Category Archives: Church

What to Expect on Harvest Day

On October 1, 2017, Poquoson Baptist Church will be celebrating a special day of renewed commitment to Christ and His church. General Overview We believe the Bible teaches that a local church is the most important organization in the world. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Harvest Day 2017

On October 1, 2017, Poquoson Baptist Church will be celebrating a special day of renewed commitment to Christ and His church. The following is excerpted from our congregational strategy to cultivate meaningful membership. General Overview We believe the Bible teaches … 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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Ask the Pastor: What’s a Members’ Meeting?

  What’s a Members’ Meeting like at Poquoson Baptist Church?  Great question! One of my favorite times as a pastor is gathering with our church membership for a monthly Members’ Meeting. We used to call these meetings “Business Meetings,” but … 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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