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COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Churches were urged to "launch out" and spread the Gospel as messengers gathered for the South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 15–16 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church outside Columbia.
"'Launch Out' is not a suggestion, it is a command from our Lord," 2016 convention President Tom Tucker told messengers at the outset of the SCBC's 196th annual meeting, taking his inspiration from Luke 5, where Jesus said to Peter, "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a great catch."
"We're sitting on the dock of the bay, wasting time," Tucker said, invoking a popular song from the 1960s. "We're told to launch out and tell someone that Jesus loves them. If you are saved, you've got a story." Read More