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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is becoming a less recognized holiday with each passing year, most likely because it is devoid of the great marketing opportunities shared by Halloween and Christmas. Unless, of course, you are a grocer! This reality grieves me because, in a sense, Thanksgiving is perhaps the purest of holidays in terms of purpose and practice.
May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise you (Psalm 67:3, NIV)
It’s a beautiful vision: People who speak Kirmanjki and Kabyle, Thai and Tatar, and use sign language in Czech—all knowing and praising God. It’s a vision that comes closer to being realized every year as Christians seek unreached people groups to tell them the story of Jesus.
MARIETTA, Ga. (BP)—As senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, my number one goal is to challenge Christians to renew their love for Jesus. Many have forgotten our first love, and we need spiritual renewal and revival in our convention and nation. We need to stop and seek God’s direction.
No doubt you’ve seen cartoons of bearded guys in white robes standing on street corners carrying around a sign that says “Repent!”
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Four employees of the Florida Baptist Convention were recognized with Resolutions of Appreciation by messengers to the annual meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention meeting in Brandon, Nov. 8-9.
Christians have no problems focusing on Jesus at Christmas, or any other time for that matter. Christmas deserves special attention though because of the way businesses have commercialized the event. Yet, positive messages are sent. For example, foreign students studying here must wonder why schools do not meet the last two weeks in December. In our study, we will emphasize five reasons to focus on Jesus.
WASHINGTON (BP)—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the opportunity of the federal government’s latest International Religious Freedom Report to speak out for a broad view of religious liberty, pleasing a bipartisan panel that had questioned the Obama administration’s commitment to the issue.
The State Department issued its annual report on global religious liberty Nov. 17, specifying the many abuses—along with some improvements—among 198 countries.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Just days after he would have turned 92, Edgar R. Cooper, editor emeritus of Florida Baptist Witness, was remembered by family and friends in an hour-long service Nov. 18 at Deermeadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
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