Sparta Baptist Church

The Temple of Love

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About 2 weeks ago now we wrapped up our series on "gods at war". Up to this point, we have defined what we mean by "gods at war" and have taken tours in the temple of pleasure as well as the temple of power. Today we will walk through a new temple, the temple of love.  As we enter the...

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The Temple of Power

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So, it has been a minute since the last post, I've got some catching up to do.  We last talked about the idea of gods at war over the throne of our hearts. Then, we followed that by talking about the temple of pleasure. Today we will continue to look into those gods by examining the temple...

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The Temple of Pleasure

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Last week we talked about the gods at war for the throne of our heart. The goal was to shed light on the fact that we can turn most things into something we worship/serve and when we do that we set aside the one true God. So, over the next few weeks, we are looking at "temples" and talking about...

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Christians and Justice

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Often the Bible takes time and talks about the oppressed and how what we should do. Yet, we ignore the call or use an excuse to avoid our call. What is the call? Let's turn to Proverbs 31:8-9 which says, "Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak...

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gods at war

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Our Relentless students begin a new series today titled "gods at war". It is based on the book with the same title written by Kyle Idleman. The first teaching is based on defining what a "god" is and how we can assess if we follow God or one of these lesser gods.  What is a god? What...

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Silence is Never an Option

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"Pulled into the parking lot, parked itZipped up my parka, joined the procession of marchersIn my head like, "Is this awkward?Should I even be here marching?"Thinking if they can't, how can I breathe?Thinking that they chant, what do I sing?I want to take a stance cause we are not freeAnd...

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Our Prophetic Task

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Over the last few weeks, the teachings for Relentless Students have been surrounding this idea of the "modern-day prophet". We outlined what a prophet is, what a prophet did in the Old Testament, our call to be a prophet, and what our prophetic task contains.  In Revelation 1:5 Jesus is...

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