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Episode 103: A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? Church is a group of people, transformed by the gospel, who gather together on a regular basis to serve, not to observe. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider whether or not you are participating…

A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? What I mean to ask is whether you watch what's going on or whether you participate. Perhaps you are like many believers, adopting the mistaken idea that church is a place to go on Sunday, when its convenient.…

The Ordinances and Pastoral Authority

A Command and a Qualification Churches need leaders, but they also need a biblical understanding of leadership. We too easily fall into the trap of the leadership craze, chasing after leadership books, flocking to leadership conferences and…

St. Wulfram's Beer Festival

There's Something Wrong with This Today I noticed a Wall Street Journal article announcing "Come to Church! There's Beer." Needless to say, it caught my attention as I winced inside. The journalist reports that an Anglican church in Grantham,…

Friendship for the Journey

As I reflect on this calendar year of ministry, I thank God for the friendship, partnership and camaraderie of the people of Faith Baptist Church. Though God gives pastors to churches, he also gives churches every member to minister alongside…

Episode 72: A Child Can Walk with God

Perhaps we underestimate the potential for a child’s walk with God. A child can develop a vibrant relationship with God, read, learn from and obey the Bible, worship God, pray and receive answers, know the will of God and do it, and he can…

Episode 71: Children in the Worship Service

It is very appropriate for children to participate in the worship service of a church, singing the songs, hearing the preaching and responding to God with the rest of us. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible teaches about…

A Child Can Walk with God

Perhaps we underestimate the potential for a child's walk with God. A child can be born again (Matt. 18:3). (I was born again at 2 years old.) A child can choose to be baptized. And any such child can walk with God. He can develop a meaningful,…

Children in the Worship Service

Sometimes people ask me why we include children in our Sunday morning worship service, rather than send them to a separate program. The reason is a biblical one. It appears that children participated in the corporate worship of the churches…