Author: Bert Watts

Lessons from Grief

Grief points us to That Day. Grief corrects us from setting our hope in this day, and instead calls us to set our hope in That Day, the Day when God will right the wrongs, fix what has been broken, and make all things new.

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The Mission Next Door

At Mountain Creek, you’ve heard us say “6 in 10”. That is, 6 in 10 of our nearest neighbors are not involved in a faith community. That was the result of a survey of homes located within a three-mile radius of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. The number is actually 62.4% and rising, according to the

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For Your Library | Temptation: Resisted and Repulsed by John Owen

A dozen or so years ago I was handed a copy of Richard Sibbes’ classic book The Bruised Reed, and so I was introduced to the line of books known as “Puritan Paperbacks.” These little books, originally written in the 1600’s but updated and abridged for modern readers, have been an incredible source of encouragement

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Serving the Church in this Fall of Social Distancing

Six feet apart, programs still on pause, and everything’s still uncertain. Is it even possible to serve the church this fall? Yes, you can! But serving right now just may look a little different. With that in mind, here are five ways you can still serve the church in this time of social distancing: Practice

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Getting the Gospel Out

Last week we considered ways that we can get the gospel in; today we want to think about how to get the gospel out. One important clarification: I’m not thinking like we think about so many other things right now. In these thoughts below on Getting the Gospel Out, I don’t mean, “once everything goes

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Getting the Gospel In

The gospel is the message “that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3–4). This is the message “of first importance,” Paul says. And as the church, we still need the gospel.

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