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Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBCDALLAS (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
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'
"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
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
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
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
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....
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
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 anotherBUTLER, 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