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July 13, 2013

If you are church shopping [this article was first published in OCTOBER 2011] or looking for a local Christian fellowship a Reformed Baptist Church may not be your cup of tea.

Dr. James White has (honestly) noted that in a Reformed Baptist Church…

1. You don’t get to leave after every sermon feeling good about yourself. You may even desire repentance.
2. You don’t get to hear the sermons in the same way you may be used to. It’s frequently verse by verse, maybe not even relevant to your current situation.
3. You don’t get to be entertained. We don’t want to entertain you.
4. You don’t get to go to church every weeknight for programs. We don’t have ‘em.
5. You don’t get to be ‘lost in the crowd’. We tend to have accountability to one another.
6. You don’t get to hear social commentary. Sermons are mostly biblical and serious.
7. We’re not considered ‘seeker-friendly’. We don’t believe in seekers. Apart from regeneration, they don’t exist.
8. You’re asked to apply the sermons to your life.
9. You’re asked to attend services regularly, to support your elders in prayer and give sacrificially to the advance of the Gospel.
10. You will experience conviction of sin with regularity.

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