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Preparing for Baptism
Right Now Media
Our desire is to develop fully devoted followers of Christ who make disciples. In light of that vision, we are very passionate about helping every person who attends CMBC to take their next step. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, there is always another step to take towards being fully devoted in your following of Christ. There is no one prescription for spiritual growth because everyone is different. But there are some basic areas to consider. It is our desire that each person intentionally participates with God and others in this transforming process. We invite you to consider what’s offered at CMBC and how that may be used by God to mature you in the faith.
Baptism is important, but it is not salvation. Baptism should be among the first steps of a new believer’s walk in obedience to the Lord. The questions and answers on this review sheet will help you more thoroughly understand baptism.
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Church Ministry PhilosophyThe Trellis and the Vine - Colin Marshall & Tony Payne The Cross and Christian Ministry - D. A. Carson Simple Church - Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger Lectures to My Students - C. H. Spurgeon
Church LeadershipBrothers, We Are Not Professionals - John Piper Why Elders? - Benjamin L. Merkle Biblical Eldership - Alexander Strauch The New Testament Deacon - Alexander Strauch Spiritual Leadership - J. Oswald Sanders
Bible Study & TeachingChrist-Centered Preaching - Bryan Chapell The Supremacy of God in Preaching - John Piper The Message of the Old Testament, The Message of the New Testament - Mark Dever Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary - Clinton E. Arnold
TheologySystematic Theology - Wayne A. Grudem Systematic Theology - Augustus Strong Essential Truths of the Christian Faith - R. C. Sproul
EvangelismTwo Ways to Live resources - Matthias Media Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer The Gospel and Personal Evangelism - Mark Dever Let the Nations Be Glad! - John Piper Jesus the Evangelist - Richard D. Phillips
Discipleship & CounselingInstruments in the Redeemer's Hands - Paul David Tripp How People Change - Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp Introduction to Biblical Counseling - John F. MacArthur & Wayne A. Mack
PrayerHandbook to Prayer - Kenneth Boa Hunger for God - John Piper Valley of Vision - Compiled by Arthur Bennett A Guide to Prayer - Isaac Watts
MarriageThe Meaning of Marriage - Tim Keller When Sinners Say I Do - Dave Harvey Strengthening Your Marriage - Wayne A. Mack Reforming Marriage - Douglas Wilson His Needs, Her Needs - Willard F. Harley
Men's ResourcesDisciplines of a Godly Man - R. Kent Hughes Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) - Joshua Harris Tender Warrior - Stu Weber Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood - Wayne Grudem Thoughts for Young Men - J. C. Ryle
Women's ResourcesFeminine Appeal - Carolyn Mahaney Lies Women Believe - Nancy Leigh DeMoss Praise Her in the Gates - Nancy Wilson Women Helping Women - Elyse Fitzpatrick & Carol Cornish A Woman after God's Own Heart - Elizabeth George Becoming a Titus 2 Woman - Martha Peace
ParentingShepherding a Child's Heart - Tedd Tripp Big Truths for Young Hearts - Bruce A. Ware Everyday Talk - John Younts Age of Opportunity - Paul David Tripp Gospel-Powered Parenting - William P. Farley
Youth & Children's MinistryCome Ye Children - C.H. Spurgeon Do Hard Things - Alex & Brett Harris Already Gone - Ken Ham & Britt Beemer Growing Up Christian - Karl Graustein No Guts, No Glory - Alan Stewart
Music & WorshipWorship by the Book - D. A. Carson Give Praise to God - Phillip Graham Ryken Worship Old & New - Robert E. Webber Music Through the Eyes of Faith - Harold M. Best
Biography & InspirationMemoirs of an Ordinary Pastor - D. A. Carson A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards - George M. Marsden The Unquenchable Flame - Michael Reeves David Martyn Lloyd-Jones - Iain Murray Twelve Ordinary Men - John F. MacArthur
Other BooksThe Prodigal God - Tim Keller Quieting a Noisy Soul - Jim Berg The Shadow of the Cross - Walter Chantry Fit Bodies, Fat Minds - Os Guiness Christian Directory: Practical Works, Vol 1 - Richard Baxter