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9 Marks Journal Released: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

In Church Life on February 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm
The new 9Marks Newsletter is out. This deals with the role of the local church in training aspiring pastors. This is the thesis of my DMin project. Just click on the banner up top.

Bro. Matt’s E-Newsletter For the Week of February 1, 2009

In Church Life on February 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

Bro. Matt’s E-Newsletter
From Bro. Matthew Perry, Pastor
Boone’s Creek Baptist Church, Lexington, KY
For The Week of February 1, 2009 – church homepage – my new blog – my blog geared for preachers


  • This Past Sunday’s Sermon: “The Most Important Verse in the Bible”
  • NO LiMiT II Missions Trip to New Orleans
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS BEGINNING MARCH 6: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed w/ Ben Stein.
  • Boone’s Creek Fighter Verse: Genesis 1:1-3
  • Digging Deeper In the Word
  • Must-Read Articles: The Pursuit of Darwin, Conflict Turns to Opportunity, Deposits and Withdrawals (Ed Stetzer).
  • What’s Coming Up At Boone’s Creek? (Creationism v. Darwinism Series in February)
  • Some Good Medicine: Laughter For Your Week: Concerned About Too Many Carbs In Your Diet? Here’s a Solution


This past Sunday, I preached on “The Most Important Verse in the Bible.” You can download this and other sermons at . To go directly to the link, go to

Next Sunday, I will preach on “Six Days or Millions of Years: Looking at Genesis 1.”

Boone’s Creek Fighter Verse: Genesis 1:1-3

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

NO LiMiT II Missions Trip, March 28-April 3, 2009

NO LiMiT stands for New Orleans, Louisiana Missions Trip. Our church will send a team to New Orleans to team with Lane Corley for construction, servant evangelism, prayer walking, and a number of other ways to serve and spread the Gospel as we spread God’s glory from our neighbors to the nations. We need to know by next week if you are interested. So far, about five have committed. What about you? Are you willing to see what God can do through you when you step out in faith?


In an effort to increase our fellowship and to strengthen one another in the faith, we will start up Friday Night Flicks. On the first Friday of each month, we will be meet at 6:00 p.m. for games, snacks, and fellowship, followed by a movie at 7:00 p.m. The first movie will be “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” a movie by Ben Stein showing the merits of intelligent design, and how academia tends to exclude this from the conversation. Very eye-opening!

Digging Deeper in the Word
Devotions From our Sunday Morning Sermon

Sunday, February 1, 2009: Read Genesis 1-2. Given what you heard from the sermon this morning, why would we say that Genesis 1:1 is the most important verse in the Bible? Why would secular scientists work so hard to undermine this verse? Do we see a pattern in Genesis 1? What steps do these patterns say about a literal six-day creation? Do you believe in a literal six-day? What main institution was established in Genesis 2? Heavenly Father, help us to take this portion of Scripture as your Word, without adding or taking away.

Monday, February 2, 2009: Read Genesis 3-4. Genesis 3 deals with the Fall of Man. What was the ultimate issue? Whose word did Adam and Eve listen to first? What was the result of rejecting God’s Word? Who were the three people to whom God issued a curse? What was the primary event in Genesis 4? What was the common issue between Adam and Eve’s sin, and Cain’s sin? Father, forgive us for listening to the word of our flesh and pride, rather than listening to Your Word?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009: Read Genesis 5-6. Genesis 5 outlines Noah’s descent from Adam. Given how specific the dates are, could a “millions of years” aspect to this genealogy work? Why or why not? What was so special about Enoch (5:24)? Some say the Flood in Genesis 6 was just a local flood and not necessarily worldwide. Does Genesis 6-9 seem to say this (especially in light of Genesis 6:5)? Heavenly Father, give us the faith of Noah to obey even when we do not see the end in sight! May it be said of us, “We did call that God commanded us.”

Wednesday, February 4, 2009: Read Genesis 7-8.
One of the great objects of ridicule is Noah’s Ark, having a representative of all the animals. Why did Noah have just two of some animals, and seven of others (think Leviticus!)? In 120 years of ministry, how many converts did Noah have? How long was the flood, and how long did the water need to recede? What did Noah do once he set foot off the ark? Father, may we praise You when You follow through on Your covenant—and for strengthening us to persevere!

Thursday, February 5, 2009: Read Genesis 9-10. What does Genesis 9 tell us about the origin of the rainbow? What heinous act did Noah and Ham commit? Do we find ourselves having a “spiritual letdown” after a great work of God in us? Father, protect us from not only our defeats but also the victories you work, so that we may not have a “spiritual letdown” that leads to disobedience.

Friday-Saturday, February 6-7, 2009: Read Genesis 11-14. Of what significance was the Tower of Babel? Why did God see the need to spread the people out? Did God do this because they were a personal threat, or for their own sake? What great character are we introduced to in Genesis 12? In reading Genesis 12:1-3, why do some call this the “First Great Commission” (compare it with Matthew 28:19-20)? Why does Paul say in Romans 11 that we are children of Abraham?

Must-Read Articles/Must-Listen Sermons

The Pursuit of Darwin by Roger W. Sanders

Darwin was both a product of his times and his own man. Like all of us, he was trying to make sense of his world. Yet true knowledge of the world begins by trusting God and His Word. Unfortunately, our nature is to rebel against our loving Creator.

Conflict is an Opportunity by Tim Lane

A short video about how conflict can be an opportunity for living the gospel.

Deposits and Withdrawals Ed Stetzer, LifeWay

Ed Stetzer is one busy man. So here he gives some great pointers on how he balances his family life and his ministry. Well worth the read.

What’s Coming Up here at Boone’s Creek?

February 1-22: Creationism v. Darwinism Series. Ken Ham calls our public schools, “Churches for humanism, where God is nowhere to be found.” Come be a part of our look at Genesis.

Thursday, February 5: Deacon’s Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6: Friday Night Flicks, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2009: Associational Youth Rally, 7:00 p.m.

March 28-April 3, 2009: NO LiMiT II Missions Trip to New Orleans.

Sunday, April 5: Richard Freeman of Chosen People Ministries preaching that Sunday morning on Messiah in the Passover.

Thursday, April 23: Senior Living Celebration, FBC-Danville, KY (

Revival Services with Hershael York, Sunday-Tuesday, May 3-5, 7:00 p.m. each evening.



For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.

It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Lord willing, I’ll see you on February 8!