Mid-Week Minutes 6.22.11

Mid-Week Minutes 6.22.11

Report from the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention Links related to the video post: On the NIV Issue, see a post from Southern Seminary professor, Denny Burk. On the Immigration resolution, see: The Adopted Resolution Russell Moore’s article To see video from the Convention click HERE. To see video from the Pastors’ Conference click HERE. John Piper’s sermon from the Pastors’ Conference – click...
Preparing for Sunday-The Lord’s Table Makes a Church

Preparing for Sunday-The Lord’s Table Makes a Church

This week”™s sermon will look at 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 and how the Lord”™s Supper should be a clear, visible indication of who the church is.  Think through the following as you prepare for Sunday: Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. List as much as you can about the right ways we should approach the Lord”™s Supper. From what you read here, what were the Corinthians doing that prompted this instruction from Paul? In 11:28, we are called to examine ourselves so as not to participate in the supper in an unworthy way.  How was the Corinthians”™ participation unworthy? What does that suggest about how we could participate this Sunday in an unworthy way? From what we learn about the Corinthian abuse of the Lord”™s Table, what does it suggest about how they improperly viewed the church? Read 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. What is the “body” referred to here?  How does this impact how we should view the church during the Lord”™s Table? Prayerfully Meditate How do you normally prepare yourself to take the Lord”™s Table? How could what you see in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 help you? In what ways do you think about those in our church with whom you will take the elements of the table? How could 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 help you? In addition to personal reflection and confession of sin as a means of preparation, reflect on the benefits of the body of Christ and the relationships you share in the church. If your relationships with those in the body are weak, why? What can you do to strengthen them? If your participation in the lives of...
Mid-Week Minutes 5.11.11

Mid-Week Minutes 5.11.11

Taking a few mid-week minutes to think about how to enhance our fellowship with each other. Sunday’s Sermon, What Makes a Church? Baptism – Romans 6:3-5 Resources you may find helpful in thinking through baptism and children: Guidelines for Godly Parenting, Grace Community Church Evangelizing Children, Grace Community Church Look at pages 82-85 in Covenant Life Church’s New Member’s Material, Starting Point. Here you will find a section entitled, “The Sacraments-Questions and Answers for Parents” Why Wait for Baptism, Bethlehem Baptist Church Two Views on Childhood Participation in Church Ordinances, Bethlehem Baptist Church & Sojourn Community Church The Baptism of Children at CHBC, Capitol Hill Baptist Church Children and Baptism, Mark Dever (audio) Children and Baptism, Mark Dever – Q&A (audio) Resources from Children Desiring God Believer’s Baptism, Thomas Schreiner and Shawn Wright – excellent book on the biblical basis for...
Broadus on Boyce

Broadus on Boyce

Broadus On Boyce from Bret Capranica on Vimeo. A Gentleman and a Scholar: A Memoir of James Petigru Boyce, John A. Broadus John A. Broadus, an original faculty member, and the second President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes a warm and thorough account of the life and ministry of his good friend, and the first President of Southern Seminary, James Petigru Boyce.   Published in 1893, Broadus”™s biography is an excellent illustration of life in antebellum and post-Civil War America. The first third of the book is devoted to the early life and education of Boyce.  It is an excellent review of the providential circumstances that prepared Boyce to be a scholar and one devoted to training others in biblical scholarship and pastoral ministry.  The majority of the book, however, is devoted more to a history of the founding and early days of Southern Seminary, emphasizing Boyce”™s critical life investment. Boyce is pictured as an avid reader, intense in increasing his knowledge throughout his entire life.  From boyhood to the end of his life, Broadus depicts Boyce”™s thirst to grow.  He is also shown to be a icon of perseverance, as Broadus describes Boyce”™s unflagging commitment to start and sustain Southern Seminary despite the enormous set backs from the civil war which included divesting Boyce of much of his personal wealth.  Even to his last days, Boyce was immersed in promoting and securing the seminary”™s future.  It is a fascinating and convicting look into a life of focus, discipline, and perseverance. Broadus”™ book is also an excellent look into how Southern Baptists, like Boyce, functioned during the tumultuous...
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