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Aug 29, 2014
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

I got a reassuring phone call from Alex on Sunday afternoon. He was ready to start classes the next day, and he remains excited about the church plant of which he is a part.
Aug 14, 2014
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Eph. 5:15-17

The Atlantic Monthly is widely credited with being the first to say: “Be careful what you wish for in this world, for if you wish hard enough you are sure to get it.”
Jul 31, 2014
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:17-18

Near the end of my honeymoon more than 25 years ago, a man claiming to be homeless approached me and my bride asking for money.
Jul 7, 2014
“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Cor. 12:9

I am writing this column because I want more of Christ’s power to rest on me. It has only taken me 47 years to get to a place in my life where I can say that.
Jun 29, 2014
BALTIMORE (FBW)—Some of the people who are helping equip Southern Baptist churches to respond to mental-health issues talked about their challenges during a breakout group as part of the SBC annual meeting.

Their conversation focused on these main themes: What is mental illness, and why do some people struggle with it? Is the Gospel all people need in these situations? What is the role of the church? Why does the stigma remain?
Jun 27, 2014
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

Why could Southern Baptists get only 5,294 messengers to attend this year’s annual meeting in Baltimore?
Jun 10, 2014
The Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby is expected to win its case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could force the retailer to offer sexual reproduction health benefits that go against the owners’ religious beliefs.

That was the prediction given by Russell Moore, who is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention entity assigned to address social, moral and ethical issues.
Jun 10, 2014
Rick Warren, James MacDonald and Francis Chan wrapped up the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference in Baltimore on Monday night.
Jun 9, 2014
Ronnie Floyd, H.B. Charles and David Platt got the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference in Baltimore off to a strong start Sunday evening, with all three delivering messages along the theme of “Show us Your Glory.”
Jun 9, 2014
Monday’s first session of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference in Baltimore included worship led by Matt Redman and messages delivered by Johnny Hunt, Clayton King and Eric Mason.
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