Archives for September 2012

MARBC 70th Annual Conference – October 29-30, 2012

MARBC 2012 Conference

To All Generations

Appreciating Our Heritage and Embracing Our Future
“To Him be glory in the church of Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:21 [Read more…]

Day of “One Accord” Prayer 2012

Day of Prayer September 2012

The Sixth Annual MARBC Day of “One Accord” Prayer

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“They raised their voice to God in one accord”
-Acts 4:24

September 30, 2012

Purpose: a day for MARBC churches to devote their attention to prayer for our churches, pastors, state fellowship, camps, ministries, missionaries, and special needs. [Read more…]

The Baptist Testimony – Volume 58 Number 5 September/October 2012

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 58 Number 5 September/October 2012

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

Generations

The word “generation” can imply different things, both positive and negative, depending upon the context in which the word is used. [Read more…]

News & Notes, September/October 2012

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 58 Number 5 September/October 2012

WITH THE LORD Joyce Rohrer. Joyce (71), godly servant and faithful wife of long time MARBC Pastor Tom Rohrer, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, August 23. A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving was held on August 28 at Northland Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, with Rev. Chris Weeks, Rev. Ken Floyd, and Rev. John Nixon officiating. [Read more…]

Let Me Tell You How to Vote

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 58 Number 5 September/October 2012

by Kevin T. Bauder

Churches have no business addressing political questions. Their work is to proclaim the whole counsel of God. Christian individuals, however, are responsible to act upon moral and spiritual concerns before they address merely temporal ones. Matters of principle should take precedence over matters of preference. Therefore, part of the church’s business is to instruct the people of God in those moral principles that they must apply in their political decisions. In other words, while churches should not tell their members who to vote for, they should teach them how to vote. [Read more…]

Churches and Elections – What is the law?

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 58 Number 5 September/October 2012

Many churches and pastors feel called by scripture to “equip the saints” to represent Christ in all areas of our society, including the voting booth. Pastors should thus be supported in their goal of helping their members be good stewards in representing Christ in their civic duties. This is especially important in light of the fact that only 1 out of every 4 Christians in America is voting. [Read more…]

Pastors Form Upper Michigan Association

Pastor Brian Knight

Pastor Brian Knight

MUNISING, Mich. — “We really need more edification, more teaching,” says Brian Knight, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Dollar Bay, Mich.

Knight was just elected temporary moderator of a new local church fellowship in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He describes the area as “an island removed from the culture around us,” and hopes that the new fellowship will help church leaders find a way to encourage and build each other up.

Read the rest of this article on the Baptist Bulletin website.