Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 1 by Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield currently serves as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Florida. This article and the two to follow are edited from a recent sermon Dan preached in our church. In a recent series, Pastor Jeff Smith demonstrated how we as Christians should respond, not only to the recent Supreme Court decision, … More Guest Post: How to Welcome Sinners into Your Church, part 1 by Dan Wakefield

Helpful Questions for Discerning a Credible Profession of Faith by Jeffery Smith

Ebenezer Morris was a powerful preacher in Wales, little known about today. He lived and preached during times of great revivals there and went home to be with the Lord at the age of 56 on Monday, August 15th, 1825. There’s a whole chapter devoted to his life in Volume Two of The Calvinistic Methodist … More Helpful Questions for Discerning a Credible Profession of Faith by Jeffery Smith

Are You Trying or Training for Godliness? by Jeffery Smith

Lately I’ve picked up a number of books on biblical masculinity in preparation for a retreat I’ve been asked to speak at in early Spring. One book I’ve purchased and have been reading is The Dude’s Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits by Darrin Patrick. Without taking the time right … More Are You Trying or Training for Godliness? by Jeffery Smith

Jan. 9-10, David Murray, speaker for Emmanuel Baptist Men’s Conference

This post is to announce our Annual Men’s Conference at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek, Fl. We are glad to have Dr. David Murray as our speaker this year. Info below Date: Jan. 9-10, 2015 Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Fl Cost: Free Registration: Contact Kathy Barker at 954-429-9002, limited housing provided to first … More Jan. 9-10, David Murray, speaker for Emmanuel Baptist Men’s Conference

Why Does God Not Perfectly Sanctify Us at Conversion? by Jeffery Smith

Why are believers, while still in this world, left to struggle with indwelling and remaining sin? Certainly God has the power to make us perfect and sinless from the moment of our conversion. The Holy Spirit could so work within us that we are totally liberated from the remains of sin the moment we are … More Why Does God Not Perfectly Sanctify Us at Conversion? by Jeffery Smith

Practical Helps for Public Praying in Worship or Prayer Meeting by Jeffery Smith

“Let all thing be done for edification” (1 Cor. 14:26) 1. Avoid Heathen Like Prayers: senseless repetitions of God’s name 2. Avoid “Let Somebody Else Do It” Prayers: the deadening affect of long pauses between men getting up to pray in prayer meeting. 3. Avoid Never Ending Prayers: excessively long prayers (lest Eutyches fall out … More Practical Helps for Public Praying in Worship or Prayer Meeting by Jeffery Smith

Biblical Stewardship Principles for Churches by Jeffery Smith

            Back in 2012 the leadership of our church gave more direct and careful consideration to clarifying and  more firmly establishing our financial policies. Below is a part of the financial policy document that resulted. This is the section in which we lay out what we understand to be the biblical … More Biblical Stewardship Principles for Churches by Jeffery Smith