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Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel
Jan23

Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel

DAVIS—Students who attended the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), Jan. 15-16, were offered the opportunity to make a 48-hour pledge that would begin soon after the event, which met at Falls Creek Conference Center. The pledge, offered by YEC keynote speaker Greg Stier, involved sharing the Gospel with someone within 48 hours after YEC concluded. Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, said he wanted students to have...

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Q&A Focus: The Heart of Worship: 2017 SEC worship leader links worship, evangelism
Jan22

Q&A Focus: The Heart of Worship: 2017 SEC worship leader links worship, evangelism

Messenger: Thanks for joining us, and we’re excited about your upcoming time at the Evangelism Conference. You’re going to be leading worship several times, including the Night of Prayer (5 p.m., Jan. 29 at Del City, First Southern), Monday morning’s Senior Adult Session, Monday afternoon and evening, as well as Tuesday. But you also are leading a breakout session Tuesday morning about the link between worship and evangelism. Can you...

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God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition
Jan20

God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

WASHINGTON (BP) — The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress preached today (Jan. 20) at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John’s...

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Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech
Jan20

Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech

WASHINGTON (BP) — Americans will once again come first in their own country, Donald Trump said Friday (Jan. 20) after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his 16-minute inaugural speech, Trump told the crowd gathered on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the national mall, “What truly matters is not which party controls the government but whether our government is controlled by the people....

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SEC 2017 speaker revitalizes struggling church
Jan19

SEC 2017 speaker revitalizes struggling church

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Rodney Keith was ordained into the ministry at the age of 21, at Jacksonville, Fla., First. Since then, Keith has dedicated his life to sharing the Good News. After being a full-time evangelist for 14 years, Keith felt the Lord was urging him to take a pastoral position. That is when the Lord put Jacksonville, Fla., Gardenview on his radar. Gardenview is on the north side of Jacksonville, the city with one of the...

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Falls Creek book sells 1,000 copies and counting
Jan15

Falls Creek book sells 1,000 copies and counting

In November 2016, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) unveiled a new book celebrating the 100th anniversary of Falls Creek called 100 Years of Falls Creek: A Legacy of Faith. As of Jan. 1, 2017, more than 1,000 copies of the 120-page, hardback book have been sold. Researched and written by Dana Williamson, retired associate editor of the Baptist Messenger, and designed by Oklahoma City graphic artist, Rick Boyd, who has...

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