tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Baptist City Blog 2017-05-25T22:10:16Z tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1157427 2017-05-25T22:10:15Z 2017-05-25T22:10:16Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman
- Tuesday, 5/16/17  1 John 3:18, My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. To say the words, “I love you” is easy and common. But to say it and then back it up with “deeds and truth” (i.e. obedience to the Bible) is harder. Which are you more prone to do?     
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1157422 2017-05-25T22:06:08Z 2017-05-25T22:06:08Z A Sudden Storm

Four great sermons from the week of 05/21/17 for your holiday listening enjoyment!

  1. Independency: The Only Real Sin
  2. Dependency: The Only Thing That Pleases God
  3. A Sudden Storm
  4. Thankfulness Brings...

Baptist City

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1156340 2017-05-22T18:26:43Z 2017-05-22T18:26:43Z Perhaps...

This degree of common sense and intelligence may be a contributing factor to his dropping out of college.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s open borders organization says President Trump’s push to improve enforcement of immigration laws “hurts public safety.”

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155282 2017-05-19T18:44:17Z 2017-05-19T18:44:52Z Main Stream media... a good thing?

Is the Drive-By Media Good for America? (the answer: NO)

“The Mainstream and Conservative Media Are Living in Different Worlds. So Are Those Who Read Them.” — headline, The Los Angeles Times, 4/10/17

“Rush Limbaugh had a lot to do with creating those two separate worlds.” — Ted Koppel, “The Great Divide: Politics in the Age of Trump,” “cbs Sunday Morning,” 3/26/17

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155085 2017-05-19T01:13:26Z 2017-05-19T01:13:26Z Stop
Allen Domelle 

Deuteronomy 1:42
“And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.”

After Israel had refused to go into the Promised Land, God pronounced His judgment against the generation that refused to follow His Word by faith. When God told them that they would die in the wilderness, they changed their tune from refusing to go forward to wanting to go forward to conquer the Amorites as an attempt to show God that they would obey Him. However, sometimes it is a little late to choose obedience. They had already refused God’s will to go forward, so God refused to let them go into the Promised Land.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155084 2017-05-19T01:12:26Z 2017-05-19T18:11:05Z Evening’s Coming
Allen Domelle 

Deuteronomy 23:11
“But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.”

God was very clear about His people being clean from sin. Israel is a picture of the believer, and God doesn’t want any uncleanness in the believer’s life. The verse above is a dialogue about what a person was to do if they touched something that was unclean when they were in battle. God said that a person who found themselves unclean was to “go abroad out of the camp…”

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155083 2017-05-19T01:11:18Z 2017-05-19T01:11:18Z Leadership Need List
Allen Domelle 

Joshua 1:9
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Before my wife goes grocery shopping, she compiles a list of groceries that we need. That list helps her to know what to purchase while she is at the grocery store, and it also helps her to keep us from spending money frivolously. She could certainly go shopping without the list, but she will never completely get what we need without it.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155082 2017-05-19T01:10:09Z 2017-05-19T01:10:09Z When the Blessings Stop
Allen Domelle 

Joshua 7:10
“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?”

Israel had enjoyed the blessings of God for some time. They experienced victory after victory, and it seemed that nothing was going to stop them. However, something did stop them. What stopped them was like running into a brick wall. They conquered the great city of Jericho, but they experienced defeat at the Battle of Ai. This army should have been no contest for the army of Israel, but something caused the blessings of God to stop and instead bring defeat.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155081 2017-05-19T01:09:05Z 2017-05-19T01:09:05Z Nevertheless
Allen Domelle 

Psalm 106:44
“Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:”

Many words in the Scriptures carry a powerful truth to encourage people. The word “whosoever” is a powerful word because of God’s inclusiveness for salvation. Knowing that no matter how bad our background may be and how deep we have gone into sin, to know that God includes you for salvation is powerful.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155080 2017-05-19T01:07:56Z 2017-05-19T01:07:56Z How to Serve the LORD
Allen Domelle 

Joshua 24:14
“Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.”

At the end of Joshua’s life, he found himself trying to help Israel to continue to serve the LORD after his death. He understood the power of making a choice to serve the LORD and the benefits it brings. In the verse above, Joshua gives several things that you must do if you want to serve the LORD.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155079 2017-05-19T01:06:53Z 2017-05-19T01:06:53Z The Hope for Truth
Allen Domelle 

Judges 5:18
“Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.”

When you read the song of Deborah, you see the wonder as to why nobody would come to help them fight the battle against Sisera. You would think because their freedom was at stake that the whole nation would join forces, but this song makes it evident that many had their excuses for why they wouldn’t join the battle.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155078 2017-05-19T01:05:05Z 2017-05-19T01:05:38Z Turning Hate Into Love
Allen Domelle 

Judges 11:7
“And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father’s house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?”

The story of Jephthah is interesting because of how it began. Jephthah was an illegitimate child who was driven out of the country because his brethren did not want him. He was hated because he was the son of a strange woman, and his brethren didn’t want him to have any part of their inheritance.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155077 2017-05-19T01:04:11Z 2017-05-19T01:04:11Z Missed Opportunities
Allen Domelle 

Judges 15:13
“And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.”

The verse above is one of the missed opportunities that Samson had to get right with the LORD. Though his sin put him in the predicament that caused the Philistines to surrounded him, God gave him another opportunity to do right. Yet, we see that Samson missed this opportunity that God gave him, and the missed opportunity eventually led to his demise. This missed opportunity in Samson’s life should remind us of five things concerning the opportunities that God gives us to get right.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155076 2017-05-19T01:03:04Z 2017-05-19T01:03:04Z The Call of the LORD
Allen Domelle 

1 Samuel 3:10
“And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.”

When we think of the call of the LORD, we often think of the LORD calling someone into full-time ministry. Though the call of the LORD often means that, every Christian can hear the call of the LORD. In fact, if every Christian would heed the call of the LORD it would change this world.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1154706 2017-05-17T16:06:29Z 2017-05-17T16:06:29Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman
- Tuesday, 5/9/17  Galatians 1:4, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world... He gave ALL He could to free us from the penalty and the influence of sin. What will you give to free your spouse? Your kids? Your pastor? 
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1154704 2017-05-17T16:04:41Z 2017-05-17T16:04:41Z The Mystery of Iniquity

Four great sermons for the week of 05/14/17 are now up at Baptist City!

  1. The Mystery of Iniquity
  2. The Mystery of Godliness
  3. The Virtuous Woman
  4. The Spiritual War for the Nations

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1153962 2017-05-14T19:37:15Z 2017-05-14T19:37:16Z FBC bulletin

The 05/14/17 FBC Hammond bulletin is available at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1153578 2017-05-12T18:17:43Z 2017-05-12T18:17:43Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman
- Tuesday, 5/2/17  Galatians 6:1, Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Does your Bible, in Galatians 6, use the word “restore” or does it say “ignore such an one”? No, not the Bible you read, the one you live. 
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1153354 2017-05-11T22:26:03Z 2017-05-11T22:26:03Z Get the Bride
  • My Shy and Timid God
  • The Elevation of Humanity
  • Get the Bride
  • Get the Bride 2

Four great sermons for the week of 05/07/17 are now up at Baptist City!
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1152332 2017-05-07T19:24:48Z 2017-05-07T19:24:48Z FBC bulletin

The 05/07/17 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1151720 2017-05-04T21:56:42Z 2017-05-04T21:56:43Z Our God of Harmony
  1. Our God of Harmony
  2. Three Kinds of Leadership
  3. Spiritual Productivity 2
  4. Prayer and Temptation

Four sermons from the week of 04/30/17 to help you through your day are now up at Baptist-City!
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1151384 2017-05-03T19:15:14Z 2017-05-03T19:15:14Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman
- Tuesday, 4/24/17  Three commandments to do toward a repentant believer: 2 Corinthians 2:7-8, So that contrariwise ye ought rather to  1forgive him, and  2comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.   Wherefore I beseech you that ye would  3confirm your love toward him.           Isaiah 53:4, Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Did you ever consider that you may be wrong? They esteemed, valued, surmised that the One on the Cross was “bad.” Are you teachable, or do you feel that you’re the final word on every subject?
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1150511 2017-04-30T19:32:11Z 2017-04-30T19:32:11Z FBC bulletin

The 04/30/17 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1150240 2017-04-29T04:15:04Z 2017-04-29T04:15:04Z The Best Gamble
  • Forward is the Best Gamble
  • There's Enough for Everybody
  • Spiritual Productivity
  • Keep Yourself in the Love of God

The four outstanding messages for the week of 04/23/17 are now up at Baptist City.
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1150104 2017-04-28T15:14:34Z 2017-04-28T15:14:34Z Dumbing down

It’s said that those who can’t do, teach. But in New York, those who can’t learn, teach. According to The New York Times, the state Board of Regents will no longer require teachers to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test [alst] to become certified. Makes sense. Why should teachers have to be literate? After all, “the [literacy] test proved controversial because black and Hispanic candidates passed it at significantly lower rates than white candidates.” This despite a federal judge ruling in 2015 that the alst literacy test was not biased, “because it measured skills that were necessary for teaching.” Well, that’s out the window now. The Regents also want teachers who fail the test measuring practical skills like lesson planning to be certified anyway, based on “recommendations.” No wonder The New York Post sneers that the new state education motto should be: “Dumbing Down.”

Limbaugh Letter. May 2017

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1149590 2017-04-26T19:18:32Z 2017-04-26T19:18:32Z Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman
My Bible thoughts:
- Tuesday, 4/17/17  Proverbs 13:5a, A righteous man hateth lying. Most of us hate being lied to, but, do you hate it when you’re the liar? Do you hate it if you see another person lying to a third person (or cheating: at work: time cards, reports; false tax return info)?   
tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1148665 2017-04-23T19:31:25Z 2017-04-23T19:31:25Z FBC bulletin

The 04/23/17 FBC Hammond bulletin is up at Baptist City.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1147900 2017-04-20T20:19:20Z 2017-04-20T20:20:11Z Committing to Faithful Men
Allen Domelle

2 Timothy 2:2
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

The Christian’s responsibility is to bear fruit. Jesus says in John 15:8, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” You will never be a good Christian until you have fruit that remains.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1147899 2017-04-20T20:18:16Z 2017-04-20T20:18:17Z Communicating the Faith
Allen Domelle

Philemon 1:6
“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

Communicating is the imparting of thoughts, opinions, or information to another person. Communicating is giving our thoughts or opinions in such a manner that the person listening or reading understands what we are saying.

tag:baptistcity.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1147898 2017-04-20T20:17:02Z 2017-04-20T20:17:02Z Faith’s Byproducts
Allen Domelle

Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Everything has a byproduct or a result of doing something. For instance, charcoal is the byproduct of Henry Ford using wood to make parts for cars.