November 20, 2003 Print Edition

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Green re-elected in tranquil convention

TAMPA (FBC)—Florida Baptists experienced a harmonious meeting and re-elected Brandon pastor Tommy Green to an uncontested second term as president during the annual Florida Baptist State Convention meeting Nov. 10-11 at the Sun Dome in Tampa.

Baptists distribute food boxes to cheering Iraqis

CENTRAL IRAQ (BP)–Iraqis cheered as a volunteer team moved through their neighborhood to give out cartons of food sent by Southern Baptist churches across America.

Muslims of India claim many languages, religions

Guwahati (IMB)—It’s 4:30 a.m. – night still lingers in Guwahati, capital of India’s northeastern Assam province. A sleepy cow stands at the Fancy Bazaar intersection.


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We can never do too much to support positive parental and community involvement in overseeing the growth and development of young people.


Do you believe that praying for missionaries makes a difference? That they covet your prayers for their protection and strength? That praying for the people missionaries are trying to reach helps prepare hearts to receive the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?


In early November, Jim Dobson, Don Hodel, Mike Farris, Tony Perkins, and I met with President Bush in the Oval Office just before he signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. We had a wonderful conversation, celebrating one of the most significant days of his presidency and a great day for all who believe in the sanctity of life.


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

Green extols the ‘singularity’ of salvation in Jesus

TAMPA (FBW)—In spite of the growing pressure in American culture to resist exclusive truth claims, especially about spiritual matters, Florida Baptist State Convention president Tommy Green told messengers at the annual meeting, "It does matter what you believe. And any belief that does not accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Savior of Life ... is a lie."

Sullivan calls Florida Baptists to holy living

TAMPA (FBC)—John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, called Florida Baptists to a life of purity during Florida Baptist State Convention meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Jeanette Henry tells ministers' wives to ‘count it all joy’ despite hardships

TAMPA (FBC)—Neither clinical depression nor church conflict can rob Jeanette Henry of her joy as the wife of a minister. Her candid testimony of real-life issues was a living example of the 2003 Ministers’ Wives Luncheon theme based on James 1:2: "Joy in the Journey."

Pastors challenged to seek the 'Power of Purity' in the pulpit and in the pew at Tampa conference

EDITOR'S NOTE: This week's Part One coverage includes the following speakers: Paige Patterson, Sal Sberna, Ken Whitten, and Tim Patterson. Part Two coverage, Nov. 27, will include speakers: Lewis C. Lampley, Daniel L. Akin, Bob Reccord, Craig Conner, and Jeff Crook.

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