January 26, 2015

Go, Win, Baptize, Teach

John Vaughn

Much has been said in this space about fellowship, as it should be, since FrontLine is the publication of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship. But fellowship is not our mission, just one of the things we purpose to maintain in accomplishing that mission. Our mission does not come from the FBFI constitution but straight from Matthew 28:19, 20. Our constitution states, “We purpose to lead an aggressive effort to reach our world for Christ by evangelism and church planting — locally, nationally, and worldwide.”

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Getting Back into the Will of God

George Stiekes

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:17

Many Christians have remained frustrated and defeated in their Christian life simply because they believed, having failed God miserably, they could not get back into His will.

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Every Christian is a Teacher

Thomas Overmiller

What common feature do you find in the following four verses taken at intervals from the book of Acts?

  • And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith (Acts 6:7).
  • But the word of God grew and multiplied (Acts 12:24)
  • And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks (Acts 19:10).
  • So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed (Acts 19:20).

These verses highlight a noteworthy phenomenon that Luke recorded from the first century church – that the influence of the Word of God expanded exponentially. It expanded citywide in Jerusalem and as far as the imperial city of Rome. How did this happen?

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Consumers or Committed Christians?

Paul Downey

These days one can find on the shelves of any Christian bookstore all manner of volumes offering to explain how to build larger churches. Depending on the author, churches are urged to employ various techniques to entice believers and unbelievers (often referred to as “seekers”) to fill their pews. Marketing the church has become a hot topic, usually emphasizing some appeal to the tastes and interests of the Baby-boomers, the Generation X-ers, or some other demographic group.

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Recker-Bauder discussion: Conclusion

Don Johnson

At the beginning of December, we posted a piece by Matt Recker, responding to Kevin Bauder’s discussion of his earlier series on The Gospel Coalition (last post with index to all posts here). Dr. Bauder has since offered two final pieces concluding his interaction with Pastor Recker. We’d like to draw your attention to them with this post.

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