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The Baptist Testimony, Volume 57 Number 3 May/June 2011

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The Baptist Testimony
Volume 57 Number 3 May/June 2011

The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
Ken Floyd
MARBC Executive Director

“Rest”

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  (Matthew 11:28-29)

It is Monday morning as I pen this particular column.  I am reflecting upon another Lord’s Day of worship and ministry.  I have reviewed my calendar for the week and prayerfully considered what lies ahead.  I am also anticipating the week ahead with its promise of yet-to-be realized joys, opportunities, and challenges.  While I am in this mode, would you permit me to do a little “Monday morning quarterbacking” from a pastoral perspective? [Read more…]

MARBC News & Notes, May and June 2011

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 57 Number 3 May/June 2011

BELMONT, West Cannon Baptist Church (Doug Crawford, Pastor) – On Sunday evening, February 13, 2011, the West Cannon Baptist Church family honored Pastor Dave and Mary Parmerlee for twenty years of faithful and fruitful ministry. They were given cards from church family members that expressed their love and gratitude for the Parmerlees’ service.  The church also presented the Parmerlees a gift to send them on a trip to Spain to visit their daughter Carissa, who is serving as a short-term missionary. The church states that it is already looking forward to celebrating the Parmerlees’ thirtieth anniversary. [Read more…]

The Baptist Testimony, Volume 57 Number 2 March/April 2011

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The Baptist Testimony
Volume 57 Number 2 March/April 2011

The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
Ken Floyd
MARBC Executive Director

“Wait”

Recently I had the “pleasure” of sitting in what was most appropriately labeled as a “waiting room.”  I am sure that you, like me, do not find it to be the most enjoyable place to sit for any period of time.  Especially if, like me, you are there simply to have blood drawn for routine tests and there are people sitting around you who are hacking, sniffing, and wheezing. I watched as a man honked out such a quick and loud sneeze that he barely got his hand to his face.  He then used that same hand to open the same door that I had to enter a few minutes later!  Joy!  While sitting there in this wonderfully germ laden arena, I speculated how many days from then I would be back there because of what I was now inhaling!”   [Read more…]

Men Modeling The Master 2011 – Building Battle Ready Men

March 5, 2011
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael Loftis
President of ABWE

Sermon Audio

Session #1: The Battle Is Real

Session #2: The Enemy Is Real

Session #3: The Victory Is Real

MARBC News & Notes, March and April 2011

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 57 Number 2 March/April 2011

Introducing the Center for Biblical Morality

The church is losing a whole generation of young people. Thom Rainer documents this trend in his book, The Bridger Generation. In his book Rainer states that biblical believers make up 65% of the builder generation (born 1910-1945), 35 % of the boomer generation (born 1946-1964), 15% of the buster generation (born 1965-1976), and only 4% of the bridger generation (or millennials, born 1977-1994) (p. 169). George Barna exposes another trend in his research that reveals that 61% of today’s young adults (bridgers in their 20’s) who were regular church attenders are now “spiritually disengaged.” They are not actively attending church, reading their Bibles, or praying (www.barna.org). [Read more…]