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  • Discipleship: When one man walks alongside another

    by Grace Thornton/Alabama Baptist, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (6 days ago)

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    BUTLER, Ala. (BP) -- It was late one Saturday night when Terry Long plunged into his darkest hour. He stood alone in a small church in south Alabama, plunging his paintbrush over and over into a can of paint, hoping to change the color of his surroundings.

    In the metaphorical sense, it wasn't working.

    Things still looked bad. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Less me. More Him.

    by Rhonda Rhea, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (16 days ago)

    Rhonda Rhea reflects on her yearning "to see God do more … in me and through me," knowing that it likely will stretch beyond her comfort zone into serving at the "thorny places" of life. Read More

  • Women's discipleship underscored at NOBTS event

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (29 days ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- At home or on the job, women committed to discipleship and transformed by Christ can change the world, speakers said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's "Discipling women into the future" conference.

    Rhonda Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, said the March 15-16 sessions aimed to equip women to minister through the church to other women, which the seminary's women's academic programs likewise do. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Ministry moments

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Monday, March 19, 2018 (one month ago)

    For Chuck Lawless, "seeing the look of absolute joy on a new believer who has just been baptized" and "telling Bible stories to children who hang on every word" are among the many joys of ministry. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When God takes you on a detour

    by Van Kicklighter, posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (one month ago)

    Unexpected detours in life such as a cancer diagnosis can become a "new route of obedience" to God, Van Kicklighter writes. "Even a cursory reading of the Bible," he notes, "reveals that many of God's choicest servants, men and women, experienced some incredible detours." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The battle for your heart

    by David Jeremiah, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (one month ago)

    Guard your heart, David Jeremiah counsels, because it is "the seat of your emotional and spiritual passion in life." When the passion of a person's heart is directed toward God, he notes, "the outcome can be life-giving and life-saving." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: If it is good for kids ...

    by Joshua Crutchfield, posted Friday, March 02, 2018 (one month ago)

    Apart from children in the church, Joshua Crutchfield laments, so few Christians memorize Scripture. One possible reason, he writes, is, "We don't esteem the Bible like we say we do." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Hazardous exposure

    by David Jeremiah, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (one month ago)

    David Jeremiah warns of spiritual toxins that can seep unseen into the soul. "The Lord Jesus is the greatest hazmat specialist in the world," Jeremiah writes. "He can cleanse you from hazardous friends and exposures … with His blood and with the water of His Word." Read More