Petros Baptist Church

You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent (Isa. 62:6)

Scripture for the Day

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‘So always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that is the Law and the Prophets. ‘Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matt. 7:12-14)

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21 Oct 2018 at 8:19 am

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Scripture for the Day

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‘It is not anyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, work many miracles in your name?” Then I shall tell them to their faces: I have never known you; away from me, all evil doers! ‘Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, and it did not fall: it was founded on rock. But everyone who listens to these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a stupid man who built his house on sand.  Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and struck that house, and it fell; and what a fall it had!’  (Matt. 7:21-27)

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20 Oct 2018 at 2:30 pm

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NOTICE!

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NOTICE: On Nov 4 the Evening services at our Church will move from 7 PM to 6 PM. This applies to both the Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services for all age groups.

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19 Oct 2018 at 2:28 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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`I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. 

For a fire is kindled by my anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains. `I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them.  They shall be wasted with hunger, Devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, With the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs. (Deut. 32:20-25)

Let those who have ears to hear, hear.

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19 Oct 2018 at 2:14 pm

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Think About It…

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19 Oct 2018 at 10:25 am

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Throwback Friday

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To the 2014 ordination of Greg Duncan as a Deacon (on October 19).

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19 Oct 2018 at 9:45 am

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College Students Take Note

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You can apply for scholarships on the WMU website.

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17 Oct 2018 at 9:14 pm

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The Perfect Pastor

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17 Oct 2018 at 11:55 am

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Scripture for the Day

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The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net.  That they may successfully do evil with both hands– The prince asks for gifts, The judge seeks a bribe, And the great man utters his evil desire; So they scheme together.  The best of them is like a brier; The most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge. (Mic. 7:2-4)

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17 Oct 2018 at 8:54 am

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Faith

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16 Oct 2018 at 2:16 pm

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Zeal for Your House…? Or Something Else?

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“I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s children; Because zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.” (Ps. 69:8-9)

The Psalmist means of course that his love for God has set him apart from even his family and caused him to literally identify the cause of God with his own life’s work. God, the worship of God, and serving God are all consuming for him. How many people who call themselves Christians today can say that? And is that inability to confess an all consuming love for God the reason so many take their Christianity so lightly? Is it the reason so few bother with Sunday School and worship? Is it the reason so few support the critical financial needs of their Churches and their ministries? Is it the reason that God just isn’t that important to even His own people?

Today there are a lot, an awful lot, of Christians who if they are honest can easily confess ‘zeal for the ball game has consumed me’. But can they with equal honesty say ‘zeal for your house has consumed me? As Jesus said, ‘you will know a tree by the fruit which it produces’. Whatever we are most zealous for is what we love most. There’s just no escaping that simple truth. And the world knows it too. And is watching.

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16 Oct 2018 at 1:06 pm

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Prayer Request

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Remember Tracy L.

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15 Oct 2018 at 1:33 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness,  Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years.  Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said,`They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’  So I swore in My wrath,`They shall not enter My rest.'”  Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;  but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. — (Heb. 3:7-13)

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15 Oct 2018 at 5:29 am

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Scripture for the Day

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There was once a small town, with only a few inhabitants; a mighty king made war on it, laying siege to it and building great siege-works round it.  But there was in that town a poverty-stricken sage who by his wisdom saved the town. No one remembered this poor man afterwards.  So I say: Wisdom is more effective than brute force, but the wisdom of a poor man is not valued: no one listens to what he has to say.  The calm words of the wise make themselves heard above the shouts of someone commanding an army of fools.  Wisdom is worth more than weapons of war, but a single sin undoes a deal of good. — (Eccl. 9:14-18)

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14 Oct 2018 at 2:28 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Smooth lips with an evil heart are like glaze on an earthen vessel.  A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within.  When he speaks graciously, don’t believe him, for there are seven detestable things in his heart.  Though his hatred is concealed by deception, his evil will be revealed in the assembly.  The one who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone– it will come back on him.  A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin. (Prov. 26:23-28)

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13 Oct 2018 at 5:49 pm

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Everyone Needs a Commentary

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Everyone needs a commentary on the Bible that they can understand and that answers their questions about the meaning of the text.  So I wrote one for lay people on the whole Bible.

So if you or someone you know has wanted to get a copy of the collection in PDF format, you can do so from yours truly for $75 by clicking my PayPal Link.  Leave your email in your paypal payment note so I can send it to you right away.

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13 Oct 2018 at 12:12 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Do not trust in nobles, in a son of man, who cannot save. When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die.  

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,  the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry.

The LORD frees prisoners.  The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are oppressed. The LORD loves the righteous.  The LORD protects resident aliens and helps the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.  — (Ps. 146:3-9)

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10 Oct 2018 at 6:39 am

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Prayer Request

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Prayer request: Please remember Taylor (Benjamin D’s wife) – she is having labor induced this afternoon due to blood pressure issues.

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9 Oct 2018 at 2:28 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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They hate the one who convicts the guilty at the city gate, and they despise the one who speaks with integrity.  Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact a grain tax from him, you will never live in the houses of cut stone you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.  For I know your crimes are many and your sins innumerable. They oppress the righteous, take a bribe, and deprive the poor of justice at the city gates.  Therefore, those who have insight will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.  Pursue good and not evil so that you may live, and the LORD, the God of Armies, will be with you as you have claimed.  Hate evil and love good; establish justice in the city gate. (Amos 5:10-15)

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9 Oct 2018 at 1:22 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Before God and before Christ Jesus who is to be judge of the living and the dead, I charge you, in the name of his appearing and of his kingdom:  proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it. Refute falsehood, correct error, give encouragement — but do all with patience and with care to instruct.

The time is sure to come when people will not accept sound teaching, but their ears will be itching for anything new and they will collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their own tastes; and then they will shut their ears to the truth and will turn to myths.  But you must keep steady all the time; put up with suffering; do the work of preaching the gospel; fulfil the service asked of you. (2 Tim. 4:1-5)

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8 Oct 2018 at 5:54 am

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