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Study: SBC’s ‘conservative resurgence’ failed in evangelism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FBW) – Southern Baptist evangelism statistics are grim, but they could be far worse.

Celebration of Missions challenges women to reflect on ‘faces’ who have never heard

MELBOURNE (FBC)—Testifying to the cost of being a true “Christ Follower,” speakers at the April 15-16 Celebration of Missions related stories of personal sacrifice, moving nine persons to accept Christ while others publicly committed to increased missions involvement.

Point of View

In honor of Mother’s Day, let me share with you some honest and witty insights found in a recent article.

Point of View

Suppose that you are a liberal critic of the Bible. By liberal, I mean unfettered by commitment to the inerrancy and authority of the Bible. And suppose that you find in an early letter of the apostle Paul these words: "Concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge." And then suppose that you find in a letter written near the end of his life the words, "You are able to admonish one another." And suppose that, as a liberal, you are not inclined to find old-fashioned unity in Paul's various teachings, but rather are somewhat excited when you can construct new theories about how the diversity of Paul's teachings emerged.

Point of View

Over two hundred years ago, a man who wrote under the name of Publius was hunched over his desk one evening. He was attempting to convince New Yorkers to ratify the proposed United States Constitution. After a moment of thought, he dipped his quill into the ink and wrote the following: The President “is to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ... judges of the Supreme Court.”

Point of View

QUESTION: My children love to do things for themselves, but they make such messes that it’s easier for me to do the things for them. I just don’t have the patience to see them fumble with stuff. Do you think I’m wrong to step in?

Florida drillers, speakers qualify for national tourney

APOPKA (FBW)–Teenagers from Orlando and Pace will represent Florida in the third annual National Bible Drill and Speakers Invitational Tournament June 10 in Orlando. Winners were selected during the youth final competitions April 24 at Trinity Baptist Church in Apopka.

Baptist Communicators honor Convention PR staff

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—The Florida Baptist Convention Public Relations Division received twelve awards presented by the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) during their annual meeting in Denver, Colo. April 20-23.

Neglected, abandoned children loved through FBCH

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

The ripples unfold

To be able to tell you how your services have blessed me is a great honor and I praise God for the loving hearts He has given each of you. I am blessed not by the material things you are able to supply me with, but by how far His giving goes through your services, which is farther than our understanding of life.

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