Today’s MARBC Messenger announces Rev. Kenneth E. Floyd of North Park Baptist Church in Grand Rapids as the new State Representative for the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Rev. Floyd takes the place of Rev. Maynard Belt who is retiring in October 2006 after faithfully serving the MARBC with his wife Ann for over 16 years. The announcement from Maynard Belt follows… [Read more…] about New MARBC Representative announced
Archives for September 2006
Carolyn just got back from being at a Lake Ann Camp ladies retreat for a couple of days. The kids and I welcomed her back with this little video (no longer available) highlighting how things are without her. We’re glad she could go and deserves to get away for a bit–but we like it better when she’s here.
Desiring God Radio has announced that they will be leaving the airwaves soon–Radio Without Radio? Why Desiring God Will No Longer Air on Radio Stations–but they aren’t done broadcasting. They’ll be focusing their energy on making their radio programs available on the internet instead of pushing the program through Christian radio stations.
Their announcment notes these interesting statistics…
“The folks at OnePlace.com tell us that Desiring God is among their most requested programs (50,000 to 70,000 requests per month). And our iTunes podcast consistently ranks in the top ten most requested programs in the “Religion & Spirituality” category (total subscribers currently unavailable). We frequently hear from online listeners. In fact, 85-90% of responses we receive from people who listen to our program come from those who listen online. But we’re not seeing growth in responses from radio station listeners, even though new stations were added this year.”
“The safest way to hear God speak is to read your Bible. And beware of every other notion about how you are going to hear from God.”
A dose of Spurgeon this Sunday…
He will be the best Christian who has Christ for his Master and truly follows him. Some are disciples of the church, others are disciples of the minister, and a third sort are disciples of their own thoughts; he is the wise man who sits at Jesus’ feet and learns of him with the resolve to follow his teaching and imitate his example. He who tries to learn of Jesus himself, taking the very words from the Lord’s own lips, binding himself to believe whatsoever the Lord hath taught and to do whatsoever he hath commanded-he I say, is the stable Christian. Follow Jesus my brethren and not the church, for our Lord has never said to his disciples, “Follow your brethren,” but he has said “Follow me.” He has not said, “Abide by the denominational confession,” but he has said, “Abide in me.”
From: The Hold Fast by C. H. Spurgeon
Rediscovered this today. Writing, Briefly. Especially appreciate the last line–“learn to recognize the approach of an ending, and when one appears, grab it.”