Your Neighbor, The Cult Member: A series addressing the Biblical mandate to "expose the unfruitful works of darkness," by studying key Biblical passages addressing heretical teachings from sudo-christian cult groups like Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, The Masonic Lodge/Shriners, Christian Science, and The Word of Faith Movement. We'll also cover major world religions including Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. You may just be living beside someone trapped in any one of these false religious systems. Our goal will be to equip you with a Biblical understanding and contrast in order to testify of Jesus Christ as you "love your neighbor as yourself" by applying the Word of God in conversation and character as you interact with anyone apart of these groups.
Church History: A series looking at the rich heritage through which God has blessed many nations with the Gospel. Christians come in different shapes and sizes, doctrinally speaking. As Reformed Baptists, our perspective is that it's vital to understand doctrinal distinctives in light of the legacy given to us by God through faithful stewards of His holy Word. We'll cover key differences with a focus on Sotieriolog (the doctrine of salvation) and Eschatology (the study of last things).
Money & Ministry | Biblical Stewardship Series: In this series, we'll address important topics covering Paid Clergy, Debt, Confronting the Culture, Gifts/Tithes, Missions, and the Biblical guidelines for sound money management. In his career as a Financial Advisor, Dr. Smith is one of few in the southeast who is a certified in Biblical Stewardship and is equipped to counsel individuals, families, ministries and corporations by the National Association of Christian Financial Advisors | NACFA.
Sodomy, The Ultimate Idolatry: This series will cover what is commony called in our generation "Gay pride," "homosexuality," and an "alternative lifestyle." The Biblical response is the only response to those who question the issue of sodomy and we'll uncover the sodomite agenda, the spirit behind it, and both the historic and future implications in light of Holy Scripture. We'll prepare eachother with Biblical support to addressing sodomy in the love and power of Christ while discussing how to recognize this antichrist spirit among those who profess to love Christ while supporting this wicked and adulterous sexual deviancy in our day.
Leaving Left Behind, Behind: This series will expose the ficticious and unscriptural damage done throughout Christendom by the infamous movie and book series, Left Behind, produced by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. We'll contrast the pre-tribulation rapture tradition with Biblical doctrine and discuss the difference positions held by many Christians including Premillennialism, Postmillennialism, and the CRBC position, Amillennialism. We'll gain a better understanding of the tension between the positions and why it is often such a divisive issue today.
Who Leads the Church?: For this leadership series, we'll address the importance of establishing and maintaining a Biblical model for leadership by addressing Pastor Rule vs. Elder Rule that will also include who may Biblically hold the office of Pastor, Elder or Deacon and why so many of fhe current positions are completely outside of the scope of Scripture such as the popular Youth Minister or Music Minister titles. This sensitive issue will demonstrate key battleground texts are often misapplied to create paid positions that do little more than advance a worldly, incorporated, tax-collector for Caesar rather than represent the Bride of Christ in Her purity. We'll also pull key portions from our Money & Ministry series to address how following the money in ministry reveals the damaged done in so many areas of leadership in ministry.
Are You a Jew, a Gentile, or in Christ?: This series exposes the false system known as Dispensationalism whereby it is taught the God has two disctinct bodies - The Church and Israel. We'll share the liberating Good News of the Gospel and how, through Christ, there is therefore now "neither Jew or Gentile," but only those who are "in Christ" and part of the "Body of Christ." This study series will systematically deal with the divisions created by Dispensationalism and particularly, among many Southern Baptist Churches, a willful and blind allegiance to the nation of Israel while disregarding the "Israel of God" the Apostle Paul revealed to in his letter to the Galatians.
Separation of Church, State, & the Family: A series comparing the separation of church and state has been replicated in many congregations who divide members into classifications by age or experience. The contention for this series will be that dividing members by age or experience creates an unhealthy and unscriptural subculture. We'll look at statistics and hear testimonies from other church families that have transitioned into an integrated church family structure and the blessings that have resulted from it.