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We, at West Main Baptist Church, are astounded by the grace of God found in Christ Jesus and are convinced that He is our only hope. We are by no means a perfect people, but we strive together to glorify our perfect God. We're praying this site will help do just that!

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When One Wife Isn’t Enough: The Problems of Polygamy

Polygamy is the next battleground for marriage in the United States.  In fact, just last month a federal judge declared laws on the books in Utah that guard against polygamy to be unconstitutional.  The state may still outlaw plural marriages, but it cannot prohibit polygamous cohabitating, thus weakening anti-polygamy law.  The plaintiff in the case […]

 

Why Did Jesus Take on Flesh?

At the center of this and every Christian season is the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  This mysterious bundle of joy is none other than the eternal Son of God who took on flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).  That’s the very thing we celebrate here at Christmas—the enfleshing […]

 

7 Reflections on the United Methodist Church’s Discipline Against Rev. Frank Schaefer

It may have been lost on us who hang out in only Baptist circles that our brothers and sisters in the United Methodist Church (UMC) had a fairly serious dust up last month.  For me, I have many friends in the UMC, some of whom are ordained by the church.  In fact, it was one […]

 

Pastor Ben Interviewed on the “Biblical Thinking” Program

I wrote a blog article on September 19, 2013 entitled, “Yes, Indeed, God Loves ‘Gays’.”  By God’s grace, it’s found quite a bit of attention.  The article was picked up and published by Baptist and Reflector, which is the weekly state newspaper of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, on October 23, 2013, and then on November […]

 

5 Evangelism Principles on the Way to the Seller of Purple

We Southern Baptists are a Great Commission people.  It’s in our denominational blood!  As we come into the state convention season of SBC life, we will undoubtedly be challenged again and again to share the gospel, sHaRe tHe gOsPeL, SHARE THE GOSPEL!  Indeed, I welcome that clarion call from Scripture because it captures the heart […]

 

Train Your Children in the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord: An Encouragement to Catechize

The greatest responsibility of Christian parents is to train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6.4). This responsibility is also to be one of Christian parents’ greatest joys. Certainly, we have found this to be true. Recently our hearts were blessed as our 5-year-old son led us in the Lord’s […]

 

What’s the Difference Between Great Faith and Little Faith?

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” (Heb 11:1).  Everybody has faith in something, even the most diehard skeptic.  The question is whether or not that faith is in the right place and of the right amount. The Scripture tells us that the right place for our […]

 

Wednesday Is for Worship: I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

On this Wednesday morning, have you said “hello” to Jesus yet?  If not, stop what you are doing and do so right now.  Recognize His presence and His lordship.  And now, get ready to worship Him! Today’s song that will help you do so is originally entitled “Je Te Sa­lue Mon Cer­tain Re­demp­teur,” which translated […]

 

Yes, Indeed, God Loves “Gays”

“Why doesn’t God love gays?”  That was the question a teenager asked on a recent Wednesday during our youth ministry time.  To be honest, the question was sort of out of the blue since the discussion was on the return of Jesus, but clearly it was on the heart of at least one, if not […]

 

The Replacements Are Way Better!

With the NFL football season now thankfully underway (Is there anything worse in the sports world than that stretch between the end of the NBA finals and the kickoff of the NFL season?!  It’s like athletic purgatory.), it’s time to see which team of pros is going to rise to the occasion and bring home […]

 

Wednesday Is for Worship: Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)

  Hello to you on this Wednesday!  It’s been a while since I’ve put out a Wednesday Is for Worship, but I’m excited about getting back into the groove.  I’m always blessed by the songs featured here, and I pray that you are too. Today I want to share with you a song that is […]

 

Bless Your Heart: A Biblical Look at the Heart of Man

Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.”  We certainly live in a culture and day where the heart has been elevated to preeminence.  How many times have we heard someone give the advice, “Just follow your heart!”?  […]

 

“Heroes of the Pulpit” – George Whitefield

Over the summer, I want to draw attention to some of my preaching heroes.  Not only do I commend them to you, but I also want to give you an example of their pulpit ministry. ___________________ George Whitefield, who lived December 27, 1714 – September 30, 1770, is one of the greatest preachers in Christian history.  Although […]

 

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Come, Thou Almighty King”

This Wednesday I’m in the middle of Vacation Bible School week, and we’re thoroughly enjoying Group’s Kingdom Rock.  One of the reasons that we always do Group’s VBS material is their great music, which is geared more toward actual worship than other VBS music seems to be.  They do a great job of introducing our […]

 

“Heroes of the Pulpit” – W. A. Criswell

Over the summer, I want to draw attention to some of my preaching heroes.  Not only do I commend them to you, but I also want to give you an example of their pulpit ministry. ___________________ Wallie Amos Criswell, better known by his initials W.  A., lived from December 19, 1909 to January 10, 2002.  […]