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Preparing for Sunday - David M. McAlpin

This Sunday, Dr. David M. McAlpin, Vice President for Student Development and Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be preaching as a part of our Morning Gathering. He comes to Midwestern with over 25 years of experience as a senior pastor, having served churches in Tennessee, Florida, and Missouri. During his 14+ ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Daniel 7-12

Carefully Think Read through Daniel 7. How was the imagery of Daniel's vision interpreted for him in 7:15-27? Make a list of what you learn? What is God's role in the events described in this vision? What phrases do you see in Daniel 7 that would give any indication as to the timing of these events? Read Daniel 8 - how does this vision differ from the one in chapter ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Daniel 1-12

Carefully Think Read Daniel 1:1; 2:1; 5:1, 30, 31; 6:1; and 10:1. Where is Daniel? How many kings does he interact with? Read Daniel 1:1-20; 2:26-28; 6:1-10. Why is Daniel where he is and how would you characterize his character? Glance through the headings in your Bible of Daniel 1-6. Make a list of the sort of events recorded about his life. Glance through the head...

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Preparing for Sunday - Ezekiel 1-48 (Part 3)

For our final message in our series on Ezekiel: Carefully Think What are some of the first things that come to your mind when you think about the book of Ezekiel? Read 1:1-3. What time period in Israel's history is Ezekiel's ministry? Where is Ezekiel? How does this compare to when and where Jeremiah was ministering? Read Ezekiel 36. What does God promise Judah and I...

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Preparing for Sunday - James 5:19-20

This Sunday, Dr. Ben Awbrey, will be preaching as a part of our Morning Gathering. Dr. Awbrey teaches expository preaching at Midwestern Seminary, and served as Interim Preacher for Summit Woods from September 2009 until October 2010. He received a Doctor of Theology in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity from Southwest...

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Preparing for Sunday - Acts 18:24-28

This Sunday, Ryan Bowman, will be preaching as a part of our Morning Gathering. Ryan was raised in Friendswood, TX and came to know the Lord as a fifth-grader at Sagemont Baptist Church in Sagemont, TX. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas (Bachelor of Arts – Sociology) and graduated cum laude from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Mast...

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Preparing for Sunday - Ezekiel 1-48 - Part 2

Carefully Think What are some of the first things that come to your mind when you think about the book of Ezekiel? Read 1:1-3. What time period in Israel's history is Ezekiel's ministry? Where is Ezekiel? How does this compare to when and where Jeremiah was ministering? Read 1:4-28. What do you learn about God in this vision? What is being communicated about his attri...

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Preparing for Sunday - Ezekiel 1-48

Carefully Think What are some of the first things that come to your mind when you think about the book of Ezekiel? Read 1:1-3. What time period in Israel's history is Ezekiel's ministry? Where is Ezekiel? How does this compare to when and where Jeremiah was ministering? Read 1:4-28. What do you learn about God in this vision? What is being communicated about his attri...

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Preparing for Sunday - Jeremiah 1-52 - Part 3

Carefully Think How did Judah respond to Jeremiah (26:7-19; 37:11-15; 38:1-6)? Read 30-33 - What are these chapters about? Read 46-51 - What are these chapters about? What reasons can you discern in these chapters as to why God treats the nations as he does? Read 48:46-47; 49:5, 6, 39 - Which nations receive these promises? What does this indicate about God's ultimat...

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New Elder Candidate - Brandon Ferguson

Since 2009, SWBC has been functioning under the biblical polity of biblical eldership. As we move forward together as an eldership and as a congregation, we are all mindful of the need to recognize, develop, and present new elders to the church for affirmation. Presenting new men to become elders of SWBC has been one of the highest priorities of the current elders over the...

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