How Christ’s followers are called to serve
by Stan Granbury on June 6, 2017 in faith
“It’s my pleasure.” Perhaps you’ve heard this reply from a server at a particular fast food restaurant that is famous for its chicken sandwiches. It is part of the company’s focus on delivering outstanding customer service at each of its locations and has served as a model for other organizations.
We love to receive excellent service from others, but how eager are we to provide excellent service for others? How often do we look for ways to serve those around us? The truth is, all Christ-followers have been called to a life of service. But this call runs counter to our culture that celebrates self-fulfillment, self-expression, and...
A look at the new BaptistWay Press study - Power & Purpose: God Unveils the Universe
by Stan Granbury on February 23, 2017 in faith
In the beginning… God! From the very first words of the Bible, we learn that it is a book about God. The Bible is about who God is and what God has done. He revealed himself as the Creator of the universe whose powerful words brought forth everything that has ever been created.
In the first 11 chapters of Genesis, we see history on a universal scale. We learn about the beginnings of the earth, the plants and animals and the crowning achievement of God’s creation: human beings. We also discover how sin enters the world and the devastating effects it has on everything and everyone God created. Fortunately, we also recognize God...
Choices and consequences: The newest study from Connect 360
by Scott Stevens on February 15, 2016 in news
Choices and their inevitable consequences. We just can't seem to get around them. Whether it's the food we choose to eat, the speed we choose to drive, the relationships we choose to enter, the people we choose to follow, or the habits we choose to form; we all live with the positive and negative consequences of our choices. Fortunately, God has provided us an "owner's manual" that can serve to guide our choices. The Bible contains stories of real people, their choices, and the resulting consequences.
The Books of Joshua and Judges are full of such stories – stories of courageous faith and miraculous victories as well as stories...
14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples brings renewed focus to disciple-making essentials
by Tyler Agnew on June 6, 2014 in uncategorized
As churches seek to fulfill the Great Commission, individual believers must understand and practice what it means to be a disciple.
14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples, released by BaptistWay Press in May, is a Bible study that provides in-depth discussion and practical application for those seeking to embrace the lifestyle of a follower of Jesus Christ.
"We need spiritually mature people to lead the body of Christ," Dr. Dennis R. Wiles, co-author and senior pastor of First Baptist Church Arlington said. "The only way for that to happen is for us to partner with God in the process of growth."
In his 31 years of leading...
BaptistWay Press to release 14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples
by Scott Stevens on April 2, 2014 in uncategorized
What can be done to address the discipleship deficit in the evangelical church in America? Perhaps a renewed focus on what it means to be a disciple is in need. BaptistWay Press is speaking into this challenge by releasing a new Bible study this spring, 14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples.
This study will address habits that should be a regular part of the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ. Habits to be studied include: Bible study, confession, faith, fasting, fellowship, love, obedience, prayer, purity, service, stewardship, thankfulness, witnessing, and worship. The emphasis of each study is to move from the Scriptural...