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Henry’s Journey [ARTICLE – Levi Pellitier]

If you could meet eight-year-old Henry, you would like him.  Something about his wild and free heart sparks a man to reminisce about his own childhood. In appearance, he looks just like his dad, though he is unaware of this—because Henry has not met his father. As Henry looks in the mirror, he will never know the resemblance he bears to this especially important man he will never meet. This good-natured boy is on an extensive journey, while packing a rather ponderous burden. He is navigating the path to manhood, and he is shouldering the weight of an absent father. Yet, Henry is remarkably ambitious and lacks no measure of observation. Still, he is impoverished of discernment, a necessary trait for such a journey. He is a boy traveling to the territory of manhood; so he must discern the masculine way. Can we expect an eight-year-old boy to discern masculinity

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Bible Certificate Program [VIDEO – HBBC]

The following testimony video describes Heartland’s one-year Bible Certificate Program.  Students who may not feel a call to vocational ministry but would like a foundation in Bible before pursuing other careers have found this program to be especially beneficial. Want Posts Emailed To You? Subscribe to get our latest content by email.Plus, you’ll get a FREE E-Book, too! Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address Subscribe Powered by ConvertKit

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I’m Offended! [ARTICLE – Ryan Covington]

“I’M OFFENDED!” “Oh, yeah? Well, I’m offended because you’re offended.” We live in a very sensitive culture. If someone doesn’t understand us or what we’re saying or doing, that person can become offended. The moment someone voices a different point of view, people tend to be offended. In fact, far too often, people trip over and are ensnared by ideas and actions that might be only slightly different than theirs.  This happens as people voice political views, religious views, or even decorating views! I know we would all agree that letting a disagreement about paint colors in our house ensnare us–to the point that we quit producing spiritual fruit–is ridiculous. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter that I want light gray walls and someone else wants tan walls. The moment we let a conflicting idea trip us up spiritually, we have sinned. This same struggle applies when God has a different idea

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As For God, His Way Is Perfect [ARTICLE – Kristen King]

The majority of us have created a picture in our minds of how life should play out. I read a quote that really stuck out to me, although I don’t know who wrote it. It said, “Along the very noble path of attempting to explain God and His ways, we tend to domesticate His awesomeness and attempt to create Him in our image.” This usually works fairly well for us until God actually works and we see that it was nothing like what we imagined! Growing up in the home of a church planter/church re-starter, I grew an intense love for the ministry. I remember thinking that there could be nothing better than to be a pastor’s wife, and assumed I would go off to Bible college, meet a really sharp preacher guy, get married, and the rest would be history. I mean, that’s how it works, right? So, I

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Just Follow Me [SERMON – Sam Davison]

Text: John 21:15-23 Date: Heartland Baptist Bible College Chapel Service, October 26th, 2017 The staff, faculty, and student body were so excited to have Bro. Sam recover from recent surgery to the point that he was able to preach in chapel again.  In the message, Bro. Sam touched on the 2017-2018 school theme, which is simply the word “Forward.” Here is a quote from this challenging sermon: “The way forward is to get in your place and follow Jesus Christ. There is no going forward in your life as a believer unless you are in your proper place to follow Jesus Christ. ‘Follow me.’”     Want Posts Emailed To You? Subscribe to get our latest content by email.Plus, you’ll get a FREE E-Book, too! Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address Subscribe Powered by ConvertKit

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God Does Not Always Deliver [ARTICLE – Tim Knutson]

God does not always deliver… So, does that get your attention? Let me throw a few quotes of commonly used statements at you for a moment: “You’re either in a storm, about to be in one, or just coming out of one.” “Just remember, someone’s got it a lot worse than you do.” “Don’t worry, you’ll understand this some day.” “Hey! Your best days are still in front of you!” “You just gotta believe!” There are many more of these aphorisms from various perspectives, but let me challenge you for a moment. What about those who are in a storm that doesn’t have an end? What if you are the “someone” who really does have it worse? What about those who suffered a horrible event and are now living in old age and STILL don’t understand why a tragic event happened to them? What if the best events in your

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When God Writes Our Résumé – 1 Samuel 16 [SERMON – Matt Martinez]

David received some tremendous opportunities. What we sometimes lose sight of is the long hours of preparation that preceded those opportunities. Many seek great opportunities while doing their best to avoid the preparation process. The ability to seize an opportunity to serve God tomorrow, depends on our submission to God’s providence and discipline today.   Want Posts Emailed To You? Subscribe to get our latest content by email.Plus, you’ll get a FREE E-Book, too! Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address Subscribe Powered by ConvertKit

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Making a Statement Or Making a Difference? [ARTICLE – Tyler Prater]

It was Monday morning and I was enjoying my day off.  As is typical for me on Monday mornings, I was sitting down in my “man chair,” drinking coffee and watching ESPN.  It didn’t take long for me to figure out what the big news was from the past weekend.  It was the very controversial statement made by many NFL players and teams of kneeling down or not even coming out of the locker room for the national anthem. I’ve got to be honest, this really fired me up.   Then, I decided to catch up on Facebook.  Boy, was that a mistake!  I found nothing but statement after statement, video after video, and article after article making a case for both sides of the issue.  I’m not going to lie; I had a well-crafted statement typed out that I felt was very logical and strong for why I personally

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God’s Word – Sufficient for What Ails Us [ARTICLE – Jamie Jett]

At times the ministry can be very daunting–even overwhelming.  As a pastor for almost 20 years, there were occasions that I felt completely clueless as to what I needed to do.  Usually (not always) those clueless times would come when confronted with people’s problems of living.  Failing marriages, life-dominating sins, teen pregnancies, tragic deaths, and unhealthy life choices are only a part of the list that could go on and on. Don’t get me wrong!  I believed God could help each and every situation, but often I would ask myself, “Where do I start?” when a family, heartsick with grief over their four-year-old who died in a house fire, needed comfort, help, and hope. I finally realized that the prescription is this.  The only place we can begin is where we should always begin–God’s Word.  After all, we preach and teach the sufficiency of Scripture for salvation; should we not

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Southwest Baptist Church – “Let All the People Praise Thee” [GIBF Meeting Videos]

The September 2017 Global Independent Baptist Fellowship Meeting was hosted by Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Based upon the conference theme, “Let All The People Praise Thee,” the church produced the following videos for the meetings, which emphasize the importance of prayer, people, and praise in the accomplishment of God’s work. Prayer   People   Praise   Want Posts Emailed To You? Subscribe to get our latest content by email.Plus, you’ll get a FREE E-Book, too! Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address Subscribe Powered by ConvertKit

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