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Southern Baptist Resolutions on The Lord’s Day

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:40:52 +0000

The Southern Baptist Convention has a long history of observing, promoting, and protecting the Lord’s Day as the Christian Sabbath. Numerous resolutions from the floor of the SBC indicate that Southern Baptists have historically believed that the Lord’s Day deserves and requires special consideration. 1992: Resolution On Keeping The Lord’s Day Indianapolis, Indiana WHEREAS, The … Continue reading Southern Baptist Resolutions on The Lord’s Day



Louisiana Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1860

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:52:31 +0000

It is our bounden duty either in times of prosperity or adversity, to bow down in humble submission to the chastening manifestations and decrees of Divine Providence, and to acknowledge the inscrutable wisdom and justness of His decrees — it now becomes us, after a season of general good health and comparative prosperity to recognize … Continue reading Louisiana Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1860



The Infidel’s Sermon to the Pirates

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:20:44 +0000

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) spins an interesting tale of an Infidel, masquerading as a minister of the gospel, constrained by an island of pirates to preach a sermon. The Word of God proves “sharper than any two edged sword.” The story reminds me that the Bible’s unfailing truth does not depend on the skill of the … Continue reading The Infidel’s Sermon to the Pirates



The Church Book

Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:42:32 +0000

“I can worship God on my own,” he said. “I do not need the church as a crutch to help me in my spiritual life. If I want to know what God says, I have the Bible right here. I do not need anyone telling me what the Bible says. I can read it, study … Continue reading The Church Book



It Will Cost You Everything

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 01:27:09 +0000

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Lead On, O King Eternal

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:29:50 +0000

1. Lead on, O King eternal, The day of march has come; Henceforth in fields of conquest Thy tents shall be our home: Thro’ days of preparation Thy grace has made us strong, And now, O King Eternal, We lift our battle song. 2. Lead on, O King Eternal, Till sin’s fierce war shall cease, … Continue reading Lead On, O King Eternal



The Church

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:53:04 +0000

The church is the only institution that our Lord promised to build and to bless (Matt. 16:18). The church is the gathering place of true worshippers (Phil. 3:3). The church is the most precious assembly on earth since Christ purchased it with His own blood (Acts 20:28; 1 Cor. 6:19; Eph. 5:25; Col. 1:20; 1 … Continue reading The Church



Resolution On Adoption And Orphan Care

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 13:06:37 +0000

Our local newspaper, The Sea Coast Echo, reported this week that we have 163 children in the county foster care system with only 12 licensed foster care homes. This crisis drives me to prayer. How can we as believers in Hancock County Mississippi, confront this situation with the gospel? Russell Moore’s resolution at this years … Continue reading Resolution On Adoption And Orphan Care



Lakeshore Baptist Church Covenant

Sat, 23 May 2009 19:10:41 +0000

The best we can ascertain, this is the original church covenant when Lakeshore Baptist Church constituted in 1911: Having been led as we believe, by the spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and … Continue reading Lakeshore Baptist Church Covenant



The Gospel – Thabiti Anyabwile

Fri, 01 May 2009 12:13:01 +0000

“The gospel or good news of Jesus Christ is that God the Father, who is holy and righteous in all his ways, is angry with sinners and will punish sin. Man, who disobeys the rule of God, is alienated from the love of God and is in danger of an eternal and agonizing condemnation at … Continue reading The Gospel – Thabiti Anyabwile



Pastor’s daughter diagnosed with cancer

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 22:13:26 +0000

Please pray for my friend Yogi Taylor and his family. Yogi is pastor of Saraland Baptist Church outside of Mobile AL. Their 14 month old, Hanna, has just been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer. Doctors performed surgery today to remove the tumor. The Taylors look to have a long road ahead as they minister to their … Continue reading Pastor’s daughter diagnosed with cancer



In Christ Alone – Book Review

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 03:08:36 +0000

Recommended Reading: “In Christ Alone – Living the Gospel Centered Life” presents a collection of short articles written by Sinclair B. Ferguson over the last 20 years or so. Although you can find most of the work in back issues of Eternity Magazine and Tabletalk, having the 50 chapter 256 page volume of Ferguson’s work … Continue reading In Christ Alone – Book Review



Preaching Schedule

Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:22:57 +0000

I have the privilege of preaching at several events in the next few months, in addition to the ministry at Lakeshore Baptist Church. Next week, January 15-17 I plan to attend the Deep South Founders Conference in Jackson MS. I’ve been invited to speak about our mercy ministry in Lakeshore on Thursday evening and preach … Continue reading Preaching Schedule



Away In A Manger – Revised

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 20:13:25 +0000

(to be sung to the traditional tune: MUELLER, by James R. Murray, 1887) verse 1 by anonymous – verse 2-4 by Don A. Elbourne Jr. 2008 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay, … Continue reading Away In A Manger – Revised



Trinity Baptist and Hurricane Gustav

Sat, 06 Sep 2008 02:14:52 +0000

Trinity Baptist Church in Baton Rouge Louisiana took a significant hit from Hurricane Gustav. Yesterday I went by to check on my friend Pastor Dale Crawford and the damage to their building. Gustav blew the roof off, soaked their fellowship hall area, Sunday school classrooms, nursery and offices. Dale lost his library to water damage. … Continue reading Trinity Baptist and Hurricane Gustav



Steve Lawson on the Doctrines of Grace

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 20:59:16 +0000

I just listened to a great series of sermons by one of my favorite preachers, Dr. Steve Lawson. He explains the Doctrines of Grace, otherwise known as Calvinism, following the familiar acronym TULIP, with crystal clarity, Biblical integrity, and contagious passion. Download the mp3s. Highly recommended: Session 1 – Total Depravity Session 2 – Unconditional … Continue reading Steve Lawson on the Doctrines of Grace



Founders Conference 2008

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:15:37 +0000

Last week the National Founders Conference met in Owasso, Oklahoma. Speakers included Ed Stetzer, Andy Davis, Voddie Baucham, Tom Nettles, Don Whitney, Ted Christman, and Phil Newton. They have graciously made the audio available. I’ve already downloaded the mp3s to my iPod and look forward to hearing them all. While traveling yesterday, my wife and … Continue reading Founders Conference 2008


Media Files:
http://www.foundersconference.org/audio/fcon_2008/newton_planting_reforming.mp3




What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:41:12 +0000

Last year I reviewed Richard Philips’ book, “Jesus the Evangelist. I just read his latest work, “What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace.” I highly recommend the book, even though I don’t particularly care for the unfortunate title. Usually the line, “What’s so great about…” expresses cynicism and Philips endeavors to do the exact … Continue reading What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?



Disciplines of a Godly Man

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:30:15 +0000

With Father’s Day this Sunday, let me highly recommend the book, “Disciplines of a Godly Man” by R. Kent Hughes. Saturated with biblical wisdom, Hughes calls men to godliness in their relationships, soul, character, and ministry. He overviews 17 areas of a mans life, purity, marriage, fatherhood, friendship, mind, devotion, prayer, worship, integrity, tongue, work, … Continue reading Disciplines of a Godly Man



Responsible Church Membership

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:38:23 +0000

Some time tomorrow, Tom Ascol will attempt, once again, to present a resolution to the floor of the Southern Baptist Convention calling “Southern Baptists to repent of our failure to maintain responsible church membership.” I do not know if the resolution will reach the floor, much less meet with approval, but as for Lakeshore Baptist … Continue reading Responsible Church Membership



Ecclesiastical Hitchhikers

Thu, 22 May 2008 15:12:28 +0000

I’m reading R. Kent Hughes’ book, Disciplines of a Godly Man. In his chapter on the church, he describes the rampant aversion to meaningful church membership. He calls the phenomenon “ecclesiastical hitchhikers.” He writes: Church attendance is infected with a malaise of conditional loyalty which has produced an army of ecclesiastical hitchhikers. The hitchhiker’s thumb … Continue reading Ecclesiastical Hitchhikers