Saturday, April 23, 2022

WM 235: Preaching the Traditional Ending of Mark




R. L. Vaughn said...

I appreciate your comments on "holy days". We don't observe a church calendar or "holy days" as a church (though families celebrate Christmas & Easter). As far as preaching on these days, I sometimes preach in reference to the season, and sometimes I do not. We have a congregation that tends older, in a community from which many people have moved away. So we usually get a fair number of visitors on these holidays, and sometimes it seems appropriate to speak to a subject that is already on their minds. However, I remain shocked just how many Baptist preachers and churches have bought into the liturgical calendar -- something I had never heard among Baptists in our area when I was young. I think most have long since lost any sense of having a regulative principle of worship.

Thanks again.

Jeffrey T. Riddle said...

RLV, yes good point. Interesting to see Baptist churches discussing Advent, Lent, Good Friday, etc. Modern developments.