Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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  • 1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday'

    by Barbara Denman, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Jerry Favorite/Florida Baptist Convention.
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Florida's beaches, rivers, lakes and even pools came alive May 7 with the gospel testimonies of 1,285 new Christian believers as 112 Florida Baptist churches partnered for "Acts 2:41 Sunday -- Baptizing Coast-to-Coast."

    From the sandy white Gulf beaches of Perdido Key in Pensacola to the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that stretch from Jacksonville to Miami; from the Suwannee River to lakes and state parks in every region, thousands of Florida Baptists and onlookers gathered to celebrate and witness the hundreds of Christians who publicly professed their faith through baptism. Read More

  • Faith-based adoption placement protected in 5 states

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Five states in the U.S. have passed laws protecting the rights of faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to restrict child placement based on religious beliefs, and at least two other states are considering similar legislation. Read More

  • Overwhelmed parents focus of new resource

    by Aaron Earls, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    The Straubs and LifeWay Christian Stores have created TwentyTwoSix, a subscription-based resource to help parents be more confident in the discipleship of their children -- without adding time to a jam-packed schedule. Read More

  • Fla. pastor Jose Abella to be 2nd VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Florida pastor Jose Abella will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Michael Lewis announced May 10.

    In 2010, Abella planted Providence Road Church, a bilingual congregation in Miami, and has served as pastor ever since. He is a preacher for this year's SBC Pastors' Conference, a former second vice president of the Florida Baptist Convention and a council member for the Hispanic Baptist Pastors Alliance. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Christianity really is different

    by Waylon Bailey, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    The Sermon on the Mount reflects the uniqueness of Christianity, Waylon Bailey writes, noting Jesus' call to seek good and not evil. "Living in this way will change you and will witness to the power of Christ to the people around you," he writes. Read More