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Jun04

Trust

Over the years we meet a lot of people, create friendships, and develop a lot of alliances. But the question is, do we develop relationships we can trust? We are reminded that Jesus said we are to love one another as He loved all of us. We find ourselves relearning just what it means to love and trust each other. Love and trust must first exist if we are to work together. No matter how many times a resolution is issued denouncing the...

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Your salvation isn’t just about you: The Baptist Faith and Missions
May30

Your salvation isn’t just about you: The Baptist Faith and Missions

Given our radical sinfulness, the fact that God would determine to save anyone is indeed gracious of him. Article V of the Baptist Faith and Message, “God’s Purpose of Grace,” stresses that salvation is initiated, sustained, and completed by God according to his own purpose. God’s gracious purpose is deeply connected to election, and a biblical understanding of election sustains evangelism and missions. Here are six key ways the...

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Hope-givers reaching lives on the brink of despair
May26

Hope-givers reaching lives on the brink of despair

“There’s no hope! There’s no life! We have no hope!” With tears streaming down her face, an elderly woman stood before me half way across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. She was one of thousands to cross the bridge on foot that day. Most carried food, medicine, and other essential items. They came to Colombia to secure whatever they could carry in their hands or on their backs before making the...

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Disciple-making pathways
May19

Disciple-making pathways

Any Southern Baptist that reads their Bible or just hangs out in church knows that the core mission of the church is to make disciples. Making disciples is the primary mission of the Great Commission and the main ingredient of the church. However, making disciples does not magically happen. Disciple-making must be done intentionally, so the question becomes: does your church have an intentional plan to make disciples? The following...

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Falls Creek: A city made for summer
May18

Falls Creek: A city made for summer

Falls Creek youth camps offer many activities for students and adults throughout the week. Each summer offers a number of new options, which adds to the already busy camp life. A full lineup of breakouts each week offers students and adults opportunities to grow in their spiritual life, as well as gain biblical understanding on hot cultural topics and life skills. More than 30 percent of registered campers attend a breakout each...

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Our freedom under attack, our hope still secure
May17

Our freedom under attack, our hope still secure

Summer is approaching. Baseball is in full swing. Warm weather and the ability to engage in a number of outdoor activities is upon us, with family vacations and time off from work and school. There is one day out of the summer that rises above the rest, one in which Americans set apart as a day of particular importance. That is the 4th of July. What this day represents can be summarized in one word: freedom. Those who are born in the...

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