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Students' GenSend experience energizes church's givingALPHARETTA, 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 highALPHARETTA, 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
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 recordJERUSALEM (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
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
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?
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
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
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 lingersLAHORE, 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