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A New Era at Providence

This Sunday, February 26, will be a landmark event in the life of Providence Baptist Church. For the first time, our congregation will be commissioning two men for the office of deacon. For those who are unfamiliar with the leadership design of our church, let me explain this vital role in our church. Providence will not have a deacon board where a group of deacons meet ...

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A Testimony From The Latest Medical Trip to the Pacific Rim

A Testimony From The Latest Medical Trip to the Pacific Rim (photo)

Liz Hale was a participant on our most recent medical trip to the Pacific Rim. I asked her to write down a few thoughts about the trip to be shared here. As most of you know, I went on the most recent trip from Providence to an island in the Pacific Rim. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I would absolutely do it again. I am a planner and I like to know and be...

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Top 10 Books Read By Pastor Blair in 2016

Best Books I read in 2016 1. Naselli, Andrew J.D. Crowley, Conscience 2. Eswine, Zach, The Imperfect Pastor 3. Perkins, John M. Let Justice Roll Down 4. Moo, Douglas. Romans 5. Tripp, Paul David. Awe 6. David, Dale Ralph. Study Commentary on Micah 7. Vos, Howard. Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Bible Study Commentary 8. Stiles, J. Mack. Evangelism 9. Chantry, Walter- Pr...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (October 2016-December 2016)

Allen, Leslie Timothy Laniak. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. Grand Rapids: Baker Books,2003. In this month's reading list, I thought I would review some of the commentaries I used in our study of Nehemiah. I only review those that I read completely. This review is only on Leslie C. Allen's work on Nehemiah. Allen has a tendency to lean toward more liberal sources. It was help...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (July 2016 - September 2016)

Booth, Gordon. Evangelical Congregational: The Principles of the CongregationalIndependents with the Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order. Ware: EFCC, 1981. This is one is probably only for those who have some historical interests in the polity of Congregationalism. It was written by congregational pastors in the late 20th century to encourage their brethren to return ...

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