Don’t Wait Until New Year’s; Start Reading Your Bible Now! (With A Good Resource for Bible Reading Plans)

It is fairly customary for Christians to make a New Year’s resolution to read through their Bible in a year. I have been there personally. You make a decision, starting January 1st, to read a few chapters a day for the whole year. Everything starts off well. Genesis isn’t all that bad. There are a few genealogies, but it’s mostly written in story form. The same goes for Exodus. But then we reach Leviticus, that venerable killer of Bible reading plans and New Year’s resolutions. We get bogged down in the difficult reading. We miss a day–then two; and the […]

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Thomas Scott (1747-1821) on Redeeming Time in Ministry

One of the hallmarks of the evangelical movement has been its emphasis on active Christian service. Like the Puritans before them, the early evangelicals thought it important to make the most of each day, and doing so required a careful use of time. This care was especially needful for ministers of the gospel, whose very occupation meant tending to both personal and public responsibilities. Some, like the early Methodists, would schedule out basically their entire day into short blocks of time. However, other evangelicals were less rigid. Concerned about how to balance the various demands of ministry on his time, the […]

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Free E-Book: God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines (Albert Mohler, ed)

Today, Matthew Vines has released a controversial book called God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. This book purports to be a biblical defense of homosexuality. Vines, who claims to be an evangelical Christian, believes that the Bible does not actually condemn homosexuality and that it is possible to be both Christian and gay. In response, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has released a short book, edited by Albert Mohler, that  challenges and refutes Vines’ claims. This E-book is available for free download here. Also, an excellent review of Vines book has been written by […]

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What the Bible is All About: God as Pursuer

God created the whole world and humans in it in perfect relationship with Him. Adam and Eve walked and talked with Him, seeing Him face to face every day in the Garden. However, when they disobeyed God by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they broke that relationship between God and Humanity, sentencing themselves and all of creation to lives of pain, human injustice, and loneliness. In his mercy, God removed Adam and Eve from the Garden to keep them from eating the fruit from the tree of life, ensuring that they would not […]

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Kosmosdale Baptist Church: Ecclesia semper reformanda est

In the 16th and 17th centuries, as they worked to enact changes that they had realized were crucial within the Church, the early Protestants came to understand that reformation is NOT a program that could be achieved simply through a right doctrinal statement and changing a handful of wrong practices. Rather, they came to understand the principle seen in the title of this post: Ecclesia semper reformanda est, “the Church is [to be] always reforming.” The Church, just as the individual members of which She is comprised, must constantly be looking into the Scriptures and reforming according to Scripture (James 1:25). Like […]

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Wednesday Sermon Series

Pastor Mitch’s Wednesday series on Hebrews 11 has been tagged “By Faith.” The link is: http://www.kosmosdalebaptistchurch.org/media-tags/by-faith/ Pastor’s Tim Wednesday series “Lessons from the Lives of Israel’s Kings” is also under: http://www.kosmosdalebaptistchurch.org/media-tags/lives-of-israels-kings/ Hope you are edified by these sermons.

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King David: Example, Type, and Covenant Head

This past Wednesday night, we had the opportunity to hear from Andrew Lindsey, who is a former member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church. He spoke about the significance of David in biblical typology. Here is a written version of what he spoke on this past Wednesday: Why Study the Life of King David (and Other Biblical Kings)? IMAGINE you have a friend who, once every week, gathers with a small group of people to study ancient rulers. The group studies Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Amenhotep I, etc. You may think that such a meeting is somewhat interesting. But if it […]

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Thomas Scott’s Appeal for Missionary Action at the First Anniversary of the CMS

Thomas Scott was the first secretary of the Church Missionary Society and one of its founding members. When the CMS celebrated its first anniversary on May 26, 1801, Thomas Scott was one of several men who addressed the members of the society that day. I have given an excerpt of that sermon below. The reader will be struck with Scott’s sense of urgency, a sense of urgency that characterized most evangelical missionary endeavors in the 18th and 19th centuries. The reader should also note Scott’s belief that cooperation among Christians would allow for a greater gospel influence in the world. Finally, […]

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How Biblical Theology is done at Kosmosdale.

  • By Michael Miller
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  • March 7, 2014

On Feb. 28th and Mar. 1st, I went to 9 Marks at SBTS. It was a great experience and learned a lot about how to better incorporate biblical theology in areas where I teach. However, I am not the only one that teaches biblical theology. Our pastors teach us biblical theology every week, and you might not even know it. So, this conference helped me to appreciate Pastor Mitch’s preaching even more, and his faithfulness to the text. So I want to help you understand what is biblical theology and how Pastors Mitch and Tim teach us it within their roles. What is Biblical […]

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