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    street corner of every city spurs from a much greater reason than disagreement of congregational conflict, sanctuary design, and worship preference. For many centuries the Baptist church has strived to form a Christian community that is established in both Scripture and Spirit crafted to best spiritually form Christians to live God’s calling for their lives. While there are numerous factors that differ us from our denominational brethren, I regard Believer’s Baptism, Authority of Scripture, Spiritual Conversion, and Evangelism as the “B.A.S.E.” or foundation of Baptist Identity. Believers’ Baptism The most apparent practice that separates Baptists from many denominations is our namesake baptism. While each denomination differs in the mode of baptism and requirements of the baptized most Baptists believe that baptism should be done through immersion of Christians who has made a confession of faith. From the beginning of Baptist history, Baptists have been identified for their unique style of baptism. In the early sixteenth century, churches exclusively baptized infants. A small group of radical Reformation Christians, called Anabaptists decided that the church should follow the same baptism practice as the early church and began practicing believers’ baptism. David Bebbington explains how…

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    Baptist emphasized the lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believer’s baptism. -American Baptists believe that Jesus Christ is lord and savior, Bible is the inspired word of god. -Local churches are the fundamental of American Baptist. -Baptism, immerse into the water, after that the believer can start they are new life follow Chris. -American Baptists believe that the people who believe god can approach God directly. -American Baptist respect the faith of others, and support the…

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    Mount Vernon Baptist Church Monthly Prayer Calendar Let us Pray… Day 1: For the world in which we live and breathe: pray that we would be wise and compassionate stewards of our Father’s World. Pray for Christians around the world: that together we will be faithful witnesses of the Gospel and the kingdom of God. Day 2: For our World: that our leaders may govern wisely, recognizing their need for God’s guidance and that as citizens we may live responsibly, seeking…

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    John the Baptist seeing Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he told them, “Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham” (Matt. 3:9). John the Baptist rebuking the Pharisees and Sadducees for boasting about their heritage. No one goes to heaven because of their association with a nation, their heritage or their traditions. Jesus came to save individuals not a community. Individual…

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    John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah, the priest, and his wife, Elizabeth. To begin with, Zechariah and Elizabeth were both rather old to even consider the possibility of conceiving a child. With this in mind, Zechariah could not believe what the angel Gabriel told him while he was doing priestly services in the Holy Place at Jerusalem. The angel said, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.”…

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    John the Baptist: Although John the Baptist’s birthdate is not known, we know from scripture that he was born in Jerusalem to Zechariah (a priest) and Elizabeth. He is a relative of Jesus Christ through his mother’s family line and was about six months older than Jesus. John the Baptist was a preacher in the wilderness and the last prophet in the New Testament. While living in the wilderness (desert), John’s diet consisted of locusts with honey. He is mentioned in the Book of John, 1 and 2…

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    Grace Baptist Church kindly welcomed my attendance to the first religious service I have been to in over a decade. Each member is actively involved in the church community as well as local charities. Overall positive, the experience enlightened my comprehension of the congregation’s convictions pertaining to religious values and where they are derived from. Pleasantly greeted as well as given a compassionately farewell the members of the church treated me with the utmost respect. Nonetheless,…

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    In the begging of chapter three in the Gospel according to Luke the message of John the Baptist is presented. In the first fourteen verses of this chapter, the author tells the story of John the Baptist and what he is intending to do with his ministry. Many come to him to be baptized and with every type of person, John has a message. This message is still appropriate to us in this day and age. He calls us all to “Prepare the way for the Lord”! Before this passage can be analyzed it is imperative…

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    INTRODUCTION Blake Martin is the senior pastor at Wallace Avenue Baptist Church (WABC) in Shawnee, Oklahoma and has been there since August 2016. Blake is married to Bryse Martin who is a student at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) and they have been married since August 2015. Blake was hired at WABC after serving at two other churches in Shawnee. At only 23 years of age and little experience under his belt, most people assume that WABC is a church of mostly college age students, however the…

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    On Tuesday August 25, 2015 I attended a service at Peace Missionary Baptist Church. The man of the hour was Dr. Jerry Carter from a church in Pennsylvania. His message for the night was “Beginning again”. Now before I give my opinion on the message given I would first like to give you a brief glimpse into my background. I unlike many of the students at Apex did not grow up in a Baptist Church in the south. I was never forced to attend church until I became 12 years old. My mother had always…

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