Drawing Near to God in Fasting

Drawing Near to God in Fasting

Chris Best is pastor of Living Well Sunday fellowship class here at Midtown Baptist Temple. He is also our missions pastor. Our church is currently in the midst of three weeks of prayer and fasting. It is always a good idea during these seasons to remind ourselves of the the value of fasting, why we do it and what it achieves. Chris takes some time here to help us focus on what is most important when setting aside time to fast.

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Neglecting the Spirit

Neglecting the Spirit

Alan Shelby is the pastor of Harvest Baptist Church, a Living Faith Bible Fellowship church in Blue Springs, MO. Alan Shelby is also dean of the Living Faith Bible Institute. In this post Alan takes time to explain to us the dangers of charismatic theology and the misinterpretation of the Holy Spirit's role in Christian living. He also shares for us a biblical perspective on how we might be able to live out a Spirit driven life.

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Let’s be clear what we are against.

Let’s be clear what we are against.

In this article Pastor Shelby responds to this last weeks events in Charlottesville with a call to Christian sanity. More specifically he wrote this essay that we might recognize wickedness disguised as the “defense of values”. Most importantly this article is a call for Christians to abandon the divisive work of political banter and remember their first love, advancing the mission of God

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What the 7 Marks of a Disciple Mean to us as Young Believers

What the 7 Marks of a Disciple Mean to us as Young Believers

Uriah Guenther, leader in C&YA, recently helped teach the "Cost of Discipleship" class to a group of prospective disciples. This class is intended to help young believers learn what the bible has to say about following Christ. "Disciple" is a word used to describe a follower in Jesus Christ. Uriah explores the seven character traits that the early disciples had that we should also adopt as we "count the cost" of following Jesus as a disciple.

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What the Cost of Discipleship Means to us as Young Believers

What the Cost of Discipleship Means to us as Young Believers

Myles Cheadle, leader in C&YA, recently helped teach the "Cost of Discipleship" class to a group of prospective disciples. This class is intended to help young believers learn what the bible has to say about following Christ. There are things that must be abandoned along the way but there is far more to gain in pursuit of Jesus. This post is Myles sharing what he believes it means to "count the cost".

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