Monthly Archives: September 2003

First Baptist Bar and Grill

From the “Beating a Dead Horse” category… A Church in a Bar KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Rev. Bob Gomez has, like many people, asked himself: What would Jesus do? His answer: He’d open a church in a bar. … If … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Ride

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. A few weeks ago, my wife had a positive pregnancy test. Even though this is our third, we were giddy and told our family and some friends right away. Last Tuesday evening (9/16) … Continue reading

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Priorities

Why is it that I consider a $90 phone with lots of features to be a great deal and buy it right away, but I hesitate to spend $65 on a new study Bible? Why am I considering purchasing an … Continue reading

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Where is the Evangelistic Emphasis in the New Testament?

I was thinking about evangelism for the theology class I’ll soon be teaching and something struck me as odd. Aside from the “Great Commission”, I can think of almost no verses that emphasize personal evangelism, particularly in the epistles. All … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by … Continue reading

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Unbelievers in the Church

Something to ponder from 1 Corinthians. 1 Cor 14:24-25 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; the secrets of his heart are disclosed; … Continue reading

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Knowing Christ and Making Him Known

My church has recently adopted a new purpose statement which is clear and concise. “Knowing Christ and Making Him Known.” It defines all we do and all we are. Everything we do must be evaluated by the degree it helps … Continue reading

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John MacArthur – Church Should Be Different From World

Baptist Press has an article about John MacArthur’s address at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. MacArthur also was adamant that the church should not be influenced by the world or take its cues from culture. Stating that the church should be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Second Anniversary of 9/11

Two years ago today, Muslim Arab terrorists attacked America and killed almost 3,000 people. Since that time, we’ve waged two wars, killed thousands, spent billions, and plunged the world in diplomatic crises. We’ve overthrown two oppressive governments and liberated many … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

My friend Barry, who neither reads nor comments on this blog, sent me a link to a column by Michelle Malkin: Madonna and the children. Up on stage for the raunchy performance of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” was 6-year-old Lourdes … Continue reading

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