Last fall, our church worked through the book of Hebrews in Sunday School. In addition, we recently have been working through John 3 and John 4 during our Sunday morning sermons. We see in Jesus's relationship with Nicodemus, and the woman at the well that to have a new life, one needs to do more than just know a little something about Jesus. Consider this equation: Know a little something about Jesus and you'll be fine - compared to - Jesus died on the cross for you. There
EQUiP - Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down - Session 3 Kingdom Hospitality: How The King’s People Welcome Others Opening your door means that there is something inside worth inviting someone in to see and experience. Opening your door means that you don’t desire to keep it all for yourself but that sharing with others is a priority. True hospitality isn’t only sharing with others who are like you, but also with others who need you. While we should always be ready to
This morning, the Supreme Court began hearing three cases that may drastically modify the definition of the term "marriage" in the United States. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases of Obergefell v Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases (Tanco v Haslam - TN; DeBoer v Snyder - MI; Bouke v Beshear KY). The challenge is concerning the Fourteenth Amendment and is arguing that it guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many Christians ar
Tonight is our third session of the new EQUiP series studying Tony Merida's new book "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down." Here is a preview of the third session that we will study tonight! Join us at Old Fort Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 5:30pm!
Friday night Old Fort Baptist Church was able to participate in its first Secret Church, hosted by the President of the International Mission Board, David Platt, and Radical. The event began with the leaders of the event have their lives threatened the morning before Secret Church was set to start. Due to the threats, the church was forced to be evacuated, and David Platt was forced to teach from a secret location. A part of each Secret Church is an exposure to a persecuted
EQUiP - Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down - Session 2 Neighbor Love: How Justified Sinners Show Compassion In Word And Deed One of the reasons the gospel is so compelling and so believable is that Jesus didn’t just teach us how to live and follow God. He showed us. The world is waiting for that beautiful picture to be demonstrated by each generation. We don’t just show love in word. We don’t just show love in deed. We show love in word and deed. It’s true that we a
Tonight is our second session of the new EQUiP series studying Tony Merida's new book "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down." Here is a preview of the second session that we will study tonight! Join us at Old Fort Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 5:30pm!
Got a package in the mail today at the office. Excited to take a look at this study called "Red Revolution" by Adam Thomason. Adam is a part of my doctoral cohort and it has been an honor to get to know him. Adam is one of the smarter men I have ever met and definitely worth having on your radar. "Native of Detroit, Michigan, A.D. has made it through adverse circumstances, be it violence, broken homes, racial discrimination and more. A.D. has over seventeen years of experie
Sunday, Pastor Eric preached on John 1:1-18. In his message, he emphasized the idea that Jesus was both fully God, and fully man. To a modern Christian, this may not seem that out of the ordinary to make such a statement. However, the idea of the essense of Christ was a steady battle through the early years of Christianity. Two early views were Docetism and Ebionism. Docetism - did not confess Jesus as the Christ and denied that the Son had come in the flesh. 1 John addr
For the next six weeks, I will have guest blog posts featuring Tony Merida from Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. He released a new book this year called "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down." At Old Fort Baptist Church, we are walking through the six-week study associated with this book. The material posted through these weekly blogs over the next six weeks will relate to the session we are currently working through. Hope you enjoy! - Charles EQUiP - Ordinary: How