Category Archives: Theology

Ask the Pastor: Did Jesus Go to Hell?

Scripture tells that after Jesus died, He went to hell. What exactly does that mean?  Did Jesus descend into hell after His death on the cross? Belief in a literal descent into hell are grounded in three primary sources.   … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Racism

Racism is alive and well in America. It takes a special kind of blindness to doubt or deny that statement, especially after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. How should Christians think through the events that unfolded last weekend? I’d … Continue reading

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Ask The Pastor: What Do You Believe About Excommunication?

Do you believe in excommunicating people? For example, if a gay or transgender person attends our church, but refuses to change his ways. He participates in all activities, but believes he doing nothing wrong even after the loving and gentle rebuking … Continue reading

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Character Matters for Church Musicians

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 25 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Character Matters for Church Musicians … Continue reading

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Music and Local Church Leadership

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 24 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Music and Local Church Leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership in the Local Church

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 23 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Leadership in the Local Church … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Simplicity of Sin

Martin Luther was right: “nothing is easier than sinning.” Sin is simple. So simple, in fact, that sin corrupts nearly everything we do. We sin by doing things we shouldn’t do. We lie, steal, murder, and commit adultery. We sin … Continue reading

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Gospel-Dominated Preaching

This series of articles is adapted from a recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary entitled How Did Luther Preach?: A Plea for Gospel-Dominated Preaching. My contention is that Martin Luther’s preaching of imperatives in Scripture is vastly underrated. Contrary to popular … Continue reading

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Church Music Should Be Relevant

Worship Wars is Pastor Hopson’s current teaching series on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Poquoson Baptist Church. Join us to learn more about worship and music from a Christian worldview. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 23 in a … Continue reading

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Church Music Should be Undistracting

Worship Wars is Pastor Hopson’s current teaching series on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Poquoson Baptist Church. Join us to learn more about worship and music from a Christian worldview. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 22 in a … Continue reading

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