Pleasant Valley Community Church on mission

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Pleasant Valley Community Church of Owensboro, Kentucky has not let a local Baptist Association’s and Director of Mission’s rejection of them to knock them off course. They have been and remain on mission in planning and working to get the gospel of Jesus Christ to an unreached people group in Asia. The International Mission Board…



Tom Nettles: Ministry By His Grace and For His Glory

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Scripture says to give honor to whom honor is due (Romans 13:7). Today I have one the greatest privileges of my life in recognizing and paying honor to one of the Lord’s most useful servants in our generation, Dr. Tom Nettles. If all goes as planned then during today’s chapel service on the campus of…



More Anti-Calvinism in the SBC

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…. That must be the way that Pastor Jamus Edwards and the members of the Pleasant Valley Community Church (SBC) felt when the Davies-McLean Baptist Association (DMBA) in Kentucky refused to allow them to join last week. This recommendation to reject was made…



Remembering 9/11

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Ten years ago, on September 11, I was in my study, like most Tuesday mornings, working on my sermon for the next Sunday morning. The first notice I received of the attack on our nation was from a phone call from my brother. He asked if I was near a TV. I wasn’t, but I…



The Preacher’s Difficult Work

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John Venn (1759-1813) became rector of Clapham Church in South London in 1792 and served there until his death. He was the son of the better known, Henry Venn, also a minister in the Church of England, and a friend of William Wilberforce and Charles Simeon. He also served as chaplain to the Clapham Sect….



Every pastor needs some Gandalf in him

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Through the power of film Peter Jackson has made J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy famous and accessible to a generation who may have never have heard of the literary classic. One of the most endearing characters in the story is a wizard named Gandalf. He is the leader of the fellowship of the…

 

Catechize your children

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One of the best ways that you can help your children become familiar with the message of the Bible is by catechizing them. That historically proven method of instruction encourages not only children but also adults gain a helpful, systematic understanding of what the Bible principally teaches. How soon should you start? Sooner than you…



John Piper interviews Rick Warren

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The long-awaited interview between John Piper and Rick Warren is now available on the Desiring God blog. It is worth watching the whole 98 minutes. The value of this interview exceeds the information that it provides. We get a glimpse into the heart of 2 of the most influential Christian pastors of this generation. Piper…