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FIRST-PERSON: No parking
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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 yearNASHVILLE (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