We are an historic baptist church that believes in the Divine inspiration and authority of the King James Bible as the word of God in English which is the only standard of our beliefs and practices. As the scriptures teach, we believe that only believers in the Lord Jesus Christ may be baptized, and that baptism is necessary for membership in a local church. The local church was meant to be a vessel for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ; the expression on earth of His divine government of the kingdom of heaven; a cote into which His sheep should obediently press for safety, comfort, instruction, improvement of faith and all attendant blessings of the Holy Spirit Who indwells it. For more information on our beliefs and practices, please read our Statement of Beliefs.
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For some food for thought see the Thought for the Day normally authored by Pastor Tim Boffey and occasionally authored by other church members.
We also have a large library of digital sermons for your edification. We urge all who use this online ministry to not make it a substitute for gospel obedience in repenting of sin, believing Jesus Christ and His written word, and being properly baptized into a genuine local church that is walking in the truth so as to assemble with them for corporate praise of Almighty God (MAR 1:15; ACT 2:38-47; ACT 8:12; ACT 26:20; EPH 3:20-21; HEB 10:25).
Instructing Youth About Sex and Dating
I. Christ’s minister is to hold fast and preach the whole counsel of God. ACT 20:27.
A. Scripture addresses many things that are uneasy or delicate but all profitable.
ACT 20:20 c/w 2TI 3:16.
B. There is a greater risk from avoiding necessary topics than preaching them, a risk to the
saints who need the information and a risk to the preacher for not giving it.
C. It has been a number of years since I have specifically addressed a topic like this.
The Strait Gate And Narrow Way
1. This passage shows us that all ways are NOT equally valid.
A. There are essentially only two ways: the right way and the wrong way.
B. All of God's ways (PSA 119:15) so harmonize as to constitute only one way.
PSA 119:1, 14; JOH 14:6.
C. All of the various ways of error are so many versions of the wrong way; one may as well choose one as the other. JOS 24:14-15.
2. This passage also teaches that the right way is not popular.
3. The right way is strait and narrow.
C. “...immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood” (v. 16).
(1) What need is there for a conference when the instruction is clear and directly from
a. “Always drink upstream from the herd. Even the Water of Life is purest
before it has input from a corrupt creation.” (PWB)
b. Corruptible flesh and blood (1CO 15:50) had not revealed the truth to Paul:
his gospel was “...not after man...” (GAL 1:11-12) so why seek confirmation
c. NOTE: It is a general trend of our nature, when Scripture clearly commands
1. Paul here sets forth his conversion to Christ from the Jews’ religion and the bondage of sin’s deception.
A. As a Pharisee trusting in his own righteousness to justify him before God, he would have been convinced that he was free. JOH 8:33.
B. But his overlooking of the covetousness that condemned him before God made him also overlook that he was not free. JOH 8:34.
C. “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (J.W. von Goethe)
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2. Paul had profited (v. 14) in his former religion, which had a tradition of equating gain with godliness and redemption. 1PE 1:18.
A. profit: intr. To make progress; to advance, go forward; to improve, prosper, grow, increase
(in some respect). Obs.
(1) Paul had advanced in the Jews' religion, and it is a general rule that systems
promote those who further their interests, not the interests of something contrary.
a. He had been a Pharisee, “...the most straitest sect of our religion...”
(ACT 26:5). To be a Pharisee was to be the epitome of the Jews’ religion.
(Genesis 8:22) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
That Which Works Good
I. This study considers things that work good (particularly for the saint’s soul). ECC 6:3.
A. This touches on the sovereignty of God: His never-thwarted government over all things,
good and evil. PSA 76:10; PRO 16:4.
B. God is in no way the author of sin, nor is He the positive promoter of sin.
JAM 1:13-14; JER 19:5.
1. God never makes a person sin. The responsibility of sin is always attributed to the sinner. PRO 5:22; GAL 2:17-18.
(Genesis 13:11) Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
(38) Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
(39) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
(40) For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.