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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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New Elder!

We are pleased to introduce, Michael Hutchison our newest elder to the community. Mike was confirmed by our congregation this past Sunday. If you haven't gotten to know him yet, make sure you do. Below is a brief biography. Thanks for serving us, brother! Mike Hutchison, Elder Mike grew up in a really small town (Pratt, 660 people) in rural West Virginia and came to fa...

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Is He worthy?

Last year I had the privilege of attending the Sing! Conference. At one point, Andrew Peterson came to the stage to sing his song 'Is He Worthy?' from his album, Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1. If you are unfamiliar with the song, it is a confession of call and response from the congregation. The song begins with an admission that we live in a broken world and we are compl...

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Eric Geiger’s 10 Commandments for College Students

Many of us have children that are headed back to college. Eric Geiger is one of my favorite authors and researchers. He sent out a list this past week that shows a practical use of the Ten Commandments for college students. I shared this with my daughters and thought I would share it with you. http://ericgeiger.com/2019/08/10-commandments-for-college-students/ By the...

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And we are off …

We broke ground for our new education building last Sunday. It was a wonderful evening or prayer, fellowship and celebration with delicious Handel's ice cream. Psalm 127:1-5 (ESV) 1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go ...

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