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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) -- Florida Republican lawmakers and major contributors who fiercely opposed Rick Scott during the party's August primary for governor wasted little time sliding over to support the nominee.
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ORLANDO (FBW) – David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, will be nominated president of the Florida Baptist State Convention Troy Gramling told Florida Baptist Witness on Oct. 8.
Why would anyone want to be a pastor? It has got to be one of the most thankless jobs around. Pastors are always on the firing line, always “on call,” and subject sometimes to unruly church members who are certain they know how to do the job better. They are generally poorly compensated and live in a fish bowl under constant scrutiny.
I assume that Steven Furtick has the best of intentions and that his heart is completely in the right place. I am not saying that it is or isn’t, I am just aware that this is a strongly debated matter, and so for the intention of this blog, I’ll assume the best. Steven Furtick is the 30-year-old pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C. Elevation is a Southern Baptist congregation that after four years runs close to 6,000 in attendance.
The statistics of life are still the same 1:1 dies. We all have a terminal disease called “life.” Here in Florida approximately 170,455 people die each year, and 467 die each day. Every 3 minutes and 5 seconds a Floridian dies. Globally, 54 million die every year. God’s Word teaches very clearly that life on earth is simply preparation for eternal life. The soul lives forever in heaven or hell. No one escapes death or eternity.
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
Florida Ministers Wives will receive fresh ideas and inspiration in home, family and food during the annual Florida Baptist Convention Ministers’ Wives Luncheon Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church in Brandon, host site of the Florida Baptist State Convention.
The theme of the annual gathering of ministers’ wives is “Delightful Dwellings,” based on Psalm 37:4.
In some senses, the Christian life is no better than the non-Christian’s. Being a Christian is no divine insurance policy against suffering. Christians contract and die from cancer and other diseases the same as everyone else. The Christian farmer has no guarantee that rain will fall on his crops while others suffer droughts. Unfortunately, children from Christian families sometimes run afoul of the law and wind up in jail. Sadly, Christian couples may find themselves in a divorce court. Then why should one become a Christian? Four benefits stand out in today’s texts.
ORLANDO (FBW)—Celebrating life’s second half century, nearly 1,000 mature adults gathered in Central Florida Oct. 11-12 for a jam-packed, no-nonsense, two-day session of toe-tapping music, preaching and laughter.
You’ve no doubt heard about the tragic suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi. Clementi’s college roommate secretly filmed Clementi as he was having an intimate encounter with another man. And then the roommate broadcast the encounter on the internet. Clementi ended his life by jumping off New York’s George Washington Bridge.
Extreme Missions 2010, a missions event for boys and girls in grades 1-6 and their leaders, will be held Nov. 13 at First Baptist Church in Chipley.