Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief Efforts

Dear fellow Missouri Baptists: Thank you for the outpouring of prayers and support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. This historic storm continues to wreak havoc throughout the Gulf Coast, having moved today into Louisiana. I want to provide you with a brief update, especially for those of you eager to volunteer your time and … [Read More]

20 Relics of Church Past by Thom S. Rainer

Twenty Relics of Church Past

Prayer Guide to Praying for our Nation

  A time of thanksgiving for the opportunity to gather freely with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Gratitude for our freedoms to worship freely and speak openly. Gratitude for the work of Christ in our lives. His death, burial, resurrection and wonderful gift of salvation. A prayer of repentance for complaining far more than … [Read More]

Discerning Sound Doctrine

Everyone’s talking about it. Zesty one-liners liked on Facebook. Blurbs teasing on Twitter. Even primetime television shows are buzzing about the new book by a so-called Christian author. It’s quite easy to discern this new publication is trendy. But discerning whether the new rage is doctrinally sound is another matter altogether. And if God’s people … [Read More]

Test All Things

1 Thessalonians 5:21 April 3, 2016 Toward the end of 1 Thessalonians, Paul launches into a group of short orders to the church. He instructed them to pray. He urged them to maintain a spirit of praise and thanksgiving. Yield to the Holy Spirit. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesying. Guard your reputation. But … [Read More]

May the Force of the Gospel Be with You

As we ramp up for the celebration of Christmas this December, you might have noticed our culture ramping up for something else. That something is one of the most anticipated movies of all time, excitement so palpable you must have been self-exiled on a remote planet like Dagobah to have not noticed. Most people have … [Read More]

Advent 2015

It is that time of year again. Christmas music is on the radio, Christmas lights are popping up everywhere, and Christmas trees are going up. We’re getting into the festive spirit as well, but our celebration is a little different. At Concord Baptist Church we’re celebrating the season of the church year called Advent. The … [Read More]

The Gospel

The gospel. We hear this term thrown about often, but what does it really mean? The gospel is a term that has become unnecessarily confusing to some by excessive additions, subtractions, and qualifications. Simply put, the gospel is the declaration of the person and work of Jesus Christ, and how we receive the benefits of … [Read More]

FAQ about the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Affirming Gay Marriage

In the wake of the recent United States Supreme Court decision on June 26th, 2015 that imposed a same-sex marriage mandate in all 50 states, many Christ-followers are left wondering what this decision means and how they should respond to others affirming same-sex marriage. The following ten questions and answers are provided to equip God’s … [Read More]

The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph

A Question With Regard to the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph Another Festival of Light (FOL) is at hand, and with it, a wonderful opportunity to extol our Lord’s greatness as a creative God through the creative gifts He has endowed upon us. This ministry has grown in scope and magnitude over the years, and … [Read More]