in Tennessee and before I left for school in Britain. I had been having exchanges with a friend from ...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from July 2019 through September 2019)

Allberry, Sam. Lifted: Experiencing the Resurrection Life. Phillipsburg, NJ: P R Publishing, 2010. I am very familiar with Sam Allberry's writings as an evangelical who struggles with same-sex attraction. I have found his counsel and example to be inspiring. But this is the first work that I have read by him that does not delve into that subject. Allberry provides a co...

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‘Evangelicals and the Bible’ A History Symposium to honor David Bebbington

I am so glad that I serve a church that allows me time off for personal improvement. This past week, I ran off to Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The university was hosting a symposium in honor of my PhD supervisor David Bebbington. David recently retired from the University of Stirling and is completing one final semester teaching at Baylor (at least for now). Thomas Ki...

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