Let the Word Dwell in You Richly

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” – Colossians 3:16 As we close out one year and look forward toward the beginning of a new year, we reflect on God’s…

Convicting Quote from the Fulton Confession

Today I sat down and re-read the 1900 Fulton Confession of Faith. It is a hobby of mine to read (and re-read) from our ministers of yesteryear and Baptist history in general. The Primitive Baptist Church of Jesus Christ has a rich heritage that I hope all of it’s members appreciate. The Fulton Confession of…

Is Hyperactivity Real Discipleship?

By Joshua Winslett Recently I have noticed a disturbing trend among Christianity. I have been guilty of the trend many times in my life and did not necessarily even know I was guilty. The trend will be detrimental to Christianity in America. The trend is replacing personal discipleship with hyperactivity. You may ask what the…

A Day of Fasting and Prayer

By Ben Winslett And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes… ~ Daniel 9:3 Dear MTZ readers, The following are quoted from History of the Church of God, more commonly known as Hassell’s History, by C.B. and Sylvester Hassell. I am posting…

A Lesson in Obeying

By Ben Winslett Obedience to God, I believe, is a goal of each church member. We strive to do those things that are right, many times realizing our own failures and shortcomings. Often times when obeying the Lord seems difficult, or inconvenient, we often become discouraged or even lax. Sometimes we do part of our…

Is There not a Cause?

By Ben Winslett Many of us grew up hearing the miraculous account of David and Goliath. I remember the strange images I had in my head as a young child in Pre-School, hearing of this young boy David who through the power of God was able to defeat a giant foe of Israel, the giant…

Press Toward The Mark

By Bufrey Dean Paul gives us timely instructions for the New Year. ”I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14) As we anticipate the next 12 months of 2007, some people might eagerly look forward to what each day will bring. Others might be…

For the Bruised and Battered

By David Dyess II Last Sunday my pastor spoke on ‘Hope’. After thinking about his message for several days, I began thinking about how we lose sight of the control that God actually has. We have hope in God, the Son, and the Spirit, but do we embrace the entirety of that hope? Hope is…

Hope

By David Dyess II Last Sunday my pastor spoke on ‘Hope’. After thinking about his message for several days, I began thinking about how we lose sight of the control that God actually has. We have hope in God, the Son, and the Spirit, but do we embrace the entirety of that hope? Hope is…