Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

What to Focus on in 2020…

There are so many options available to us with respect to improving our lives in 2020. We can look to many worthwhile pursuits, and not be wrong in engaging in them in the hopes of making our lives better than … Continue reading

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Despising God’s Word? Skip Church!

In 2nd Chronicles 36:16, Israel “despised” the words of the God’s messengers, whom they “mocked.” They thought little of, took little thought for, and otherwise diminished the importance of God’s Word in their lives. The Israelite nation in Nehemiah Chapter … Continue reading

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Eliminating Needless Stress

Stress!!!  We laugh about it to ourselves and to our closest friends.  Some people actually brag about their stress as though it were a badge of honor.  Some people will even squabble with each other over who has the most … Continue reading

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Beware the “ites” of March

Sanctification is both a passive act done by God and an active endeavor done by us, in concert with God’s assistance.  The passive act of sanctification is done by God at the moment of salvation.  This is the Greek term … Continue reading

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The Power Behind Godliness

Whether you are striving to develop godliness in your own life or striving for godliness within your family as a whole, I came across an enlightening quote from an author that you may find helpful.  This quote, which I’ll share with you in a moment, was a bit perplexing at first until I found the […]

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Welcome to 2017…Goodbye 2016

Welcome to 2017.  The New Year holds so much promise to so many people every year.  We say things like, “It’s a new start.”  Or we say things like, “It’s a clean slate.”  For some reason we look at the … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments for Christian FaceBook Users

  Complied by Chris Baker, Pastor of Knotty Oak Baptist Church   FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES 1.  My personal web page is not to be for my glory but for Glory of God and the Edification of Others. Whether therefore ye eat, … Continue reading

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