What the Bible Teaches About the Holy Spirit

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit is widely misunderstood. In this post, we look at what the Bible teaches about who He is and some crucial ways He assists believers in Christ. WHO IS THE SPIRIT? The “third person” of the Trinity is God the Holy Spirit. He is equal with the Father and Son […]

11 Commandments of Missions by Carey and Colleagues

This was shared this with me and I wanted to pass it on here. It contains some very good foundational principles for Biblical mission work. Carey and his team set forth principles that still guide us today. Here are excerpts from the “Form of Agreement” drafted by Carey and his colleagues in October 1805. The Redeemer, in […]

What the Bible Teaches About God the Son

There is no more important study than the study of who Jesus is and what He did. He is central to the Christian faith and without Him, everything in Christianity falls apart. He is actually the main theme of the entire Bible and the pinnacle of God’s revelation to man. In this post, we will […]

Sunday School in HD Book Review

In a day and age in which many churches are decreasing services and cancelling Sunday school, Allan Taylor’s book Sunday School in HD is energy boost to the small group ministry. My personal experience with Sunday school began at the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Each Sunday my family would attend an age-appropriate class where we were […]

Twelve Ordinary Men Book Review

When Jesus came into the world, He chose twelve men to be with Him, to learn from Him, and to carry out His mission in the world. We would presume that He would look for the best, the most educated, skilled, and courageous. But instead, He chose twelve ordinary men and empowered them to do the extraordinary. […]

What the Bible Teaches About God the Father

  God as revealed in the Bible is Triune – He is one God made up of three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. This means that all three Persons make up the one God. So it is actually incorrect to say that only the Father is God to which then are added the Son and the Spirit […]

Mission Trip to Northern Ireland: 10-14 April 2017

  This Spring, Downham Baptist Church is taking a mission trip to the city of Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Derry is a city of over 100,000 people with few evangelical churches. It has a rich history yet one that has been impacted by division and trouble over the years. We are excited to share the gospel and […]

February 2017 Prayer Letter – Not a Christian Country!

“This is not a Christian country!” Those were the words an experienced English pastor told me last week while eating lunch with him and another church-planter. So many people have this idea of “the old country” filled with churches and preachers like Spurgeon and Wesley. Following the suffering of the second world war, many British […]