This story is in the History Of The Denton County Baptist Association, furnished by the SW Baptist Theological Library in Fort Worth. The young pastor at Pilot Point was asked to apologize during his pastorate at Pilot Point, Texas. He had gone fishing with a man who was not a Christian, so availed himself of


All children are born sinless (Ez 18:19-20). They do not and cannot inherit sin from anyone else. It is the soul that actually sins who is separated from God – called spiritual death. Jesus confirmed a child’s innocence when He called for little children to come to Him and said: “of such is the kingdom


Here are three important numbers: 9-3-1929, 6-12-1941 and 1-1-1955. The first is the date of my natural birth. The second is the date I was “born again of the water and the spirit” (Jn 3:5). The third is the date of my promises in marriage. These vital statistics mark the most significant dates to remember


“Baptist” (“Baptizer”) in the Bible was the occupation of “John The Baptizer” (the immerser). His parents were Elizabeth and Zacharias. He was destined to be great. “Many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord” (Lk 1:14-16). He “remained in the deserts till the day of his


Quite early in Jesus’ ministry a conversation He did hold With Nicodemus who needed instruction, though quite old. He could never see the kingdom of God – its that plain Unless he “of the water and the spirit” be born again. John 3:3-5 Last words of a man are often thought of great significance Especially


“We are shopping for a church,” he said when I invited him to worship. With hundreds in Fort Worth, he could “shop” the rest of his life! If anyone is looking for the church Jesus built (Mt 16:18), note these identifying marks. NAME. See Rom 16:16: “The churches of Christ send greetings.” He bought it


There are three families: Natural, Spiritual and Eternal. NATURAL FAMILY. First there is the planting of the seed of man, followed by the birth of a baby from the womb of woman. This is only a temporary dwelling with sickness, health, joy and sadness. The time here is short like a “vapor that appears for


Little Things #2 Continuing: PIDDLY LITTLE THINGS in your Bible. 12. NAAMAN was a Syrian military leader (2 Kings 5), but he had one serious problem. He had the incurable disease of leprosy. A little slave girl told Mrs. Naaman about a prophet in Israel who could heal him. So Naaman promptly gathered rich gifts


Little Things Someone wrote us about trivial “piddly” matters. 1. Which fruit to avoid eating in the Garden of Eden? Satan called it a piddly matter. (Gen. 3:1-21) 2. Which kind of wood for the ark? Noah obeyed, considering it not a piddly matter. (Gen 6:13-22) 3. Which fire for sacrifice? Priests Nadab and Abihu


DECEIVE and deceitful in its various forms appear139 times in your Bible. To deceive is to be false, to cause to believe an untruth. Satan,the enemy of God, is the great deceiver, the “father of lies.” He“transforms himself into an angel” (2 Cor 11: 14). One great deception of Satan to obscure the truth can