February 12, 2004 Print Edition

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IMB provides resources for AIDS epidemic

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—More than 60 million people have been infected with the AIDS/HIV virus since the epidemic began two decades ago. In 2002 and 2003, it claimed an estimated 2.7 million to 3 million lives each year. In sub-Saharan Africa, the epidemic is killing more than 6,000 people every day.

Miramar, Longwood churches join Witness Church Newsletter Service

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)-Florida Baptist Witness recently has welcomed two churches — ChristWay Baptist Church, Miramar, and First Baptist Church Sweetwater, Longwood — to its Church Newsletter Service. The service publishes church newsletters, which are mailed to church members as a part of the weekly Witness.

Editorial

She has stayed at an American president’s peanut farm in Georgia, interviewed the head of the Coptic church in Egypt and traversed the Philippine Islands in a canoe to hear people tell their stories.

Point-of-View

God is the personal Creator who has almighty power and is ever present. Both attributes are closely aligned to the doctrine of God as Creator. He is all powerful who created and sustains the universe. Theologians call that "omnipotence." He is ever present and never separated from any part of His creation. He is capable of being present in every area of the world at the same time. Theologians call that omnipresence.

Point-of-View

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Jesus commanded us to make active disciples – not passive converts – among all nations.

Point-of-View

The clarion call for our churches focuses upon reaching people for Jesus. The expectations of the church in regards to evangelism are met with results that reflect your desires. If a church commits to reaching the lost for Christ, then the Lord will

Point-of-View

On August 24, 410 A.D., the Visigoths, led by Alaric, sacked Rome. For the people of late antiquity, August 24 was even more traumatic than September 11 was for us. Rome, the capital of the greatest empire the world had ever known, was plundered by barbarians, people Rome regarded as uncouth and inferior.

Bibliocipher

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.

Learning from strawberries, tomatoes, pies — and the CP

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–He was just a young boy, only 12-years-old, but he was a hard worker. Selling strawberries and tomatoes in his neighborhood earned him not only a little pocket change, but also a life lesson.

‘For You Miami’ to sponsor family life conference March 5-6

JACKSONVILLE (FBC) — Building stronger traditional and single-parent Christian families is the focus of the Family Life Encounter Conference, March 5-6 at First Baptist Church, Perrine.

Christian life characteristics mirror gridiron traits

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–Former Jacksonville Jaguar player Rich Griffith brought discipline, consistency and passion to the gridiron–identical characteristics he brings in his pursuit of the Christian life.

Athlete says accountability needed

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–Living life as a professional athlete presents a wide range of temptations and struggles–from money, to substance abuse to illicit sexual encounters.

Florida House considers nutrition/hydration bill

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)- A new measure that would prohibit the removal of feeding and hydration tubes from incapacitated persons without an advanced directive stalled in a Feb. 3 hearing after lawmakers could not answer questions related to how the bill would apply to minor children.

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