Posts from 2019

Posts from 2019

2020 Bible Reading Plans

We honor the Bible as the revelation of God to man and our final authority for belief and behavior. With this in mind, each year we seek to give ourselves to a simple, yet consistent reading of the Bible. For 2020, there are two different plans we are encouraging the church family to consider. THE PLANS READ SCRIPTURE EXPERIENCE1 This plan takes you on a chronological journey through the Bible that will help you see the whole Bible as one unified…

Our Loving Creator and Righteous Ruler

Over the last few months, we have been focusing in on our efforts to know, understand, and share the gospel with others. The Gospel is the message that God uses to save people from sin and to reconcile them to Himself (Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 5:20). Since this is the message His ambassadors carry into this world, we desire to be faithful to it. In our efforts to explain this message, keep in mind these 4 key ideas – GOD. MAN. CHRIST.…

Evangelism Initiative

We believe that the local church is God’s primary means of getting the message of the Gospel to the world. Since the New Testament indicates that the proclamation of the gospel is the responsibility of each member of the body, then we want to commit to understand and proclaim the Gospel locally, nationally, and globally. As a church, we call this priority intentional evangelism. We lovingly proclaim the gospel to all kinds of people and call them to respond in repentance…

Why LifeStage Classes, Part 5

We’ve been discussing a few reasons why each member should seriously consider being a part of a LifeStage Class each Sunday. So far we’ve looked at … Biblical Literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience Mutual Care + Discipling Today, we will briefly consider the final objective: Leadership Training + Development In the traditional Sunday School set up of the past, each particular class had their own teacher. But, if you’ve been a part of a LifeStage Class over…

Why LifeStage Classes, Part 4

This Sunday, our new season of LifeStage Classes begin. But why should you consider assembling an hour before the main morning gathering for these classes? To answer that, we’ve dedicated a few posts here at LBCEquip to discuss the importance of LifeStage Classes for each member. So far, we’ve discussed 2 objectives: Biblical literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience In this post, we will consider the third objective of mutual care and discipling. Mutual Care + Discipling In our western culture,…

Why LifeStage Classes? Part 3

We are dedicating a few posts at LBCEquip to discuss the importance of LifeStage Classes for each member. There are 4 different objectives we are exploring: Biblical literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience Mutual Care + Discipling Leadership Training + Development In this post, we will consider the second one: Practical life-application & Obedience in·er·tia [iˈnərSHə] – a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged So, what does physics have to do with LifeStage Classes? Good question.1 If something is…

Caring for One Another

What if you were a part of a community of believers who really entrusted themselves to each other’s care? A group where you can openly talk of your pain and others respond with deep understanding, compassion, and prayer. You can speak of your joys, and people rejoice with you. You can be honest about your struggles with sin, and others run to help you fight and pray with you. A group where you can even humbly and graciously recognize differences with…

Why LifeStage Classes? Part 2

In our previous post, we began discussing why each member of Lebanon Baptist Church should commit to being equipped through LifeStage Classes. There are 4 different objectives we are exploring: Biblical literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience Mutual Care + Discipling Leadership Training + Development In this post, we will consider the first one: Biblical literacy & theological understanding Scripture reveals that the choices we make flow from the desires and affections of our heart. But those desires…