Posts from November 2023

Order of Service, November 26, 2023

Introduction The 31st chapter of the Baptist Confession of Faith focuses on “The State of Man After Death.” The sermon text for this service will explore a passage in which the Apostle Paul redirects our attention from this the “light momentary affliction” that marks our current, temporal existence, to the “eternal weight of glory beyond…

Order of Service, November 19, 2023

Introduction The 30th article of the Baptist Confession of Faith explains the Lord’s Table, or Communion. In the 16th century, a conflict arose among Protestant Reformers about what happens at the Table when the church gathers to partake of the elements (the bread and cup). Far from being an archaic controversy with little relevance to…

Order of Service, November 12, 2023

Introduction It is our joy to welcome a guest missionary this weekend. He and his family will participate in the evening service. The morning service addresses the Baptist Confession of Faith, Article 29: Baptism. We will draw our discussion of baptism from a passage appropriate to the missions emphasis this Lord’s Day. The elements of…

Order of Service, November 5, 2023

Introduction Chapter 28 of the Baptist Confession of Faith presents a summary of the church’s two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Table. Two chapters devoted to the individual ordinances follow. Our sermon plan will follow this scheme, this Lord’s Day looking at two key passages to explain the general character of the ordinances. In the…