Category: worldview

3 Ways to Know You are in Satan’s Crosshairs

Christian, you have a real enemy. He is a spiritual enemy, waging spiritual war, and he can only be defeated with spiritual weaponry. Your enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself, the accuser of man. He hates you. And he will do everything in his power to ruin you. Satan has millennia of warfare under his belt. And…

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Christmas Reflections from Sutherland Springs – Birth, Death, Hope, & Joy

This post comes from guest blogger, Pastor Kevin Cornelius. Kevin pastors First Baptist Church of Karnes City, TX which is about 30 miles from Sutherland Springs, where earlier this year the deadliest church shooting on US soil ravaged an entire community. It’s Christmas Eve, and all I can think of is that I have been involved with so many funerals…

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“I’m Offended” – Choosing Cultivation over Ventilation

As a side effect of our Western love affair with personal autonomy, American emotions have become increasingly fragile. A few months ago I heard someone jokingly say, “Good morning, America. What can I be offended about today?” Social media has given every person a public platform. But instead of using our platforms for culture-cultivation, our sin-scarred hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) are…

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We’ve Never Done It This Way Before

“We’ve never done it this way before.” The old joke is that these words are ostensibly Baptistic and are the usual evidence of an impending church decline. It is true that refusal to change our methods while the culture around us constantly shifts is a sure death sentence for the church; the message of the gospel never changes, while our…

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5 Reasons You Need to Go to Church

Sporting events, recitals and performances, hunting seasons, sleepless nights, family problems, conflict with others in the church, bad hair days, too much rain, too much sunshine… If you’re looking for an excuse to not be regular in church attendance, you don’t have to look for long. The culture in which we live pulls each of us in a thousand different…

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