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  • FIRST-PERSON: The state of preaching in the SBC

    by Frank S. Page, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Despite America's cultural tumult, Frank Page believes churches can sustain their vitality when served by "godly ministers who believe in the power of the inerrant Word of God and who proclaim it as that which changes lives, families and our nation." Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Hurricanes shift holiday preaching

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo submitted by Liberty Baptist Church.
    NAPLES, Fla. (BP) -- In hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida, Thanksgiving preaching might have been a unique challenge this year at congregations where homes, businesses and church buildings were lost to severe weather.

    Yet pastors in Texas, where Hurricane Harvey hit in late August, and Florida, where Hurricane Irma hit in September, say their congregations have overflowed with thanks this fall, and Thanksgiving preaching has turned out to be a unique joy. Read More

  • Disabled pastor labors 6 months on last sermon

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of KLTV
    ALBA, Texas (BP) -- For 34 years, Ron Dyess preached the sufficiency of God's grace, encouraging folks amid trials in their lives with God's promise to supply all their needs.

    He thought he understood those Scriptures -- until he began dealing with a neurological disease.

    In 2013 the signs of an undiagnosed condition began to appear. First, he began falling. Then he noticed he was mispronouncing some of his words. That gave ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Lesson from a generous widow

    by H.B. Charles Jr., posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

    The recollection of squandering a needy widow's love offering as a young preacher helps H.B. Charles remember the need for pastors to fight materialism. Read More

  • NOBTS Adrian Rogers center lifts expository preaching

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- With a commitment to helping a new generation of preachers and pastors in the pulpit, the Adrian Rogers Center for Expository Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was dedicated in a Sept. 12 chapel service.

    In partnership with the late Adrian Rogers' proclamation ministry Love Worth Finding, the NOBTS center will provide resources and present conferences and lectureships to encourage and equip students and pastors. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Preaching under pressure

    by H.B. Charles Jr., posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (11 months ago)

    SBC Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles Jr. shares principles for preaching through seasons of congregational conflict. "Preaching through a storm," he writes, "anchors the pulpit to the tried and proven Word of God." Read More

  • Verse-by-verse nurture marks Andy Davis' preaching

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, July 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Emil Handke.
    DURHAM, N.C. (BP) – To preach verse-by-verse through Isaiah -- from 2008 until February of this year -- Andy Davis memorized all of the book's 1,292 verses.

    It's a discipline he developed while working as a mechanical engineer in 1986, several years after becoming a Christian. To this day, fellow students from his doctoral studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recall seeing Davis walk the streets near the campus as he committed entire books of the Bible to memory.

    When Davis finished his Ph.D. in church history in 1998, he accepted the call as ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Preaching & the public invitation

    by Jason K. Allen, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Make each sermon an invitation to embrace Christ, Jason Allen advises. "The Gospel deserves more than to be politely tacked on to the end of a sermon," he writes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The power of preaching the Word

    by Frankie J. Melton Jr., posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    In a hospice visit, Frankie Melton answered a retired Ivy League professor who said, "I had a dream the other night. In the dream I heard a voice saying to me, 'Touch the hem of his garment.'" Her question: "What do you think it means?" Read More