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TAMPA (FBW)-The executive committee of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association voted unanimously to call Michael Kahn, 54, as its new director of missions Sept. 10. Kahn currently is single adult minister at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, where he has served on staff 19 years.
Kahn begins Oct. 1. He follows Tom Biles who has served since 1993 the 101-year-old association of 180 Southern Baptist churches affiliated with the Florida Baptist State Convention. Biles, who will continue to serve his second term as a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced last year his intention to retire as DOM Oct. 31.
ORANGE PARK (FBW) – The education building of Island View Baptist Church in Orange Park was damaged by a suspected arsonist early Sept. 16, causing $35,000 in damages, according to several news accounts.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)—Today it is popular among those promoting same-sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject.
American presidential elections are the world’s most public display of the democratic process. The global media follow the American elections with a fervor that is easily understood—what happens in an American presidential election matters all over the world. Our presidential campaigns are political pageants and electoral dynamos. But, as any honest, thoughtful observer will understand, our elections are also great worldview exercises. We reveal our worldview by our vote.
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Suppose I told you that there was an institution where the mentally ill “interminably wail, scream and bang on the walls of their cells” and “mutilate their bodies with razors, [and] shards of glass?” Where inmates ... “carry on delusional conversations with voices they hear in their heads,” and no one does anything to help.
As we complete our study of Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, we cannot miss the radical change in the mood. We are looking at nothing less, in my judgment, than the first evangelistic sermon of the new age inaugurated by Jesus. In the earlier lessons, He set forth principles for followers to practice in worshiping God. Now, He is calling for a decision to enlist new followers. No longer would adherents look to Abraham and his descendants as heirs of the promises.
The recounting of the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is memorable for several reasons. For one, He spoke to her one of the three summary statements about the nature of God. He told her that “God is a Spirit,” or simply, He is Spirit (v. 24). The other two are “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8, 16) and “God is light” (1 Jn. 4:5). As we shall see, Jesus was also preparing the apostles for an extension of the effort of His commandment in Acts 1:8, the inclusion of Samaria as the second stage of world evangelization. Our main focus relates to His leading a sinner to confess Him as the Messiah.