What’s Your Emphasis?

When your congregation meets, what is your emphasis? That could be a proverbial “can of worms.” In today’s broadcast, Pastor Winslett considers certain American religious phenomenon such as the “seeker sensitive” mentality in light of the Commission of Christ. In short, putting the emphasis on the “feel” of worship or framing worship in a way that targets the unchurched actually violates the Great Commission, which instructs ministers to go, preach, baptize, and teach. Listen for more! Continue reading “What’s Your Emphasis?”

We Believe in Ministerial Authority

Today on Words of Grace, we come to our final message in our series on the standard Statement of Faith or Abstract of Principles of historic Baptists in the United States and also Primitive Baptists of today, a document which we commonly refer to as the Articles of Faith.

The subject matter of today’s Article has to do with what we will call ministerial authority. While this might seem like a strange point of view to include in a document as important as the articles of faith, it’s actually very fitting to include it!

Article 12. We believe that no minister has a right to administration of the ordinances, only such as are regularly baptized, called, and come under the imposition of hands by a presbytery.

Radio broadcast for June 18, 2023. Continue reading “We Believe in Ministerial Authority”

What Next?!

After such a climactic end to the gospel accounts, you might wonder “what could possibly be next?” In other words, to the early disciples, how could life be anything but mundane after such a phenomenal experience? But that was hardly the case! Invigorated by Jesus’ defeat of death itself, the disciples spent their lives obeying Jesus’ commission to go and make disciples. Continue reading “What Next?!”