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Perspective:  Discipleship
Feb24

Perspective: Discipleship

We have read it, preached it, and memorized it. Few verses of Scripture are more familiar to the Christian than the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). Unfortunately, those verses are also two of the least practiced verses in the Bible. Sadly, we have led many to make decisions for Christ, but have led far fewer to become disciples. Consider the large number of so-called members of the church who never darken the door of the church. Or...

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Perspective: Stick with the plan
Feb18

Perspective: Stick with the plan

Since 2010 and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Great Commission Resurgence adoption, Southern Baptists have struggled in our well-intentioned attempt to push for greater advancement of the Gospel, both in unreached regions of our nation and the world. While we declared our desire to strengthen Cooperative Program (CP) giving from the churches, there seems to be an uneasy support, even from some leaders. Much of the discussion...

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Perspective: All ministry is important
Feb10

Perspective: All ministry is important

During the Christmas season, my office received a call asking if it were true that all the money given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes directly to the mission field. I wanted to know that I had given the correct answer, so I had a discussion with David Steverson, vice president for finance of the International Mission Board (IMB). I also needed to know if the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is accounted for in separate...

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Perspective:  Marathon or sprint?
Feb03

Perspective: Marathon or sprint?

A friend and I were talking over coffee about a variety of things regarding the church and Southern Baptists. In the midst of the conversation, he made a very powerful statement, “We must remember we are running a marathon not a sprint!” Wise words indeed! A sprinter will beat everybody in the first 100, or even the first 400, meters. But when the race gets to 26 miles, it is the seasoned marathon runner who is in the lead and the...

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BGCO Leader: Look for ways to help vulnerable citizens amid propane shortage
Jan31

BGCO Leader: Look for ways to help vulnerable citizens amid propane shortage

Dear Pastor, You may already be aware of the reported propane shortage in our state, relating to a price increase that could affect many in our state. The Governor’s office has underscored how this will cause many to struggle financially and affect their ability to heat their residences and so forth. I want to ask you to pray for the families this may hamper and be aware of needs in your area of those who may be in need. It’s times...

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