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Speaking The Truth In Love

Published February 19, 2021

Why we should not tell sinners God loves them unconditionally By Pastor Tedd Mathis Why This Came Up Recently, I preached a sermon about the teaching of Balaam and the Nicolaitans that Christ confronts in the church at Pergamum (Rev. 2:12-17). This teaching that led professing Christians to eat meat offered to idols and to commit acts of immorality was not a frontal assault in methodology. Nor did the teachers blatantly deny the essential doctrines of the faith. Rather, using religious terminology and speaking much of God’s grace, these false teachers introduced their destructive heresies. At the end of the […]

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Feel Free To Give Up On Lent

Published February 16, 2021

Dear church family: Here are five reasons why we have no need to participate in Lent. I’ve published this before several times, but was recently reminded by another Baptist pastor when Lent starts assuming me and our church should be participating in order to  “remember the Lord Jesus Christ and His walk to the cross and His walk out of the tomb!! The Lord gave me a thought to help me understand Lent better, “We abstain to gain! We abstain from something to gain Someone!”. In response to a previous edition one reader accused me of being against Roman Catholics. I trust those who read this will see I’m for the truth that Jesus guarantees will set any man […]

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The Pain of Fatherlessness

Published February 3, 2021

By Virgil L. Walker My first football season was in 8th grade at Skelly Middle School. I wasn’t very good. I was smaller than most of the players, but if we were winning in the fourth quarter, the coach would say, “Walker, you’re up!” and put me in the game for the final three plays. I played safety primarily, because it didn’t require learning defensive schemes. All I was required to do was run and tackle the guy with the football. Unfortunately, our team wasn’t very good either, so I saw limited playing time. This, however, never stopped my dad […]

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Christian: Let not your heart be troubled about the mark of the beast

Published November 18, 2020

By Pastor Tedd Mathis Why I am addressing this The mark of the beast should not bring anxiety to the Christian. I am told there is at least one video circulating on social media making a connection between the impending COVID vaccine and the mark of the beast referred to in Revelation. I have yet to see the video so do not know the connection made. But in my circle of acquaintances the video has resulted in confusion and anxiety. Below you will see why I do not believe the mark of the beast has anything to do with a […]

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Revelation-Driven Life

Published November 4, 2020

By Pastor Tom Ascol God wins. If I had to summarize the message of Revelation in just two words, those would be my choice. They not only convey the point of the book but also hint at its main storyline. Despite what some overly speculative interpreters would have us believe, the main character in the last book of the Bible is not the Dragon, Beast, or False Prophet; rather, it is God. Revelation is primarily about Christ, not the Antichrist. And the main point of the book is to demonstrate in graphic imagery the victory of God in Christ. Through […]

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45 Reasons Why You Have A House

Published October 2, 2020

I wrote this back in 2016. While it contains a dose of attempted humor and practical     observations, it is rooted in the expectation Christ’s people will be hospitable. And practicing hospitality invariably includes the use of our house. Our preaching series from I Peter brings up hospitality. “Be hospitable to one another without complaint” – I Peter 4:9. Throughout the book we learn that his readers were experiencing suffering because of their identity with Christ. Peter tells them that this is not only to be expected, it is designed by God to confirm and purify their faith in Christ. […]

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Voting as Though Not

Published September 2, 2020

“One of these years I’ll get to vote in an election that won’t be the most important of my lifetime.” – Anonymous Adapted from an essay written in 2016 As we approach voting for a president this fall, consider the long and short of things. Look at what Paul tells people about marriage in I Cor. 7:29-31: But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;30 and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not […]

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Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me – Bitterness and Its Bitter Consequences

Published July 13, 2020

Lessons from the life of Saul of First Samuel See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God – that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble and by it many be defiled. – Hebrews 12:15 A Brief Summary of King Saul and His Bitterness The people of Israel wanted a human king and God gave them one – Saul. They wanted a king like other nations had and God gave them one – Saul. Saul acted like other nations kings – he thought he was top dog and defied God’s commands (15:22)– so God […]

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COVID-19 and Pueblo West Baptist Church

Published April 8, 2020

We have resumed our Sunday Service at 9:00 am with Sunday School following. Below is how we plan to conduct ourselves as a church. We seek to worship our Lord as He is worthy, faithfully, in spirit and in truth, in season and in out.  Regarding meeting time and our building We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for our church service with Sunday school classes to follow in their present places of meeting. Know we work hard to disinfect surfaces that get handled and touched and will continue to do so. A few rows of chairs in our sanctuary have been […]

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COVID-19 Ate Our Fig Leaves By Pastor Allen Nelson

Published April 8, 2020

Novel corona, perennial issue. That issue is, we are all headed toward death. Death is the most final state any living human can enter, though we know there is life after death for some, and eternal dying after death for others. Our culture has forgotten our frailty. Or, it’s not so much that society has forgotten it, so much as people have done a good job at hiding it. Like Adam and Eve, we have donned fig leaves to cover our exposure (Genesis 3:7), only to find that COVDI-19 has eaten them up. And now we are scrambling for a solution. The […]

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