Jerry Vines Blog
We are getting close to the 2013 John 3:16 Conference. The Conference will be held March 21-22 (Thursday night, Friday morning and afternoon). Dr. Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Ga, is hosting the Conference.
This conference is intended to deal with various areas of discussion between 5-point Calvinists and non-Calvinists. The purpose is to present what those who are not 5-point Calvinists believe about such matters as regeneration before faith,...
Flakes Formula. Guinell Freeman. You may not have heard of Flakes formula. It was the standard used by thousands of Southern Baptist churches to build Sunday Schools that became the envy of the Christian world.
I would not expect many to know about that these days. But, Guinell Freeman? If you haven't heard of her, you have missed out on knowing one of the finest, most elegant Christian ladies of our generation. She went home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus this week, at the age of...
When I was a young pastor I moved a lot. In fact, I averaged 16 months at each of my first 4 churches! The word on me was, “Vines is a fair preacher, but he doesn’t stay anywhere very long.” Then I went to First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida and stayed almost 24 years. I just said, “I hadn’t got where I was going yet!”
Well, I’m on the move again.
For the last 4 years I have preached 12 Sunday nights a year at First Baptist...
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During my ministry of over 50 years I have seen a shift among preachers relative to the matter of alcohol.
In the early years of my ministry preachers of virtually all denominations would stand together in opposing the sale and use of alcohol in any form.
Then, I saw many fall silent.
Now, I find some who are speaking out in favor of what they term moderation. A few are even drinking themselves. This development caught me off guard and greatly concerns me.