Posts by Lebanon Baptist (Page 2)

Posts by Lebanon Baptist (Page 2)

The Time the Church Struck Gold: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Last week, we were introduced to the city of Corinth and the miraculous work that God had done in the city–He had called people to be saints together. As he prepares to launch into a long portion of the letter dealing with the different divisions amongst the believers in this church of Corinth, Paul is taking time to help them remember what God has done and what their response should be. This week we looked at 1 Cor. 1:4-9, in…

The God of Corinth: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

This past Sunday, we were introduced to the first message in our new series, Life in My Corinthian Context: Gospel Perspective in a Secular Age. We will be looking into and studying the book of 1 Corinthians over these next few months (and years!) An important city for trade in Greece, Corinth was an ancient combination of modern-day New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas – all rolled into one. Known for its sexuality, substance abuse, worship of money, and…

What is Equip?

In a society where online communities are about as abundant as Baptist churches in the south, you could spend most of your week just trying to keep up with blog posts (if you’re into that kind of thing). But the goal for Equip is not just to give you something else to follow online. The goals will be specific to this community of believers. We hope to provide helpful follow-up discussion from Sunday sermons, keep you up-to-date on the life of the…

Operation Joy!

For several years, individual members of Lebanon Baptist Church have made an effort to adopt and support our missionary kids for the Christmas season. We do so by donating $50 per child to help provide funds to buy them Christmas gifts. In the past, many have known this as the LIGHTS program. Recently we began calling it, Operation Joy!  We have already started receiving funds for this project and need to do so before Thanksgiving. The goal is to distribute the funds to the respective mission boards before December.…

Not God Enough

A.W. Tozer once said that “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” So, what do you, deep in your heart, conceive God to be like?   We are, in part, “the product of a Christian culture that has fostered and promoted a small, domesticated view of God. The Western Christianity in which I have been immersed focuses on the practicality of faith. We present God as the best way to…

Making Disciples

Matthew 28:19-20 is the heart of the primary assignment Jesus gave to his disciples. This was the one thing that He wanted his followers to do in his absence. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all…

How Much Am I Supposed to Give?

One of our church’s core values is Faithful Stewardship. Often, when the topic is approached, there is some confusion and even debate on what the Bible says about how much a person is expected to give. Typically, the question of giving has been answered by stating that God expects believers to give a “tithe”, that is, 1/10 of one’s income. But let’s consider what the Bible reveals to us about this. Understanding the Tithe The tithe was first mentioned in Genesis 14…

Are You A Healthy Church Member?

God intends for His churches to be the primary context for the display of His glory and growth of His people. (If you want more information on that statement … read the book of Ephesians) But, how does being a part of a local church produce spiritual growth in individuals, and how do individuals contribute to the growth and health of the whole body? This is the significance and intent of what is known as church membership. Now, be very…