• Christian Life

    Ye Must Be Born Again

    Our eternal residence is a fact that all of us must face. Our life is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away. God is the giver of life and also in control of when we cross the threshold of eternity. Sometimes God puts a situation in our lives to remind us of the fragility. This crashed Grand Am was sadly wrecked when a 21 year old lady was driving home under the influence. She was killed instantly when she crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle. She died instantly. The Bible promises His children that the instant our soul departs from our…

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  • Montana,  Three Forks

    Around Town In Three Forks

    Just a few miles down the road from Manhattan, MT is the small town of Three Forks. If you have ever read early Western History the confluence of the rivers at Three Forks was detailed in journals of Lewis and Clark. So let us show you around Three Forks. Three Forks is about 8 miles west of Manhattan on I-90. It is home to attractions such as the Headwaters State Park, golf course, and Sacajawea Hotel. At the confluence of the rivers the Madison River, Jefferson River, and Gallatin river flow together to form the Missouri. The Missouri is the waterway that party of Lewis and Clark followed for months…

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  • Theology

    The Trinity in the Bible

    Trinity is one of those words we have all heard, but what does it really mean? From the beginning of time, or almost the very beginning, the concept was actually introduced. Some argue that the term, ‘Trinity’ is not in the Bible? Are there times when well known words are not in the Scriptures? So let’s explore the Trinity in the Bible. The Trinity From Genesis Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament. Genesis means beginning. Through its 50 chapters a few thousand years of history is traced. In Genesis 1:26 we see: 26 And God said, Let  make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them…

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  • Montana Baptist Church

    What is Faith in God?

    This world is absorbed with only wanting to believe in what they can see. They call our steadfast faith in God, “blind faith”. Instead of placing an unwavering belief in the Almighty God, this world strives to place science in place of God himself. How many times have we heard “science proves!”? Science that is observed is fascinating. But what gets scarey is when they try to present their hypotheses and speculations they draw from their observations as fact. So what is faith in God and how does science fit into a Godly world view? Measure of Godly Faith Faith is something which cannot be measured in pounds, ounces, or…

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  • Christian Life

    Faith in God That You Can See!

    Faith is a topic written about often in the Bible and criticized daily by the world. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself says that faith is something that you can see! How can that be? Let’s look at Matthew 9:2 first. Bible Verse About Faith This is probably my favorite Bible verse about faith. Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. Notice the words, and Jesus seeing their faith. Their actions made their faith visible to the world to…

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  • Christian Life

    Beginning with Rejoicing ~The Joy of the Lord

    Each morning is a new day. Let’s put a smile on your face and begin by praising God! Let the first thought of the day be, “Thank you Lord for my spouse, my kids, the sun that’s shining in the window, or [whatever applies to you]. There has to be something you can be thankful for, even if it is as simple as just the air you are breathing. Depression is like a coat with pockets that are filled with lead weights. The more depressed we are, the more lead weights are stacked into our pockets. So let me share with you my thoughts of beginning with rejoicing and the…

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  • Christian Life

    Thoughts About Israel Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Though it has been almost 50 years since the end of World War II, we should never forget the cruelty and injustices dealt to the Jewish people during that time. Tomorrow, April 28th, 2014 is Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes tomorrow morning air raid sirens will blow and individuals will stop, even getting out of their cars, and bow their heads in remembrance of those who died during those world shaking days when Hitler’s wrath was poured out upon a people, a country, and even the world. A recent article I read stated that an estimated 6 million Jews lost their lives, accounting for about one-third of…

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  • Christian Life

    What Does the Bible Say About Gambling?

    Gambling is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, but there are principles in the Bible that teach how to live for God. From our very first visit to Montana we discovered that some forms of gambling are legal across the state. You can be driving miles from one of the larger cities and come to a gas station that feels in the middle of nowhere and find a casino. The Bible does not have specific verses the mention the internet, TV, radio, and entertainment but there are Biblical standards we must listen to and follow. By reading and understanding the Bible we can discern what programs to watch, the music…

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  • Christian Life,  Montana Baptist Church

    Living A Christian Life That Matters

    We all have pursuits in life, whether we weigh it out as an ambition or simply live our lives in a certain way day after day, there is something that we are all pursuing. For a Christian our hearts should be focused on living a Christian life that matters.  Believers and non-believers alike can fill their lives with things they think are important, while in fact their endeavors are fruitless when put in the light of an Almighty God. Jesus Christ – the Foundation Sometimes we feel if we had unlimited money we would be happy. Somehow we could obtain all that we ever desired. Or the thought pattern that…

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  • Christian Life

    Religion vs. Christianity ~ What is the Difference?

    To most people in the world, if they see you as a Christian going to church on Sundays, Wednesday nights, and other church activities they automatically label you as ‘religious’. They do not realize there is a marked difference between religion vs. Christianity. Once I witnessed to a lady who was going through a very difficult time in her life. I had gotten acquainted with her outside of church and had never had a chance to witness to her. Then one day her world fell apart. I sat down with her and shared Christ. She was taken aback and said, “I never knew you were so religious.” Ah, not the…

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