On Sunday, Mark Dever preached a convicting and encouraging sermon on the Widow's Mite from Mark 12. Excellent thoughts to consider as we think through our year end giving. May the Lord build up his church locally and around the world through faithful giving and radical obedience to Jesus Christ!
The below is a guest post from pastor Bob Johnson. Bob is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, MI (near Detroit). Bob has a Masters of Divinity degree from the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.
Matthew Spandler-Davison is pastor of Bardstown Christian Fellowship in Bardstown, KY. He has written the below series in defense of local baptist associations.
The association of today is a long way from where it was, and what is remarkable is that the turn around took place over just a few short years. There were three things that seemed essential to securing the shift.
"The 9Marks braintrust is here in Indai for the next ten days or so. We have the privilege of leading Healthy Church conferences in Delhi and in surrounding areas. It's a real privilege to have the chance to help some of the great churches here in India. Please do be praying for us if you feel so inclined."
We're excited to be a part of this great conference (March 24-26, 2011 in Glen Mills, PA).
Plant! is about vision and action and ideas outside the box. Sovereign Grace Ministries is gathering church planting thinkers and doers from Acts 29, PCA, 9Marks, and the Southern Baptist Convention for conversation across the lines about planting and building churches on the gospel.