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  • A Royal Priesthood Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 11, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    We Christians are a privileged people, given awesome responsibilities to fulfil until the Master returns.

    “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you more

  • The Living And Eternal Word Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Feb 20, 2011

    Faith and practise are determined by what we accept as authoritative for our life. Baptist accept the written Word of God as authoritative for faith and practise.

    “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for ‘All flesh is like grass and all more

  • Biblical Authority Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 30, 2011

    Our authority for faith and practise is the written Word of God. This becomes the standard by which we conduct our lives.

    “As for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and more

  • The God-Breathed Book Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Feb 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    The Word of God is the foundation for faith and practise. We have received it as inerrant and infallible. Therefore, when we read this Word, we are reading the very words God intended for our benefit.

    “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” For the past several weeks, the distinctive doctrines defining a Baptist congregation have been more

  • More Than A Denomination: Challenges Facing Baptists In A New Era Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 9, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    The defining truths that make Baptists a distinct people, and the dangers of neglecting those truths, is explored.

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in more

  • Challenges Facing Baptists In The Twenty-First Century Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jul 3, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Baptists have brought distinctive truth to the circle of the evangelical faith. However, there appears to be a danger of being of losing the Baptist identify which must be recognised and resisted.

    PHILIPPIANS 4:8, 9 BAPTIST FOUNDATIONS CHALLENGES FACING BAPTISTS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy more

  • The Pastor Is The Church's Theologian

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 13, 2015

    Pastor's are responsible to prepare themselves to present theology, making it a joy to the flock.

    “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people more

  • Doctrine Matters

    Contributed by Rueben Johnson on Apr 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Baptist Faith and Message

    Why Doctrine Matters Introduction: • In this day and age, it is more pressing than probably ever to stand up for the message of Jesus Christ as set forth by the Word of God. • We are living in a culture today with and “anything and everything goes” mentality. • We more

  • Why I Am A Baptist Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Exploring the biblical basis for the Baptist Faith.

    Jesus said to the Jews who were seeking to kill Him, “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true. There is another who bears witness more

  • Dealing With Doctrinal Deviation

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 29, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    God charges the church with the responsibility to avoid those who cause division and create obstacles. It is the responsibility of the entire assembly, and not that of the elders alone.

    “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve.” more

  • Do Two Walk Together Unless They Have Agreed To Meet? Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Fellowship is dependent upon doctrinal fidelity. Whether co-operation in evangelism, in missionary advance or in worship, all fellowship depends upon doctrinal fidelity.

    “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?” [1] God had blessed His ancient people. However, despite His rich blessings, they chose to rebel. God makes it clear that He is left with no option except judgement. The question selected as the text for the message today, more

  • Teachers And Wannabes Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Feb 24, 2013

    Not everyone who claims to be a teacher has received appointment from God.

    “Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.” [1] Ultimately, it is not the one who is the most polished speaker more

  • The Aim Of Our Charge Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Feb 17, 2013

    The teaching of godly elders is contrasted with that of false teachers.

    “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” [1] Paul charged Timothy to remain in Ephesus, indicating that the young man was considering moving from that location. Specifically, the young preacher was charged to remain in more

  • Soul Competency: A Distorted Foundational Truth Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 22, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    What does "Soul Competency" mean? What are the implications of the doctrine of "Soul Competency?" A sermonic study of this neglected and distorted teaching.

    “The word of the LORD came to me: ‘What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge?’ As I live, declares the Lord GOD, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. Behold, all souls are more

  • The Teaching About Christ Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 30, 2012

    The distinguishing doctrine for the Christian Faith is the teaching about Christ. Identifying that doctrine and understanding its meaning is vital to the Faith.

    “I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk more