Jesus clearly stated what God is doing in the world today. Do you know what He is doing? Do you know where you stand with God? Listen to the Bible message, “What Is God Doing In The World Today?” at the Audio page. Then, listen to “I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel.” If you have […]
Author: Pastor Bobby Mitchell
Receive God the Father’s Testimony
In John 5 we read that Jesus healed a weak and sickly man on the Sabbath. The leaders in Jerusalem accused the healed man of violating the Sabbath day because he obeyed the Lord Jesus by carrying his bedding. Then they persecuted Jesus and “sought to slay him, because he had done these things on […]
The greatest Example of a soldier of faith is the Lord Jesus Christ. That is why Hebrews 12:2-3 commands us, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the […]
“So, This Isn’t Big?”
I had preached my heart out. It was a favorite passage and subject and I tried to pour myself into it, hoping to stir the church to do something BIG! David and Goliath. We could be David. We could really do something big if we just caught David’s vision! We could make everyone, the world […]
While doing a lot of driving the last few days I noticed several signs bearing church names. Some were the hip “Good News Center” type and some were the old-school traditional style. One that caught my eye was __________ Bible Church. Yes, there was an adjective but I don’t remember it. What caught my attention […]
Lies Satan Tells Concerning Temptation And Sin
While reading through 1 Corinthians 10 I was struck with the thought that Satan attempts to convince the saved of the opposite of what Scripture reveals there concerning temptation and sin. So many times Christians have the attitude, “I’m safe and could never commit the sin of _____________.” Notice that Israel had been taken […]
Someone said that there are four foundations upon which to base your life. You could base your life on: EducationReligionExperienceThe Word of God The born-again, Holy Spirit-indwelt Christian will desire to base his or her life SOLELY on the Word of God. They accept, affirm, and embrace it as the Final Authority. Christian, it is […]
Wanted: Faithful Men!
There is an incredible famine of faithfulness in these days. Many churches could take Proverbs 20:6 as their theme verse— “Most men will proclaim every man his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” Thank God that the Apostle Paul found one in Timothy. To that young preacher Paul issued the following command […]
Stop Asking The Lord To Teach You To Pray!
Did I shock you with the title? Good. Maybe you will think with me from the Bible about this. Should we be praying, “Lord, teach us to pray”? Check out that very popular request. It is found in Luke 11:1. The passage concludes with verse 4, but the next passage (5-13) does reveal more about […]
Receive The Word Who Was Made Flesh–Part 3
THE WITNESS OF THE WORD MADE FLESH “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” (John 1:6-8). Remember that […]
Receive The Word Who Was Made Flesh–Part 2
THE WORD GIVING LIGHT AND LIFE “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:4,5). Some say that the word “life” here is merely human life or reason. John seems to overwhelmingly use the term referring to spiritual […]
Receive The Word Who Was Made Flesh–Part 1
THE WORD IN THE BEGINNING, AT CREATION, AND GIVING LIFE AND LIGHT (John 1:1-5) THE WORD IN THE BEGINNING In John 1:1-18 the Apostle John introduces “The Word Made Flesh.” He first reveals Him “in the beginning,” then at creation, and then giving life and light. Notice that John does not state, “In the beginning […]
Let Him Speak!
After preaching in Corinth for about a year and six months Paul was made to stand before the judgment seat of Gallio, the deputy, or governor proconsul, of that region. Gallio was known as a very affable man, friends with many, and a lover of good times. His brother was Seneca, tutor of Nero, so he was […]
He Came To Me
The farmer doesn’t say to the soil, “Find a way to get to the barn, get the plow hitched to the tractor, run the plow across your hardened self, and then have some seed sown on you, and bring forth fruit.” The cloud does not say to the ground, “Find a way to come up […]
Time To Just Accept It
Prayer. Calling on the Lord. Talking to God. Beseeching. Pleading. Crying out. Falling on your face. Interceding. Asking. Seeking. Knocking. What a subject! What a vital topic. Think of the promises of prayer, the practitioners of prayer, and the power of prayer that the Bible reveals. Jesus taught His church to pray in Matthew 6:5-15. […]
So You Want To Serve Your Generation?
Have you ever heard Acts 13:36 stated as a goal? I’m referring to that little part of Paul’s message he was preaching in the synagogue of Antioch of Pisidia where he said, “For David, after he had served his own generation…” I have heard some state that as their aspiration in life. I like that. […]
Older Is Not Necessarily Wiser
You will need to read 1 Kings 13 to understand this article. It is not complicated. It should be taken as a serious admonition to obey the Bible no matter who is attempting to convince you to go in a different direction. No matter how much older or experienced anyone is, including an older pastor, the […]
Who Says Maine Doesn’t Have A Mega-Church?
I recently read a report that concluded that Maine doesn’t have a mega-church. Delaware, Vermont, and Rhode Island too. I’m thinking that there are some people that might need to get out a little more. Or maybe get in the Bible a little more! Sure, I understand that by their definition a mega-church is one with […]
Does The Phrase “Fellowship In The Gospel” Support Ignoring Differences?
Paul was joyful about the “fellowship in the gospel” that the church at Philippi had with him (Philippians 1:4,5). You probably know that the word translated “fellowship” there is koinonia. A study of that word in the New Testament reveals that fellowship is partnership, real involvement, actual working together in the same way for the […]
Did Paul Disobey Jesus When He Prepared For Winter?
Winter was coming. Paul thought about the cloak he had left at Troas and so he requested of Timothy, “The cloak… when thou comest, bring with thee…” (2 Timothy 4:13). He wanted it before winter (4:21). He was concerned that he be prepared for winter. Did Paul disobey the command that the Lord Jesus gave many years earlier? […]
Soulwinning: What About Motivation?
New Testament churches are commanded to be preaching the Gospel “to every creature” (Mark 16:15), with the goal of seeing men and women become genuine disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19,20). Souls are won to the Lord by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit of God as the Gospel is proclaimed by […]
They That Turn Many To Righteouness: Soulwinner Or Salesman?
Another favorite Old Testament promise claimed by soul-winners is found in Daniel 12:3: “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:3). Obviously, if someone is turned to righteousness, they do not live in unrighteousness. Biblical soul-winners […]
He That Winneth Souls Is Wise
The idea of winning souls is Scriptural. Solomon wrote, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30). Of course, that inspired statement should be considered in its context. In the minds of many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians today soul-winning is merely an attempt to […]
Give God The Glory
Psalm 29:1-3–“Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth; the LORD is upon many waters.” I really […]
What A Difference A Day Makes?
THAT DAY I woke up lost but I went to sleep that night with the love of God shed abroad in my heart. I woke up that morning condemned but I went to sleep that night converted. I woke up that morning with guilt but went to sleep that night with grace and glory. I […]
Grace Baptist Church
We often describe certain New Testament Baptist Churches by saying something like, “They are a strong church!” or “They are a giving church!” Maybe we proclaim, “They are a talented church” or “an evangelistic church.” Many times we just hear, “They are a GOOD church.” The Biblical reality is that if there is anything good […]
The Barna Group recently released a survey that they claim reveals the most and least Bible-minded cities in the USA. The survey results can be seen at http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities/ We should be happy that many people in some major cities in the USA state that they read the Bible and believe it to be accurate. That’s great! […]
We at Mid-Coast Baptist Church are rejoicing that God gave His Son Jesus to save us from our sins (Matthew 1:21). We accept the testimony of the Word of God that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, that He lived a sinless life, that He died in our place to pay the debt of […]
Hebrews 13:5–“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Notice: The Command—Let your conversation be without covetousnessThe Cure for Covetousness—Be content with such things as ye haveThe Constant Presence—For he hath said, I will never leave […]
“But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention” (1 Thessalonians 2:2). Paul, Silas, and Timothy “SUFFERED” as they were “SHAMEFULLY ENTREATED” at Philippi. They were stripped, whipped, beaten, and […]
Missing The Obvious: If The Lord Will
Have you ever noticed how often we miss, or almost miss, the OBVIOUS? I hope you didn’t miss that big “obvious” right there. I’ve noticed, for example, that whenever someone commits a horrible crime that gets the attention of the nation, many miss the obvious. The news programs and talk shows spend hours discussing why […]