Loudonville Baptist Temple


Pastor’s Blog

  • Discipleship Moment 5-18-14

    “Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

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  • Discipleship Moment 5-11-14

    “The moment we begin to feel satisfied that we are making some progress along the road of sanctification, it is all the more necessary to repent and confess that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Yet the Christian life is not one of gloom, but of ever-increasing joy in the Lord. God alone knows […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 5-4-14

    “The new situation must be created, in which it is possible to believe on Jesus as God incarnate; that is the impossible situation in which everything is staked solely on the word of Jesus. Peter had to leave the ship and risk his life on the sea, in order to learn both his own weakness […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 4-27-14

    “Great will be our astonishment in that day, and we shall then realize that it is not our works which remain, but the work which God has wrought through us in his good time without any effort of will and intention on our part. Once again we simply are to look away from ourselves to […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 4-20-14

    Matthew 28:1-7 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 4-13-2014

    “The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every man must experience is the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old man which is the result of his encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 4-6-14

    “But discipleship never consists in this or that specific action: it is always a decision, either for or against Jesus Christ…Christ speaks to us exactly as he spoke to them. It was not as though they first recognized him as the Christ and then received his command. They believed his word and command and recognized […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 3-30-14

    “No one should be surprised at the difficulty of faith, if there is some part of his life where he is consciously resisting or disobeying the commandment of Jesus. Is there some part of your life which you are refusing to surrender at his behest, some sinful passion, maybe, or some animosity, some hope, perhaps […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 3-23-14

    It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment. But if once you truly hear the full commissions of Jesus Christ, the awareness of what God wants […]

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  • Discipleship Moment 3-16-14

    “Only the man who follows the command of Jesus single-mindedly, and unresistingly lets his yoke rest upon him, finds his burden easy, and under its gentle pressure receives the power to persevere in the right way. The command of Jesus is hard, unutterably hard, for those who try to resist it. But for those who […]

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