Water Baptism

Water Baptism

Why are Baptists so excited for Baptism? If you ever observed water baptism, there is a lot of celebration happening. Baptismal services seem to posses a unique, electrified atmosphere of joy and excitement. Yet, biblically, water baptism is not necessary for...
Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Have you ever heard someone claim that they were “baptized with the Holy Spirit”? This phrase may be understood in a variety of ways, but often the individual is referring to a unique, one time experience in their Christian life, which placed them on a higher...
The Mission of the Church

The Mission of the Church

The Christian church that we see around us- in all cultures, languages and eras is not a product of clever human invention. God has intentionally chosen a people for himself in Christ, and these people are collectively called the bride of Christ, his church. Jesus...
A People of the Gospel

A People of the Gospel

“…but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ” (1 Cor. 9:12) The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most precious thing in this life for by it we are saved from the wrath of God, and apart from it we can have no salvation....
The Greatest News in the World

The Greatest News in the World

Christmas is a proclamation of the greatest news in the whole wide world.  The weight of any news is determined by the weight of the event. Either something good has happened or something bad that was supposed to happen, didn’t happen. Christmas points to a...