Over the weekend I watched a Nightline debate on the question “Does Satan Exist?” The panel featured Deepak Chopra, Carlton Pearson, a woman who claimed demonic involvement in her life before her salvation, and Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. I thought Driscoll did a good job of presenting the biblical truth about [...]
We have just added four new sermons to the website from Pastor Scott’s new Sunday Night series: Knowing & Loving the Word of God. The first two parts discuss the topic of hermeneutics or how we interpret the Bible. The third sermon, which was preached last Sunday, discusses how we came to have the 66 [...]
I love Caleb. He’s a man. A real man. We meet Caleb in the book of Numbers, when he and Joshua, among the 12 spies sent into the land, stand on faith and call the people of Israel to enter the promised land as God had commanded them. Of course, the people of Israel sided with the 10 spies against Joshua [...]
In considering changes, we must always think about the difference between tradition and truth. Traditions come and go, the truth of God’s Word never changes. Some of the traditions we have held to in Baptist life include the use of choir robes, our standard order of service, piano and organ music, and the invitation. Choir [...]
Reading Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross was inspiring. It was a great blessing, a book to be savored. Edited by Nancy Guthrie, the book contains 25 short articles on many of the aspects of the Passion week written by some of the great pastor-theologians of the past and present. The luminous names like Augustine, [...]
Biblical Worship Churches that are God-centered, Bible-believing, and Christ-exalting will be used of God in powerful ways, regardless of what attendance rolls and budget figures and community demographics say. So let’s observe four truths from Scripture about worship, that we might be encouraged and empowered to move forward as a [...]
On Saturday I was at the Christian bookstore with my wife. She was there to get a gift for a friend so I took the time to browse and let my baby daughter wander through the aisles. We came into the aisle that contained the soundtracks for musical performance. These CD’s contain music to popular Christian [...]
Welcome to West Hickory Baptist Church’s Blog. Through this blog, we will be providing book reviews, articles on various topics, as well as updates about the ministries at West Hickory Baptist. Check back often, as we will be updating weekly.