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Loving Church Members with Different Politics

Well … it’s that time again … election season. Once again, the division between political candidates and parties is rife! Campaign ads seem to be less geared toward promoting the virtues of particular candidates and more toward dragging their opponents through the mud. It can get pretty ugly at times. Unfortunately, this unpleasant division can tend to filter into the believer’s life and seriously impact the love and unity within a local church. So, what happens if you disagree with another…

What If I Don’t Feel Like Going to Church?

For 10 weeks, Lebanon Baptist Church did not meet together. Sure we sang some songs and we listened to sermons as we tuned into the Sunday Broadcasts from our living rooms. But it wasn’t church – we didn’t assemble (church, by its very definition, is an assembly). Even now, our in-person gatherings are limited and the assembly is still not able to fully get back together. It has certainly been a unique time. So, how has this affected you? Some…

Why Missions Conference?

Each February, our church sets aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. Much more than just a 4-day event, we take the time, energy, and finances to meet together like this for a few reasons. REMIND We are forgetful people and often get preoccupied with living our lives for ourselves. We easily get distracted and forget about what God has called us to do. Missions Conference is our opportunity to be reminded…

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…

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…

Sola: The One and Only Gospel

For centuries, the Gospel had been shrouded and distorted by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The claim to be the only true church and the belief that the Pope held preeminence over all churches everywhere placed the church’s teaching on par (and even above) Scripture. Throughout the years had been small isolated groups who resisted the Church’s doctrine (Waldensians, Lollards, Brethren, etc.). And while several individuals that never embraced the practices of Roman Catholicism had been martyred for…

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…