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[15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 6,491 views]
The lifestyle for teaching

Quality leadership is a necessity for every organization and also for an organism like the church. If the church is going to function as God intends it to, we will have to emphasize developing leaders. The book of Titus tells us how to go about that task. A quick reading of Titus shows that character not skills determines the quality of church leadership.
According to Titus 1, the Christian leader is called to be above reproach which does not mean perfect but rather making progress, admitting to failure, and repenting.
Titus 1:7-9 …

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[7 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 2,723 views]
Being good, doing good

The Apostle Paul trained and equipped Titus to oversee the churches on the island of Crete. Paul wrote Titus a letter which is part of the New Testament.
That letter is mainly a set of instructions for Titus’ work. There is a consistent theme running through the letter. That theme includes two very closely related ideas: “being good” and “doing good.” Titus was tasked with developing leaders for the churches. Paul wanted to make absolutely sure that Titus understood that integrity and moral goodness are the most important characteristics for a …

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[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,553 views]
Week in Review: June 23-29

First off, a happy Fourth of July holiday to everyone. It’s seems fairly obvious from the drop in site traffic that people are spending time with family and friends rather than slogging around on the Internet. That’s a good thing, ultimately. Speaking of the Fourth of July, make sure to stop by on the holiday as we’ll observe the holiday by posting a special old time radio show or two.
If you missed a few articles over the past few days, you’re in the right place to catch up on everything …

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[29 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,905 views]
Titus’ assignment

The Apostle Paul established some churches on the island of Crete. When Paul moved on to set up new churches elsewhere, he left those churches in the capable hands of Titus.
Paul had trained and equipped Titus for a special job. Titus 1:1-5 states,  “Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, 3 …

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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,221 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,412 views]
Meeting expectations

Right now, my life is very busy.  Sometimes I think it is too busy.  However it does not compare to the Passion Week. The last week of Jesus’ life was filled to the absolute brim and overflowing with events, activities, as well as public and private teaching.
Sometimes we forget that God was orchestrating all these events to suit His purposes. The way that the donkey colt and the upper room were provided seems to shout out the sovereignty of God.  The fact that Jesus announced in advance Judas’ betrayal, Peter’s …

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[19 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 8,124 views]
Zapped VBS starts next week

First Baptist Church of Benton (FBC) is trying something new this year — moving vacation Bible school from the church to the Boys & Girls Club in Benton in an attempt to include more children in the community in the Sunday-Thursday event.
Pastor Rick Grant, in a sermon a couple of months ago, said Zapped is a new endeavor for First Baptist Church. He said vacation Bible school is traditionally held on the FBC campus, but church officials wanted to reach out to more children in the community who would like …

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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,521 views]
Week in Review (June 9-15)

First off, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Make your kids be nice to you for a change if you, indeed, have that much authority.
Second, we’ve had a busy week (as usual) here at First Arkansas News and would have for our tens of fans to miss out on anything. To that end, we’re doing our weekly thing of posting links to everything that’s been posted in the past week for your clicking pleasure. Yes, we wrote about everything from crepe myrtle thieves in Benton to the …

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[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,056 views]
The congregation search committee

Churches sometimes do not have a very realistic view of themselves. Often this becomes very evident when they begin to search for a pastor. It happens all the time, but it is out in the open during the pastor search process. Surveys are completed by the congregation in which individual members create a long list of qualities a pastor ought to have and things a pastor ought to do.
Because each member has a different set of desires, the list for the prospective pastor becomes very long.  So long, that no …

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[12 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,206 views]
Southern Baptist Convention opposes BSA ‘homosexual resolution’

According to the Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on Wednesday adopted a resolution expressing “opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to change its membership policy” allowing homosexual scouts.
The vote took place on the second — and final — day of the SBC Annual Meeting in Houston. The BSA resolution at issue was adopted on May 23. The resolution states that individuals who are “avowed homosexuals” are still excluded from adult leadership positions, but that youth membership will be extended to …