tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Baptist City Blog 2019-09-14T13:00:03Z tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1455026 2019-09-14T13:00:03Z 2019-09-14T13:00:03Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 9/3/19  Job 29:2, Oh that I were as in months past... Job 30:1, But now... Quit whining and pining for what was. Deal with what is. God feels that you are able to deal with your present circumstances or

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1455025 2019-09-13T18:33:12Z 2019-09-13T18:33:13Z Don't Join...
The sermons for the week of 09/08/19 are now up at Baptist City.

  • The Ones To Whom Jesus Appeared The Most
  • Don't Join The Regular Army
  • What God Wants In A Man
  • What God Wants In A Man #2

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1452576 2019-09-07T04:11:05Z 2019-09-07T04:11:05Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 8/27/19  Obadiah 15, For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. Christian: rest easy and be faithful: God’s got our backs. Heathen: run scared (and get saved): payback is a’comin’.                             Jonah 4:10-11a, Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: and should not I spare Nineveh... We weep over our dogs or our money or our broken dreams; we labor night and day for cash that’ll be left at the Rapture; we run ourselves ragged over worthless pursuits and hobbies...when was the last time we wept for souls? For the lost co-worker? For the wayward child of a friend? Over our own sin? Lord have mercy on us...


- Wednesday, 8/28/19  Jonah 1:3, But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord... It’s relatively easy to flee from the task God has commanded us to do, but it’s impossible to flee from the Giver of the commandment, and almost as hard to flee from yourself. No one like a quitter, not even the quitter.                                 Acts 17:27, That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us. Do you trust your feelings or the Word of God? He said He’s not far from any of, but you feel that He is from you...whom will you trust? Whom has a history of lying? “Feeling come and feelings go; but the Word of God is always so.” Act today like it’s true: cuz it is.


- Thursday, 8/29/19  Micah 7:8, Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. Could you make this bold and affirmative of a proclamation? Is the word “quit” in your vocabulary? What about the word, “whine”?                            Psalm 129:2, Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. Just a reminder that you’ve survived every single one of your previous “worst day evers,” so my guess is that you’ll survive what you’re going through now. And if not...if you don’t survive...Heaven’s not a bad consolation prize. You can take what is on your plate. Don’t whine; be faithful; and obey Him. Praise and worship; bear another’s burden; repent; take another step.


- Friday, 8/30/19  Proverbs 27:1b, ...thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. If this be true, wouldn’t it make sense to talk to God at the start of the day? To surrender ourselves to His will for the next 24 hours? To consume some Bible so as to be strong enough for what IS coming? Have you? Will you?                            You really STINK!! You totally REEK!! Mark 7:20, And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. Your heart is a living sewer, and so is mine. We are filled with filth. That is true now and will be true as long as we’re in this body. The question is, and the determining factor between being a “good Christian” and a “poor Christian” is: how tight is the seal over the sewer that is our heart? How disciplined are you and I at not letting the filth flow? And then, apologizing for the messes when it does? So, how stinky are you? Less than yesterday? Are there recent spills you need to clean up?


- Saturday, 8/31/19  Psalm 138:2b, Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. God exalts His word above His name. We may THINK we know what Jesus is like, but we CAN READ what He said. Jesus does not exist apart from His Word. Therefore, doctrine is supreme. Doctrine is more important than our feelings; than church; than philosophies because doctrine is to determine all of those and so much more. Is the doctrine you profess (and therefore the life you actually live) TRULY Bible based, or more supposition, feelings, or family tradition based?                                    Mark 7:24, And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. Then, He wanted to be hidden, to be incognito but could not be. Now, He wants us to proclaim Him loudly, longly, and daily with our tongues and our lives...and we hide Him more completely than the gold in Ft. Knox. Shame on us. Invite someone today to come with you to church tomorrow. Call that buddy from work. Go across the street to the neighbor’s. Do it.


- Sunday, 9/1/19  Job 28:2-3, Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection. In context, this is referring to God going through the dirt and rock and ore until He finds the gold. He searches for our perfection, our maturation.                         Jeremiah 1:5, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. God made YOU, as you are. He ordained your exact DNA. You look like He wants; your brain is as He wants. Your tastes are as He wants. We sometimes believe this. But if He is sovereign, then it’s true. And if He truly is sovereign, then the million steps that led you to today were also ordained. Your situation is very much on His mind. He has a purpose for this season in your life. Perhaps its a season of growth: gentle showers and plenty of sunshine. Use it: sink deep roots, store up honey: winter’s coming. Perhaps it’s a season of howling winds and cold. Learn lessons: He’s the all-sufficient One; we’re never truly alone; we can take it. God wasn’t just on His throne in your parent’s lives; He wasn’t ruling just when you were young: He’s still on the throne today, and is still directing all of life today. Believe it and live it. Serve Him today whether you’re in the sunshine or the storm. Help another. Learn a lesson. Praise the Master.


- Monday, 9/2/19  Job 29:2, Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me. There is great danger in living on memories. What is done is done, and what is MUST be dealt with. Likewise, don’t dwell on tomorrow: it is a fantasy. Deal with what is on your plate. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.                                   We need to learn from the mighty Job. Remember, he was destitute and sick and persecuted when he said this: Job 27:2-4, As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. He felt forsaken by God and, in fact, thought God was being unjust. Yet, he didn’t concern himself with what he couldn’t control, but was very aware of what he could control. Life is happening to us: we cannot choose that...but we can choose our reactions to what is happening. Choose righteously, my friend.

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tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1452575 2019-09-06T20:16:07Z 2019-09-06T20:16:07Z Men
The sermons for the week of 09/01/19 are up at Baptist City.
  • You're As Strong As You Are When You're Weak
  • We Are The Lords
  • Men
  • A Man In The Bible

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450679 2019-09-01T19:19:05Z 2019-09-01T19:19:06Z FBC bulletin

The 09/01/19 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450208 2019-08-31T03:15:06Z 2019-08-31T03:15:06Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 8/20/19  Caught up in a besetting sin? Entangled in an impossible situation? Blown it (AGAIN)? Psalm 86:3, Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Keep crying; keep trying.           

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450206 2019-08-30T19:40:33Z 2019-08-30T19:40:34Z Peace
  • Keep Needing Me
  • The Sword and the Trowel
  • The Purpose of Child Rearing
  • Peace

The sermons for the week of 08/25/19 are now available at Baptist City.
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1448475 2019-08-25T19:46:23Z 2019-08-25T19:46:23Z Weathering The Storm
  • Six Verses That Changed My Life
  • Weathering The Storm
  • How To Pray For Your Children
  • How To Pray For Your Children #2

The sermons for the week of 08/18/19 and the FBC bulletin for 08/25/19 are now up at Baptist City.
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1446405 2019-08-20T22:05:03Z 2019-08-20T22:05:03Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 8/13/19  John 13:1, ...having loved his own which were in the world, [Jesus] loved them unto the end. How loving will you be in the end? How loving are you now? Well, love covers a multitude of sins. However loving you were, or were not, yesterday, start anew today. 

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1446404 2019-08-20T00:58:05Z 2019-08-20T00:58:05Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 8/6/19  Bible Big Picture #11.  Anyone’s story, struggles, circumstances, success, failures, can be used to produce a blessing or a warning or a lesson to another. But not just another...somewhere, sometime...to ME today.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1446403 2019-08-19T15:34:25Z 2019-08-19T15:34:25Z We Have a Book
The sermons for the week of 08/11/19 and the FBC bulletin for 08/18/19 are now up at Baptist City.
  • You Can Take It
  • The Most Important Preparation For A Happy Old Age
  • We Have A Book
  • How To Wreck Your Ship

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1443605 2019-08-11T19:54:11Z 2019-08-11T19:54:11Z FBC bulletin

The 08/11/19 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1442545 2019-08-09T02:15:02Z 2019-08-09T02:15:02Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 7/30/19  Bible Big Picture #4.  Bible characters went through extreme circumstances: Abraham being told to sacrifice his own son and living in tents for his whole life; job/family losses and false accusations; David running from Saul; Noah being the mocked outcast with no results for 100 years; Paul’s trials...so we can take what is put on our plates. 

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1442544 2019-08-08T17:20:12Z 2019-08-08T17:20:12Z Lost and Found
  • The Most Powerful Christian Virtue
  • Character Christianity
  • What Children Need Most
  • Lost and Found

The sermons for the week of 08/04/19 are now up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1440145 2019-08-02T02:00:07Z 2019-08-02T20:00:04Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 7/23/19  Luke 9:56, For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Of course, Christ came to save souls for eternity, and if you don’t know your soul is guaranteed of Heaven, message me. However, if your life has been destroyed, Christ can likewise save it also.  

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1440157 2019-08-02T02:00:00Z 2019-08-01T22:16:23Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 7/16/19  Luke 6:42, Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. A reminder that you have FAR bigger issues to deal with than nitpicking your loved ones.  

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1440142 2019-08-01T21:59:00Z 2019-08-01T21:59:00Z Old Paths
  • I Am The Lord Thy God
  • Jesus Was A Friend Of Sinners
  • The Old Paths
  • People That God Uses

The sermons for the week of 07/28/19 are now up at Baptist City.

Enjoy 08/01/19
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1438267 2019-07-28T20:11:54Z 2019-07-28T20:11:54Z Never Doubt
The sermons for the week of 07/21/19 are now up at Baptist City.

  • The Yesterdayer, The Todayer and The Tomorrower
  • How To Never Fall Or Doubt Again
  • Three Types Of People
  • Living The Spiritual Life

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1436073 2019-07-22T17:30:31Z 2019-07-22T17:30:32Z FBC bulletin

The FBC Hammond bulletin for 07/21/19 is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1434497 2019-07-20T02:30:02Z 2019-07-20T02:30:02Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 7/9/19  Psalm 138:8, The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. “God’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be. It took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars, the Sun and earth and Jupiter and Mars. How loving and patient He must be: He’s still working on me.”            

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1434496 2019-07-19T15:39:32Z 2019-07-19T15:39:32Z Limited?
  • Lovest Thou Me More Than These?
  • Forgive Us Our Sins And Our Debts
  • Do You Feel Limited?
  • Do You Feel Limited? #2

The sermons for the week of 07/14/19 are now up at Baptist City.
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1431840 2019-07-13T08:30:03Z 2019-07-13T08:30:04Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 7/2/19  Proverbs 27:19, As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. Water reflects the face, and the heart shows itself. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” Are you reflecting faith? Joy? Quiet confidence? Love? Or, strife? Arrogance? Pride? “When others look at me, do they see Jesus?”                       

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1431838 2019-07-12T22:18:11Z 2019-07-12T22:18:11Z Acts 29
The sermons for the week of 07/07/19 are now up at Baptist City.

  • Our Affectionate Saviour
  • Acts Chapter 29
  • Things That Motivate Christians
  • Five Reasons To Serve The Lord

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1428858 2019-07-07T19:21:12Z 2019-07-07T19:21:12Z FBC bulletin

The 07/07/19 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1428519 2019-07-06T19:15:08Z 2019-07-06T19:15:08Z Pray!
The sermons for the week of 06/30/19 are now up at Baptist City.

  • Into His Gates With Thanksgiving
  • Just One Hour
  • Worthy Is The Lamb
  • Pray!

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1427361 2019-07-03T15:17:05Z 2019-07-03T15:17:05Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 6/25/19  Proverbs 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. We ALL have this power.  1) Don’t love it.  2) Use it wisely. Go create life today...cheer someone up, and then do it again, and again, and again. 

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1425636 2019-06-29T12:00:06Z 2019-06-29T12:00:06Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 6/18/19  Zeph 2:3a, Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth... Meekness is a willingness to be governed. It’s adjusting our agenda to another’s. Moses was meek; Christ is; we are to be too. In a wife, God says this is extremely valuable. Are you willing for Him to govern you, even if He uses human authority (husband, parents, boss, law) to do it?                           Zeph 3:12, I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. The huge calamity of national annihilation, starvation, much death, and mass deportations brought salvation through faith to some. For us: what is a huge negative this week may turn out to be a much greater positive next year. Bottom line: trust whatever God is doing/bringing in our lives.


- Wednesday, 6/19/19  Zeph 2:3ab, Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness... Whatever good qualities we have don’t last: they get corrupted or forsaken by our flesh. Keep seeking what you already have.                           We are to learn from history.  Matthew 16:22-22, From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. Even our Saviour had to undergo an enormous short-term negative so as to produce a greater positive. So that’s how the Father operates. You and I can expect the same treatment.


- Thursday, 6/20/19  Proverbs 16:9, The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord. He didn’t say “the way of the wicked person,” but simply the lifestyle of the wicked person. Does your lifestyle (away from church) obviously emulate righteousness or a wicked man’s?                         Some verses in the Bible can humble us to the core immediately. And we all need that...our level of pride and complacency and arrogance and condescension must be nauseating to the Lord. Can you even read this verse out loud without your spirit nearly buckling? Psalm 119:162, I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. How excited would you be to find out you had the winning lottery ticket or just had your name picked out of the hat? That’s minuscule compared to how we should be every morning... ‘just sayin...


- Friday, 6/21/19  Psalm 119:32, I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. We must always be pushing ourselves to run faster and to get a larger heart and run even faster. Do you think you’re “fast enough”? “good enough?” “holy enough?”                            Luke 12:1b, [Jesus] began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. We often think of a hypocrite as one who acts better than they are, and, of course, that’s a correct illustration. However, the reverse is true. Do you ever act worse than you are so as to not be shamed for being “too holy”? So as to not be ridiculed? Are you hypocritical when you won’t admit that you don’t drink and that drinking is anti-scriptural? “Beware.” Today it’s not standing against wrong that others do; tomorrow it’ll be putting up with the wrong that you do.


- Saturday, 6/22/19  Psalm 119:24, Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. Advice...do you get it from peers? Associates at work? family? professionals? Or, is the Bible directing you? If you need extra outside advice, are you first going to the Holy Spirit and letting Him direct?    

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1425633 2019-06-28T22:12:37Z 2019-06-28T22:12:38Z Why?
  • Why Be Born Again?
  • Why Do We Have To Beg God?
  • The Day Of Salvation
  • Running You Race #3

The sermons for the week of 06/23/19 are now up at Baptist City!
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1424738 2019-06-26T14:50:03Z 2019-06-26T14:50:03Z Reparations?

And last… “There’s another possible reparations issue completely ignored: Blacks as well as whites live on land taken, sometimes brutally, from American Indians. Do blacks and whites owe American Indians anything?” —Walter E. Williams

From the Patriot Post.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1423864 2019-06-24T16:58:04Z 2019-06-24T16:58:05Z FBC bulletin

The FBC bulletin for 06/23/19 is now up at Baptist City.