10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year – Pastoral Encouragment

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As we begin to settle into a new year, we would encourage you to read and consider the following questions from Donald S. Whitney (he is the author of the book that we are currently working through in Sunday School class Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life). The following is quoted directly from an article by Donald Whitney: 10 Questions … Read More

More Than A Christmas Carol – Pastoral Encouragement

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“Christmas a humbug, uncle!” said Scrooge’s nephew.  “You don’t mean that, I am sure.” It’s a Christmas classic that has been around for almost 200 years.  Scrooge has taken his place right alongside of the red-nosed reindeer, a talking snowman, and a little boy named Charlie Brown.  Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the old miser’s “Bah, humbug!” While … Read More

What Are You Most Thankful For?

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As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, I am sure that all of us have a long list of things to be thankful for. If we take the time to “count our blessings” (cf. Ps. 103:2), which we definitely should, we will find an abundance of spiritual and physical blessings to be grateful for (Ps. 103; Eph. 1:1-14). May the Lord cause … Read More

Pastoral Encouragement – Unthankfulness

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While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they … Read More

The Sovereignty of God Over Politics

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At Baltimore Bible Church we don’t pass out voting guides or invite candidates to address our congregation. We don’t pass around petitions, organize marches or encourage you to call your senator. We really don’t make any kind of political statements at all. That’s not because we don’t think that politics has a place or that it is unimportant. It’s just that we recognize that the world’s governments are not ultimately in control.