Wineskins Podcast
What is Backyard Church? Explaining Our New Church Plant!

What is Backyard Church? Explaining Our New Church Plant!

September 30, 2020

Thank you for watching this video. Please join us in prayer that God would allow this new church plant to grow and multiply. There are a few ways you can help out: Join the prayer team by emailing me (matthewdabbs@hotmail.com) or commenting that you would like to be added. You can give financially to support this work. We don't have all of our donations in and are still in need of support. You can do that securely at this link - https://www.fellowshiponegiving.com/A...

You can also mail checks made out to “Backyard Church” to: PO Box 1089 Auburn, AL 36831 I love the fact that you watched the video! Thank you so much for your love and support! I look forward to telling more of the story soon!

Big News! I am Leaving Preaching Ministry to DoThis!!!

Big News! I am Leaving Preaching Ministry to DoThis!!!

September 29, 2020

After nearly 7 years of full time preaching ministry it is time to wear a new hat. God has been calling us and leading us into something new...Watch the video to find out more and please, please pray for the success of this new effort! It is a little scary but I keep being reminded of God's faithfulness!

 

The next podcast will give more details.

Bible Study on the Book of James:Introduction & Chapter 1 By Matt Dabbs

Bible Study on the Book of James:Introduction & Chapter 1 By Matt Dabbs

September 19, 2020

September's theme at Wineskins.org is the book of James. We are going to walk through each chapter of James before the end of September. James is one of the most practical books in the New Testament. He talks about suffering, sin, righteousness, living out our faith, favoritism and so much more. Let's soak up the book of James together by first talking about James, Jesus' half-brother, and where he appears in the New Testament. We Will follows that up in this video with a walk through of James chapter 1.

Biblical Baptism Vs The Sinner’s Prayer

Biblical Baptism Vs The Sinner’s Prayer

September 18, 2020

What does the Bible say about baptism? Where does baptism come from and what does it mean? What is the difference between baptism and the sinner's prayer? This video explores the Old Testament roots of baptism, what the New Testament teaches on baptism and contrasts it with the ever popular but unbiblical practice of the sinner's prayer.

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Church Planting Vision and Resources with Dale Spaulding

Church Planting Vision and Resources with Dale Spaulding

August 4, 2020

We had the privilege of talking with the director of Passion for Planting, Dale Spaulding, about church planting, why it needs to be done and how to get existing churches invested and involved in the process.

 

Why is this important? Because in Churches of Christ we have planted fewer churches every decade since the 1960s. We are currently planting less than 20 churches per year. Many, many more than that are closing their doors. This must be addressed. The resources exist. Let's point people to them.

 

If Christianity is going to thrive it will require planting new churches. Several resources were mentioned that you might want to follow up on:

 

Passion for Planting

Exponential

Onward Church Planting

Mission Alive

Kairos

Stadia

Association of Related Church (ARC)

Ed Stetzer's book "Planting Missional Churches"

 

To contact Dale, you can email him at dales@church-planting.net

Deconstructing & Reconstructing Churches of Christ By Matt Dabbs

Deconstructing & Reconstructing Churches of Christ By Matt Dabbs

July 20, 2020

Let's assess how we got to where we are - the good, bad and ugly and then talk about how to put the pieces back together. This video discusses our issues in Churches of Christ, how they developed, and what we can do to move into a more vibrant future. This isn't intended to be harsh, bitter, or angry but more of a description of the state of things with an eye to help make things better, if we want to get better.

“Discipleship in Community” An Interview with Authors: Mark Powell, John Mark Hicks, and Greg McKinzie

“Discipleship in Community” An Interview with Authors: Mark Powell, John Mark Hicks, and Greg McKinzie

July 8, 2020

In their new book, "Discipleship in Community: A Theological Vision for the Future" authors Mark Powell, John Mark Hicks, and Greg McKinzie explore the discipleship dna in Churches of Christ and how discipleship offers us a framework to understand our lives as followers of Jesus. In this conversation we explore the Trinity, Creeds, and much, much more. Thanks for listening. If you prefer to watch it, you can find it on our Wineskins YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/wineskins

If you would like more information on the the theological commitments of Churches of Christ you can find that on the Harding School of Theology website's Theological Commitments page.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book you can do that on amazon.

Are Churches of Christ Denominational?

Are Churches of Christ Denominational?

July 2, 2020

We explore the definition of denomination and whether or not the Churches in their current form are denominational. How can the Bible guide us to our answer? We have to be consistent in the application of our principles. We cannot label others by one standard and not then also apply that same standard to ourselves.

I mentioned donating to Wineskins in the podcast. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. We are an LLC, so it isn't tax deductible but it will keep us up and running!

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Baptism, Salvation & Re-Baptism By Matt Dabbs

Baptism, Salvation & Re-Baptism By Matt Dabbs

June 17, 2020

Is baptism necessary for salvation? What does the New Testament actually teach on baptism? And what about re-baptism...are there valid reasons for being re-baptized? We address this and more in this episode of the Wineskins podcast!

Christian Conversations on Race & Understanding With Drs. Michael Brown and John Mark Hicks

Christian Conversations on Race & Understanding With Drs. Michael Brown and John Mark Hicks

June 12, 2020

Dr. Michael Brown serves at the Westview Church of Christ in Huntsville, AL and is an electrical engineer at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. He is the author of several books through 21st Century Christian.

Dr. John Mark Hicks teaches history and theology at Lipscomb University.

They have known each other for nearly forty years and have come together for a series of discussions on how we view race and reconciliation as Christians.

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