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Three Sabbatical Reflections

Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for allowing my family an extended time away during the month of June. As I wrote to you before we left, this has been in many ways, a very difficult year for my family. Nothing sudden, or tragic- just exhausted from the pace of life, work, ministry, school, […]

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SIN!

Definition: Sin is any failure (attitude or action) to conform to the will of God. Biblical Words Hebrew hata = to miss (a mark); to wrong, offend, sin pasha = to break with, away, from, or “crossed the line” to transgress Greek hamartia = sin, miss the mark paraptoma or parabasis = sin, transgress paranomia […]

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Chapter 21:The Creation of Man

    Chapter 21: The Creation of Man: Why Did God create us? How did God make us like himself? How can we please him in everyday living?   The pinnacle of God’s creative activity is the creation of human beings, both male and female, to be more like him than anything else he has […]

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A Theology of Spiritual Warfare

  There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. –C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters A spiritual war is raging. Battles are occurring across the globe […]

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It’s Happening!

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This year’s Community Month is only a week old and the reports of people loving people are coming in!  Thus far God has: Answered some much needed church staffing needs Used peoples caring and counseling […]

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Applying God-Centeredness

More than a few questions and responses have come in as a result of last week’s post and Sunday’s sermon on, The God-Centeredness of God.  First, it should be noted that we expected (actually hoped for) responses. This shows a part of the character of our church, thinking people are thinking! Nevertheless, it is never […]

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The God-Centeredness of God

While the attempt to condense such important material into a small space may be over-zealous, this post seeks to whet the appetite of the reader to pursue his/her eternal joy in the only place it can be found.   The God-Centeredness of God[1] Buz McNutt As with many words, centered has a variety of meanings […]

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The 2015 SBC Annual Meeting

Each year during June, messengers from cooperating Southern Baptist churches gather to handle the business of the denomination. For the first time in several years, First Boynton sent messengers. Pastor Buz McNutt and Frank Gantz traveled to Columbus, Ohio to join about 5,400 other Southern Baptists. This meeting was marked by a spirit of unity […]

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Theology Week 6: God’s Providence

Wayne Grudem defines God’s providence “God is continually involved with all created things in such a way that He (1) keeps them existing and maintaining the properties with which He created them; (2) cooperates with created things in every action, directing their distinctive properties to cause them to act as they do; and (3) directs […]

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