Live Stream: It’s a Service to you but Not a Replacement for Service for you

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About a month ago Baltimore Bible Church began live-streaming its services.  For those of you who don’t know what live streaming is, it means that we can simultaneously record and broadcast our service in real-time. Right now we are only broadcasting the sermons, which usually begin sometime between 10:45 and 11:00 on Sundays on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUbPvJ16l0yhQyL212qKsZQ/videos).   This has … Read More

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to all of you!  As children of God (1 John 3:1-2), we above all people ought to be confident and hopeful as we enter into a new year and a new decade.  Jesus taught us that our heavenly Father knows what we need even before we ask Him (Matt. 6:25-34). And we have no reason to fear … Read More

2019 Holiday Season Opportunities

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As we enter into this holiday season, we wanted to highlight a few upcoming events for you.   Please prayerfully consider the following opportunities for fellowship, worship, and edification (please note that for some of these events there are additional details and sign-ups provided in the announcements further down in this email): This Sunday, Nov. 24, 6:00pm – Joint Thanksgiving Service – For those who are interested, … Read More

Reformation Day and the Treasure of the Gospel

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Dear BBC Family, Next Thursday, October 31, marks the 502nd anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.  October 31, 1517 was the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the chapel door in Wittenberg, Germany.  (To learn more about Reformation Day, follow this link: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-is-reformation-day/). The 62nd of these 95 Theses reads, “The true treasure of the … Read More

A Christian View of Suffering

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Dear BBC Family, As most of you know, tomorrow 10/19, is the Grace Advance Mid-Atlantic (GAMA) Annual Bible Conference.  And our very own, Pastor George, will be preaching at one of the Main Sessions on the important subject of: The God of Suffering:  Recognizing the Goodness of God in the Pain of Suffering.  We hope that many of you will be … Read More

“Who Can Understand the Bible?”

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This was a question that was brought into focus at the time of the reformation.  The Roman Catholic Church contended that “the interpretation of the Scripture was a function of the teaching office of the church.” The common man, in their view, did not have the ability nor the right to understand Scripture apart from the instruction of the church, … Read More

Pastoral Encouragement – Motherhood – May 18, 2019

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This past Sunday, our national calendar acknowledged the value of motherhood.  According to one report, Mother’s Day sees the highest call volume out of any day of the year.  Cards, flowers and candy flew off the shelves and many churches, including ours, paused to recognize those who bore us.  According to 1 Timothy 5 children and even grandchildren are under … Read More

Pastoral Encouragement – We Do Not Apologize for What We Believe – May 10, 2019

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We get our English word Apologetics from the Greek word “apologia”.  From the sound of the word, you could get the impression that we are “apologizing” for what we believe, but that is far from the truth.  The Greek word “apologia” means a defense.  Paul used it in Acts 22:1 when he made his defense in Jerusalem.  A similar word was also used … Read More