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After Harvey: Pastor seeks ‘Difference Makers’
Jun01

After Harvey: Pastor seeks ‘Difference Makers’

HOUSTON (BP) — Pastor Gregg Matte of Houston’s First Baptist Church jokes that for at least a month, the church’s worship team didn’t sing a single song. “But they were leading in worship,” Matte said. Matte is referring to the month following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey — a Category 4 storm that devastated the Texas coast in August 2017. During this time, Houston’s First...

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‘Homegrown’ focuses on family, fruit of the Spirit
May25

‘Homegrown’ focuses on family, fruit of the Spirit

NASHVILLE (BP) — As parents of two young kids, Josh and Christi Straub know how difficult it can be to wrangle a family together to learn about God’s Word. “It can feel like a pipe dream some days,” according to the Straubs. “Busyness creeps in. Tempers flare. Just getting the kids in bed sometimes feels like a massive parenting win.” But the Straubs, who both serve as marriage and family coaches,...

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2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’
Jun24

2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL championships, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing “Game On!” as its 2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme. The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life’s big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. “Kids are under so...

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The Baptist Messenger and its beloved writer, Walker Moore, are joining forces to produce a readers' cookbook.
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