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November 1, 2017
7 Favorite Quotes from Protestant Reformers
Gary Derbyshire

Exactly 500 years ago, a German pastor and professor nailed 95 problems he had with the church as people knew it. Although he benefited from the work of other reformers before him, Martin Luther would begin the revolution known as the Protestant Reformation and bring back the church's real foundation, the Holy Bible. I sit […]

October 24, 2017
4 Reasons Discipleship is Not a Gift
Gary Derbyshire

In the church world, the word discipleship is used a lot. When it is used, it typically refers to the process of making Christians stronger in their faith. The concept of making disciples is a huge theme in the New Testament and modern Christians in America are doing their best to take it seriously. However, […]

October 18, 2017
6 Thoughts on Church Revitalization from a Replant Conference
Gary Derbyshire

On a sunny Thursday in Phoenix, Larry Deskins and I, Senior Pastor and Youth Pastor of Gateway Fellowship, stepped into First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix to attend a revitalization conference hosted by our state convention. It was a great conference with two exceptional guest speakers in Richard Blackaby and Mark Clifton. Here are 6 […]

October 11, 2017
7 Dos and Don’ts in Preparing Your Child for Baptism
Gary Derbyshire

Of the many privileges of being a pastor who works with youth, one of my favorites is being a part of a young person’s decision to be baptized. Now that I have stepped into the realm of children’s ministry as well as youth and college, in addition to having three children of my own under […]

October 3, 2017
6 Misconceptions About Being the Head of Your Wife
Gary Derbyshire

"For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body." -Ephesians 5:23 Biblical manhood and womanhood is an extremely contested and controversial subject in modern day Christendom. There is a lot of controversy over what this verse in particular […]

September 28, 2017
7 Signs Your Political Opinions are Too Important to You
Gary Derbyshire

In my short lifetime, I do not remember a time our nation was more divided on political lines. It is so important for Christians to be informed and involved in this arena, especially since we live in a country where our votes matter. However, not all political opinion and involvement is created equal. The following […]

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