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Praise as Warfare

Praise as Warfare

Praise is adoration of God for who He is, His person, His character, His names. It is loving God because He is God. The Bible gives more exhortations to praise than to pray, because God is altogether lovely, holy, and completely worthy of our worship. Reasons to praise Praise is the atmosphere of the throne…

He’s Your God

He’s Your God

He’s your God in the sunshine, He’s your God in the rain, He’s your God in the laughter, He’s your God in the pain. He’s your God in the springtime, He’s your God in the fall, He’s your God in the silence, He’s your God in the call. He’s your God in the quiet, He’s…

Hunt resigns from NAMB, named in Guidepost report

Hunt resigns from NAMB, named in Guidepost report

ALPHARETTA (BP) – Longtime pastor and SBC leader Johnny Hunt resigned from his position at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) on May 13, according to a statement from NAMB President Kevin Ezell. Hunt served as the senior vice president of evangelism and leadership since August 2018. He led prominent Southern Baptist church First Baptist…

SATF report shows EC pattern of resistance to addressing abuse claims

SATF report shows EC pattern of resistance to addressing abuse claims

NASHVILLE (BP) – Months of work by the Sexual Abuse Task Force and Guidepost Solutions concerning the alleged mishandling of sexual abuse claims by the SBC Executive Committee (EC) resulted in a 288-page report released publicly Sunday (May 22). The report came at the request of messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting. “Our investigation…

Free at Last

Free at Last

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 Thought “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Becoming a…

Guiltless

Guiltless

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 I purchased an expensive picture for our bedroom. I had been looking for one since we moved into the house and I had finally found the perfect one. At least, so I thought at the time of the purchase. There…

Unreciprocated Love

Unreciprocated Love

“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?”   Matthew 5:46 I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling to love a domineering church member. Another friend, hurt by someone she tried to help in the past, is now hesitant to…

Overcoming Offenses

Overcoming Offenses

When we study what Jesus taught, it is obvious to me that He came to make us “unoffendable.” Consider: He says that if someone slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other (Luke 6:29). He said to love our enemies and bless those who curse us (Luke 6:27-28). What He’s really doing is showing…

NEWS DIGEST: NAMB terminates agreement with Future Church; Former Illinois pastor arrested for grooming minor

NEWS DIGEST: NAMB terminates agreement with Future Church; Former Illinois pastor arrested for grooming minor

Mancini resigns ‘due to infidelity,’ NAMB terminates agreement with Future Church By BP Staff ATLANTA (BP) – According to a story first reported by ChurchLeaders.com, Will Mancini, church leadership and vision consultant, has left Future Church “due to infidelity” and has entered a restoration process. As a result of the moral failing, the North American…

‘Belmont Betty’ Wiseman: A life surrendered, a path lived

‘Belmont Betty’ Wiseman: A life surrendered, a path lived

NASHVILLE (BP) – Betty Wiseman considers her path – the one that started in tiny Portland, Tenn., before going through Nashville and winding to the ends of the earth – to be orchestrated by God. He said it. That settled it. That path has centered around her faith and basketball. The sport made her a…