Bible Baptist Church Mattoon, IL

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Articles and Church News from our Pastor and Staff

A Relationship?

Posted On: April 24, 2017 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category:

Too often today, I hear about Christians who are leaving churches or shunning “organized” religion because Christianity is not a...
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Why Wednesday

Posted On: April 11, 2017 • Author:Category:

This year, our church has decided to have a Good Wednesday service instead of a Good Friday service. It is...
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Why We Pray

Posted On: February 14, 2017 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category:

I am sure that like I am not that different from most other Christians in how distracted I can become...
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The Forgotten Practice of Prayer

Posted On: January 23, 2017 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

The Forgotten Practice of Prayer

There is perhaps no greater neglected element of Christianity than prayer. For many of us,...
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Christianity and Politics

Posted On: October 12, 2016 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category:

I don’t often make public comments about politics. That is not to say that I don’t talk about issues, I...
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Helping Your Pastor

Posted On: February 13, 2016 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Recently I was asked to give a few ways that members of a congregation could help their pastor besides the...
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The Word was Made Flesh

Posted On: December 23, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of...
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Pray without Ceasing

Posted On: November 6, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Thomas Jackson was asked about I Thessalonians 5:17 which commands the believer to pray without ceasing. His response was that...
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The Need to Contend

Posted On: October 2, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

The book of Jude opens with the declaration that he had originally intended to write to Christians about our wonderful...
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The Pain of Growth

Posted On: September 22, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Who enjoys pain or suffering? The answer is no one. I remember when I was a teenager that I suffered...
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The Church At Ephesus

Posted On: September 2, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

I recently started a series of messages on the seven churches found in Revelation. It is my belief that these...
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How to Handle Anger

Posted On: May 14, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

James 1:19 says that we are to be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. The result of...
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Relationship or Religion

Posted On: March 12, 2015 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

In continuing my posts about the substance of Christianity, whether it is a relationship or a religion, it is important...
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More Than A Relationship

Posted On: December 3, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

I will be starting a series exploring the reasons that Christianity is a religion. This post is the first in...
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Big Vs. Small

Posted On: October 10, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

In my ministry I have been questioned about whether large churches are better or worse than small churches. This is...
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The Need For Grace

Posted On: September 18, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Recently I had a discussion with a man who was expressing his concern for those who are becoming involved in...
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Holiness

Posted On: August 19, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Romans chapter two outlines that the circumcision of the Jews was pointless if the heart was not in submission to...
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The Need for Solitude

Posted On: August 4, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Multiple times throughout His ministry, Christ went alone to pray. He would often retreat to a remote location, and then...
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A Model for Mentorship

Posted On: July 23, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

There are several different models or philosophies which are used to lead or pastor a church. The typical church has...
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Independence

Posted On: July 4, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Romans 6:18 says, “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” It is important for us...
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Grace Given Should Be Grace Returned

Posted On: June 11, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Grace is a wonderful gift from God. The simplest definition is that grace is getting something that the individual does...
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An Apologetic of Hope

Posted On: May 28, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

I Peter 3:15 says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer...
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Well the Bible Says

Posted On: May 14, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Many times in my life I have heard individuals, both pastors and lay believers, use the phrase “the Bible plainly...
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Truth's From the Lord's Prayer

Posted On: May 10, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Tomorrow’s sermon will focus on Christ’s teachings within the Lord’s Prayer. It is interesting that this relatively brief prayer has...
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Worship in Practice

Posted On: April 30, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Recently I was asked a question about how the believer is able to give glory to God in the midst...
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A Brief Explanation

Posted On: April 23, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles

Recently I was asked to put into words the unique relationship between sovereignty and freewill. Here was the result.

There...
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