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  • Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBC

    by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Kevin Ezell delivered the North American Mission Board's report to messengers June 13 focusing on disciple-making and relaying an update on the effectiveness of Southern Baptist church planting efforts and NAMB's new initiative in Puerto Rico.

    Ezell, NAMB's president, began the report by inviting Robby Gallaty to share findings and recommendations from the disciple-making task force that NAMB and LifeWay Christian Resources convened two years ago. Gallaty, who chaired the committee, pastors Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Rascally feelings

    by Rhonda Rhea, posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 (one month ago)

    Feelings, when not influenced by the Holy Spirit can be "misleading little scoundrels," Rhonda Rhea writes. "Our feelings will tell us everything is awful when it's not," she writes. "Or tell us everything is fine when it's not." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'New' doesn't always mean 'bad'

    by Tony Wolfe, posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 (one month ago)

    "Embrace the new things God is doing in your church," Tony Wolfe writes. "Step into them with simple faith that the God of yesterday is also the God of tomorrow. No, you've never done it this way before. But maybe that's a good thing." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Truth decay

    by John Kyle, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (2 months ago)

    America desperately needs a "truth infusion," John Kyle writes. "No legislation can stop the cultural decay. Only God's truth can change a heart and correct the course of a nation." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A herd of elephants

    by David Gray, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Amid the pain, hurt and sin in today's world, David Gray believes "we could do better in helping people have a dynamic, fruitful relationship with our Lord and Savior." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Staying teachable

    by David Frasure, posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (2 months ago)

    A teachable spirit is damaged by pride but deepened through difficult circumstances, David Frasure writes, noting that "a teachable spirit is most evident in our personal devotion time with the Lord." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The right ingredients

    by Terry W. Dorsett, posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 (2 months ago)

    To cook a good meal -- and to live a fulfilling life -- Terry Dorsett underscores the importance of using the right ingredients. Scripture, he notes, "gives flavor and meaning to our relationships, our activities, our goals and our dreams." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sitting on the runway....

    by Gayla Parker, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Sitting in a jet with engine trouble on a Tokyo runway, Gayla Parker began to ponder spiritual lessons she could learn, such as trusting in the Lord, being patient and witnessing to seat-mates. Then the jet's clogged fuel filter came to mind. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Missionary heroes

    by Doug Munton, posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Count missionaries as "a special kind of hero," Doug Munton writes, citing how they "die to self" amid the joys of a calling often tempered by loneliness, isolation and illness. Read More

  • Discipleship: When one man walks alongside another

    by Grace Thornton/Alabama Baptist, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Submitted photo
    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