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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–While pastors gather for their annual conference prior to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn., wives of ministers have the opportunity to attend a Monday morning session, June 20, at the Ryman Auditorium from 8:30 to 11:45 designed to meet their needs.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–America’s Music City is set to host nearly 500 Florida musicians from Daytona Beach and Tampa during the SBC in June. Florida pastors Bobby Welch and Ken Whitten will have the encouraging presence of their own church choirs when they speak at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 21-22 in Nashville.
JACKSONVILLE (BP)Jerry Vines will remain busy after he retires from First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, next February.
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) - Jerry Vines recently announced that he will retire next February as senior pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla. Vines has been in the ministry for almost 50 years. Along the way, one measure of his success can be found in the many young men he has encouraged to pursue their passions of preaching and the ministry.
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Every preacher should know who calls—God! What He called us to do—preach! What He called us to preach—the Gospel.
Have you ever thought about the fact that the good on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was just as deadly as the evil? Indeed, without its good the tree would have lost its allure and ceased from posing a threat to anyone. Not even the subtle serpent could have enticed someone to sin against God by picking foul fruit from a repulsive tree for their dining pleasure. To be deadly the tree had to be desirable and to be desirable it had to at least appear to be good (Genesis 3:6).
Same-sex marriage advocates know better than to try to push their cause on all of the people all at oncetwo-thirds of Americans oppose it. In most places, they are now taking it one little step at a time. Maryland has taken its first step in that direction.
ORLANDO (FBW)–First Baptist Church, Orlando, called David Uth as co-pastor and next senior pastor May 15. He will assume leadership of the 12,500-member congregation upon the retirement of current senior pastor Jim Henry.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Conventions Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 13 new churches in April 2005.
WASHINGTON (BP)When a federal marriage amendment failed in Congress last year, a number of senators including Democrat Joseph Lieberman and Republican John McCain opposed it on the grounds that states should be able to decide the issue on their own.
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CAMDENTON, Mo. (BP)Author Catherine Palmer has come up with a novel way to support Americas armed forces in this time of war by offering a free copy of a novel she coauthored, The Loved One, to every military family that requests one.