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Even in an election year in which many citizens are eager to vote—and indeed many have already done so—a large segment of the public, including many Christians, will once again sit on the sidelines.
For those who will refuse to vote due to apathy or contempt of the current political situation, my question is simple: since when does the relative merits of the candidates and/or political parties absolve evangelicals from their Christian duty to vote? I cannot imagine how any devoted follower of Christ could conscientiously refuse to vote.
Often reports come across my desk that I believe demonstrate how you as Florida Baptists are impacting unreached people groups in our state with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
One of the often overlooked areas for ministry is the migrant neighborhoods. Each year between 150,000-200,000 migrants arrive in our state to work in Florida’s agricultural fields.
I’m really excited about our upcoming Florida Baptist State Convention annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Brandon. Would you please continue joining me in prayer and fasting as we Fast Forward in all God wants to do in our lives individually and our convention corporately? We need revival. Let’s fast and pray that God would pour His Spirit in supernatural ways as we gather Nov. 8–9. May we leave different than when we came. We can leave different and make a difference. Imagine If.
I’ve got good news for you and bad news. First, the good news: Scientists, led by Derrick J. Rossi of the Children’s Hospital in Boston, have announced that they have developed a safe and highly effective alternative to embryonic stem cell research. It’s one that could potentially produce treatments and cures for everything from Alzheimer’s to spinal-cord injuries.
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NICEVILLE (FBW)—First Baptist Church in Niceville marked its 100th anniversary with “The Century Celebration” Oct. 3. The 834 members and guests in the morning service heard messages and music on the theme “Yesterday, Today and Forever” from Hebrews 13:8.
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FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW)—The former Flamingo Road Church that began in Ft. Lauderdale has changed its name to Potential Church. The new name was revealed amid balloons and confetti in a church service Oct. 10.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)—The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at the Graceville campus Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. and the concert is open to the public at no charge. For tickets, please call 800-328-2660, ext. 418, or visit the school’s website at baptistcollege.edu.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Recordings of sermons and messages delivered during the annual Florida Baptist State Convention and the Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference will be available both during the meetings and following the event.