The Perfect Plan and Timing of Christmas: An Exposition of Galatians 4:4-6
Dec12

The Perfect Plan and Timing of Christmas: An Exposition of Galatians 4:4-6

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”” (Galatians 4:4–6 ESV) Your opinion of time and punctuality says a lot about your personality or temperament. There are those who’d rather not show up at...

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Women’s Ministry Matters
Dec05

Women’s Ministry Matters

At long last, the lone female HSF contributor is writing a piece about women’s issues! When I first returned to Nashville in 2014, I needed to find a church to join and to serve. The Lord led me to Sylvan Park Free Will Baptist Church (SPFWB) where I immediately felt as if I belonged and quickly grew to love the congregation. At the time, though, there weren’t any specific women’s ministries. Of course, we would prepare food and meals...

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Giving the Gift of the Gospel for Christmas
Dec03

Giving the Gift of the Gospel for Christmas

It’s the Christmas season, and most Forum readers have given some consideration to what they might give (or receive) for Christmas. While families will differ on the degree to which gift-giving comprises their holiday traditions, most will give or receive at least a couple of gifts. Though the Helwys Society Forum is an independent website, its members are unapologetically members of Free Will Baptist churches and employed by Free...

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ETS 2017: In Perspective
Nov29

ETS 2017: In Perspective

by Jackson Watts, Matthew Bracey, and Jesse Owens Two weeks ago the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society was held in Providence, Rhode Island. For nearly seventy years the society has existed to promote and encourage rigorous biblical and theological scholarship. ETS publishes a quarterly journal known as JETS (Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society), has regional chapters which hold annual meetings, and...

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The Christian Speaker and Non-verbal Communication
Nov06

The Christian Speaker and Non-verbal Communication

For the preacher, teacher, or leader, speaking well in public is vital. Of course, public speaking is verbal, but it’s also non-verbal. In fact, the majority of public speaking is non-verbal. Albert Mehrabian states, “Only 7 percent of a speaker’s message comes through his words; 38 percent springs from his voice; 55 percent comes from his facial expressions.”[1] Thus, the Christian speaker must concern himself not simply with what he...

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