#IAmGoing Weekend Reading

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Solutions for the Problems You Have with Evangelism: D. Scott Hildreth

There is little doubt that God’s mission and mandate for his church centers on evangelism. This means that, no matter what churches are doing, the primary objective must be clearly and plainly communicating the gospel. Our message is good news – God loves our sinful humanity so much that he gave his only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life(John 3:16)

Carl F. H. Henry once wrote: “The gospel is only good news if it gets there on time.” Most Christians know this is true; however, we are consumed with other activities and forget the importance of evangelism. Below give 5 reasons for this misplaced focus and then give some recommendations. …Read More.

Why We Plant Baptist Churches: Nathan Finn

Denominations did not exist when Jesus founded his church (Matt. 16:18Eph. 4:4–6). Denominations will not exist after Jesus returns (John 17:20–21Rev. 21:1–5). But that doesn’t mean denominations have no place in the present.

In fact, Baptists are at our best when we hold our distinctions with conviction, humility, and love. To do that, we must know where we came from, who we are, and how we can be Baptists for the glory of God and the good of the world. …Read More

The Need for Joy and Gratitude All Year Long: Meredith Cook

The holiday season flows with words of gratitude and songs of joy, but Thanksgiving and Christmas also come at a time when many people are weary from the events of the past ten months.

Many people have experienced tragedy and sadness; others experience stress that comes from the busyness of the holiday season. Still others struggle with the state of their country and the world.

But despite how discouraged or stressed we may feel, Thanksgiving and Christmas should remind us of all the reasons we have to be thankful. Not least of these is the grace that extends to us from the cross. …Read More.

“Building Bridges”–A Worship Service at Mother Emanuel AME Church: Walter Strickland

It was my honor to participate in a multi-denominational worship night themed “Building Bridges” at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. This gathering was hosted by the South Carolina Baptist Convention on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. …Read More.