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Our Purpose: Why Are We Here?

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(Note: This sermon series was preached at the beginning of the new church plant, Harvest Baptist Church.)

Why are we here... starting a new church?

I believe that one of the most important things we can do, being a brand new church, is to clarify our purpose: Why are we doing this? By defining our purpose and always keeping that purpose in the forefront of everything we do, we can (hopefully) avoid the many pitfalls that get ministries side-tracked today.

Our purpose (as a church and as individuals) is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

  • We are not here to please men; we are here to please God.
  • We are not here to enjoy the comforts and entertainment of the world; we are here to enjoy God.

Those two things work together: When we are glorifying God we will be enjoying Him forever (the way to enjoy God is to do that which glorifies Him).

So, if you're not enjoying God... maybe you should evaluate whether or not you're living in a way that glorifies and pleases Him.

Categoría: Discipleship

Think About Death Every Day by Ryan Holiday

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In late 1569, a French nobleman named Michel de Montaigne was given up as dead after being flung from a galloping horse.

As his friends carried his limp and bloodied body home, Montaigne watched his own life slip away, like some dancing spirit on the “tip of his lips,” only to have it return at the last possible second.

This sublime and unusual experience marked the moment Montaigne changed his life. Within a few years, he would be one of the most famous writers in Europe. After his accident, Montaigne went on to write volumes of popular essays, serve two terms as mayor, travel internationally as a dignitary, and serve as a confidante of the king.

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Categoría: Life Lessons

This article is written by David Cloud of Way of Life Literature. I think he provides a very balanced and defendable approach to the issue of the preservation of the Scripture (although I may not agree with him on the finer points of some of his arguments). I think David Cloud has provided very good research and resources for those who desire to learn more about this issue, therefore I've reproduced the article here in its entirety and provided links to the same content in PDF and on the Way of Life Literature web site. 

King James Only

There is a lot of debate and confusion surrounding the man-made term "King James Only." It has been popularized in recent years by men who claim they are concerned about a dangerous and cultic view of the King James Bible. Rarely do they carefully define the term, though, and as a result a wide variety of Bible-believing men are given a nebulously-defined label. 

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Categoría: King James Bible

Reading books is great. Reading and MARKING your books is even better. Like Mom always said, "Practice makes okay." So, grab a pencil and a book worth reading (not a brain-candy novel) and start working out a system of marginalia.

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Categoría: Research Methods

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