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I.F.B. Backwards

I.F.B. Backwards

An Explanation by Rick Flanders   “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye have received, and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly: and by good words and fair speeches deceive the simple.” (Romans […]

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All Things To All Men

All Things To All Men

By Dr. Rick Flanders “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men,that I might by all means save some.” (First Corinthians 9:22) Pretty well the theme of most evangelical churches at the present time is “all things to all men.”  Many changes […]

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The Enticement of Cultural Relevance

The Enticement of Cultural Relevance

Serious Thoughts for Preachers and Other Christians BY DR. RICK FLANDERS Recently an insightful evangelist I know published a blog based on an informal survey of his friends regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the independent Baptist churches over the years.  Those responding to his survey named several strong points exhibited by the independent Baptists, […]

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What We Learned at the Michigan Revival Conference

What We Learned at the Michigan Revival Conference

A Summary by Dr. Rick Flanders [drrickflanders@gmail.com, 989.863.0784] A real revival movement in the state of Michigan, especially among Baptist preachers, culminated in what was called the Michigan Revival Conference, which was held across the state June 18-25.  A year of preparation for the conference and for revival in the churches included many prayer meetings, […]

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A Pie in the Sky?

A Pie in the Sky?

By Dr. Rick Flanders Evangelist 989.863.0784 Socialists have long accused religion of offering “a pie in the sky by and by” as a way of distracting and pacifying those who suffer under capitalism, thus keeping them from rising up in insurrection.  The phrase (which has moved into our general conversation in reference to things other […]

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It’s a Crazy World!

It's a Crazy World!

By Dr. Rick Flanders, Evangelist   “…beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with […]

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The Place

The Place

by Dr. Rick Flanders “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his […]

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Right, But Not Ready

Right, But Not Ready

BY DR. RICK FLANDERS Evangelist drrickflanders@gmail.com 989.863.0784 “And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.” (Exodus 40:9) The book of Exodus ends with the successful completion of Israel’s great wilderness project: the construction […]

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The Reprieve

The Reprieve

By Dr. Rick Flanders “Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31) One important effect of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, and his departure from Jerusalem to […]

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Back Off North Carolina

Back Off North Carolina

By Rick Flanders “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27) As a teenager, I lived in the state of North Carolina, and came to love the place.  Nice people live there, and a part of my heart abides […]

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