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  • FIRST-PERSON: No parking

    by By David Jeremiah, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (5 hours ago)

    Don't "park" your life, David Jeremiah counsels. Make optimal use of each God-given day, he writes. "When God is finished with you on earth, He'll take you to heaven, but until then, stay in gear." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What's your handicap?

    by Randy Covington, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (5 days ago)

    Handicaps aren't just physical, Randy Covington writes, with an exhortation to "think for a moment of anything you may be choosing to ignore that is seriously handicapping your ability to be all that God wants you to be." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A pivot foot for the Gospel

    by Courtney L. Moore, posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (13 days ago)

    Courtney Moore applies the idea of a pivot foot in basketball to recent tensions among Southern Baptists -- staying rooted in one’s biblical convictions yet extending grace to fellow believers with differing perspectives. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When things don't go as planned

    by Katie McCoy, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (17 days ago)

    Things don't always go as Katie McCoy would like. "You probably have had things go awry as well," she writes, noting that "Scripture gives us a different way of thinking about our big dreams and life plans." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: God gives only 2 choices

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one month ago)

    In a culture abounding with personal choices, Melanie Lenow notes that God gives only two choices: "Are we going to follow God's instructions and live in blessing or are we going to disobey and live in frustration?" Read More

  • U-Turn for Christ battles men’s bondage to addiction

    by Sheila Allen/Northwest Baptist Witness, posted Monday, April 17, 2017 (one month ago)

    U-Turn for Christ, a restorative ministry in southern Oregon led by Kevin Darr, has been standing firm for nearly a decade against the ravages of life-controlling addictions. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When tomorrow comes

    by Randy Adams, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (one month ago)

    In a chaotic and rapidly-changing time, Randy Adams relays biblical pointers to prepare for the future, encouraging Christians "with every tomorrow the Lord gives, fix your eyes on Jesus and join Him in the spiritual battle for souls." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Not like that

    by Barry E. Fields, posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (one month ago)

    While nonconformity may have its appeal, Barry Fields envisions "a kind of conformity that looks less like dictionary definitions and more like calloused hands of a carpenter King ... who found His identity not by rebelling against the status quo but by transcending it." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Beware 'cardiospiritual disease'

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (2 months ago)

    A person can suffer not just from cardiovascular disease but also 'cardiospiritual disease,' David Jeremiah writes, posing the question: "How many people hit the gym faithfully each week to keep their physical heart in shape but never hit their knees to care for their spiritual heart?" Read More

  • Disciple-making task force to work additional year

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, March 10, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Rebecca Wolford
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A group tasked with encouraging and teaching disciple-making among Southern Baptist churches will extend its work an additional year, task force chairman Robby Gallaty told Baptist Press.

    Gallaty, hosting a task force meeting in Nashville Thursday (March 9), said the group will not issue a report at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. The task force will instead seek an additional year to evaluate discipleship and strategize. They plan to give their report at the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Read More