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  • 'We need You, Lord': Baptists plead for national revival

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- At times they raised their hands. At times they gathered together in groups of two to three. And at times thousands of messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention knelt at their chairs on Tuesday night (June 14) as they pleaded with God to bring national revival and spiritual awakening to America.

    In one of his final acts as SBC president, Ronnie Floyd led the convention in an evening of prayer during its annual meeting in St. Louis.

    "From this moment on, it will not be about personalities on the stage. It will be about Jesus, all the way," said Floyd, who has focused much of his two-year presidency on urging Southern Baptists to pray for spiritual awakening. "We're about to give Him praise. And from this moment on, I'm going to ask you to give Him your all. What if this were your last night on this earth? Wouldn't you want to give it all to Jesus and be ready?" Read More

  • 'The stakes are high,' Floyd says

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptists must act, akin to Queen Esther on behalf of her people, because "the stakes are high" in the church and in the world today, Ronnie Floyd said Tuesday (June 14) in his presidential address to messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis.

    "More Christians around the world are being persecuted and killed for their faith than any other time in modern history," said Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. "And with the continual and growing threats of Boko Haram, ISIS and other persecution, we are seeing one of the most severe refugee crises in our generation. Read More

  • Value all human life, Floyd says

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The mass shooting in Orlando and ongoing racial tension should lead Americans to place a high value on all human life, Ronnie Floyd said June 13 in his final press conference as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    "This is a great time to remind everyone that each person in this world has been made in the image of God, and we need to value human life. What happened in Orlando is inexcusable and deplorable," said Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, regarding the massacre at a gay nightclub, where reportedly 50 people -- including the shooter -- lost their lives.

    Southern Baptists "stand against any prejudice, any bigotry, anything that is wrong in relation to devaluing human life, regardless of what someone does or how someone chooses to live. We value people. That's who we are, and that's what we need to continue to be," Floyd said. Read More

  • AVANCE honors, encourages Hispanic missions commitment

    by Keila Diaz, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- AVANCE 2016 drew more than 100 Hispanic attendees from across the nation for an evening focused on "Firmly Standing on the Gospel -- Boldly Committed to the Mission."

    During the June 12 gathering, Hispanic pastors and leaders were recognized for their work in the Kingdom and were encouraged to immerse themselves in missions in order to reach other Hispanics for Christ. Read More

  • SBC St. Louis prayer call to be broadcast globally

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Worldwide audiences will have opportunities to support the impassioned pleas of Southern Baptists for the next great awakening, revival and other concerns at the Southern Baptist Convention’s National Call to Prayer June 14 in St. Louis. Read More

  • Layman weeps over needs in his native Ethiopia

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Cross Church photo
    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- Arkansas corporate executive Haileyesus Abate cries, he says, for the people of his native Ethiopia, a majority Christian nation where numerous tribes still worship nature as deities and have never heard the Gospel.

    Typical is the Mursi tribe in southwestern Ethiopia, whose men use clay and natural pigments to paint intricate, colorful patterns on their bodies to attract a bride, who likely will have had a hole punched just below her lip before puberty; the hole stretched by the insertion of progressively larger, round, flat, decorated wooden plates. The larger her plate, the larger dowry the groom's family pays in negotiating a union, according to custom. Read More

  • SBC's Floyd builds grassroots ties in Ethiopia

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Cross Church photo
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (BP) -- When Ethiopian Airlines transports newly purchased Boeing 777s home from the U.S., the planes are customarily loaded with humanitarian supplies for the independent country that still struggles with poverty despite significant economic advances.

    The country's economy was among concerns highlighted when Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd met with key leaders of the country, including Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Speaker of the House Abadulla Geme Read More

  • Floyd names Committee on Committees

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, March 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas.

    The Committee on Committees has 68 members, two from each of the 34 states and regions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.

    The Committee on Committees will assemble in St. Louis just prior to the SBC's June 14-15 ... Read More

  • Floyd decries murder of nuns, 12 others in Yemen

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ADEN, Yemen (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is among Christian leaders decrying the murder of four nuns and 12 others at a retirement home established by the late Mother Teresa in war-torn Yemen. Read More

  • 'Hope in God,' Floyd tells Southern Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists must recognize God as our strength and lead evangelicals into the future with His Light and the truth of His Word, Ronnie Floyd said at the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's Feb. 22–23 meeting in Nashville.

    "Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, ... in this dark hour in America, when we wrestle within ourselves to not become downcast or discouraged with all that is happening in our nation," Floyd said, "we must respond in obedience to what the Lord is telling us in Psalm 43. We need the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit so we will be anchored to the Truth of God and to the Lord Jesus Himself alone." Read More