• Infant Baptism IS Baptism

    Posted Feb 26th, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Infant Baptism IS Baptism

    If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times: so-called reformed Christians tripping over themselves with apology after apology about how poorly the reformed church does evangelism. Related to this is the tried and true self-deprecation: we need to see more adult baptisms. Perhaps the one that turns my stomach the …

  • Prayer – Ecclesiastes 11:1 – 12:8

    Posted Feb 12th, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Prayer – Ecclesiastes 11:1 – 12:8

    Historically Christians have used set prayers to learn how to pray and to be guided in this most holy endeavor. Examples of this come from the Bible itself. Jesus famously gave the Lord’s prayer in response to the request of the disciples to teach them to pray. Christians have been following his lead ever since. …

  • Mark 5:13-16

    Posted Feb 3rd, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Mark 5:13-16

    When John the Baptist burst onto the scene he did so with a simple and alarming message: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mark and Luke call it the kingdom of God, Matthew the kingdom of heaven. All three refer to the same thing: the reign of God. That is, the fulfillment …

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