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  • Students' GenSend experience energizes church's giving

    by Alexandra Toy, posted Monday, October 30, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Temple Baptist Church
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In the summer of 2016, college students from Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., traveled to Chicago and Calgary to learn to live on mission. That experience not only changed the lives of the students, it also impacted the church.

    Temple Baptist consistently encourages its students to live on mission and to passionately pursue the Lord's will for their lives. And because of that, many of the church's students participate in the North American Mission Board's GenSend initiative -- a collegiate opportunity where students learn how to lead missional ... Read More

  • Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

    File photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- On Thursday (Oct. 19), Kevin Ezell announced to the North American Mission Board staff that the 2017 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering totaled an all-time high: $59,648,377. The offering for North American missions beat the previous 2007 high by $185,096.

    "We are grateful for every dime we get from Southern Baptists," said Ezell, NAMB president. "We are thankful for churches, pastors and denominational leaders who encourage their people to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering." Read More

  • EASTER: Three commands from an empty tomb

    by Steve Gaines, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines recounts the angel's instructions to the women who arrived to find an empty tomb after Jesus was crucified: Do not be afraid. Come and see. Go quickly and tell. Read More

  • The empty tomb: archaeology & the ancient record

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    JERUSALEM (BP) -- The thought of Jesus stepping out of the tomb on the first Easter morning is simply overwhelming. His atoning death was magnified by the miracle of His resurrection.

    While the cross remains the undisputed symbol of Christianity, the empty tomb conveys the abundant life found in Christ. Just imagine seeing the empty tomb as it was that day. Read More

  • Easter transcends Central Asia's spring celebration

    by David Edwards, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Easter's message transcends the celebration of spring's advent, called Nowruz, or "New Day," by millions of Afghans, Kurds, Persians, Tajiks, Turks and other Central Asians. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Looking for His return

    by David Jeremiah, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 months ago)

    In the time between Christ's Ascension and Second Coming, David Jeremiah writes, "We're to keep one eye on the horizon looking for His return, and at the same time we're to stay as busy as we can in serving the Lord, witnessing in power, and living in holiness and victory." Read More

  • EASTER: Why look for the living among the dead?

    by Christopher Graham, posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Christopher Graham examines the monumental shift on Easter morning, beginning with the women at Jesus' empty tomb, "from identifying with the crucified Servant to exalting the victorious Savior." Read More

  • EASTER: The essential resurrection

    by Jim Richards, posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Jim Richards underscores the Easter message of Christ's victory over the grave, noting, "Without the resurrection, the cross is a sad ending of a good man," leaving mankind without hope, "but with it, we have the assurance of eternal life." Read More

  • EASTER: A computer crash & the resurrection

    by Randy L. Bennett, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

    A computer crash that claimed a key part of his academic coursework is an Easter reminder for Randy Bennett. Amid life's challenges and setbacks, "I've learned that I can get up and start over," he writes. "Remember God's promises. Remember the resurrection of Christ and start again." Read More

  • Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo.
    LAHORE, Pakistan (BP) -- Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern (ICC) noted on the event's March 27 anniversary.

    At least 21 Christians were killed and 45 Christians injured when an Islamic State terrorist denoted a suicide vest, killing an estimated 75 people and injuring about 340 others during an evening Easter celebration in a public park. Read More