A Grand Unveiling

This week I am pleased to unveil the Catalyst Baptist Church logo. As pastor, I have had a vision of what the logo would look like from the day we launched, but lacked the artistic skill to make it myself. Lucky for Catalyst, a local Bessemer man attending Northern Michigan and pursuing an art degree […]

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Winning the War

Charles Stanley published Winning the War Within in 1988.Stanley wrote a sermon series on the material included in the book, which is available in the world, but it is difficult to locate and expensive. However, he did publish a three-volume hard-bound book that was very popular on this same topic and issue available here. The […]

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Book Give Away

Catalyst Baptist Church is giving away one unread, brand new, copy of Neil T. Anderson’s The Bondage Breaker. Anderson has sold well over a million copies. Catalyst will provide the book to the first person that responds with Pastor Ian’s favorite color with a comment on the website or Catalyst Facebook page. If you know […]

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Where Are the Pilgrims?

In 2017 I read and recommended The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Bunyan wrote the book from prison because he refused to compromise his faith. This kind of witness is in short supply these days. I have used a number of illustrations from the book in sermons since; I am deeply troubled by how few […]

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No One Greater

Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, among those born of a woman there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist” in Matt 11: 11a. That is an impressive compliment from God himself regarding John the Baptist. Could you imagine Jesus saying the same thing about you? What would it take for God […]

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Unfinished Sentences

This past Sunday, I asked how many of us, with our final breath, will be able to say, “It is finished.” I asked this question because we have Jesus’ final words captured in John, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit John 19: 30. I asked my people this […]

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Free Resume Assistance

The Department of Corrections in the state of Michigan has announced the closure of the local prison in our area, resulting in roughly 200 people having to either change prisons or line of work by December 1, 2018. Keep in mind the state usually provides retraining, back to school monies with local community colleges, and […]

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