Connect2019 – On A Snow Day

Connect 2019 Challenge  

We launched Connect 2019 last week and issued the challenge to be present. Now, with the snow, week 1 is a little difficult to keep that promise. Our goal today is to create transformational relationships rooted in the Gospel. How do you do this though when you’re stuck at home on a snow day? Read more…


Three Reasons We Stop Eating

3 Reasons We Stop Eating

By: Pastor Tim Harvey

After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit led him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  For 40 days Jesus ate no food and the devil used his hunger as an opportunity for a particular kind of temptation.

 

Striking at Jesus’ identity, “If you are the Son of God…” the devil tempted Jesus to abandon the will of his Father in order to gratify his own physical cravings. In response, Jesus quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3 “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

 

The Word of God is true food. The perfect man, in the midst of the deepest possible physical hunger, knew that the Word of God is true food.   Read more…



Does God Want Me to Be Happy or Holy?

Sometimes as believers in Jesus Christ who seek to follow God’s commands, we may feel a tension between our own happiness and living a life of holiness.  What is God’s desire for our lives?  Does He want us to be happy or holy?  Or both?  John Piper helps us work through these questions.


BBC Accepts New Covenant

In January 2017, BBC voted on and accepted a new covenant for new members. If you have any questions about the covenant or about how to become a new member, please contact us! 

 

BBC Membership Covenant:

 

Having read and affirmed The Baptist Faith and Message (2000), I covenant:

* To submit to the authority of the Scriptures as the final arbiter on all issues (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21) Read more…



Daily Reading — Day 162

Today’s Readings: Psalms 75-76, Jeremiah 52, Proverbs 5, Romans 8

My Thoughts:

Jeremiah 52

– The end of Jeremiah recounts the Babylonian exile. It begins with the fate of the kingly family, then recounts the destruction of the temple, and ends with the counting of the people who were taken. The final section, however, gives hope for the future of Israel as Jehoiachin is treated well by the new king of Babylon. Read more…



Daily Reading — Day 161

Today’s Readings: Psalms 74, Jeremiah 51, Proverbs 4, Romans 7

My Thoughts:

Jeremiah 51

– The LORD continues in His foretelling of Babylon’s destruction. Read more…



Daily Reading– Day 160

Today’s Readings: Psalms 73, Jeremiah 50, Proverbs 3, Romans 6

My Thoughts:

Jeremiah 50

– After giving the judgements of the other surrounding nations, the LORD ends by telling of the destruction of Babylon. This would seem almost laughable to its hearers since Babylon was the world’s strongest power at the time.

– 50:3, this will happened under Persian rule. The final assault being recorded in Daniel 5. Read more…



Daily Reading — Day 158

Today’s Readings: Leviticus 19, Jeremiah 48, Proverbs 1, Romans 4

My Thoughts:

Leviticus 19 Read more…



Daily Reading — Day 157

Today’s Readings: Leviticus 18, Jeremiah 46-47, Job 42, Romans 3

My Thoughts:

Leviticus 18

– 18:1-5, the preface for the laws regarding sexual relationships is a reminder that the people of Israel are to be holy to the LORD. They are not to act as the the surrounding nations. Read more…



Daily Reading — Day 156

Today’s Readings: Leviticus 17, Jeremiah 43-45, Job 41, Romans 2

My Thoughts:

Leviticus 17

– 17:1-7, the immediate purpose of this law is to keep Israel from sacrificing to false gods. If all sacrifices are to the LORD, it will prevent any pagan worship. Read more…