Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, 3, lessons

In the previous two posts we considered what 2 Timothy 3:14-17 teaches us about the sufficiency of Scripture for pastoral ministry. We considered the saving wisdom Scripture gives, v.15, the divine origin of Scripture, v.16, the wide-ranging purposes Scripture serves, v.16, and the complete equipping Scripture provides, v.17. in this third and final post on … More Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, 3, lessons

The Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, Part Two

In the previous post we began a consideration of 2 Timothy 3:14-17, focusing specifically on what this passage teaches us about the sufficiency of Scripture for pastoral ministry. The passage gives us at least four reasons to be confident in the scriptures and shape our ministries by the scriptures and faithfully to teach and to … More The Sufficiency of Scripture for Pastoral Ministry, Part Two

Common Evangelical Misconceptions About Church History, part one, by Jeffery Smith

One of the subjects I’ve been teaching of late in our Adult Sunday School class is church history. One of the challenges often faced in seeking to commend an appreciation of church history and historical theology is misconceptions about church history that are often found in Evangelicals. In this and the two posts following I … More Common Evangelical Misconceptions About Church History, part one, by Jeffery Smith

2016 EBC Annual Ladies’ Conference, April 22-23

This post is to announce our Annual Ladies’ Conference at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek, Fl. We are glad to have Pastor Gary Hendrix as our speaker this year. Info below Date: April 22-23, 2016 Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Fl Cost: Free Registration: Contact Kathy Barker at 954-429-9002, limited housing provided to first come … More 2016 EBC Annual Ladies’ Conference, April 22-23

Guest Post: What Happens When Hell is Not Preached? by Daniel Wakefield

Daniel Wakefield currently serves as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Florida.  When you think about Biblical teachings that are most important, which ones come to mind?  My guess is that you immediately think of doctrines such as the substitutionary atonement of Christ, the resurrection, the inerrancy of the Scriptures, and the … More Guest Post: What Happens When Hell is Not Preached? by Daniel Wakefield

Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 3, by Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield currently serves as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Florida. This article and the two preceding it are edited from a recent sermon Dan preached in our church.     Practical Applications In the past two blog posts, we saw both the Pharisees’ and Jesus’ differing attitudes toward lost sinners.  Today, I … More Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 3, by Dan Wakefield