Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden I remember my mother telling me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” That parental command is not only good manners, it is an essential character quality of the mature Christian. The Lord said it this...

3 Truths from Philippians 1

3 Truths from Philippians 1 Philippians 1:3-6 says “I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I am sure of this, that...

A Truth Worth Telling

A Truth Worth Telling In popular culture, the approval of same sex marriage in particular and immoral expressions of human intimacy in general thunder about daily. Parents wonder what will become of their children in a world so hostile to a biblical understanding of...

5 Suggestions for Reaching Men

5 Suggestions for Reaching Men  Whole and healthy homes need godly fathers. Whole and healthy churches need godly men. The churches of Concord Baptist Association are blessed with many godly men–pastors and laymen. I want to encourage us to continue to reach men...

The Acts 4:20 Christian

The Acts 4:20 Christian I talk a lot about churches and individuals having an Acts 1:8 strategy. By that I mean being intentional about your witness in each of the four Acts 1:8 fields. For a church or individual to develop their plan, they must first understand what...

The Faithful Church Member

The Faithful Church Member What does it mean to be a Church Member? As a believer, you are a member of the Universal Church–that great cloud of witnesses made up of all believers, from all times, and all places. To be a spiritually healthy and growing believer,...