Church Life: Our Nation and Our God
July 3, 2022 • Jay Baines • Psalm 33:1–19
WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT, DONALD TRUMP? Donald Trump says that he wants to make America great again. If he does, he should listen to the words of French, who visited America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests--and it was not there. I sought it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning--and it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution--and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!" - Alexis de Tocqueville.
Church Life: Navigating Relationships
June 5, 2022 • Jay Baines • 1 Timothy 5:1–2
Every congregation is composed of all different types of people because every person is unique. The basic principle of a Church that cares about people is diversity. Every congregation, whether large or small, must become a place where each person is treated and cared for as an individual.
Women's Lib or God's Word
April 3, 2022 • Jay Baines • 1 Timothy 2:9–15
Anyone who is a serious student of the Word has studied the word “submission” and knows that the original meaning of the word means, “to rank under”. It is vital that we understand that the word “submission” has to do with order and authority, rather than value or ability.