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Should Baptists Recognize Ash Wednesday?

I grew up in a Baptist church. Some of my earliest memories come from my time in a local Baptist church in central Ohio. Like the time my little brother spit a half-masticated donut on the floor of the fellowship … Continue reading

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How to prepare for Sunday, 2/4/2018

  This Sunday at Poquoson Baptist Church we will return to our sermon series Confident in Christ: A Study in Colossians. In our first few sermons we discussed that we should be confident in Christ because of what He’s done. This … Continue reading

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Why Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is Risky

For the past several decades, many churches in America have set aside a Sunday in January to commemorate a horrible anniversary: the Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion on demand. Since the Supreme Court decided the … 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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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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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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