Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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  • 'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

    by Grace Thornton, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- For one morning a week for quite some time, both women had been nothing but consistent.

    Riah* had been faithfully working to help keep up the home of Yvonne Cantwell*, an IMB missionary in Southeast Asia. And Cantwell had been faithfully sharing the Gospel and Bible stories with her as they built a relationship.

    "She is from a UPG [unreached people group]," Cantwell said. "I speak her national language but not her heart language." Read More

  • Awaken Ada: 'Overwhelming' events draw 200 decisions

    by Brian Hobbs/The Baptist Messenger, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    ADA, Okla. (BP) -- If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the "Bible Belt," He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada First Baptist Church, believed.

    Through a multi-day event in February called "Awaken Ada," the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms.

    "Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla., last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it was simply indescribable," said Graves who mentioned there were a few "only God" moments leading up to Awaken Ada. Read More

  • Bellevue reaches $1M in Cooperative Program gifts

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- Bellevue Baptist Church has become the first church in the Tennessee Baptist Convention to send $1 million through the Cooperative Program over a 12-month period.

    In early March, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board received a check for $83,333 that brought Bellevue's total giving through the Cooperative Program to $1 million since last April 2016. Read More

  • March Mildness?: Americans share views on sports

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Thanks to wild buzzer beaters and unbelievable upsets, the NCAA men's basketball tournament has become known as March Madness. For most Americans, however, their attitude toward sports is more mild than mad.

    A study released from LifeWay Research today (March 14) found 52 percent of Americans describe their philosophy of sports by saying, "It's not whether you win or lose -- it's how you play the game." Read More

  • 'Breakfast Club' delivering blessings every Sunday

    by Linda Morgan/The Baptist Messenger, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    RED OAK, Okla. (BP) -- The griddle begins to sizzle, coffee is brewing and gravy is being stirred. Several members of Red Oak First Baptist Church's Breakfast Club gather in the church's kitchen every Sunday morning to prepare breakfast for homebound citizens.

    The hustle and bustle of the morning's activities is small compared to the laughter and fellowship being exchanged among the men. The "early morning crew" works to prepare sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy (area favorite delicacies) for senior citizens in Red Oak, Okla. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When foster kids come to church

    by Diana Davis, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    When God prompts someone in your church to foster a child, Diana Davis asks, "Are the preschool, children's and youth workers prepared? … Will seniors and singles, ushers and leaders, individuals and groups lovingly support those brave parents and welcome that child?" Read More