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Thursday, July 09, 2015

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  • Health care ministries move by 'word and deed'

    by Mark Kelly, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Christians in health care ministries are living out their faith by "word and deed" throughout the world, and people are responding.

    Among those making decisions to follow Jesus are people in places where the message of God's love is only just now arriving. Read More

  • Evangelicals support Israel, disagree on why

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With Israel in the news related to Iran nuclear negotiations and the formation of a coalition government following the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, conservative evangelicals largely agree that Christians should support the Jewish state. But they don't agree on the reason for that support. Read More

  • After Katrina: What God brought out of chaos

    by David E. Crosby, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Genesis 1:2 recounts: "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

    Here in New Orleans nearly 10 years ago, shapes were buried in the water; large colorful forms distorted by shimmering waves lined the neutral ground of West End Boulevard for miles. Read More

  • Cowboy church ropes hearts with rodeo, worship

    by Dianna L. Cagle/Biblical Recorder, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    ARCHDALE, N.C. (BP) -- Triad Cowboy Church attracts people from its community and beyond by hosting a professional rodeo each year.

    Roping calves and riding bulls aren't generally associated with most congregations, but this church places a high priority on offering a free event to the cowboy community.

    "It's just a good, clean, multi-hour event that a family can go to," said pastor Doug Davis of Triad Cowboy Church (TCC) in Archdale, N.C. "We provide everything. Rodeo is something people are attracted to." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The true measure of success

    by Jimmy Draper, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Most of God's faithful servants over the centuries have been unknown, Jimmy Draper, president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, writes. God sees real success as not "in what we do for Him," Draper notes, "but in confidence in what He has done and is doing for us." Read More

  • Bible Study: July 12, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More